DR. NANO recovery boards are a critical part of any off-road recovery kit. When used correctly, DR. NANO recovery boards help you & your vehicle escape even the stickiest situations thanks to their intelligent design with extreme traction and strength on both sides.
Anyone that ventures off in a vehicle for a seriously adventurous time will benefit by carrying a pair of DR. NANO recovery boards . They’re an insurance policy for those unplanned losses of traction that can cost time, money, or your vehicle. DR. NANO recovery boards are not limited to any type of off-road user; the weekend warriors embracing the confidence of being able to explore without a backup vehicle.
Our intelligent design from first-hand experience and material selection has created a highly durable product that gets the job done. From the shovel feature to the directional pattern, DR. NANO recovery boards are indeed made for the ultimate explorers.
Getting a vehicle out of a sticky situation DR. NANO recovery traction boards can be beneficial if used properly. The correct way of using the recovery board is explained below.
The recovery gears of good quality are expensive, especially the tow straps and off-road winches. Usually, the high mount winches and multiple tow straps are used to get out any vehicle. Any standard recovery gear could help, unless things get extreme, such as when your vehicle is dangling off a cliff! In normal circumstances, if you got your vehicle stuck in a sticky situation, it makes sense that you would leave the car and go to the nearest town to get the necessary recovery gear instead of trying to spin your way out.
So, people can prefer to carry a set of DR. NANO recovery traction boards on their vehicles’ sides to help them get unstuck.
Recovery boards are relatively easy to use and serve multi-purposes. They have fewer clamps and are more usable than a Swiss Army knife.
An experience offroad driver might be able to get out, but many of us would surely be spinning and kicking up muds and rocks yet hardly move an inch, ended up going nowhere.
So, we would explain to you the step-by-step on using the DR. NANO recovery traction boards. Also, we would share some tips and tricks which you might not know as of yet.
Imagine you were driving around the beach, and your vehicle gets stuck there. It seems like a bad situation, especially without the recovery traction boards, but if you failed to remain calm, things could get even worse.
In this scenario, the proverb, ‘slow is smooth, smooth is fast’ is applicable. A relaxed mind can help figure out things more precisely, which could help get out of a bad situation.
First of all, try to analyze the situation and find out the cause of being stuck—lookup for the things which are not allowing the vehicle to move forward.
If the axle or the chassis is touching the ground, there is a possible chance that a shovel might help. But, if not done correctly, the tires may fail to grip the surface and cause the wheel spin. So, get out of your car, analyze the situation, check your vehicle, and then plan a solution.
The amount of time preparing the escape directly affects the time needed to get your vehicle out. Most people would simply throw the recovery boards in front of the tires when they are stuck. This strategy often fails because the recovery boards only provide friction to a specific limit, and in this case, they get it all covered with the dirt, leaving it slippery.
The best strategy is to grab a shovel or use the recovery board’s built-in shovel to clear the path in front of each tire. One must build a ramp in front of the tires so that the car may climb out of the trench on its own. As additional support, the recovery board must be placed in front of each tire. It would help the vehicle in attaining the momentum to get out of the mud.
Now that you have dug a trench and have made sure that the chassis and the diffs have no obstruction, it is the time to place the DR. NANO recovery traction boards in front of the tires. The recovery board provides the traction to the tire to grasp the treads on it. It also allows spreading the load on the whole recovery board. To get the vehicle moving smoothly, one has to use two rows of lugs against the front tires to drive over it.
If one has four recovery boards at hand, it is perfect. But, the recovery is also possible by using two boards. For this purpose, one has to clear out the area behind the vehicle and then move forward. One must try to avoid the wheel spin, as the lugs may damage the tires’ tread. The lugs are considered sacrificial, and they are designed to thin to minimize the risk of causing damage.
For reducing the wheel spin, low rpm must be used, and the vehicle must be accelerated gradually. A few things could happen here: either you’ll climb out, the boards get pulled under to help you climb out; or stay stuck. If the vehicle is still stuck, either the trenches are too deep, or the tires may not reach the board. Sometimes, reducing the air pressure in tires also helps.
Many people accelerate their cars brutally, the moment they realize they are getting bogged. This can either get you out of or push your vehicle even further down to the sand or mud. The second case would surely leave one with a shovel and sand for hours before getting out of there.
The tires made for off-roading specifically have the same mechanism as of a shovel. The tread is designed to avoid spinning and look for the areas where maximum friction is present. It allows you to move forward, but if the tires cannot move forward, they would then dig you in the ground instead. This digging process can continue until the axles touch the ground, which grabs the dirt underneath and pull you further down the hole instead.