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Unread 02-14-2008, 03:50 PM   #16
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I think you can mount just about any kind of winch to a receiver winch plate. You will need wiring/disconnects.

Lowest winch weight rating = vehicle weight X 2

Pull pall works in snow.
Oh, I get it now. So I need something like this?
http://www.etrailer.com/pc-WHM~6495....utm_medium=ppc

And I would have to mount hitch receivers on my Jeep as well. Something like these.
http://www.etrailer.com/pc-H~24631.h...cleid=20031653

It's sort of discouraging that all the hardware I'm going to have to buy will total a greater cost than the winch itself... it might even make more sense to buy two of the Harbor Freight winches and mount one to each end.


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Unread 02-14-2008, 04:01 PM   #17
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Oh, I get it now. So I need something like this?
http://www.etrailer.com/pc-WHM~6495....utm_medium=ppc
Yes.
You will also need heavy gauge power feed running fore and aft.
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Unread 02-14-2008, 04:14 PM   #18
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Yes.
You will also need heavy gauge power feed running fore and aft.
You're talking about the power cables? Yeah. That's not a problem.

Still, I'm wondering if I should bother with the trailer hitch at all. This is the only receiver I've found which buying two of, plus the cost of the trailer mounting plate, will not equal the cost of a second winch. And that thing is only rated for a 5000 pound trailer.

Maybe it makes the most sense to buy two winches?
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Unread 02-14-2008, 06:51 PM   #19
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Anyone know anything about that harbor freight winch? Looks like a good deal and i could use a winch.
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Unread 02-14-2008, 06:59 PM   #20
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Anyone know anything about that harbor freight winch? Looks like a good deal and i could use a winch.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f27/289-harbor-freight-winch-40764-a-35271/
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Unread 02-14-2008, 07:08 PM   #21
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