06 PW Winch

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06 PW Winch

Post by BobL » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:11 pm

Greetings all. New to this forum. I recently purchased an 06 Power Wagon. First Dodge I've owned in many years. I bought it to use as a good puller to tow our RV trailer. I was tired of trying to make my 15 Sierra 1500 do something it's just not going to do comfortably. So the PW is an additional truck.
When i bought it, it was a great deal on an extremely well maintained truck. But I did not realize the difference of the PW to a standard 2500 until I after the fact.
Since this truck will never see any off road time now, I'm contemplating removing items such as the winch. I'm told they are quite valuable.
Can anyone elaborate? It works well, just for fun, I used it to pull some shrubs out of the ground.

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Re: 06 PW Winch

Post by Low_Sky » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:08 pm

BobL wrote:Greetings all. New to this forum. I recently purchased an 06 Power Wagon. First Dodge I've owned in many years. I bought it to use as a good puller to tow our RV trailer. I was tired of trying to make my 15 Sierra 1500 do something it's just not going to do comfortably. So the PW is an additional truck.
When i bought it, it was a great deal on an extremely well maintained truck. But I did not realize the difference of the PW to a standard 2500 until I after the fact.
Since this truck will never see any off road time now, I'm contemplating removing items such as the winch. I'm told they are quite valuable.
Can anyone elaborate? It works well, just for fun, I used it to pull some shrubs out of the ground.
If it will never see off-road time, you might get better value out of it and end up with a truck better suited to your needs by selling the PW in tact and buying a regular 2500.


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Post by RustyPW » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:13 pm

Sell the PW, and get another truck. You sell the winch by it's self. I WILL hunt you down and shoot you! :angry: :lockedandloaded:
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Re: 06 PW Winch

Post by Oilbrnr » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:34 pm

My guess is you'll take a bigger hit in value to the truck than what you'll get for it unless you trade it. Not a good idea IMHO.
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Re: 06 PW Winch

Post by Mule007 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:15 pm

IMO probably be better off to sell the PW intact & get regular 2500 3/4 on.
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Post by FordyceCreekTrail » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:03 pm

Used winch, not worth the labor to remove. Given the labor to extract. But also given a Power Wagon has less towing capacity....you have the wrong vehicle.
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Re: 06 PW Winch

Post by waldo » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:44 am

Trade it for a regular 2500 like the others said. The wagons have derated towing and payload capacity due to the suspension that they come with.
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Post by Bill2014 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:31 am

The older Gen PW's aren't the best for towing... :secret:
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Re: 06 PW Winch

Post by BobL » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:26 am

Alright gents, point taken regarding the winch.
As to how it tows my trailer? Night and day as compared to my 2015 Sierra 1500.
I replaced the hitch due to excessive corrosion, new air bags, new 10 ply stock size skins, Diablo tune, cat back exhaust, cold air intake(came with). With the 456 gears, it tugs my 7500# trailer plus gear with ease. With the nice leather interior and the exceptional care the first owner gave it? I'm gonna stick with this one.

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Post by olyelr » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:35 am

BobL wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:26 am
Alright gents, point taken regarding the winch.
As to how it tows my trailer? Night and day as compared to my 2015 Sierra 1500.
I replaced the hitch due to excessive corrosion, new air bags, new 10 ply stock size skins, Diablo tune, cat back exhaust, cold air intake(came with). With the 456 gears, it tugs my 7500# trailer plus gear with ease. With the nice leather interior and the exceptional care the first owner gave it? I'm gonna stick with this one.
Yea, if the truck is suiting your fancy then I say go right ahead and keep it then. But, I wouldn't pull off any of the off road parts, even if it is something you most likely wont use. Hell, there might be a time down the road you just might be super happy you kept that winch on there!

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Re: 06 PW Winch

Post by Mule007 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:44 am

it looks like you have it set up to help minimize towing issues, think you will enjoy your wagon and recognize it’s all around versatility. Welcome and Enjoy, 🌞👍 !!
2005 Mineral Gray PW; #0666; Laramie interior scheme extras & finishes.
Additions: Frame mounted .188 DOM 3" steel rock rails w/low profile steps; 1.5” Skyjacker suspension leveling kit; Bully Dog GT Platinum SRT-10 A-pillar pod mount programmable performance chip, monitor, tuner; Linex Platinum black armor truck bed & lower rock panel armor coating; Range Rider cab high fiberglass canopy; 2” Linex brush guard light bar w/ 4-KC Rally 400 Series 4” Halogen off road lights; S&B CAI; Flowmaster American Thunder cat back dual exhaust to rear; Remote start; Hopkins Trailer Mate trailer brake controller; Bearcat Pro 68XL CB radio; Mopar black accent fender flares; power wagon winch kit & remote control; 60” Extreme High Lift; hand tools, tow straps, shackles, chains, cables, off road rigging, 4 wheel bad weather tire chains, spare water & 2 each extra 5 gallon narrow military jerry cans.
Updates from original :Open Range All Terrain 35 x 12.5 x 17 MP3 10 ply E tires; 60,000 mi. warranty; McQuay-Norris Extreme ball joints (upper & lower); 1 ton HEMI transmission cooler; new OEM radiator; front & drive U-joints; 180 amp alternator, Interstate Mega-tron 850 CCA HD battery; new water pump & serpentine belt; new Bilstein 5100 shocks & steering damper.

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Post by BobL » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:50 am

here's a few pics of my set up.
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Re: 06 PW Winch

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Post by Mule007 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:44 pm

Nice looking set up! Looks good, truck & trailer sitting level! Enjoy 🌞👍
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Additions: Frame mounted .188 DOM 3" steel rock rails w/low profile steps; 1.5” Skyjacker suspension leveling kit; Bully Dog GT Platinum SRT-10 A-pillar pod mount programmable performance chip, monitor, tuner; Linex Platinum black armor truck bed & lower rock panel armor coating; Range Rider cab high fiberglass canopy; 2” Linex brush guard light bar w/ 4-KC Rally 400 Series 4” Halogen off road lights; S&B CAI; Flowmaster American Thunder cat back dual exhaust to rear; Remote start; Hopkins Trailer Mate trailer brake controller; Bearcat Pro 68XL CB radio; Mopar black accent fender flares; power wagon winch kit & remote control; 60” Extreme High Lift; hand tools, tow straps, shackles, chains, cables, off road rigging, 4 wheel bad weather tire chains, spare water & 2 each extra 5 gallon narrow military jerry cans.
Updates from original :Open Range All Terrain 35 x 12.5 x 17 MP3 10 ply E tires; 60,000 mi. warranty; McQuay-Norris Extreme ball joints (upper & lower); 1 ton HEMI transmission cooler; new OEM radiator; front & drive U-joints; 180 amp alternator, Interstate Mega-tron 850 CCA HD battery; new water pump & serpentine belt; new Bilstein 5100 shocks & steering damper.

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Post by olyelr » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:16 am

Are those tires 285’s, or are they undersized?
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Post by BobL » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:54 am

Yes sir, stock size 285 70 17. Had nice 315’s on it when I got it, even after a good alignment and DOR steering brace, it drove like crap. Bought the stock size tires and problem solved.

Sure pulls my trailer nice as compared to my 2015 GMC Sierra 1500. Supposedly my trailer is within all towing specs on my GMC. Pffft. PW handles it hands down better. Maybe in a few years I’ll sell them both and buy a newer PW with the Cummins and be done.

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Post by olyelr » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:23 pm

BobL wrote:
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Yes sir, stock size 285 70 17. Had nice 315’s on it when I got it, even after a good alignment and DOR steering brace, it drove like crap. Bought the stock size tires and problem solved.

Sure pulls my trailer nice as compared to my 2015 GMC Sierra 1500. Supposedly my trailer is within all towing specs on my GMC. Pffft. PW handles it hands down better. Maybe in a few years I’ll sell them both and buy a newer PW with the Cummins and be done.

You cant get one with the cummins.
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Post by KevinABQ » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:07 pm

olyelr wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:23 pm
You cant get one with the cummins.
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