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post #1 of 40 Old 03-14-2014, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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Wj anybody pull people out of mud/snow?

i dont get my license until October, but i would like to know how you pull people out if they dont have tow hooks/loops/trailer hitches. is there a certain place to do it, and what is the best method for pulling people out? and will the v8 have the weight/power ratio to do it??


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post #2 of 40 Old 03-14-2014, 07:51 AM
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I always make the person I am pulling out attach the strap to their own vehicle, especially if they don't have tow points. I don't want the responsibility of hooking it up to something that I might rip off. Every vehicle I have tried to recover has been successful so far. The v8 is about as good as it gets for towing/recovery in my opinion.

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i dont get my license until October, but i would like to know how you pull people out if they dont have tow hooks/loops/trailer hitches. is there a certain place to do it, and what is the best method for pulling people out? and will the v8 have the weight/power ratio to do it??
Always have them hook it up that will save your butt! Also dont pull them out in reverse.
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post #4 of 40 Old 03-14-2014, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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I always make the person I am pulling out attach the strap to their own vehicle, especially if they don't have tow points. I don't want the responsibility of hooking it up to something that I might rip off. Every vehicle I have tried to recover has been successful so far. The v8 is about as good as it gets for towing/recovery in my opinion.
Alright! thank you guys, just a couple more questions. what if for some reason they are "city folk" and don't know how to hook it up? and i have a contract that says that im not responsible for any liability or damage.
And do people usually pay you when you pull them out after they slide off the road in the winter?

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Alright! thank you guys, just a couple more questions. what if for some reason they are "city folk" and don't know how to hook it up? and i have a contract that says that im not responsible for any liability or damage. And do people usually pay you when you pull them out after they slide off the road in the winter?
No, we belong to the "nice guy club, kind of people who help their neighbors" kind of people. We don't make a profit, just a good feeling of doing a good deed.

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Alright! thank you guys, just a couple more questions. what if for some reason they are "city folk" and don't know how to hook it up? and i have a contract that says that im not responsible for any liability or damage.
And do people usually pay you when you pull them out after they slide off the road in the winter?
I never take money if offered.

They way laws are these days it is best for them to connect the strap them sleeves. I had a situation back in 2006 where a guy in a Mitsubishi needed to be pulled out, I backed up to him and seen a crack in his bumper. I connected the strap to my Durango and handed the other end to him. He kept trying to get me to connect it to his car and I refused to. I told him to make sure he is hooking it to steel ( later found out I just placed the hook on the corner bumper support). Sure enough, I pulled vary slowly and pulled his inner bumper support with everything else attached right off. He called the cops on my wife and I. Cops showed up and asked did he stop you two? yes sir he did, ok, did you connect to his vehicle? No sir, I handed the strap to him, ok, well you two have a good day.

So, you can see how I may have been held responsible for the damages to his vehicle. Not worth the risk!

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I never take money if offered.

They way laws are these days it is best for them to connect the strap them sleeves. I had a situation back in 2006 where a guy in a Mitsubishi needed to be pulled out, I backed up to him and seen a crack in his bumper. I connected the strap to my Durango and handed the other end to him. He kept trying to get me to connect it to his car and I refused to. I told him to make sure he is hooking it to steel ( later found out I just placed the hook on the corner bumper support). Sure enough, I pulled vary slowly and pulled his inner bumper support with everything else attached right off. He called the cops on my wife and I. Cops showed up and asked did he stop you two? yes sir he did, ok, did you connect to his vehicle? No sir, I handed the strap to him, ok, well you two have a good day.

So, you can see how I may have been held responsible for the damages to his vehicle. Not worth the risk!
Actually, the way the laws are these days, it's best just to keep driving, unless you are at an off-road park or trail. If someone ends up in a ditch on the street, it is considered an accident scene. You could be held responsible for modifying the scene if you pull them out. Not saying it would happen, just saying it could. I would check with your local law enforcement before helping anyone on the street. Always cover your own *** first.

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I suppose you could have a lawyer draw up a page for them to sign, before you do anything, absolving you of all responsibility, should something get broken. I'd like someone to help my wife or child, if they slid off the road, but the litigious scumbags out there ruin everything for the rest of us.

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Actually, the way the laws are these days, it's best just to keep driving, unless you are at an off-road park or trail. If someone ends up in a ditch on the street, it is considered an accident scene. You could be held responsible for modifying the scene if you pull them out. Not saying it would happen, just saying it could. I would check with your local law enforcement before helping anyone on the street. Always cover your own *** first.

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.....actually if its one of those crappy Jeep Pariots or Compasses I like to use my bullbar push them further into the ditch or snow bank then drive off!

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.....actually if its one of those crappy Jeep Pariots or Compasses I like to use my bullbar push them further into the ditch or snow bank then drive off!
Haha, man don't hate on the lesser jeeps. They are still jeeps....kinda.

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Agreed with what has been said save your a** let them hook themselves up, as for if you know the person or if it is your vehicle find a solid place on the frame that is easy to get to and use that. I have done that many times with family and others who might not be physically able to get down and do it themselves and it has always worked.
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Actually, the way the laws are these days, it's best just to keep driving, unless you are at an off-road park or trail. If someone ends up in a ditch on the street, it is considered an accident scene.

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I suppose you could have a lawyer draw up a page for them to sign, before you do anything, absolving you of all responsibility, should something get broken.
The law in most states is - if you help someone pull a stuck vehicle, waver or not, you assume all liability and responsibility. If you tear their unibody car in half yanking on it, Its all on you.Even if you handed them the straps and let them hook it up.

Stop, offer to call them a tow truck, move on.
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The law in most states is - if you help someone pull a stuck vehicle, waver or not, you assume all liability and responsibility. If you tear their unibody car in half yanking on it, Its all on you.Even if you handed them the straps and let them hook it up.

Stop, offer to call them a tow truck, move on.
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