To cover or not to cover your winch -
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post #1 of 2 Old 08-15-2011, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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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!

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post #2 of 2 Old 08-15-2011, 10:10 PM
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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.

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