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Old December 29th, 2009, 03:42 PM   #1
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Default Re-Stiching Recovery Straps

I have a fairly new strap that I tore extracting our mini van from the driveway I was wondering if anyone knows if I can have another loop stitched in to use as a tree saver and if so who can do it? I would hate to dispose of 25' of perfectly good strap.

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Old December 29th, 2009, 03:45 PM   #2
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Old December 29th, 2009, 03:54 PM   #3
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Old December 29th, 2009, 04:02 PM   #4
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Is it a snatch strap? If so, its made out of nylon and will stretch 20% or so. Not good in my opinion for a tree saver. I would only use polyester, with very little stretch, for a winch anchor point.

If you have 25' why not bring it someplace, have a loop put back on the end and continue using it as a snatch?
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Is it a snatch strap? If so, its made out of nylon and will stretch 20% or so. Not good in my opinion for a tree saver. I would only use polyester, with very little stretch, for a winch anchor point.

If you have 25' why not bring it someplace, have a loop put back on the end and continue using it as a snatch?
I beleive it is nylon. I was thinking if it was only 10' that it wouldn't really matter? I have already purchased another snatch strap and was thinking of the cheap way out for a tree saver. Edjumicate me on the tree saver idea if I am heading the wrong direction
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Old December 29th, 2009, 04:07 PM   #6
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Usually if the company that does the stiching realizes what it's for they will decline. Most places don't want the liability associated with repairing a strap.
I've got 3 or 4 in my barn right now just rotting away for the same reason.
FYI: Snatch straps and tree savers are made of different materials. Snatch straps stretch more than tree savers. Go read the ARB site for some info on it.
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Usually if the company that does the stiching realizes what it's for they will decline. Most places don't want the liability associated with repairing a strap.
I've got 3 or 4 in my barn right now just rotting away for the same reason
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Hmmm, good point. That is whay I bought a new one. I am not sure about reconstructed straps as far as safety is concerned. I just hate to throw it away, but...
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Old December 29th, 2009, 08:12 PM   #8
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