Re: tow strap
I am actually thinking I'll use my tow, poly strap for pulling out from now on for that reason. It's the mama bear: some stretch, not as much as nylon but more than chain. With the beefy one for my van I can really load up a lot of energy on some stuck little vehicle, and I don't want it rocketing around either. I think maybe the stretchy ones have more utility for light vehicles that wanna use a head of steam to add to the pulling power. It works, but kinda scary with our vans.
2001 Ford E250 Sportsmobile with Salem-Kroger 4x4 conversion