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Posted: 02/24/19 12:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are Maxtrax MKII the best of that sort of thing?

Is Orange the best color? For general “not leave one behind at night” etc.

For sand and snow.

And.... I see them for $299, shipped, various places in the USA. Any better deals to be had from a legit seller?

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Only if they don’t make them in pink.


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Posted: 02/24/19 01:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Grit dog wrote:

Only if they don’t make them in pink.

Go nice with that phantom Pink truck of yours, Did you ever make up your mind on gas or diesel?[emoticon]

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Yah, I've been looking at them too...

Also, I found the Tred Pro, seeing now close to same price, before or different model was more...

Not sure which was better... good reviews on Max...
Orange would be the color choice to not loose them... easy to see..

https://smile.amazon.com/BILLET4X4-TRED-PRO-Recovery-Extraction/dp/B01LWY754K?ref_=bl_dp_s_web_9299382011

I'll be curious as to what the consensus is... not fun getting stuck..

ps. Pink would be a great color, ain't NO ONE gonna steal'em, hehehh..


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Amazon has them in Pink, so you are set. The google description says orange makes them easy to find when they are completely buried although a long strap/leash of a bright color might have the same effect.

On a side note, I don’t know why those cost so much. There are traction mats etc for 1/10 to 1/6 the price or a different brand for half the price.


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Posted: 02/24/19 02:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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On a side note, I don’t know why those cost so much. There are traction mats etc for 1/10 to 1/6 the price or a different brand for half the price.


Yah, I was wondering that one too...

Apparently it's in the "Pegs".. I read somewhere, Off road reviews or something, that the pegs on the cheaper ones will 'Burn' off as the wheel turns... or melt or whatever... the gist of it, was they 'Might?' work for a one time recovery, depending on the degree of it.

The pros, as far as I've seen, all recommend the Max... I was just wondering how the Tred Pro matched up with them as they, the ones I was looking at, were more $$$... but sounded like the Max was the route to go. I have them on the Wish List... now in Pink, heheh...
Sigh, that should get their attention and 'Shaking heads as they're walking away.. LOL, funny..

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All of them are subject to melting the pegs off with excessive wheel spin. Many of the lesser cost boards are also lesser quality and prone to simply breaking (easier) Also when shopping different vendors ensure comparing same board, most companys make a smaller length board.
But there are several companys that make a decent board costing a bit less than maxtrax. IF I were to spring for maxtrax Id go for the olive drab. Or grey or black- color wont help with retrieval (lanyard will) and I have no desire to look like rescue truck.


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I've been waiting to pull the cord on this kind of product as well.

The brand Maxsa makes a XL version of these type of traction mats that are actually wide enough to roll a set of dually's on.

Maxsa Escaper Buddy XL


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Posted: 02/25/19 07:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use a traction mat like this on my light off-road vehicle but have not had to use it on my truck camper. Mine unroll to 1'x3' and you can find these in 2-5' lengths.

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Overland expo east had them for 2 for 250 i believe. With all the mud there they sold like hotcakes.


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