I have always carried a tow strap with metal hook ends in my car for emergencies. It's been a very helpful a handful of times over the years getting out of snow banks or sand etc. Now that I've ordered my first truck I'd like to purchase a new strap as the one I own definitely is not rated for the new trucks weight. I'm looking for some input from you guys who have lots of experience with truck ownership. Any reputable brands you can recommend? My truck is a Laramie 4x4 crew cab with every option but the CD player so the truck alone should be just over 6000 lbs. I don't plan on going mudding or anything extreme but a few times throughout the year I will be taking snowboarding trips and lake trips so there's always the possibility of needing pulled out of/pulling others out of a snow bank or muddy sandy shore. What kind of working load should I be looking for in a strap? Any reason to go with a strap with looped ends over one with metal hooks attached? My truck will have the front tow hooks. Sorry for such a long post but I wanted to include all the info you guys might need to offer a suggestion. Thanks in advance for the help. Lots of good info on this forum!