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Posted: 11/10/22 02:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have been thinking of getting a set of traction tracks made of hard plastic. my question is do they works at unstucking a rv and do they last.
(sand , not snow)


Do tractions tracks made of plastic work for a rv {c}

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In looking at some examples of them online I don't see why they wouldn't help. They're cheap and light.
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I saw a video of a guy using them or at least similar at a boondocking spot in soft dirt, worked good on his Volvo tractor pulling a Spacecraft 5th wheel

https://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/145810-harvest-host-out-west-big-truck/


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Will they work? Sometimes.
Do they last? Maybe.

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After getting stuck in sugar sand in Florida in my tow car I used palm fronds under the tires to get unstuck. When I got home, I bought a set of plastic traction tracks and kept them in the tow car for many years but never had to use them. I think they would work for my tow car but doubt they would work for my Class A.

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When I was shopping one of the things that convinced me was one person who used them when they first got them to help the UPS truck that delivered then get unstuck from the mud that the driver had managed to put himself in and they worked and were undamaged, a UPS truck is similar to an RV in weight.


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I ranger on 18 miles of beach and sand trails in the summer and we have visitors get stuck every day. We have winches on our trucks but keeping them working reliably when they are exposed to salt air 16 hours a day is problematic. We started carrying plastic traction boards and extra shovels and teach our visitors how to get themselves free. The boards work great.

To keep them from breaking under the weight you might want to check out the kind that roll up. They are sections of plastic blocks connected by nylon straps. Easy to store and don’t take up a lot of space.

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For driving in sand with my car or truck I carried either cardboard or old carpet. Both worked fine.
I've gotten out of a muddy area with my prior motorhome by laying down firewood under/in front of the rear wheels. I won't even consider going off pavement with our DP .
Anything that will prevent your wheels from sinking will help, whether it be traction mats,carpet,etc,


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With a little thought a lot of things can get a vehicle unstuck.
Once I was visiting Dad at RV park in Arizona desert. I was fixing supper when a NDMF dropped front wheel of MH off pavement, into ditch. When we got thru eating, walked down to see what wasn't going on. Was told wrecker was couple hours away. Asked if leveling jacks would lift that wheel, then stacked the ditch full of firewood. Owner backed up onto pavement, across intersection, dropped rear in ditch. I decided the safest place for that MH was in ditch.

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Who here knows what a NDMF is?
I do!


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