Recovery Kit

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 16:54
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Have seen a few compact recovery kits advertised and wondered what other's thought of them. Thought I might surprise Mr. Al with one, but as I know nothing about them I would love some advice.

Lyn [Mrs. Al]

PS. we don't have any recovery gear as yet.

cheers.1927 Oldsmobile Tourer

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Reply By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 16:58

Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 16:58
Further to that...at least I don't think we have any, will need to make some discreet enquiries :)1927 Oldsmobile Tourer

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Reply By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 17:54

Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 17:54
Defenatly the cheapest way to buy recovery gear.

A kit should contain the basics like -

Snach strap
Winch strap
Drag chain
Rated D-shackels
Gloves
And a bag to carry it all in.

All the 4wd shops carry similar kits so just shop around on price.

Or place a wanted add in your local paper, you would be supprised how many people have a unused kit lying around.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 17:59

Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 17:59
Cheers Kev...

Lyn1927 Oldsmobile Tourer

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 20:11

Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 20:11
If you would like a chat on the subject, gimme a call tomorrow, 0400 425 296, Ive been into the red wine tonight may not bee too gooderer..

Basics.

2( I prefer 4) RATED shackles. Rated means they have a SWL (Swfe working limit)

1(Again prefer2) Snatch straps. Theres a good write up on them in one of the current 4b matgs.. ARB are good.

Winch Blanket, good for snatch straps too. VERY much a must use item for safety. If a strap breaks, its like a bullet.. Goes like stink anbd doesnt stop for bone, or brains.

Shovel, obvious reasons!

2 Pr Gloves, Riggers yellow leather ones are very good.

Winch extension strap and tree saver are good if you have a winch ;)

Turfor 518 Hand winch if you dont have a elec winch, but these are high $100's in price.

Our cliub bad bad reports on BLACK RAT gear.. So up to you, but I'd steer clear fo it.

There could be more, but ths banrock station shirza is the real stuff! Nice Porterhouse with it, and Its me f4 the night.

If you areound Seaford area, Hit Alan at Oubtack accessories Hartnett Drive. Very oggd bloke, and knows ihs stuff. Also VERY good prices. Get to know him and use him a lot and he will do the right thing.,

Very nice of you too to buy Al the goods!!!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 20:54

Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 20:54
Also an Axe.

Our club min is

Axe
Shovel
Riggas gloves.
2 shackles
1 torch.
1 snatch strap
fire extinguisher

the rest is just better to have more.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 07:51

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 07:51
Truckster, you handle the red stuff as well I do..ehehhehehe....

shall give you a call sometime today, I've been awake since 6.30, I'm sure you haven't been...:)

Lyn1927 Oldsmobile Tourer

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Follow Up By: Member - Leigh- Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 09:26

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 09:26
Hi Truckster, I'd have to agree that Allan at Outback accessories is a most agreeable and obliging retailer and fitter. I have found his pricing very competitive and his experiences working up in Birdsville are readily shared. A good bloke who is prepared to spend a bit of time with his customers.. a rare trait these days! Cheers (Ps I'm not related to the guy either!)
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 11:11

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 11:11
Actually he is related to Ron Moon Somehow.... marriage or something..

And he has a new store opposite the old one, HUGE... Very good..
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 11:22

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 11:22
Hi Truckster,

just left you a message with my No#

cheers

Lyn1927 Oldsmobile Tourer

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Follow Up By: Member - Alpaca (SA) - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 21:06

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 21:06
Truckster, good to see you drinking our local drop, the girls like their unwooded chardy too.
If your ever over in the Riverland of SA, drop into their wine centre just off the Sturt Highway at KIngston On Murray.
How's the head? Heard a very interesting theory today about sore heads. Let me ask you this question. After your night on the red and you went to bed, I bet your head was OK. So the theory is that it was the sleep that you had that gave you the sore head the next day. It sounds plausable anyway.
CheersAlpaca
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 22:42

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 22:42
I'll call tomorrow, my phone died in the a$$ so gotta goto crime converters tomorrow for another then get yoru ##

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 22:44

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 22:44
Aplaca..

Always liked Banrock Stn.

Never liked wine until I worked for SGS and was sent to SA to setup new offices in Lonsdale and somewhere else.

They put me up in Some winery place near a freeway, they had it there.

Like SA, nice place.!
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 14:39

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 14:39
Truckster...
if you have trouble getting a phone, here's my email addy...

grierson@hotkey.net.au

cheers
Lyn1927 Oldsmobile Tourer

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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 15:37

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 15:37
Truckster...

cheers for the chat...I am somewhat enlightened...

Lyn1927 Oldsmobile Tourer

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Reply By: CirclingVulture - Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 21:10

Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 21:10
And don't forget the bible if things start to go wrong !
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 22:24

Saturday, Aug 09, 2003 at 22:24
yea can use it to start a fire!
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 08:22

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 08:22
Heathens......:)1927 Oldsmobile Tourer

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Follow Up By: CirclingVulture - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 12:05

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 12:05
Well that's news to me, I didn't think s..t could burn !
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 12:29

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 12:29
and on a Sunday too............1927 Oldsmobile Tourer

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Reply By: Member - Willem- Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 11:46

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 11:46
Hi Truckster,

How's your head this morning????
Drink plenty of water...you'll be right.

Hello Mrs Al,

One of those recovery kits should please him I am sure. But shop around and get the best price.

I bought one of them Rugged Tool Rolls from Opposite Lock. Very strong equipment(virtually unbreakable) but a tad overpriced at $245( but me money was burning a hole in me pocket ). It includes a shovel, axe, pick,mallet, bush saw. They are all interchangeable with the same handle. Packs away in a small bag. I do not have a snatch strap as I normally travel alone and have no use for one. I do have a winch and winch extension cable, HD gloves and a tree trunk protector. Also plenty of D shackles and a couple of heavy duty Bow shackles and some spare chain. I carry a Highlift Jack and steel jacking plate and a Bullbag. I also bought Staun TYre deflators. Also very expensive as they come in a packet of 4 but they work very well. Then there is the Aircompressor and..................hope nyou've got your mastercard at hand !!!!!

Cheers, Willem
Never a dull moment
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 11:52

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 11:52
Hi Willem...

Well I've done some snooping in the shed, we've got an aircompressor, I can't look to curious, he'll wonder what's up...:) I was thinking of one of those kits that pack a way in a bag, and I like the sound of that shovel in that kit. Don't worry about the mastercard, Al will be paying for it anyway....you know what they say about what he doesn't know won't hurt him, ...hahahha..

thanks for the advice shal start doing some research..

cheers...1927 Oldsmobile Tourer

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Reply By: haze - Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 15:39

Sunday, Aug 10, 2003 at 15:39
seems like like snatchems are a very popular bit of recovery gear, but have to admit have never owned or even seen one. but being one who usually travels solo its probably not surprising. However, a very important bit of gear for me is an additional 75m. of winch cable and a single sheave pulley block. There have been plenty of times when my 10000lb. winch was never going do it, but the pulley block rigged back to the truck doubles the pull and makes everything so easy. Also halving the extraction speed helps control, specially when looking at a nasty drop and sitting on rocks at the same time. There is a moral here, D7's go where HJ75's cant !
cheers haze
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Reply By: Member - Wombat (Vic) - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 11:31

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 11:31
FoN,

About to purchase the same sort of stuff . . . BUT . . . you need the snatch strap to be the correct strength for the total weight of vehicle plus trailer/caravan. I think 22000kg snatch strap for your setup!"Live today as if there may be no tomorrow"

Wombat
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 11:40

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 11:40
Wombat,

got to make sure we can pull your rig out of the bulldust as well...:)1927 Oldsmobile Tourer

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Follow Up By: Member - Wombat (Vic) - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 12:00

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 12:00
You didn't mention getting dust and dirt on my toys. I don't think I want to play any more!

If you find a 22000kg snatch strap in your surfing let us know - we might be able to place an order for two at the same time."Live today as if there may be no tomorrow"

Wombat
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 12:35

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 12:35
shall do Wombie...1927 Oldsmobile Tourer

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 15:04

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 15:04
22,000kg?
What are you snatching, the Queen Mary?
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 15:44

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 15:44
No smart a#$e replies Wombat....

Lyn1927 Oldsmobile Tourer

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Follow Up By: Member - Wombat (Vic) - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 17:20

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 17:20
Truckster,

Let's just say that Mr & Mrs Al like to do things B I G."Live today as if there may be no tomorrow"

Wombat
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 17:31

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 17:31
Wombat...not even our rig is that BIG..ehehehe1927 Oldsmobile Tourer

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 19:21

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 19:21
You could snatch the Titanic from the bottom of the ocean with a 22k strap...

My 8000kg strap has been used 25+ times, never let me down! Car+ Trailer, not a problem..

I cant imagine why you would want a 22,000kg one....

YMMV...
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Reply By: bruce.h (WA) - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 18:13

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 18:13
jees i wish my wife would buy me toys like that for the( her )car:(
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 18:23

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 18:23
I'm a gem Bruce...:)

Lyn1927 Oldsmobile Tourer

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