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    Default Basic recovery kit

    I want to buy myself a basic recovery kit as I have absolutely nothing except an air jack... What should I have to be able to join other people on a trip as everyone is responsible for his own equipment?

    Next question is which brands to buy that is good value for money for a limited budget?

    Next on the list will be a compressor and then I'm good to go

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    Contact(PM) Engel(Herman) here on the forum,he's got excellent gear and knows his stuff.
    He also gives great discount to members who punt him
    A legend in his own mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by incrediblebob View Post

    He also gives great discount to members who punt him
    .......Well in that case

    But yes, Hermans kits do have top class components in them & offer good value for money. I used one of his ropes the other week to pull a Scoobie & was very impressed with it

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    1. - cheap recovery gear will kill you, or leave you standing

    2. - Tyre pumps that are too small will drive you mad.

    - Mega world - 160l/min pump is R1200 by Tmax, good stuff.

    - Engel has a special on for a Pofadder, bag, 4 shackles and 2 bridles for R1850

    - Puncture kit is handy, about R200 at Outdoor warehouse...

    that will get you started!!!

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    The entry level minimum is:
    Air compressor (Midas has the latest greatest for a comparatively good price. search on the forum. The guys were discussing this the other day)
    Pressure gauge and valve tool (there was a bargain pressure gauge/deflater discussed recently, for sale on Pietpetoors' site)
    Tow strap/rope (anything)
    Snatch strap/rope (about R450 from Ropeworld for a nice one)
    Spade (anything)

    edit: took too long. Apoc too fast for me
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    Spoilt myself and got a ARB puncture repair kit today from Mega Vaal-been eyeing one for a while,took the plunge but feel mildly guilty,haven't had a puncture for ages.
    When I have had a puncture,its always the bottom that only goes flat
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    thanks for the help, I now have an idea where to start

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    If you ever get tempted to buy a winch, think carefully about your motives and intended use.
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    Like spike said. follow the link >>> Easy tyre deflator

    i got myself one and they work perfectly.
    Its only funny until someone gets hurt.
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    NB!!!!!

    make sure you get good decent RATED shackles.

    There was also a good discussion about them not to long ago.
    read this topic on page two the discussion start >>>> http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...ad.php?t=80885
    Its only funny until someone gets hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    If you ever get tempted to buy a winch, think carefully about your motives and intended use.
    I do not agree with this statement.

    IMHO, a winch is most probably the best investment (i.r.o. recovery equipment) that you can ever make.

    Basic equipment:

    1. Spade
    2. Fire extinguisher
    3. Basic first-aid kit
    4. Air compressor
    5. Tyre pressure gauge and deflator
    6. Tyre repair kit
    7. 3,5 m tow rope
    8. 20 m pull strap (8 ton min. capacity)
    9. 2 x 4,75t rated bow shackels min. 4 x shackels preferrable
    10. Bridle
    11. Air jack or highlift jack
    12. Basic tool kit, duct tape, isolation tape, spare fuses, cable ties, multi-purpose knife, Q20

    (Obviously you should have the standard vehicle jack, tyre levers and triangles in the vehicle. A safety jacket is also recommended).

    Very important: Ensure that your vehicle has sufficient and appropriate recovery points. And, never go off-roading alone, especially not into remote areas.
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    From Engel.
    Pofadder sleeved snatch rope
    Two rated schackles
    Two safety bridles
    Recovery bag

    Think all together it is about R1800, best money you will spend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Kotze View Post
    I do not agree with this statement.

    IMHO, a winch is most probably the best investment (i.r.o. recovery equipment) that you can ever make.
    Yeah, whatever.

    My Winch, 12 Grand and 18 months later, hasn't even been unrolled once yet, and I dont sit at home watching movies.

    Been on trips to Lesotho with seriously kitted Cruizers that have done major overlanding, including joining expeditions to drop off mosquito nets in Africa, guess what, virgin winches.

    Unless you do serious playing or recoveries, Baboons etc, its a waste of time and money and the extra weight and inconvenience is a pain in the butt.

    Sure, the recoveries that Ralph/Dirk/Barto et all did in PE last week really needed a winch. But for the average guy and situation mmm.

    Travelling solo thru Africa, thats a different thing.

    For the price of a winch I would prefer a decent set of tyres and a good suspension and body lift. (prevention is better than cure)

    A winch is nice, it looks the part etc, but it would be the last thing on my list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    From Engel.
    Pofadder sleeved snatch rope
    Two rated schackles
    Two safety bridles
    Recovery bag
    Think all together it is about R1800, best money you will spend.
    Whattabout my discount
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    Must tell you what I saw yesterday at Outdoorwarehouse,Boksburg- they have a snatch/kinetic rope called Bongpull or something,rated to 14T,all the strands were protected and covered in wax(?),the loops are REALLY finished properly,a really nice well done piece of equipment
    Cost over R2000 though....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Yeah, whatever.
    My Winch, 12 Grand and 18 months later, hasn't even been unrolled once yet, and I dont sit at home watching movies.
    The right thing to do would be to remove it immediately and donate it to me!

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    Christie I DO agree with all the previous advice, yet want to add this as well -

    JOIN A GROUP.

    For your first trip you really need no more than a rope, and if you know the guys even this can be left out. (even though it is GOOD MANNERS to have your own rope, especially if this gets to snatching) On your first trip, your friends will assist you with equipment. After this it is expected that you have your own stuff. This equipment can get EXPENSIVe, and free loaders are quickly spotted.

    Once you have done a trail, lets say something like Two Oceans you will have a MUCH BETTER idea of what this game is all about.

    If your idea of off road ing is driving on gravel roads to remote camp sites - you need very little recovery equipment.

    If you get into playing in the mud you will need the full kit.


    And as you progress in this sport you will get a much better idea of what you "NEED".


    Personally, if I had to add an order to the items :
    1) pressure gauge
    2) compressor
    3) rope(s) (including shackles - these means NOTHING if you dont have recovery points, which your Toyoty does not have at the rear)
    3) (deliberately the same number) SPADE

    and from here the list will just keep on growing ....

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    Fluffy the winch WAS very low on my list of items. but as we were going to do solo trips I needed (wanted) the extra level of self reliance.

    then on a trip WITH a group, I got hang up in such a position we HAD TO use the winch to recover mysellf ....

    even if I never start the winch up again, it has already paid for itself.

    but yes, for the price there are other items that I would put higher on the list

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    The right thing to do would be to remove it immediately and donate it to me!
    I am saving it for the River Trip.

    Never know who I might need to recover. Probably me.
    Cheers

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    I can wait till after!

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