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Old 04-07-2012, 11:11 AM
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best place to mount winch in trailer

Whats the best place to mount a winch inside an enclosed gooseneck carhauler? I had a smaller winch mounded up at the beginning of the uppper deck where I had a couple of heavy U bolts running under the beam that goes up to the coupler and up through a mounting plate with a receiver welded to it, but last time I loaded a car at the dealer salvage auction, my son fried it ( he forgot to take the parking brake off when I told him to ... thank goodness they have REAL long forks at that yard on their lifts) anyway, I picked up a real nice 12.5k winch that will drag the next one WITH the parking brake on and have been wondering if I have the best mounting location. I originally chose that so the cable wouldn't drag on the ramp when pulling up from ground level ( also comes in handy when loading things that are on skids instead of wheels that have to be dragged on like the occasional extra lift but I don't know if it's the best for the trailer in the long run or if it really give the best pulling angle

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I think that the location you said would be great as long as it is tied back to the framework that holds the king pin or goose neck. That location is designed to pull the trailer, so it sure in the heck shouldn't be bothered by a little winch pulling on it.
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