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    Default Re: Recovery while offroading --would you ask a fee ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stoffel View Post
    What is the big issue with using the gear of the person that is stuck and not your own gear? Please educate me as I am very new at this.
    I he damages or breaks your gear when you recover him, you are out of pocket not him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stoffel View Post
    What is the big issue with using the gear of the person that is stuck and not your own gear? Please educate me as I am very new at this.
    Wear & tear or possible damage to your own gear
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    Default Re: Recovery while offroading --would you ask a fee ?

    OK, thanks.

    So one would not use your own winch to recover someone, he must have his own winch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by albertvl View Post
    Wear & tear or possible damage to your own gear
    Except if the other guy's idea of recovery gear is a ski rope...😊
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    Default Re: Recovery while offroading --would you ask a fee ?

    I have recovered someone with my gear before. I did not think it was safe for him to release brakes, get out to get his gear and attach it.

    I have always been recovered with my own gear though
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    Default Re: Recovery while offroading --would you ask a fee ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stoffel View Post
    What is the big issue with using the gear of the person that is stuck and not your own gear? Please educate me as I am very new at this.
    At R900 or more for the better snatch straps its not what one would want damaged on the rocks, gravel or as i had it, people didnt fasten it properly to the stuck vehicle. Result was a cut snatch strap.
    It was replaced for me. So no harm done. But someone was 1200bucks outta pocket for one quick tug.

    Or one could be in the mud. Now I will help you, but im NOT spending my next day washing my strap from the mud.

    Winch, as someone noted is totally different.
    A cable is no problem. But it can still chafe rocks and stuff.
    But a nylon unit is very, VERY expensive to replace. So its better to use with caution.

    Then you will get people that will keep you accountable should anything be out of place on their car
    A small scrach on a rim.
    A rock rash on the chassis etc etc... you'd think they would be grateful to you for getting them outta the doo-doo....

    Ohhh then you get the dangerous ones... those that have no idea how to use any of the equippment. They can't even use a towstrap properly.
    Those that snatch on a steal winchcable.
    Do towball snatches
    Jump over straps that are at tension etc etc etc....

    So watch who you help
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrangler66 View Post
    ...Now I will help you, but im NOT spending my next day washing my strap from the mud
    Wow...how long is your strap?
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    Default Re: Recovery while offroading --would you ask a fee ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stoffel View Post
    OK, thanks.

    So one would not use your own winch to recover someone, he must have his own winch?
    If you recover someone with your winch he is doing you a favor.

    Getting the gears moving and grease going is good for your winch, a lot of winches will not work when needed because they have not been used for years.
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    I just can't see myself driving away from a stuck vehicle, just because he did not have recovery gear for me to use!

    I remember recovering a guy who thought his 4x2 Hardbody could navigate a rocky hill.
    I just asked him (in front of witnesses) whether he accepts responsibility for any possible damage to his vehicle.
    When he confirmed, I dragged him up the slope with his Nissan catching on many rocks in the process.

    (I used my own tow rope).
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    Default Re: Recovery while offroading --would you ask a fee ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4eTouareg View Post
    I just can't see myself driving away from a stuck vehicle, just because he did not have recovery gear for me to use!

    I remember recovering a guy who thought his 4x2 Hardbody could navigate a rocky hill.
    I just asked him (in front of witnesses) whether he accepts responsibility for any possible damage to his vehicle.
    When he confirmed, I dragged him up the slope with his Nissan catching on many rocks in the process.

    (I used my own tow rope).
    I remember that day. I think most of his damage was from trying 4 or 5 times foot flat first.

    That day was a valuable lesson to me. 4x2 will never come close to a 4x4 in terms of offroad traction.

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