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Old 12-15-2013, 12:01 AM   #331
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:04 AM   #332
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Emergency access hatch in front wall of garage would work well or an access panel in bottom of sleeping nook. You can make the measurements and it doesn't have to be large. With your artistic skills I bet you can even make it look good.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:35 AM   #333
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I had a Superwinch with a wireless remote when I had my cube van. When I was racing dirt, it was a real pain to load the car up the ramps. Beside a couple inches of stagger, tire pressures were 9 right + 5 left. So it wanted to pull to the left all the time. With the winch in the front of the box (14ft) and the car at the bottom of the ramps. (12ft), the electric cable for my winch was only like 15ft, it was winch 3 ft-correct the steering wheel-winch 3 ft correct the wheel-etc.-a real pain. with the wireless, I could just stand next to the car + steer.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:16 PM   #334
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I had a Superwinch with a wireless remote when I had my cube van. When I was racing dirt, it was a real pain to load the car up the ramps. Beside a couple inches of stagger, tire pressures were 9 right + 5 left. So it wanted to pull to the left all the time. With the winch in the front of the box (14ft) and the car at the bottom of the ramps. (12ft), the electric cable for my winch was only like 15ft, it was winch 3 ft-correct the steering wheel-winch 3 ft correct the wheel-etc.-a real pain. with the wireless, I could just stand next to the car + steer.
I've wanted to get a wireless control for my winch, but the factory Ramsey part is a lot more expensive than the eBay item you linked to. Thanks for that. I'll have to make sure it will work with the Patriot 9500 winch and if it does, I'll probably get it.
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:46 PM   #335
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MY Superwinch was more too. But when you get right down to it, (thinking in bus building reverse engineering mode) how much do you really need to make it possible? Its only a 2 way toggle in the regular control. All you really need is a A 2 position relay and some simple wireless device (like a remote door locker) to signal it.
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I have done some mental engineering on a system that I might end up using at the front bumper. Since I’ve replaced the original with a heavy-duty rock bumper, I might devise two drive-in slots fashioned into steel or plywood (several thicknesses) that are also tied into the risers that I will have to drive on to clear the wheel humps. Since these will all be bolted together and the wheels of the Jeep will be on top of the whole thing, the front end shouldn’t bounce up and down. I’d only need to use extra-strong wheel ratchet straps to hold the rear wheels in place and keep the Jeep from rolling fore and aft.

In truth, the only reason I need to keep the front end from bouncing is to prevent the hood of the Jeep from banging the underside of the bed platform. Otherwise I would only worry about securing the rear wheels.
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With that said a bumper winch is not a wrecker winch. So maybe the answer is a wrecker winch on the truck, that also solves the dead battery issue as they have freewheel capabilities. Although they are also hydraulic, which ads another level of complications.
Yeah, now we’re getting into problems that I don’t want to tackle. By the way, most Jeep winches also have freewheel capability, including my Ramsey. You just have to be able to access the winch directly to flip the switch to the freewheel position.
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With that said a bumper winch is not a wrecker winch. So maybe the answer is a wrecker winch on the truck, that also solves the dead battery issue as they have freewheel capabilities. Although they are also hydraulic, which ads another level of complications.
Yeah, now we’re getting into problems that I don’t want to tackle. By the way, most Jeep winches also have freewheel capability, including my Ramsey. You just have to be able to access the winch directly to flip the switch to the freewheel position.
Ahh now that seems like something you can engenier your way out of, where is the switch??
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Ahh now that seems like something you can engenier your way out of, where is the switch??
Doubt it. The black knob is the lever handle that rotates fore and aft to go from “IN” (winching) to “OUT” (freewheeling). It’s hard enough to slide the handle when I’m standing in front of it, and if there is any tension on the winch line, forget it—it only slides when the winch is not under load. Which is good—this isn’t something you want to accidentally move while winching.
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Now that I'm carrying my car in a trailer, I put e-track on the floor + use 2 wheel harness tie downs. Those work awsome! You dont have to worry about suspension travel slacking any straps.
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