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Kyle
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From: Sumner, WA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 10-21-2005 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kyle   Click Here to Email Kyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a flat-bed trailer which I haul my race car on that I would like to add a winch to. What line pull should I go with? I was looking at a Mile Marker 3,500lb winch from Summit for $210- would that work? Any opinions about Mile Marker winches?

Also, should I just add a deep-cycle battery to the trailer or run 2- or 4-ga wire from the truck battery back? If I add the battery to the trailer, how does it charge?

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Bloose
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 10-29-2005 03:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not really sure how much line pull you need but Mile Marker winches are not very good. If it matters to you as it does me they are made in China. Warn, Superwinch, and Ramsey's are made here. Tabor is a Warn brand and also made here. Warn's have a lifetime warranty where the imports and the Tabor have a 1-2 year. Warn's are hard to beat for quality and price but are not the cheapest. A Mile Marker may work fine for occasional use but it would be my personal last choice.

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cookie_monster
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From: south, central, us
Registered: Nov 2005

posted 11-27-2005 07:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cookie_monster   Click Here to Email cookie_monster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I lucked out & scored a freebie Warn A2000 that I converted to a A2500. The 2000 is was originally a winch designed for ATV use only, uses 3/16" wire rope. I've used a couple times around here. It's hard to load the race car because of the throttle response, that, and the neighbors aren't real happy about the noise. Works excellent. I did buy a pulley block so I can double the pulling power though. It will yank the car up the ramps in park fairly easily. I found this out by mistake.

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