Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I have a winch for my truck mounted on a receiver mount and honestly hate it.
For 4 wheeling it sticks out too far off the bumper front or rear. Which means you need to find a way to SAFELY secure it inside the Jeep. Which is more cost and takes up room, lots of room.
I carried it on a couple of trips before getting a winch bumper for the Jeep. You need the extension like pictured above to clear the spare tire on the back. I would not trust that on a side pull. Simply too long of a lever arm.
I have found in the past that I used my winch a lot when I was least expecting it. Mild trails, car stuck in the snow on the way home from the office, etc. Just much easier to have it with you all the time.
Not to mention the thing is not light. Trying to lug it around on a rocky, muddy trail and get it in a receiver that may be blocked by mud and rocks can be a real downer.