Recovery points on D1

Blueboy

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Thanks for the replies all. I'm going to try to pick up a 5T Dixon Bate for the rear. Anyone know a good place to pick one up in the States? I'm seeing some listed here but no replies to my emails to him yet.
ExpeditionExchange lists a backing plate, but not the tow jaw itself.
Edit: LRDirect looks to be my best option: https://www.lrdirect.com/201691-Towing-Ball-and-Pin-H.D./ that style seems nice because the ball is included on the tow jaw too.
Mine is from Rovers North. I have a receiver with a towing ball which I haven’t used since buying it about five years ago.
 

discomeans

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Both of those will work. As will a recovery strap around the frame that won't incur damage to body panels. I don't understand the desire to make a straight forward thing as complicated as it can possibly be.

Just trying to do things safely as a novice.

I have read a LOT indicating one should not use a tow ball as a recovery point and given that this kind of hitch was new to me, I just wanted to make sure that I could find the appropriate attachment.
 
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Flyfish

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Just trying to do things safely as a novice.

I have read a LOT indicating one should not use a tow ball as a recovery point and given that this kind of hitch was new to me, I just wanted to make sure that I could find the appropriate attachment for a type of tow hitch which is wholly new to me.
Nothing wrong with modifying your truck. It’s what we all do. And seeing what works, or doesn’t, is always a good idea.
 
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Blueboy

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Just trying to do things safely as a novice.

I have read a LOT indicating one should not use a tow ball as a recovery point and given that this kind of hitch was new to me, I just wanted to make sure that I could find the appropriate attachment for a type of tow hitch which is wholly new to me.
And you’re doing well on your approach / research. The D-B recovery point works well and is safe. Easy to attach and remove a tow strap.
 
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Frank84

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And you can also add a second one of those factory front tow loops to the passenger side frame rail. Bolts right on and sticks through the bumper opening. For heavier pulls, it might be a good idea to use a bridle strap across the two loops.
 

discomeans

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And you can also add a second one of those factory front tow loops to the passenger side frame rail. Bolts right on and sticks through the bumper opening. For heavier pulls, it might be a good idea to use a bridle strap across the two loops.
Great idea - ANR3255?
 

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