Originally Posted by Diesel-Lover
Gotta tell ya I always had this admiration for people with a Jeep with an oldfashioned Y bar on the front bumper, pulled up and driving around on the trails. That way if in a jam a fellow Jeepster just attaches the bar to the hitch and back you get! No messy tow rope over longer distances, yea need the tow rope to get out of the rut or off the rocks but other than that the trip back to camp is easy. The bar on the bumper also adds to the ruggedized look. Those tow bars are with a couple of hundred and should be rather reasonable to attack as every thing is out front and no plastics to mess with.
Been there done that. These days, however, I'm using a Blue Ox. Much easier to hook up, no need to be "dead on" for alignment or distance. But I agree, can't beat low tech for durability and function.