Product Link: 3″ Ultimate Recovery Tow Strap
When Rhino USA decided to expand their product line beyond making the best ratchet straps and tie downs on the planet – one of the very first products they produced was the Rhino USA Recovery Tow Strap. Why? Because they kept seeing customers in the wild using their Rhino tie downs, and ratchet straps AS recovery Tow Straps. Now in a pinch that’s fine to do – but it’s definitely not the right tool for the job. So the men at Rhino set out to make the very best damn Tow Strap they could build. What they have come up with is nothing short of resetting the bar for what a Tow Strap SHOULD look like!
First they made a tow strap with their exclusive poly/silk webbing, ensuring the softest, yet toughest quality strap in the industry. Then they made four variations for different applications: light, medium and heavy duty. They have a 2” X 20’ strap for towing smaller vehicles with a lab tested break strength of over 20,000 pounds. A 3” strap in both 20’ AND 30’ lengths that has a break strength of over 31,000 pounds, and they even have a 4” X 30’ strap for heavy duty towing with certified break strength of over 40,000 pounds! Yeah – these guys take this stuff seriously. These are top of the line straps and as high quality as it gets.
We have been using the 2” and 3” straps for the past year and a half and we’ve used them for recovering broken UTV’s, and broken race vehicles at the UTV World Championship and Mint 400 races…we’ve even used them to tow trailers with bad hitches and a broken motorhome at one point. In all that time we’ve never had a failure. These straps are simply remarkable.
It’s not uncommon when off-roading or camping for someone to get something stuck. If you have the right tools for the job it’s quick, easy, and safe to get unstuck. And that all pretty much centers around the tow strap. If you have a strap that’s rated for your scenario – or better yet over rated – then you have the confidence going into the recovery or towing scenario that you’re not going to lose your cargo. If you’re working with garbage straps from no name companies because they were cheap you’re risking making the situation much worse. Don’t tow a UTV off a cliff because your straps fail. Or snap a strap mid extraction and remain stranded. Get the right equipment in your rig and have the confidence that in any towing situation you have it covered.
Rhino makes some fantastic combo kits that include these Tow Straps along with Shackle Hitch Receivers, D-Rings, Soft Shackles and even Collapsible Shovels. And trust me all of these kits are cheaper than having to call a tow truck by a long shot – especially in the middle of the desert, or a mud park.
Remember anytime you are retrieving a stuck vehicle make sure that there are no people near the anchor points or anywhere near the stuck or towing trucks or vehicles. Ask yourself what would happen if the winch cable or tow rope/strap you are using snapped. The slingshot effect can be very very dangerous. So no matter what you rig up – take your time, and be sure folks are twice the distance of the cable/strap length from the recovery process at all times. Don’t make a bad situation worse.
Our only minor gripe about the Rhino Recovery Tow Straps is that they don’t come with a more robust cinch bag or gear bag. Or come in colors other than Rhino Green. That being said Rhino does offer complete recovery kits with heavy duty gear bags included so keep that in mind. The Rhino USA Recovery Tow Straps are designed and engineered right here in the USA, and like all Rhino products, they come with a lifetime money back guarantee. So head over to Rhinousainc.com OR ask for the Rhino USA Recovery Tow Straps at your local off-road shop.