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Unread 08-16-2009, 01:56 AM   #1
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Default Maxtrax Traction aid

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These might be useful in recovery situations,Like getting stuck in the sand at Pismo beach for example.
They can be found here.http://www.sierraexpeditions.com/ind..._detail&p=1012
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Unread 08-16-2009, 10:52 AM   #2
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Those could come in handy but definitely not worth $300.
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Unread 08-16-2009, 12:23 PM   #3
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Those are really cool. almost look like those long orange boards that lifeguards use
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Yeah ive seen those somewhere before....pretty cool. much easier than diggin and lookin for rocks and sticks, or havin someone pull u out. Great if solo.
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Unread 08-16-2009, 09:11 PM   #5
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Was looking at pickup a something similar last year for Pismo. I know that the ARB sand tracks don't work so well from reports on forums.
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Unread 08-16-2009, 11:59 PM   #6
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The problem I have with these types of pads is that often once you get under way, you don't want to stop otherwise you get stuck again. Would be cool if they were on some type of rope or cable attached to your hitch and you could just drag them behind until you get to a "safe" location. Other method - have a sucker (err buddy) carry them for ya a few miles up the beach LOL
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The problem I have with these types of pads is that often once you get under way, you don't want to stop otherwise you get stuck again. Would be cool if they were on some type of rope or cable attached to your hitch and you could just drag them behind until you get to a "safe" location. Other method - have a sucker (err buddy) carry them for ya a few miles up the beach LOL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03CEBphWlSI
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Yup, that's it.
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I have a set and actually used them. I helped the Verizon FIOS guy get off my iced over driveway this past winter.

Then on a recovery training class giving by Overland Experts. I was able to see them used in some pretty sticky mud.

I know also that the newer style you can piggy back them (if you have more than one set) over a longer distance and connect a retrieval line as well.

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I have some of these aluminum sand & bridging ladders;


I need to mount them in the open on my trailer or the 4Runner's roof rack in order to look more like I go on expeditions..... LOL
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Yeah those are definitely exposexual if you can get them mounted right
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Yeah those are definitely exposexual if you can get them mounted right


I have a set of the Maxtrax. Only used them once so far to help a neighbor get unstuck in the snow. Worked great. But they are far from necessary equipment.
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+1. That is awesome.
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How's this for exposexual?

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=250998258476
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