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Winch/Trailer q's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dheavychevy38, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Ok i am mounting my 9000lb winch on the front of my trailer what size cable do u reccomend i run from the truck to front of the trailer Thanks Denny
     
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    BKinzey 1/2 ton status

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    Uh what?:confused:
     
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    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    What size cable should you run on the winch? It is spec'd for 5/16".
     
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    He's asking what gage cable to run from the battery on the truck to the winch on the trailer, duh... :p:
     
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    W7NB 1/2 ton status

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    Have you considered putting a battery on the trailer instead of trying to run everything off the rig? Usually trailer winches are only used for short pulls, so a fully charged battery has more then enough juice to do the job. If you still want extra power you can get away with running 8 ga wire from the truck battery to the trailer battery to keep it charged.

    Otherwise, if I'm doing the load equation properly it looks like 2ga for the 20+ foot run figuring the 300 amp draw. Problem is, I'm not sure there is a commercial connector that works with that large of wire - most of what I see is for the 4-8ga size stuff.
     
  6. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Never thought about the battery on the trailer idea thanks ya i was just wondering cause i will be doing this soon. Thanks Denny
     

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