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Power Trailer Winches


CanoeCruiser

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Hi All-

I have a Lund Fisherman 1800 and occasionaly use it on some of the shallower launches around town.

The trailer is a bunk style, and I usually have no trouble getting it launched, but when it's time to retrieve the boat it can be a long, tiring endeavor to crank that sucker all the way up the trailer.

Has anyone used a power winch, and if so be willing to share experiences?

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I installed a 2000 lb. Superwinch on my brothers trailer. He had an old Browning I/O that was a bear to load. Put it on the same place as the crank winch and ran cables back to the rear of his vehicle. We used welding style connectors back then. (several years ago) It worked great the first year or two but the connectors didn't fare well over the winter with the salt and grime. They have better options for connectors now days.

As far as the winch ....that worked great. Turned it into a one man operation again.

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Seen someone who had one on a trailer the other day and they mounted a battery box right on the trailer and had the battery there. I have heard that they work well for loading a boat especially if your trailer and boat combo are not drive on friendly or the launch is too shallow for drive on.

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Thanks Guys!

I use a liberal amount of silicon grease in the off season to protect the connecters for the trailer, and I see a couple in the Cabelas catalog that looks as though they can use my exisiting plugs...looks like it might be time to whip out the plastic!

Again, thanks!

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and I see a couple in the Cabelas catalog that looks as though they can use my exisiting plugs...


CC, maybe I'm misunderstanding but, I hope you're not planning on powering a winch through one of your trailer wiring connectors on your vehicle? You'll have to run much larger wire.

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I was actually looking at the Trailer Mate 20 from Powerwinch.com...I need to inspect the wiring on the trailer receptacle, but I think I may luck out and not have to re-wire the Jeep...

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