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skinnylee

12 volt winch

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has anybody used them on a wheeled house before are there any disadvantage

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No disadvantage at all unless your batteries go dead.Buy winches that also have a hand crank.That would be the only way I would go if I had the $ for all my houses.Can not see a down side.

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My cuz and I tried that electric winch route. There was only braking in one direction. So cranking up was fine, but going down it dropped fast without the braking action. Like meatfish said, get ones with a hand crank. Also make sure the hand cranks can face outward when you install them (unless you have access inside the house). When we started to install them we realized that one of the hand cranks faced the inside of the house. We took them back and bought hand crank only winches.

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WARN Works® 1700 DC Powered Utility Winch | Buy now for just $119.99!

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power in and power out

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I've been on that fence before. Here's some things that I thought about.

It must have power in AND power out. If they only free spool out, they won't work.

Either run it off the house batteries, or use a dedicated battery. If you run battery cables from your truck battery to the back, you'll have to pull with only that truck.

Winch motor fails, your hosed. While the power winches that have handles are usually the cheaper models, they actually make sense to me. Also, if the battery's dead, you have a backup.

I believe in the KISS theory. Keep it simple, stupid smile

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I thought if one fails you could alwas have a handy man jack to get it back up just a thought

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