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Winches and Water

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Hossbaby50, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I mounted a Warn 12K on the front of my truck at the beginning of the summer. We don't get alot of rain in Phoenix, but recently we have got the monsoons going. I don't have a winch cover on my winch.

    Will water hurt my winch? Do I need to construct a winch cover for my truck? Thanks

    Harley
     
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    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i don't have a cover on mine and i have it on my blazer year around in rainy oregon and have never had any problems with mine /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    ive submerged mine with no problems, still works as good as it did when i bought it two years ago /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif, thats warn for you /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    It'll be fine here in AZ. If you lived in a place where they salted the roads 6 months out of the year, a cover wouldn't be a bad idea /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    can you operate a winch underwater? like fully submerged?
     
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    Not an electric winch. Atleast that's what a Ramsey rep told me. He said it wouldn't work underwater, but after you got it out it would. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

    btw, Ramsey recommends changing the gear oil at least once a year if you don't use the winch. And more often if you use it. They said the heat of using it will cause condensation inside it and the more you use it the more condensation.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I'm not sure about the under water use but they guys in ttc used theres under water in the tank trap /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    they work under water just fine
     
  10. Hossbaby50

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    About this gear oil thing? How do I change it on my 12K Warn? I bought it used and would like to change it now that I know about it. Thanks

    Harley
     
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    Try poking around the support pages at www.warn.com I found some great exploded diagrams on there for my old 8274. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Well, that makes me feel better! With my new winch mount bumper combo, I am gaining approach angle, but losing winch highth since the winch is going between the frame rails.
     
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    I wouldn't be able to help you much on the Warn. But I have all the Ramsey RE12000 winch diagrams you could ever use. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    What about the Thermo 9.5i Warn winch? Isn't it completely sealed? If I get a winch in this life it will be that one.
     
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    not completely sealed, But more so then the rest of the winches.
     
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    Don't forget about the cable either. We use penetrating oil on the cables on our fire trucks aerial ladder. They are always exposed to the weather and the manufacturer recommends it to prevent rust from forming inside.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    can you operate a winch underwater? like fully submerged?

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    my A2000 warn electric winch works when submerged, that is in very hairy situations too, so the winch has surpassed my reliability tests ive given it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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