GoTreads Vehicle Recovery Device

I often find myself venturing off the pavement in search of boondocking. My RV is definitely not an all-terrain vehicle, and after experiencing a pretty good “stuck” on a beach in Baja, I started looking at vehicle recovery devices.

These are essentially high-strength plastic traction boards designed to help get your vehicle out of soft sand or mud. Unfortunately, most are pretty large, and would be difficult to stow, especially in a small RV. Then, at the Xscapers Annual Bash in 2020, I saw a set of GoTreads. Fellow Escapees Eric and Brittany Highland #124763 ( had their overlander vehicle on display and I was intrigued by their bright orange GoTread recovery ramps. They fold up into a small, easy-to-store package and were perfect for my RV.

From the manufacturer: “GoTreads™ were designed in 1975 around one word: simple. It stores in small places and is easy to use. The tire traction mat is put into position in a matter of seconds–no tools, no assembly, no attaching to the tire required. Besides being a traction device, they are also usable as foldable leveling blocks.”

Mine fit nicely below my driver’s seat and provide peace of mind when I’m venturing down a dirt road. While they won’t get you out of every situation, they can make the difference when you just need some extra traction.

Complete Product Name: Go Treads

Company Name and Info: Pinto, Inc. | 7612 E 82nd Ave., Buhler, KS 67522 | 11021 E 28th St N, Ste 150, Wichita, KS 67226 | 833-867-8825 (833-UNSTUCK) |

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Average Street Price: $145

Original Publication Date: ND/21