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Unread 06-27-2013, 09:19 PM   #1
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Soft Warn Winch Cover for M8000

Hey All:
I was just curious what if there are any opinions out there (yes, I am bracing myself) regarding winch covers, particularly the soft Warn winch covers. I have a soft winch cover for my M8000 Warn winch and have only used it a few times. Reason being, there seemed to be condensation on the underside of the cover when I took it off and I wasn't sure if prolonged exposure to the condensation would prematurely damage the winch.
Has anyone else used a similar cover? If so, is it better to have this particular cover on the winch (with this condensation, I presume) or leave the winch "exposed" and cover-less?
Thanks for everyone's input.
Just so everyone can see, this is the type of cover that I am referring to:
http://www.quadratec.com/products/92114_XX_PG.htm

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Unread 06-28-2013, 05:48 AM   #2
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Unread 06-28-2013, 06:51 AM   #3
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I have never covered my winch ( been 3 yrs) there doesn't appear to be any mechanical downside.

However the plastic has faded a bit, but as long as it works I'm happy.
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Unread 06-28-2013, 07:17 PM   #4
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I have never covered my winch, either, and the winch still works great. A buddy of mine swears by covering his winch, but that's why I was hoping to gauge some opinions on the matter.
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Unread 06-29-2013, 06:54 AM   #5
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I assume you have the controller on top, so one of these may work with a little sewing: http://www.quadratec.com/products/92114_200X_PG.htm

My M8000's controller is under the hood, so I bought the WARN 9.5ti, 9.5si, & XD9000i winch cover, had my wife doing some sewing on it to make it smaller/tighten it up. Plus she put two large clips on one end that go around the wiring running out of the winch just to help keep it on. However it's never blown off. It's a little baggy but it's snug and works fine. It also dries quickly when it gets wet.



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Unread 07-01-2013, 08:13 AM   #6
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I wasn't happy with paying $60+ for a winch cover. I bought some (doubled up)duck cloth from Jo-Ann fabric, metal grommets and heavy-duty thread. Took me 45 minutes to make. It doesn't hold water like the neoprene does either.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 08:27 AM   #7
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I just cover my rope.


I made it out of tent nylon. It keeps the sun and road debris off the rope.
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