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Old 02-20-2007, 11:42 PM
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YES. I did. Most winch mounts only hook into the bumper horns, not very strong. So mine hooks there and also into the frame crossrail , then I reinforced everything with a strap into the snoplow mounts.
Where are the snowplow mounts?
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:32 AM
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Where are the snowplow mounts?
If you look on the frame rails back from the bumper about maybe 8 inches or so. There are 2 threaded holes that are not being used. The snow plow mounts there for extra strength as well as other mounting places. The bumper horns are not strong enough for the abuse of a snow plow.
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Old 02-22-2007, 10:18 AM
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If you look on the frame rails back from the bumper about maybe 8 inches or so. There are 2 threaded holes that are not being used. The snow plow mounts there for extra strength as well as other mounting places. The bumper horns are not strong enough for the abuse of a snow plow.

Thanks, I think that is where I have bolted up my 3 piece bumper brackets.
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Old 11-24-2007, 04:26 PM
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Well I had my winch for almost a year now and it has worked out great. I have 3 mounting points: Reese hitch front and rear and I even have a class 4 hitch bolted thru my truck bed to my frame. I keep it mounted in the bed 90% of the time. All I do it drop the tailgate and start pulling. You should see the look on the faces of people who think they are hopelessly stuck in a bog and wonder what I am up to, then I drop my tailgate and they smile when they see the winch! It's great too when someone's rig is broke down and they need to get the rig up on the trailer. I hook their trailer up on my rear hitch, drop my tailgate and winch them from the bed location. I have quick disconnects on the ends of the cable but they can be a real pain when they get muddy. So the bottom line is I would recommend the setup to anyone who is thinking about it.
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Old 11-24-2007, 06:49 PM
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i like the idea of mounting a hitch in the bed. quite clever

i could see myself doin somethin like that
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Old 11-24-2007, 08:40 PM
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...i could see myself doin somethin like that
LOL
Like I said in a post last week.
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It's all been done before.
All you got to do is search for it.

Scotty, good to see you wander back through.
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Old 11-25-2007, 03:35 AM
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Well I had my winch for almost a year now and it has worked out great.....

Glad it is working out for you..

Since I have decided to fab my own bumpers, maybe I will build them to accomodate a moveable winch..

I dont suppose it would be that hard to build a carrige in both the front and rear bumpers for the winch to slide in and out of..

Hmmmmmmm......


I know that there have been plenty of times wheeling without a buddy rig, that I would just assume get pulled back the way I came as oppose to pull myself further in..

For those times, I would probably just start with the winch in the back just in case..
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Old 11-25-2007, 07:24 AM
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Scotty, good to see you wander back through.
Thanks,

thanks i have been admittedly absent from here lately. in my defense,ive had alot of irons in the fire,so my puter time is limited. i usually pop on to check the weather,my bank account,and the "tow rig" section of pirate.

i still havent forgotten my poor neglected GW. as other projects get closer to being finished(36 foot GN,and various house projects) hes gradually moving toward the top of the priority list
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