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Old 04-27-2009, 05:18 PM
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Question Tow chain or snatch line?

anyone have any input on what is good or bad about both. i currently have some big plastic rope with two big hooks on it. how long of a line do i really need? how thick should it be? what do i need to be looking for when i get a better one.
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:29 PM
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Default Re: Tow chain or snatch line?

Stretch snatch line, works with stretching to give you that extra pull.. I think mine is 50 ft.I think chains are dangerous.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:06 PM
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Default Re: Tow chain or snatch line?

I would go with the nylon snatch line. Go to any store that sells outdoor stuff, and they will have them.
Just to clarify, we are talking about the flat nylon tow straps here, not nylon rope. They usually have hooks attached at each end. Wrap around a sturdy part of the under carriage on both vehicles, place a blanket or jacket on the line about midway in case it snaps, and you should be good to go.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:24 PM
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Default Re: Tow chain or snatch line?

Snatch line is better with no metal hooks on ends.
If your looking to upgrade the longer the better.

What Rags and Joe say are both correct..
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Default Re: Tow chain or snatch line?

Snatch line is best for all the above reasons. Get at least 20,000 lb test. That rope you have is a toy.
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:12 PM
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Default Re: Tow chain or snatch line?

thank you. i knew you'd set me strait. i am going to get one before i go back on the beach. now i'm real happy i didnt need to use the one i had.
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:29 PM
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Default Re: Tow chain or snatch line?

If you take your time and pay attention, you wont need to use the new one either. I have two of them in my "buggy box", and they are both still in the original package.
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