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Old 02-13-2014, 02:51 PM   #29
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The two pieces of chain weigh 27 pounds each, and the other kit components total around 18 pounds, for a total of 70 pounds of kit.

Cost wise I'm at around $250.

Despite the advice, I'm not carrying tire chains, because of the hassle and expense and limited applicability. A set of four is $150 and weighs 52 pounds.

As much as I like hi-lift jacks, I'm not bringing one. They're great on the trails. However they are heavy, expensive, and awkward to carry and store and tend to get grease all over everything. Usually I travel where there are trees and other anchor points available so the come-along works for me at less cost, space, and weight. Hi-lift jacks cost $75 and weigh 33 pounds.

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Old 02-13-2014, 03:24 PM   #30
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I missed this thread the first time around. Ugh, what a mess.

I know if someone had asked me for help, I would have wanted to help, although I don't know what I would have been able to do since I don't carry ropes/chains/etc. Maybe next time we're at Harbor Freight we should pick up a tow strap - light, cheap, easy to store, and oh so good to have when you need it.

I've found people in campgrounds are always willing to help when you have a problem. Sounds like you weren't in a campground in the usual sense, though.

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