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Old 02-09-2012, 09:20 PM
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Winch for my open car hauler

Just bought an open car hauler for the show season. Any adviceu on a good winch?
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I like blondes with big headlights myself.
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........a buddy of mine has a 4 ton Warn and it drags on anything without wheels out of the bush or stuck in the dirt. And if need be just run a snatch pulley and you got double the power.
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I like blondes with big headlights myself.
Headlights are nice but you probably get more use out of the snatch pulley!
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I started with a big Beebe brothers 2 ton manual winch, now I have a smaller electric unit (light duty 3000 lb Superwinch). If you go with a manual winch, be sure to get one that will freewheel as you drop the car off, and has a brake on it as well. Will get expensive.

My current winch is set up to be stored inside and bolted to the trailer only when needed. Protects the winch from the elements AND from being stolen. I also have one of those portable sealed batteries to operate the winch with, so I didn't have to run a heavy power wire the length of the truck.

Do NOT plan to use the winch to hold your car in place unless the winch was designed for that. My manual winch had a pawl setup to hold the load in place. Most winches don't.
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I have a Warn also ... good stuff.
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oh the shame.
ever try driving a car to a show?
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oh the shame.
ever try driving a car to a show?
Depends on how far away the show is and whether the car was designed to drive cross country. I know I wouldn't want to drive my deuce a couple thousand miles to a show, it simply wasn't designed for comfortable traveling. HOWEVER, if he purchased a trailer, why can't he just drive the car onto the trailer? Of course it could be one of those useless show cars that has a chrome block and no internals. But... that doesn't qualify as a car IMHO.

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Ya might be suprised how comfy that 32 will get after the first 200 miles or so.
Done many 1500 - 2000 mile trips in mine and would never consider trailering after the open road experiances I've had over the years.
Trailers are for broken down hot rods and race cars
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Depends on how far away the show is and whether the car was designed to drive cross country. I know I wouldn't want to drive my deuce a couple thousand miles to a show, it simply wasn't designed for comfortable traveling. HOWEVER, if he purchased a trailer, why can't he just drive the car onto the trailer? Of course it could be one of those useless show cars that has a chrome block and no internals. But... that doesn't qualify as a car IMHO.

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