Ford probably doesn't like the winch on the front either. But, I go off-road often. So i carry all sorts of recovery gear. I had a rubicon with a 5" lift and 38" tires before this. I am used to getting stuck and pulling myself out. The maxtrax are a must too?????? How do you use that kind of jack on a Transit? Where does the lift get applied?
If ford maintains you be usin' only dem prescribed lift points dare ain't bein' no way youse's jack be fittin' dem...??
Amongst all the welding and add ones I've done to this thing, the next major one is welding some rock sliders underneath. So right now the only way I could use it is on the rear of the vehicle. Which, I've been stuck on the pumpkin before. Otherwise, I can use it to ratchet rope at the rear hitch and a tree if I need to pull myself backwards. Or, a month ago after the eclipse in Idaho, I took the back roads to avoid traffic. I came across a truck that had a flat. Could've come in handy there.
I like the location of the keypad. When you use it, you get to block view of it with your body.Finally installed my keypad this weekend, easy install, should've done it sooner.
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I've pounded a few 3' long 1" diameter stakes into the ground to pull vehicles out. I use lines from a common shackle to each one to balance the load among the stakes. After extraction of the vehicle, I use the high lift jack to extract them from the ground. You need a large enough welded eye at the top to put the jack through. Also you attach your line down at ground level, not to the eye.So basically you are telling Ford they can stuff their lift points!:s
In what you describe a come-along might be a better option. If there isn't a handy tree but you become desperate enough you could always dig a hole for a deadman. Would hate to be that stuck to be driven to such a drastic solution.
Did the same thing last week.I jump started my van!
I guess I got negligent about turning off my cab light control switch, and going in and out of the van a lot yesterday did a number on the battery. I have a spare battery and cables sitting around, so starting it was easy.
After having that happen to me twice I removed the factory LED's and can now rely on my own installed switch operated LEDs. The great discovery I made this week is that the flat spot in the rear where the lights used to be mounted is a perfect place to attach CO detectors. I put one on both sides each being directly above our sleeping headsDid the same thing last week.
I used a write up on this forum to put a switch in the cab across the fuse for the cargo lights.After having that happen to me twice I removed the factory LED's and can now rely on my own installed switch operated LEDs. The great discovery I made this week is that the flat spot in the rear where the lights used to be mounted is a perfect place to attach CO detectors. I put one on both sides each being directly above our sleeping heads