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Old 08 November 2015, 12:45   #1
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electric winch with handle

finally going to upgrade.

looks like the "good" options are not available here so does anyone have any suggestions for a leccy winch that will yank my 6.8 on the trailer?

would ideally like a handle just in case to save carrying the old one about just incase.

suggestions?
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Old 08 November 2015, 13:07   #2
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finally going to upgrade.

looks like the "good" options are not available here so does anyone have any suggestions for a leccy winch that will yank my 6.8 on the trailer?

would ideally like a handle just in case to save carrying the old one about just incase.

suggestions?
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Have a look on machine mart there's a plastic body 2ton winch I bought or it might have been towsure their strong enough but didn't fit in the end wasn't sure how it would stand up to salt or look at Ivor williams trailers sure they do um in galv boxes.

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i'm really dubious about those plastic things, no experience....gut feeling.

i may just put a normal leccy winch on and leave the old one in the boat for emergency
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i'm really dubious about those plastic things, no experience....gut feeling.

i may just put a normal leccy winch on and leave the old one in the boat for emergency
Agree the one I had slipped over the tow ball we use it at work now for pulling a portable dive spread onto a our pick up, works a treat it's pulling 600 kg up ramps clips onto battery with crocks.

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i have a 3500lb winch sitting here already so may just whack dyneema on it and give it a whirl
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i have a 3500lb winch sitting here already so may just whack dyneema on it and give it a whirl
I would plenty of capacity there and if it's sat there no harm done.

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Has anyone tried a battery drill on a two speed manual winch caravaners use them for the jacks ?
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I find mine is great for putting the caravan legs down to contact the ground. The last two turns when the van load is actually transferred to the ground need a hand.
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i can confirm there is noooooo way a drill would move mine. i'm a big guy and it is difficult to get the boat moving with my current 2500lb 2 speed winch.
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We struggled for years with a 2500lb hand winch, almost to the point of not bothering taking the boat out.

Thought about electric winch but one or two at the club got those plastic box types with handles and they were very, very slow so carried on with the hand winch.

Then I saw 3000lb Winchmax on eBay for less than 100 with remotes so ordered one - WOW I wish we had got one years ago. From clipping the hook on to being fully on the trailer - less than a minute!
I got a second hand 45AH car battery to try for 5 which has proved more than capable.
The battery is in a plastic battery box with the relays etc which I keep in the boot. While driving I have a lead which plugs into the aux towing socket to charge the battery.
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