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Schubie

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My boat is 8'6" at the tires. Add fenders and it gets tight going into a 9 foot door. I'm thinking of using a remote control winch to use to back the trailer into the garage. It is not a straight shot but it can be done by truck with spotters. But I want to do this by myself if I can. Have any of you tried this or have any ideas as to if this will work? How would you mount it?

Thanks for all input.

Schubie

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Not sure why this wouldn't work.... I know that Northern Tool has a nice cheap 120v winch that would work good for this. My main concern would be on where to hook onto the trailer to ensure that you are centered. If you are off to one side or another, it is going to want to pull the trailer crooked. As far as mounting, I would mount the winch to a 4' piece of channel iron and then run lags through the iron into your studs. 4' should allow you to hit 4 studs.

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We have something along the sames lines at our shop for pulling totes out of semi trailers.

If I were you I would use the concrete floor as your anchor, not the wood framed wall. In case something were to get bound up.

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Thank you for the replies. I think I would attach with a harness to the tie down loops on trailer or boat. I will look at northern tool. Really want a complete remote not a tethered unit.

Imwant something simple and easy to use.

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