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Unread 07-22-2015, 10:09 AM   #1
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No tow hooks!

Hello,

I have a 2008 Compass Sport. It doesn't have the typical tow hooks the Patriot has.
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If I should need to be pulled out of a ditch or whatever while offroading, where would I hook the tow chain to in the front or rear?

Thanks

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Unread 07-23-2015, 02:42 PM   #2
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I have same thing flat bed tow truck drivers have when they chain down the vehicle on the flatbed.. , a chain that goes into a slot on the frame , i have a 13' patriot and it has no hooks, the hooks depended on package i do believe.. or you can always install your own..

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you can just stay out of the ditch
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Unread 07-24-2015, 05:47 AM   #3
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I have same thing flat bed tow truck drivers have when they chain down the vehicle on the flatbed.. , a chain that goes into a slot on the frame , i have a 13' patriot and it has no hooks, the hooks depended on package i do believe.. or you can always install your own..

OR

you can just stay out of the ditch
Thanks! I do have a 20' chain with hooks on each end but I want to be sure to not damage something on my jeep if I do have to get pulled while 4 wheelin! I guess I could hook the chain to the front or rear subframe if needed.
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Unread 07-25-2015, 09:35 AM   #4
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http://www.irishironwrecker.com/prod...back-tow-truck

similar to what i carry with me at all times , it goes in the slot twist and locks on kinda thing i carry one in my tjsince it goes to both sides of frame, then to chain/strap on pulling vehicle, this way it can pull from both sides of frame instead of just one .. less chance of damage , i ran towtruck a while, these things same alot of damage sometimes..

again living in canada, the snowbank or ditch is inevitable lol
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Unread 07-25-2015, 09:52 AM   #5
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If I should need to be pulled out of a ditch or whatever while offroading, where would I hook the tow chain to in the front or rear?
Hook onto whatever you want damaged or removed.

Unibody vehicles require reinforced recovery points. Tie down hooks, chains, and frame slots are for transport, not recovery.

Buy proper recovery points and a recovery strap. A rear Class III receiver hitch works great.
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Unread 07-25-2015, 11:07 AM   #6
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thats odd, since this is what we get trained to use in canada on ifs vehicles anyway since you cant go much anywere else and trailer hitch isnt a point your allowed to use since most arent rated enough for vehicle specially on these vehicles but to each there own, anyhtign is better then nothing but wont see me pulling a vehicle from a class one hitch :O
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Unread 07-25-2015, 11:36 AM   #7
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If you want to damage you own stuff or injure yourself, that's fine, but if you are going to recommend to someone else, especially a newbie, how to correctly equip for off-road recovery, at least try to recommend proper and safe equipment, and methods. A Class III hitch is an adequate recovery point.
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