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    Default What is the best way to connect 2 recovery straps together?

    Just wanted to know the best way to hook 2 recovery straps together. Yes I have a winch, but if you didn't and that's all you had what is the best way? Thanks

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    The way I have heard recommended is to put one end of each through the loop of the other, pull them down to each other, and insert a stick or something solid to keep them from tightening down into each other. Never needed to connect two together so I can not comment on how well it works.
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    have you looked at the recovery section?

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    Last time I had to do it we used shackles.
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    speaking as someone who has lost straps b/c they wouldnt come apart after looping them through each other, i say shackles. lol
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    Do not use shackles. If one breaks, the other will turn the shackle into a projectile! Want a 4 lb bullet coming through your jeep? Use the stick method, and throw a dampener (coat, towel, floor mat) on the strap.

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    Whenever you use any strap/cable, use the dampner. A quick easy one is to just use a gym bag. You know, the "old school" round ones with the web handles that wrap all the way around it. I keep it empty and when I need it, I just thread the winch cable through the handles and fill the bag about half way with sand. It's easy, works great and doesn't take up much space. Hell, you can even keep your straps or extra shakles in the bag when not using it for a dampner!

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    Thanks guys, I have always just looped them together as stated. I recently saw someone using a shackle wich I knew wasn't safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H2OBob View Post
    Do not use shackles. If one breaks, the other will turn the shackle into a projectile! Want a 4 lb bullet coming through your jeep? Use the stick method, and throw a dampener (coat, towel, floor mat) on the strap.

    Good point bob. However, given the size of my shackles I seriously doubt they would break like that. Mine are friggen HUGE! lol They are very similiar to the ones on an LMTV.

    But you still have a good point about breakage.
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    The shackles may not break, but the straps will (I lost one earlier this month). If that happens, you still have a projectile; it just still attached to the strap. In effect you have created the same thing as a strap with hooks.

    This is the damage from just a strap.
    Snatchbreakwindscreen.jpg

    This is the way I referenced earlier
    straps2.gif
    So it looks like this:
    snatch_strap.thumbnail.jpg


    Still may do damage, just not as much as a shackle.

    I was fortunate. When my broke, there was no body damage primarily because the stitches gave way in teh loop before full tension was applied. My bad for using a strap I knew was reaching the end of its useful service. Had someone been between the my jeep and the truck, they may have been hurt pretty badhad they been hit with it.
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