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Date Registered: 09-2004
Location: Lambton ( Newcastle)
TOTAL POSTS: 141
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Re: Recovery Points


Hi Guys.
May be a bit late on this subject but have read in my manual the following quote.
Page 10-5 In Case of Emergency

" Freeing Vehicle From Sand,Snow or Mud "

* Use the towing hooks ONLY, not other parts of the [sign in to see URL], the vehicle body will be damaged.

*Use the towing hooks ONLY to free a vehicle stuck in Sand,snow,mud etc. NEVER tow the vehicle for a long distance using only the towing hooks.

*The towing hook is under tremendous force when used to free a stuck vehicle. Always pull the cable straight out from the front of the [sign in to see URL] pull on the hook at a sideways angle.

WARNING
Do not allow anyone to stand near the towing line during the operation.
 
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Just for your information we were snatch strapped out & towed for 500 metres on our last trip to Stockton Beach using a front hook only with no problems at all.(We were bogged pretty well.)
During our accredited training course 6 months ago the instructor said the Tow Bar without the tongue using the bolt ?( not sure what it is called ) was a good towing point & used it twice during the training day with no problems.


See you all soon

Dennis



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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: Sunshine Coast
TOTAL POSTS: 36
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Thanks embi, yeah got the 2 Tow/Tiedown points at front of vehicle. Shane quoted an article earlier in this thread which mentioned the xtrail to have 2 hooks both front and rear. We appear to only have 1 at the rear of our Xy. Is this right?

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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
TOTAL POSTS: 28983
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Darryl,

There is just one of the left hand-side of my series1 as well.

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Date Registered: 12-2004
Location: Central Coast
TOTAL POSTS: 336
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Darryl,

Yeah on the series 2 there is only 1 hook at the rear as well.



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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: Sunshine Coast
TOTAL POSTS: 36
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Thanks guys that clears that up for me, but raises some other thoughts
1. Would the rear hook have the same load rating as each front hook?
2. If you don't have a tow bar would it be ok to be recovered or help recover another car using just this 1 point?

thanks
Darryl

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Date Registered: 12-2004
Location: Central Coast
TOTAL POSTS: 336
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Darryl,

Good Point as not everyone has a tow bar.
What we probably need to look at is were the Hook is, whether the same type with 3 bolts but I would thing it would not be any better than the front. This does'nt tell you much i know..

Shane

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Date Registered: 04-2005
Location: Adelaide
TOTAL POSTS: 33
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Are ther any updates for confirmed recovery points or any on the market??????
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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: Panania, Sydney
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Sorry to dig this thread from the grave, but today I did a "Heights Safety" course at work, and during it we covered a bit about angles and points of attachment for fall restraints, in particular with static lines.

The reason I bring this up is that there is a "golden rule" where there is an angle of 120 degrees or more, the actual force or stress on the static line fixing points is GREATER than the load/force being supported.

It's abit hard to describe it, but basically (keeping it on topic) where you use an equalising strap on the two front tie-down brackets on the X-Trail (when using them for recovery purposes), the equalising strap needs to make as "pointy" a triangle as possible. If the equaliser strap between the two tie-down brackets is virtually a straight line (or near to or greater than 120 degrees) then there is a high risk of the tie-down brackets being pulled towards each other (and/or ripped off) as the force exerted on them will be MORE than the actual towing/snatching weight/force!!!

If anyone is having trouble understanding this, I'll draw up a quick picture of it and attach it to the thread.


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Date Registered: 10-2005
Location: Orange. NSW.
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Rich,

 A simple way that I use, is that the distance from your vehicle recovery hooks to the anchor point (far end of triangle), should be at least 3 times the distance between both vehicle recovery hooks. This is obviously in a perfect or preffered situation, but should always be kept in mind.

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Date Registered: 02-2006
Location: Canberra
TOTAL POSTS: 41
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I think I know what you mean?
Does anyone know the minimum length for the equaliser strap we should therefore use for the exy?

I have been looking into this only recently and have decided I should get one to help spread the load from a snatch strap.

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