The V-Bridle (2)

The V-Bridle (2)

When configuring a V-Bridle, it is important to consider the length.  The longer the legs of the V-Bridle, the less side-loading and overall loading there will be on each of the two hard/attachment points that are being used.  This graphical depiction shows how both the side loading and the overall loading of each leg of a V-Bridle increase when the length of each leg is decreased from 10' down to 5' - assuming the pulling force remains the same, overall loading on each leg increases by nearly 10% and the side loading on the attachment points increases by more than 50%.  Because of this, it is important to understand the directional ratings of your attachment points along with the strength ratings of your V-Bridle components before you rig up for any vehicle recovery.