Need An Electric Winch To Pull Vehicles Up On A 22 Foot Car Hauler

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I HAVE A 22 FOOT CAR HAULER THAT I USE FOR REPO VEHICLES AND AM LOOKIN FOR A WINCH TO PULL ON THE TRAILER CARS-P/US ECTI WANT TO MOUNT IT TO THE TONGUE SO I CAN USE THE FULL LENGTH OF TRAILER

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The SuperWinch LT2000 Electric Utility Winch, part # 1120210, you have referenced will only have a rated line pull of 2,000 lbs. The rated line pull of 2,000 lbs. will pull a rolling load of 10,050 lbs. up a 6 degree incline, but as the incline increases, the rolling load capacity will decrease. Also, those loads are based on the just one layer of wire wrapped around the drum. Each additional layer of wire (when the winch wire is laid on top of itself) reduces the winchs pulling capacity by 13 percent to 25 percent.

Also, remember that is for a rolling load. If you will be winching any vehicles that are not rolling, the weight capacity will be only what the rated line pull is for that winch, in this case 2,000 lbs.

I recommend to use a electric winch that has a line pull capacity equal to that of the load being moved. A larger rated line pull winch to use would be the Bulldog Winch, part # BDW15019. This winch has a rated line pull of 4,400 lbs. This winch would work better for your application unless you will be pulling anything over 4,400 lbs. dead weight.

If you will be winching anything larger than a 5,500 lb. weight capacity you will want to look at the link I am including that will list larger vehicle recovery electric winches that are available.

For wiring the electric winch, you will need the Trailer and Vehicle Electric Winch Wiring Kit, part # BDW20207.

I am including a link to a FAQ page on finding the right electric winch. This link will have some helpful information for you on choosing the correct electric winch.

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