Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
So far as I know, Ramsey still makes their winches here in the U.S.
That said, a friend I wheeled with for years had a major problem with Ramsey & his Ramsey winch that soured me on them. He had a fairly new Ramsey that failed during normal offroad use. After sending it in for the expected repair under warranty (it was less than a year old), he was shocked that Ramsey refused to repair it under warranty, curtly saying that it had to have been abused for it to have failed that soon in the way it did. To me, they were just asinine over the issue. Knowing him personally & having heard from him first-hand what happened, I'll never buy a Ramsey winch. US-made or not.
Thanks for the response. Customer service goes a long way with me and that just sounds like awful to me. Guess I'll hold out for the Warn. You feel the M8000 is a good, solid winch? It's $650 like the Ramsey I mentioned but slower. However, it's not like I'm racing so speeds isn't as big of a concern and better than having nothing and always relying on someone else. Or how about the cheaper VR8000 for light duty trail use?
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