Train to Use a Tow Rope

Posted by Viking Offroad on 17th May 2016

Kinetic Recovery with Tow Rope


After today's blog entry, we will be sharing with you a step-by-step description of how to use a tow rope for kinetic recovery. Before that, however, it is important to dedicate today to driving home just one point. If you have never been properly trained or guided by a certified professional on how to do a kinetic recovery, enroll in a class. In it, there will be a segment in which you learn to use a recovery rope safely and effectively. You will learn the proper steps of safely connecting everything and using the recovery vehicle to free vehicles that are stuck. Don’t “wing it” or improvise on the steps you are taught. Your safety, and that of everyone around, depends on it.

The information we share with you in our next blog entry is only for purposes of giving you a general idea of what you may learn in the recovery rope segment of a recovery class. It is not intended to be the definitive, all-encompassing instruction on how to do it. There are too many variables and scenarios to cover enough of them in one simple blog post. Take a class from a certified professional; better to take several before attempting to lead a recovery. That’s our best advice to you; it’s in the interest of your safety and that of other people that could be hurt by a recovery gone wrong. 

Your choice of a good recovery training professional will depend on your own good and extensive research. We can say that we have had past success with Tom Severin and Bill Burke. We have experienced that they are great trainers as well as seasoned veterans of offroad driving. They are recognized by many in the offroad community as exceptional trainers. They are also certified by the well-known 4-Wheel Drive Trainers’ Association. You can find their respective profiles on the 4WDTA’s website: Tom Severin and Bill Burke. There are several other choices on that site. Ultimately, the responsibility for choosing a good trainer will depend on you.