If you use a camper or 4×4 of any kind there will be at least one time when you will have been bogged down or stuck in a muddy field, on a sandy beach, down a trail or green lane, I know we have.
We used fibre glass waffle boards for years, they were good and strong but boy they were a pain to clean when the square parts got full of mud. Used in anything else they were perfect although a bit on the heavy side and bulky to transport around. They were also prone to splinter so caution had to be used after every time they were used as those splinters were sharp.
There are now a new wave of plastic recovery tracks available, you may have seen them. They are the ones that look like an upturned plastic kids sledge. The high end ones are super expensive were as the cheaper ones get pretty bad reviews when it comes to them holding mud and being a pain to clean. While researching the topic it seems in terms of performance the plastic sledge style ones can have some issues with melting or broken knobs/teeth on occasion. Although the manufactures advise is to keep momentum steady to reduce excessive wheel spin which generally is the cause of broken knobs. Anyone who has been stuck knows that by the nature of needing to use a recovery track there will be plenty of wheel spin involved. Again, with these they are a bulky item to have with you on your travels.
Since 2012 we have personally been using Aluminium recovery tracks and at CampervanCulture.com we are now able to supply you with our own brand. So what’s so good about the aluminium CampervanCulture.com ones we hear you say?
- Flat and easier to store
- Less likely to get clogged up with mud & clay
- No nobbles to snap off
- Totally resistant to heat friction damage with wheel spin
- 100% UV resistant and will not dry out and crack
- Will not become brittle in cold weather
- light as well as strong
One pair of CVC Aluminium Recovery Tracks per order.
Weight 5.5kg each
Metal thickness 4mm