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Old 01-23-2019, 04:44 AM   #15
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Excellent ideas. Thank you to everyone for the suggestions. I'll update in a few weeks to let you know how it went.
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:13 AM   #16
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It should be 17* tomorrow morning for you. A good time to try again. At my uncles house I ran a load of tree branches into the woods, unloaded the pickup and was stuck in the clay on a slight incline. He had a sandbox for the grand kids to play in, so I placed sand in front of the drive wheels plus 10' and drove the 2 wheel drive out of the woods. Sprinkle a sack of sand along the rout and go slow. In the mud it can get ugly quick. If this doesn't work ULTRA15's idea with the 100' rope to the hitch area would be next. Good luck my friend
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:46 AM   #17
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I would not attempt to pull the trailer out with straps. Put plywood sheets under the TV wheels and trailer wheels.
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:50 AM   #18
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...they usually have a wench...
I've been doing it wrong!
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Old 01-23-2019, 10:02 AM   #19
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Like these: https://www.amazon.com/Smittybilt-CC.../dp/B001CF4UXU

. . . and attach them per Rich -- but only in these two exact locations:



This would be an excellent alternative to the single "hawser" solution in Post #10, but the hard part is going to be attaching the straps to the axle mounting plates. Maybe the hooks on the ends of the straps can find an edge of the steel plates to hook to, or holes at the yellow arrows in the attached photo?

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PS -- Possible attachment points for straps at axle mounting plates at the yellow arrows IMO:

...no way...you may end up with a frame not parallel..trapezoidal...not strong enough to pull pickup..this has up and down strength...hook to pickup hitch..
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Old 01-23-2019, 10:40 AM   #20
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Google "anti slip for tires"

You'll get something like this and plenty to choose from

https://www.google.com/search?q=anti...w=1261&bih=679
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Old 01-23-2019, 10:44 AM   #21
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...no way...you may end up with a frame not parallel..trapezoidal...not strong enough to pull pickup..this has up and down strength...hook to pickup hitch..
If the pull is done carefully, with the main tow vehicle getting good traction going backwards, this would be safe, assuming equal tension on the two new recovery straps rigged to the axle mounting plates IMO. Requires good judgment and skill from both drivers and all riggers.

Preferred method is still Post #10 with one single hawser rigged to the primary tow vehicle's hitch IMO.

Bowing out of further discussion . . . in view of the OP's recent post:
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Excellent ideas. Thank you to everyone for the suggestions. I'll update in a few weeks to let you know how it went.
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A good hawser and bowlin knot has never failed this old Sailor. Start with a spinach salad.
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Old 01-23-2019, 11:13 AM   #23
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Don't over think

Buy a set of snow chains. You may have to jack uo the rear of truck to get chains on.
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Old 01-23-2019, 11:33 AM   #24
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I've been doing it wrong!
I read my post twice more after seeing this post and still did not understand...it was supposed to be a "winch" not a "wench"...you were probably doing it right the first time! But, if the tow guy has the right "wench", that might do it too!
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Old 01-23-2019, 11:36 AM   #25
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Assuming a large enough, strong enough 'wench' with a long reach.....
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Old 01-23-2019, 11:57 AM   #26
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Invest in some recovery tracks

I personally would be very hesitant to winch or tow even from the frame from the rear - the cable or tow strap would most likely put a lot of stress on the rear bumper if pulling straight back.
I would invest in some recovery tracks, something like these:

https://www.mainlineoverland.com/products/maxtrax-mkii

https://www.quadratec.com/products/9...saAoN1EALw_wcB

I keep these in the back of my truck as I usually do some fourwheeling in pretty remote areas and setting up the Airstream as a basecamp. They are pricey, but would help you now in getting traction for your truck to pull out your trailer (when the ground is frozen), then they could potentially be of assistance in the future if your get stuck again. Good luck
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Old 01-23-2019, 02:03 PM   #27
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Excellent ideas. Thank you to everyone for the suggestions. I'll update in a few weeks to let you know how it went.
http://www.okieweb.com/tulsa4wheelers/home.htm

You might contact these folks. They seem friendly and at least in the past, their hard core members spent a lot of time getting stuck in the mud and pulling each other out. They used to spend the winter snow storms helping people recover from captive ditches. Might just have a rigger in the group or they may have lost the touch. Worth talking to them and you might make a new friend.

Go slow - rigging requires force management - keep it safe. Pat
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Old 01-24-2019, 05:59 AM   #28
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Second the ideas for Frozen ground overnight, plywood rather than 2 x 8 and don't forget to use 4 WD LOW setting presuming that your truck has 4 WD. (always surprises me to find people who have never used theirs or don't even know where the control is located.)
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