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Unread 30th August 2016, 06:03 AM
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Can i use equalising strap as tow strap?

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Unread 30th August 2016, 06:38 AM
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I would have thought that it was (far) too short, TB!

When using tow rope (it's been nearly 40 years since I towed another vehicle), I used about 10 metres. Obviously, any tow rope/strap will be subjected to fairly severe abrasion in short order ...
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I've used mine a few times for a tow strap over short distances. Doesn't leave much room for someone without a brake booster to stop before ramming into you.
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Tell the guy in front not to brake lol
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Problem is I'm the sucker in front...

If your in a pinch you can use an equaliser strap, but a tow strap is longer gives a little more safety, and the webbing is usually a bit more robust to rubbing on the ground, equaliser/snatch straps loose strength quickly from small abrasions in the fabric.

That said I've also towed with a snatch strap, the bounce back is crazy. I spent a few km hoping the tow point wasn't going to snap off and fly forward.
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Thank you for all your replies. so the question is now what would be the best to use as tow strap (chain, tow rope, seatbelt webbing)?
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You can get a dedicated tow strap from most auto parts stores & online. Also makes a good extension strap when snatching, add to the snatch strap for those times you can't get close, eg, on a steep slippery hill
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Most auto stores, or some heavy rope. Shouldn't be more than 30 bucks.
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A winch extension strap will do the job as well. (I really like those solid tow poles though; must investigate them further and/or make one)
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A solid tow pole would definitely be the safest.
Certainly wouldn`t use a chain!!!!!
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