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
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.
2011 Grand Cherokee Overland V8, 2009 Liberty Rocky Mt V6, 2000 Grand Cherokee Laredo I6, 1979 CJ7 I6 Quadratrac
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.
2011 Laredo X 4x4, ORA 1, Quad Trac II 4WD, Wild Country XTX Sport 265/70/17, American Racing ATX series AX188 Ledge, RRO 2.5 lift, PIAA 510 & 520 ATP Aux lights, Yakima roof rack, Mopar rock rails, dealer OEM hitch, RR winch mount and brush bar, Smitty 10K winch, RR pre-runner skid plate, slightly de-chromed.
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!