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jaycocreek

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Posted: 11/13/19 10:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am seriously thinking of getting a set.These are a knock off of the Maxtrac which are really spendy..

Has anyone ever tried these for there truck camper?

They look like a good item to have around for a truck camper, mounting easily on a ladder rack or whatever..They can be used as a shovel in sand/snow and loose gravel and there rated for 10 tons which would work for leveling the truck camper up to 2 inches,depending on which bran bought also..If you tow an ATV along with your TC,they could really help when you bury the ATV..(laffin)

And, getting the truck camper out of a tough spot even if you have 4X4..

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I had a funny comment, but thought better of it....haha.
No experience with them, I carry a front driveshaft on my truck instead!



And a few 2x6s and plywood chunks for leveling.
What does work good for traction and flotation in sand and mud though is plastic snow/construction fence. Maybe not for heavy vehicles but for normal wheelin it’s handy.


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I have watched alot of videos on them..They work really good for getting un-stuck in mud/sand and snow..Most of the videos are with 4X4's..Also one youtuber with a truck camper stuck next to the river in the sand, again..

Putting getting stuck aside,the shovel aspect of them in snow and sand is appealing as well as there ability to level a truck camper just by driving up on one..Carrying hardware like shovels in a TC isn't that easy with the lack of storage room for long objects..

The people that use them swear by them but few have a truck camper..I do see some advantages of having a pair handy and different uses for someone with a truck camper...Anyone with an ATV would find these worth there weight in gold when getting stuck in an ATV without help around..My son sticks my Yamaha Rhino atleast 4X a year and I finally did last year high centering in the snow,these would have been really helpful saving all the shoveling...

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https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29847142.cfm
another thread on subject.
For the price all they need to do is work at least once? Dont know I'd use for leveling, save for when needed.


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AnEv942 wrote:

https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29847142.cfm
another thread on subject.
For the price all they need to do is work at least once? Dont know I'd use for leveling, save for when needed.


Thanks for that link,somehow I missed that one..

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Posted: 11/13/19 11:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would get a recovery strap first and make sure you have front and rear recovery attachment points.
Not sure the leveling and shoveling is a good value.


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time2roll wrote:

I would get a recovery strap first and make sure you have front and rear recovery attachment points.
Not sure the leveling and shoveling is a good value.


I am looking for something for when no one is around and serves multiple things other than just getting un-stuck..I have a gauntlet of tow chains/straps/winches etc but with a TC you can't take all that stuff without a trailer..

I had a flat on my new 2008 Ford 4X4 way back in..I forgot I changed wheels to a more modern spoke type..My factory lug wrench would not work..One passer by and that was to a backcountry Salmon river ranch..He took my sons number and called him on there satellite phone when everything lined up,and 6 hours later he got the message..

He was the only passer by in two days so I want something like these do it yourself ramps to lesson the likelihood of being stranded again, although with a TC,who cares huh...

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Yes lug wrench, jack and flat repair kit is also a must when going on a road less traveled.
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I have used them and seen them used and they certainly can aid in getting unstuck. If you do get them I strongly recommend getting a rope and a couple snap hooks to serve as a lanyard of sorts. Hook one end to the trac and one end to the vehicle bumper so that when you get to solid ground you don't have to walk back and get the tracs.

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Yep, looking at them too, on the Amz Wish list.. I eventually plan on 6, for all tires or to run them end to end.

Now, don't forget when you have to tow yourself out.. hehe as in nothing to attach tow rope to from winch... like a sand patch.
You can bury something like 'Sand Anchor' but I'm thinking the Pull Pal.. also...

It's tricky in trying to figure out just what works and what doesn't...
So, matrix and the Pull Pal along with the winch are all on the list..

And here's why, Luckily, another truck camper was kind enough to 'Break from camp' and come to my rescue... I was lucky and am waiting to pay it forward...

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