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post #1 of 7 Old 12-01-2013, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Recovering a GC that doesnt have Recovery Hooks

I am just thinking ahead to this winter. My 2013 GC does not have recovery hooks. If I should get a little stuck in the snow, how would someone with a pickup up pull me out? What would they latch on to? I would carry whatever straps are necessary for the job with me.

A little more info: I am a snowmobiler and use the GC to tow a two place enclosed sled trailer. Sometimes parking lots aren't plowed well or they are plowed when I unload at 8am but 12" of snow have fallen by the time I get back in the pm. My friends have bigger, more capable pick ups and would pull me out if necessary but I don't know what they would attach the straps to. Thanks

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post #2 of 7 Old 12-01-2013, 10:20 AM
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post #3 of 7 Old 12-01-2013, 10:44 AM
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The tow hitch with a proper recovery accessory makes for a decent rear end recovery point. Dunno what you would do if the trailer is attached, perhaps much shoveling. You can add front tow hooks to most models. Somewhat a PITA for the do it yourselfer.

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post #4 of 7 Old 12-01-2013, 01:30 PM
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snow chains/ snow tires and leave them behind?

but just get the tow hooks. because without them i dont see any attachment points on the front.
and this
never pull anyone with the ball on the hitch. most 2inch balls are rated at 3500-6000k lbs. so a 5000k lbs suv and a 5k truck pulling against it exceed the weight limit and they snap.

what do you mean they have more capable trucks?
i was able to make it up an untreated mountain last year that a 2011 crew cab 4x4 z71 silverado( with the locker in the rear) on dueler a/ts couldnt. surprised the hell out of me, just keep my foot into it.
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post #6 of 7 Old 12-02-2013, 12:26 PM
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post #7 of 7 Old 12-08-2013, 04:46 PM
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If your going to carry something in your WK2 for recovery and you don't have front recovery hooks or a D-ring receiver for your rear hitch (Like posted by modernblue above) I would get a V bridle with cluster hooks. You can use one of these to recover from the front while a trailer is still connected to your rear towing receiver!

All Chrysler/GM vehicles use a "T hook" to fit into slots founds in the unibody, Ford products use the "r hook" and most all imports use a "J hook"

Note; the OEM foam carrier that holds the OEM jack in the spare tire compartment does have a molded space to store a D-ring receiver, you must remove the shackle from it first to store it there though! I highly recommend you get one!
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