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    Great video from Ronny Dahl if you havenít seen it yet;
    https://youtu.be/eFD4Fd03bq8

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    Yes that one and that rope do.
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    And yet with at least 5 out of 10 recoveries I do I still end up arguing with guys who want to use their tow-ball...has come to the point where if I offer help and the vehicle does not have a 'safe' recovery point then I leave them stuck...sorry
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    Sadly common sense is not as common as you think.

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    Yet the same towball that fails in 99.9% of the cases. Have never seen one of them for sale in our country.

    As for recovery point be very aware. Not even fitment centres install them 100%. For example a very famous brand bash plate for Cruisers being on sale and fitted minus four very important installation bolts. The rear bolts on this set up is only 8mm. Would you rely on this as a robust recovery point?

    Never attach a rope to any recovery point without inspecting them. Have witnessed an aftermarket pumper coming of during a recovery.
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    Iíve seen some impressive recovery points attached to the chassis of vehicles with mild steel bolts and riv nuts .....

    You can limit the forces required for a recovery by a huge margin by doing a bit of spadework beforehand.

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    Yes, all the above are correct, but...

    I have never heard of a goose neck tow ball in SA to fail.

    Would love to learn of some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanMaree View Post
    Yes, all the above are correct, but...

    I have never heard of a goose neck tow ball in SA to fail.

    Would love to learn of some.
    Jip I have never seen a video,picture ect of where a goose neck snaps.

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    Were there any local occurrences of flying tow balls (not mounting failures etc) ever witnessed in Southern Africa where a tow ball from a reputable manufacturer has been used in a recovery?

    (OK double transmission - nevertheless )
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    I almost got taken out by a shackle - went through my back window (I was standing at the back of the vehicle) - I wasn't even part of the recovery. Not pleasant to see.
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    A mate insisted another toyota without recovery points and only a towball get him out rather than having a pajero with recovery points get him out.. pride came above safety here

    https://youtu.be/3L_ehWYUnOQ
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    Is this a gooseneck towball @johanmaree? Just to clarify.
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    Is there an actual recorded incident of a tow ball that has broken off in South Africa?

    Couple of posts here... https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...ow-balls-break

    Wasn't concluded there either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by configt View Post
    A mate insisted another toyota without recovery points and only a towball get him out rather than having a pajero with recovery points get him out.. pride came above safety here

    https://youtu.be/3L_ehWYUnOQ
    Video made me cringe - bonnet could have at least been open.


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    Quote Originally Posted by A1ex View Post
    Is this a gooseneck towball @johanmaree? Just to clarify.
    No definitely not... These are the worst if you ask me.

    This is a goose neck...
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    Quote Originally Posted by A1ex View Post
    Is this a gooseneck towball @johanmaree? Just to clarify.
    Yes.

    What I was referring to
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoB View Post
    No definitely not... These are the worst if you ask me.

    This is a goose neck...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanMaree View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by configt View Post
    A mate insisted another toyota without recovery points and only a towball get him out rather than having a pajero with recovery points get him out.. pride came above safety here

    https://youtu.be/3L_ehWYUnOQ
    What is unsafe here?
    It seems like smooth movements, well controlled with not a lot of strain.

    (It actually proves the opposite of what you are trying to convey?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoB View Post
    No definitely not... These are the worst if you ask me.

    This is a goose neck...
    Now i'm confused two conflicting statements between you and Johan?

    And which ones are you saying are the worst?
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