Using the winch in the winter.

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Using the winch in the winter.

Post by waldo » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:32 pm

Sucks. Hook was frozen to the tow hook, cap for the winch cable had about 2" of ice cementing it on, same for the spool lever.

Once past all that it was fine. :lol:
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Re: Using the winch in the winter.

Post by TwinStick » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:20 pm

:idea: Sounds to me, like you need a custom made neoprene winch cover, that velcro's in place-to itself.
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4Runner was a GREAT vehicle but could not even tow our 6x10 enclosed utility trailer comfortably, even when it was empty-ish.

It was time. Truck was still leaking BADLY every time it rained or snowed & melted. It was leaking at every single gasket (rear window, front window, all 4 doors). You could sit inside & watch it run down the inside of windshield, rear window & drip off the upper side door beams. It was molding on the inside & starting to stink. Needed new steering gearbox, shocks, new upgraded T-style steering, tires, brake lines, d/s manifold bolts that are barely recognizable due to rust-removed & replaced. Everyone around here would not even touch em once they looked at them.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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Re: Using the winch in the winter.

Post by HeavyDuty » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:19 pm

Just a flap of rubber covering the top works great. Easy to flip up and use. Folds down after use.

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Re: Using the winch in the winter.

Post by 13BlkPowerWagon » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:41 pm

Sounds like someone's a bit of a snowflake! Haha. Sorry, bad pun...

If you'd just cover it in salt, like everything else in this frozen hell, it would stop working altogether and you'd never have to worry about unsticking a frozen hook again!

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