To cover or not to cover your winch -
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back > General Technical Discussions > General Jeep & Off-Road Equipment > To cover or not to cover your winch

Hella Rallye 1000 Series 12-Volt/55-Watt Black Magic HalogFS: Jeep Fog Light LED Bulbs! Several Brightness Options! Jeep Wrangler Hurricane Flat Fender Flare Kits for 2007-20

Unread 08-15-2011, 08:53 PM   #1
Registered User
1987 YJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: South Jersey, NJ
Posts: 337
To cover or not to cover your winch

Hey everyone...I've just recently installed a new front winch bumper and winch on my jeep. I've been debating on whether to use a cover for the winch. Some people tell me to cover it to keep it dry and out of the elements, other have said not to because the covers actually hold moisture under the cover. What do you think? Any suggestions or opinions? Thanks!

1987 YJ Wrangler with 1994 Electronics on a 1998 4.0L Cherokee Engine
Mistic is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-15-2011, 10:10 PM   #2
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 283
Well, depends on the winch I suppose. My Ramsey rep8k has been in the elements for 10 or so years and always works when I need it, though it has gotten a little rust on it. I think that is also one of the values of the submersion tests magazines do, aside from dunking your winch which inevitably will happen wheeling, rain will seep in. So if you've got one of the winches that failed to pass a dunk test, I'd cover it.
"Aut viam inveniam aut faciam" - I will either find a way or I will make one.
1995 YJ, SOA, D44/60, 35"s
2008 Dodge Ram SLT 4x4
unrealtrip is offline   Reply With Quote

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.