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    What weight rating and how long of a recovery strap should I buy for 06 F-150 4x4?
    Also, if I need to pull someone who does not have tow hooks or receiver shackle, where is the best place to attach the recovery strap?
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    I bought the biggest one they had at Home Depot... My dog truck is about 14,000 lbs... They come with either hooks or loops. We used ours within a week of having it; I had wanted to get one for a while...

    As far as the best place to attach it, I'm not sure. I let the boys figure that out. LOL

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    3" two ply 44,000 lb breaking strength, with a safe work load rating of about 1/3 of that or about 10,000lbs 5 tons. I would suggest that it be 30' long

    If you can, hook it around a frame member.

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    So hooking to Kristi's radiator support is out of the question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas D View Post
    So hooking to Kristi's radiator support is out of the question?
    I think a windshield wiper might work too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas D View Post
    What weight rating and how long of a recovery strap should I buy for 06 F-150 4x4?
    Also, if I need to pull someone who does not have tow hooks or receiver shackle, where is the best place to attach the recovery strap?

    Hook your end to a tow point or around some part of the frame, then "hand" the other end to the person that OWNS the other vehical and let them hook it up to theirs.
    Then if something gets damaged at least they decided where to hook up.
    Last edited by Kevin Hannah; 08-30-2009 at 12:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Hannah View Post
    Hook your end to a toe pint are around some part of the frame, then "hand" the other end to the person that OWNS the other vehical and let them hook it up.
    The if something gets damaged at least they decided where to hook up.
    Dat rite der is sum guud advise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TN_LAB View Post
    Dat rite der is sum guud advise.
    Proof read.........Proof read.........proof read

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    One might wonder why I recomended such a high SWL strap for such a light truck.
    The main reason is when straps are used at above the swl, fatigue of the fibers sets in and the breaking strength is lowered..... the amount of break out towing force needed when you are really stuck, often far exceeds the weight of the truck, and secondly there is the allowance for the" Does anyone have a tow strap " after they have just broken theirs factor

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    Quote Originally Posted by john fallon View Post
    One might wonder why I recomended such a high SWL strap for such a light truck.
    The main reason is when straps are used at above the swl, fatigue of the fibers sets in and the breaking strength is lowered..... the amount of break out towing force needed when you are really stuck, often far exceeds the weight of the truck, and secondly there is the allowance for the" Does anyone have a tow strap " after they have just broken theirs factor

    john
    Plus you never know who could use it... There are a couple of ht grounds that are notoriously messy... I think it makes sense to get a bigger one.

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