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Re: winch in truck bed??? help

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Why can't you get a hitch mounted winch and use your rear hitch?
I like the receiver mount concept also. That way you can put it on either end as need arises.

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I like the receiver mount concept also. That way you can put it on either end as need arises.

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Ditto, besides why compromise bed space with mount hardware unless you are using it all the time and you also limit yourself to how you can set up to use the winch if it is sitting in the bed. Narrow trail, guy stuck in front of you and your winch is mounted in the bed? Not convenient.

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Re: winch in truck bed??? help

I think a bed mounted winch is a waste of time and money. I have a hitch mounted winch and it has been used. With a bed mounted winch I seriously doubt that you could do a 90° pull like I did a couple weeks ago to recover myself. (A snatch block wouldn't help you here) A bed mounted winch would also have problems if the vehicle you are recovering is lower down than your bed. The rope/cable would rub against the floor of your bed or the tailgate.

The cradle my winch goes in fit perfectly with my winch. I didn't have to drill any holes and it has two sets of holes to use. Mine looks a lot like the Tuff Stuff cradle found here:
Amazon.com: TUFF STUFF PORTABLE WINCH MOBILE MOUNT with QUICK CONNECTOR: Automotive Amazon.com: TUFF STUFF PORTABLE WINCH MOBILE MOUNT with QUICK CONNECTOR: Automotive
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Re: winch in truck bed??? help

The only good uses I can think of for a bed-mounted winch would be loading an ATV or riding mower, or pulling a boat up onto its trailer. Using it for anything else would be a PITA.

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Re: winch in truck bed??? help

first off most, and by most i mean about 98% of all your recovery winches use the same size mounting holes. secondly you would have to be level or lower then whatever you were pulling and be straight behind it. if you are higher then what ever you are pulling out it will cut the bed when the line gets tight and starts reeling in. buy a reciever hitch mount or make one. not hard at all. some 1/2 flat plate, on a 2x2 square tubing 1/2-5/8wall and a bolt instead of a reciever hitch pin.
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Re: winch in truck bed??? help

well you have all convinced me at this point, i guess now i just need to find the right winch and mount, thanks for all the input fellas.

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for what you will pay to buy one you could build 5! i built my front winch mount for like 130 bucks. with grade 10 bolts. granted i have a welder and torch and some experience
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I'm wondering how to install this wench in my truck. Gonna be tough.

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lol yet i have none of that

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for what you will pay to buy one you could build 5! i built my front winch mount for like 130 bucks. with grade 10 bolts. granted i have a welder and torch and some experience
Not that I'm trying to piss in your pudding but I'm pretty sure that I bought my rear cradle for less than that. A front one would probably cost a lot more to buy.

One reason to buy a winch mount is that - at least in theory - it will be tested and assigned a weight/pull rating. The OEM hitch is a class IV hitch that - once again, in theory - could handle up to 10,000 lbs. But that's 10,000 lbs of trailer. I suspect you could probably get more winching out of the hitch than 10,000 lbs. But it would probably be an unsafe situation. I have 9,500 lb winches and they do fine.

Here is a link to the actual winch mount that I have. I did order it from Amazon, but it shows as currently unavailable.
Amazon.com: Removable 2" Hitch Receiver Winch Mount Portable w/ Pin: Home Improvement Amazon.com: Removable 2" Hitch Receiver Winch Mount Portable w/ Pin: Home Improvement

While you're thinking on the winch mount also think about how you're going to power the winch. I have an extra battery (the OEM Big Tow battery) that I put in the bed, secured down and hooked directly up to the winch. I got 3 pulls out of the battery and it wasn't quite dead. I intend to run 0/1 gauge wire from the engine compartment battery to the winch. This will be with quick connects. It won't be permanent. I have friends that have already been asking to use the hitch mount winch.

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what would be a nice inexpensive winch?

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what would be a nice inexpensive winch?
An inexpensive winch is one that looks good on your truck but fails the first time you use it. I run the Mile Marker winches. I can't say they are great as neither of them has a functioning free spool. But they both have pulled everything I wanted to.

EDIT: I want to make clear my opinion on this inexpensive winch issue. Your truck is stuck, you're in the middle of nowhere, the temperature is falling below freezing, nobody is around (mistake number one!) and the light is fading. How confident are you that your winch will get you out so you can get home? If I were to buy another winch I would probably go with Warn instead of Mile Marker. A higher rated winch (say, 12,000 lbs) from an off brand doesn't mean it's going to work any better than a 9,500 lb winch from Warn.

Most winches come with steel cable. That stuff is very, very heavy. I replaced the steel cable on mine with synthetic rope which is very light stuff that has a higher pull rating than the steel cable and is actually safer due to the lower kinetic value of the rope.

One point that many people miss is that the maximum rating for the winch is achieved when the rope/cable is on the last layer of the drum. You have to pull out almost 90' of rope/cable to get to that point.

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INEXSPENSIVE doesnt me FAIL. when i bought my mile marker, i payed 390ish for it brand new and its a 12K winch, so no hitch mount would hold mine. i have run double snatch blocks to pull a buddy out on 49's so i trippled the line pull! that is 36k lbs!!!
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INEXSPENSIVE doesnt me FAIL. when i bought my mile marker, i payed 390ish for it brand new and its a 12K winch, so no hitch mount would hold mine. i have run double snatch blocks to pull a buddy out on 49's so i trippled the line pull! that is 36k lbs!!!
FWIW, I don't consider Mile Marker to be an inexpensive winch. When trying to get the free spool issue resolved under warranty I had to pay to send the winch back to them. I regret buying it online. A local dealer would probably have been easier to deal with.

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Re: winch in truck bed??? help

i have had mine for 2 1/2 yrs now and used it multiple times on some HEAVY HEAVY pulls and it hasnt had an issue. it spools out nice by hand if it is wound up right
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