<VV> Corrected Trailer Winch Advice

BBRT chsadek at comcast.net
Sat Aug 24 11:55:37 EDT 2013

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "BBRT" <chsadek at comcast.net>

> Hi Wade,
> Some have used HF, others as small as ATV winches..rolling cars don't take 
> a lot.  I have a 4000lb Superwinch. Supposedly a very good winch. I could 
> have gotten a remote instead of a cable with hand-held in and out 
> switches.. A remote would be very nice...  Roller in front and guide for 
> cable - most don't have it and mine has a roller, but doesn't have a 
> moving vertical slot to wind cable evenly. You need at least as much cable 
> as the trlr and ramps are long from winch mounting location.
> Are you going to pull a car out of the mud to put it on the trlr? At least 
> a 4K lb winch.. Longer cable.
> Now if you are dragging a flat-tired car or carcas up the trlr, then a big 
> winch..
> The more air in tires (to a point...) the easier to pull  (or push).
> If your trlr ramps are the angle iron crossbars, tougher to pull a car up. 
> Need more winch. Smooth ramps, then less winch.
> So, seldom used? Probably a HF would get by.
> Big thing is to keep battery up..and that is a problem for most of us. A 
> Battery Tender appears to be the way to go. Or maybe a solar Tender, of 
> some sort. Winches get stolen, so a way to lock the mounting bolts..same 
> with battery case.
> Chuck S
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Wade Lanning" <wblanning at comcast.net>
> To: "Virtual Vairs" <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
> Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2013 10:41 AM
> Subject: <VV> Seeking Trailer Winch Advice
>> I'd like to get advice on an electric winch for my car trailer. Such info 
>> as w hat capacity and brand (store) would be appreciated.
>> Thanks,
>> Wade
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