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  • What Type of Battery is Needed for Powering Trailer Winch and Way to Charge it
  • You would want to go with a deep cell battery. Having a battery larger than you would need would be the way to go as having a battery that is similarly rated as the draw of the winch will drain it quickly. We don't carry any deep cell batteries but you should have no problem tracking one down. If you are wanting to put a larger deep cell battery in your trailer to power your winch and recharge it from the battery on the tow vehicle you will need to wire it directly with the Trailer Wiring...
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  • Recommended Tow Straps for Car Hauler Trailer
  • Since the cost of four of the Erickson Car Tie Down Kit # 08504-05 is close to that of the Bulldog 4-piece set, I would go for the Bulldog kit # BDW20230. For the couple of extra dollars you get not only 10-foot straps rather than 7-footers, but you also get the carry bag to keep everything in order.
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  • Can a Battery for an Electric Winch be Mounted Inside an Enclosed Trailer
  • You can put a battery inside the trailer but you would want to place it in a box of some kind since batteries have gases and chemicals in them. We have different battery boxes depending on the size you will need. I have included a link to them for you. You can run a wire to get a maintenance charge via the 12 volt circuit in the trailer wiring. However, it will not charge up the battery. The wiring is too small and most vehicle alternators are not strong enough to push back the amperage...
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  • Recommended Bulldog Electric Winch and Related Items for Car Hauler Trailer
  • We can help you with an electric winch and wiring kit for installation on the tongue of your tilt-bed car hauler trailer. Winches, like jacks, are best selected with a healthy safety margin in their weight capacity. For example, for an actual need of 1000-lbs using a jack or winch rated for let's say twice that will offer benefits such as reduced wear and improved reliability. Often a product used well below its maximum capacity will tend to last longer. A rolling item like a disabled...
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  • Winch Cover Recommendation for Bulldog 4,400 lb Winch BDW15020
  • The Bulldog 4,400 winch part # BDW15020 that you have has the power unit over the motor so you would need the winch cover specifically designed for that, part # BDW20190.
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  • Electric Winch Recommendation for Loading Classic Cars On an Enclosed Car Trailer
  • When using an electric winch to pull a rolling load onto a trailer, it is typically recommended that the winch have at least the capacity of the weight of the vehicle. I would recommend taking a look at the Bulldog Utility Winch, # BDW15012. This was designed for car hauler applications and will provide the capacity that you will need at a good price. At a 45 degree angle, it has a rolling load capacity of 4,499 lbs. This winch includes a hand held remote control to allow you to control...
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  • Can Bulldog Winch Hitch Mount Storage Bracket # BDW20154 be Used when Operating the Winch
  • The Bulldog Winch Hitch Mount Storage Bracket # BDW20154 is meant to just hold a winch on a hitch mounted winch mount. It isn't meant to be used while using the winch or as an attachment point itself. What you could do though is weld on a combo bar, # E-11, and use that since it is rated for carrying weight.
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  • Recommended Battery for a 12,000 Lb. Electric Car Trailer Winch
  • For a 12,000 lb. electric car trailer winch like the Bulldog Winch Trailer Winch part # BDW10040, I recommend a standard 12 volt lead acid battery rated up to at least 650 cold cranking amps (CCA). As long as the battery is rated up to 650 CCA then you should have no problem powering the winch on your car trailer. A 650 CCA rating is more or less a standard for a 12,000 lb. electric car trailer winch. However, every electric winch should have a recommended battery rating. If you can...
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  • Winch Mount for a 2016 John Deere 590i Gator XUV
  • I contacted my tech contact at Bulldog Winch and he told me the Custom-Fit Steel Winch Mount # BDW15175 is confirmed to fit on your 2016 590i John Deere Gator XUV. I attached a review video of this winch mount you may want to check out. If you are in need of a winch, I recommend the Bulldog Winch 1.9 HP Powersports Winch # BDW15022. This winch has a weight capacity of 6,000 lbs. This winch has a permanent magnet motor and uses a 50' wire rope. The handheld remote cable is 15' long and...
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  • Recommended Mounting Plate to Mount 9K Badland Winch Onto Car Trailer
  • I recommend using the Bulldog Winch Universal Mounting Plate for Truck and Trailer Winches # BDW20291 for your Badland Winch, which has a 4-Bolt mounting pattern (center on center) of 10" x 4-1/2". For hardware you will want to use the Bulldog Winch Hardware for Universal Mounting Plate for Truck Winches # BDW20297, and if you need a Fairlead mount you will want to use part # BDW20063 which is a 122.5-mm Fairlead mount.
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  • Install Instructions for the Bulldog Winch Mount # BDW20208
  • I went out into our warehouse and grabbed a Bulldog Winch Mount # BDW20208 and took some pictures of the install instructions for you to check out.
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  • Winch and Winch Mount Recommendation for a 2016 Honda Rancher 420
  • I checked with Bulldog winch and the part # BDW15181 has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Honda Rancher 420 so it would work well. This would also fit and work well with the Superwinch LT3000ATV Winch # SW1130220 that you also referenced. This winch does come with a handlebar mounted rocker switch as well.
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  • Where to Mount the Solenoid Box of the Superwinch LT2000 on a 2013 Polaris 550
  • Superwinch recommends that when you install the Superwinch LT2000 ATV Winch part # 1120210 on an ATV that you install the solenoid box close to the battery, in the storage box, under the seat or on the frame. It will be up to you to determine where of those locations would work the best for you. I would probably try in the area where the battery is first as that would probably be the easiest. I attached an installation video for this winch on a 2012 Polaris 500 which shows where they...
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  • Winch Recommendation for Race Car Trailer with 2,500 lb Car
  • The Bulldog Winch part # BDW15020 would be a great option for your setup. This is a 4,400 lb 12 volt winch which uses a synthetic rope instead of a steel cable. It powers in and out and has a built in brake as well. The winch also moves at 19 feet per minute when there is a lighter load like your race car. For rolling loads like a car this has a 44,000 lb capacity so it would easily move your car and do it quickly as well.
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  • Winch Mount Fit For a 1997 Suzuki King Quad 300
  • For your 1997 Suzuki King Quad 300 the Bulldog Winch ATV mount part # BDW15135 that you referenced is a confirmed fit. The most popular winch we offer to go with this mount is the Superwinch LT2000 part # 1120210 which has a 2,000 lb capacity.
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  • Installing Bulldog Winch Quick Connect Booster Cables on 2014 Ford Explorer
  • Using the Bulldog Winch Booster Cable Set # BDW20197 on your 2014 Ford Explorer Sport won't be an issue most of the time but you will want to be careful. First of all, as with any type of wiring connections, you will need to keep the quick connector clean and dry at all times. Trying to jump a car with moisture or debris in the connector can cause a problem for you regardless of what vehicle it is. Using the booster cable set really isn't any different than using jumper cables except...
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  • Hitch Mount Shackle Mount for Bulldog Big Dog 1-1/2 Inch Shackle
  • For the shackle mount of the Bulldog Winch Big Dog 1-1/2 Inch Shackle # BDW20181, you will want part # BDW20181C001. This hitch mount shackle mount will fit 2 inch trailer hitches. The shackle mount requires at least 2 inches between the ends of the shackle to fit the mount. I have attached a photo showing this measurement.
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  • Will The Tensioner For Bulldog Winches Work On A Smittybilt 9500 XRC Winch?
  • The Tensioner for Bulldog Winch Standard Series Truck Winch - Wire Rope, # BDW20234, is a confirmed fit for all Bulldog standard series truck winches. However, it is compatible with many other winches. Although I can't confirm the fit on your specific winch, I have attached a picture with measurements in millimeters for you to check mounting compatibility.
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  • Comparison of Bulldog # BDW20030 and Erickson # EM59800 Heavy-Duty Recovery Straps
  • Both of the recovery straps you referenced, Bulldog # BDW20030 and Erickson # EM59800, are 3-inch x 30-foot straps with reinforced ends, but between the two I would go for the Bulldog since it offers a slightly higher break strength rating of 30K versus the Erickson's 27K.
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  • Recommended Winch Mount For 2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel
  • The Winch Carrier for Bulldog Winch Grille Guard - 12,000 lbs # BDW733601 is not a fit for your 2000 Ram 3500. The only mount that is available is a receiver mount like the Bulldog Winch Receiver Mount Kit - 2" x 2" # BDW20155 or the Curt Trailer Hitch Electric Winch Mount Plate # C31010. For this you will need a front mount receiver if you don't already have one. We have two models available; the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 65003 or the Curt Front...
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  • Which Adapters Work with the Bulldog Stubby Front Bumper Part # BDW21000 for a 2005 Jeep TJ
  • Yes, the Bulldog Stubby Front Bumper part # BDW21000 for your 2005 Jeep TJ is rated for flat-towing. Unfortunately, there is no way around using an adapter as none of the towbars will come off the shelf ready to couple to this bumper. You will need to use an adapter like part # BX88303 for Blue Ox tow bars or part # RM-035 for Roadmaster tow bars. For a Blue Ox tow bar I recommend using the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar part # BX7365 which has a 6,500 lb weight capacity and comes with safety...
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  • Wiring Diagram for the Bulldog Winch Switch BDW20261
  • I spoke with my contact at Bulldog Winch and he was able to send me a diagram that shows how the In/Out Rocker Switch part # BDW20261 wires up.
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  • Forward Collision Warning Sensor And Adaptive Cruise Control Interference With Brush/Grille Guard
  • I called Westin, Bull Dog, and Aries and nobody has a work around for these sensors yet. One of the techs said that you can disconnect the sensors on the inside and leave sensors on the outside operational, which would allow you to use a brush guard like the Bulldog Winch Grille Guard - Black, # BDW733650B, you referenced.
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  • Dimensions of the Bulldog Stubby Front Bumper # BDW21000
  • I contacted Rampage to get the dimensions of the Bulldog Stubby Front Bumper # BDW21000 that you referenced and he sent me basically every dimension available for it. I attached the dimensional drawings for you to check out.
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  • Is Much Modification Needed to Install Bulldog BDW20208 on a 2017 Rubicon Recon Edition
  • The Bulldog Winch Winch Mount # BDW20208 is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Recon Edition with the OE Bumper. I have attached a picture of the installation instructions for you to check out. There is a little bit of modification that will need to be done, but it is nothing major. Essentially you will need to relocate the vacuum canister with the included bracket and then maybe drill out some holes in the frame for some bolts.
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  • Does Triangle Ring Part of Bulldog Winch Combo Axle/Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps have to be Used
  • I will be happy to help. The reason that there is that triangle ring portion on the Bulldog ratcheting tie down straps # BDW20230 is so it can attach to a vehicle axle. But you can use just the hook portion to attach to something and not use the triangle ring part if needed and not suffer reduced capacity. I have linked a video featuring these straps for you.
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  • Hitch Mount, Wiring, Wireless Remote, and Winch Cover for Bulldog Winch Alpha Series Winch
  • To mount the Bulldog Winch Alpha Series Off-Road Winch # BDW10048 to a 2 inch hitch receiver, you will want the Bulldog Winch Hitch Mounted Winch Mounting Plate with Handles # BDW20011. This winch mount will make it easy to transfer the winch from the 2 inch front hitch to the 2 inch rear hitch of your Jeep Commander. Keep in mind that when the winch is mounted to the hitch, the capacity of the winch will be limited to the hitch's capacity. I confirmed with my contact at Bulldog Winch that...
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  • Can 2006 Jeep Wrangler be Flat Towed Behind RV Using Bulldog Stubby Bumper
  • Yes you can use the Bulldog Stubby bumper # BDW21000 for flat towing your 2006 Jeep Wrangler. After installing the bumper you will just need the right components to flat tow the Jeep using the bumper. You will need brackets # BX88303 and a compatible tow bar. I recommend the Alpha, # BX7365, since it is rated for 6,500 pounds and comes with safety cables. Next you will need a lighting solution. I recommend diode kit # RM-154 because once it's installed you will not have to worry about...
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  • Winch Recommendation for Car Hauler for Moving up to 5,000 lb Cars
  • The Bulldog Winch part # BDW10031 would be a great winch for your application. You would want to center the drum with the center of your trailer so that when pulling the vehicle onto the trailer it would be pulling it straight and not to the side. Having the winch in the very front of the trailer would not be a problem either. That's generally where most people mount winches. The cable is 47-1/2 feet long so that wouldn't be an issue at all.
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  • How to Power Electric Badlands Winch to Tow Vehicle
  • There are a few different ways that you can wire up your Badlands Electric Winch to your truck, but I do not recommend using the trailer connector on your tow vehicle. This is simply because electric winches will draw too much power for the connector and the trailer wiring to handle. I have attached an article on wiring an electric winch that you might find very helpful. The second half of the article details the different methods that can be used. The one I recommend is powering the...
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