There are situations that arise when even the toughest vehicles can become stuck. That’s when you need the TruckClaws II Emergency Traction Assist (part #TC-15002). The product is designed to help owners of pickups, sport utility vehicles and recreational vehicles who find themselves hopelessly bogged down in mud, snow or ice when traveling off the beaten path. According to the manufacturer, the product can even be installed over tire chains. Each set consists of two TruckClaws and attaching straps and a carrying case. Prices start at $160. Purchase at

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