While I don't have any pictures to share right now and my trailer is not accessible to take one - I mounted my winch off to the side of the trailer under a work bench permanently and then installed another D-Ring in the center of the trailer where I hook on a removable pulley that now get's the cable off to the center of the trailer. (I tried to draw a picture of it here - don't know if it will turn out well).I would like to see how you guys mount on a receiver. Thinking in terms of locating a winch inside a box trailer, where and how would the receiver be located? On the floor?
Correct on the cable dragging on the floor. I use a piece of 3/8" Plywood that does double duty under my jack or jackstands when not being pressed into use here. The plywood doesn't slip around much but sometimes I have had to reposition it.Randy,
That's how I have mine current setup too and the true remote conrol is a godsend as I can steer the car and operate the winch. Only caveat is as you encountered the winch doesn't really dsitribute the cable as evenly as in a straight up mode.
One point of note, if you have a beaver tail trailer and expect to winch from a low mounted tow eye the cable can brush the flooor. On my previous trailer I mounted the winch on the front wall/frame to get it off the ground slightly. I considered a cable runner wheel down the trailer, but that would have been intrusive IMO, a steel plate could be used.
Mike, that's a great price on the Superwinch. Can you send a link, as for that price, I think I'll pick up a spare.
That's my next question for people who've done this (winch in trailer): how do you power it? Dedicated battery in trailer? If so, how does it get charged? Or, powered from tow vehicle? Or ??? Just looking for ideas....I use a portable power station instead of a battery for convenience ( as a plus it's got a small air compressor as well )