Tow ropes keep breaking.... what do you guys use?
Well, the other day I was out touring with my 83 K5 Blazer 4x4. I saw a track that had about 8 inches of water in the tracks and soild and dry inbetween the tracks. I started to drive down it, and about 50 feet down it the axles started to drag and I got stuck. So the axles were hung up on the solid ground and the tires would just spin in the tracks. So I walked back to my house, and got out my 1980 1/2 ton 4x4 to come pull it out. I got back out, and after about 10 minutes of trying, I had dug my truck down far enough to get its axles hung up. So I walked back to the house yet again and loaded up my 75 Blazer 4x4 with jackall, planks, shovel, etc. I tried to get my truck unstuck for about an hour, but it wouldnt come out, so I decided to try and pull it out with the 75 Blazer, when I was trying, the two rope snapped and went through the grill of my 80.... didnt hit the rad though for some strange reason. So Im all mad and try to move the Blazer back out onto dry ground..... damn, its stuck too. So now I have all three of my 4x4s stuck, and am gettin pissed off!! I walk back to the house yet again and call my friend from town that has an 87 dodge 4x4. He came out and pull out the 75 Blazer and my truck. But he couldnt budge the 83 Blazer neither. So we kept trying and trying, and ended up snapping my other tow rope, and we snapped his three times (we kept fixing it). By that time it was dark and cold out, so we decided to leave it till the next day. The next day I went to town and bought another $60 tow rope, a big guy! We go back out, and are trying some more to get it out. We move the 83 about 5 feet, then we notice my new tow rope is half ripped already!!! The reason this one is ripping though it because it rubs on the bumper when trying to pull. The other ones snapped just right out in the middle of the rope. So we spend another about 5 hours out there, and still dont get it out. So I am wondering... what can I use to get this out? Tow rope wont work cause it rubs then will break. Is is safe to use chain as a tow rope?