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Bolted on bits, factory and aftermarket accessories Discussion of after-market extras: winches, bull bars, tow bars (and Towing), roof racks, snorkels, and other cool stuff

View Poll Results: Winch?
Take it 10 50.00%
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Winches..
my take is you either praise the day you bought (or 'brought' in your case) it, or curse the day you didn't.
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I am assuming this poll is only for taking a winch as a necessity for travel in Australias inland arid areas where the OP is intending to travel.
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I am assuming this poll is only for taking a winch as a necessity for travel in Australias inland arid areas where the OP is intending to travel.

Indeed it is. Or it was, at least.

Made a roof rack for the Maxtrax tonight near the rear of the camper trailer, it can stay on when flipping it over. 30mm x 15mm tube with the genuine Maxtrax mounting pins but chopped 10mm off each. The rack is nice and solid.






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I vote leave the winch at home because you with another car.

My tip is also take a second tyre carcass and at least tools sufficient to change it on to a rim. If its not you, it might be your mate that needs the tyre.
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Everytime I used a winch when on a trip was to pull someone else out of a sticky situation. Like said above its nice insurance to have but another tyre is more practical. Fully endorse a TPMS system as I use on all my cars.
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I voted take it.



You only need a small sprinking of rain to turn some of those roads into skid pans and send you into a ditch that you might not be able to snatch out of.



If you've got the time, it's a small price to pay for some extra self sufficiency.
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Default Poll for Central Australia travellers... Winch: Take it or leave it.

Assuming I donít change my mind and install the winch tonight, can anybody see any issues in travelling without the fairlead on, as far as damage goes. As far as odds go itís low but when passing other cars on gravel roads, a stone could be kicked up by the passing car and just happen to get in there. Itís a decent sized hole. But on the flip side it would promote good airflow. I do have some gauze I could put over it and just put the bolts in to hold it in place. Opinions welcomed on this matter. Leaving in the morning.




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There shouldn't be issues without the fairlead. You wouldn't need it without the winch, there's nowhere to attach anything in there anyway

Tyre carcass is a good idea, the last thing you want is getting a tyre for triple what you'd pay for it back home, it will be a highway tyre and binned as soon as you get home.. At least with your own, you know what it is, it matches your other tyres, meaning you can carry on with the trip without that in the back of your mind
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Get some expanded mesh/gutterguard from Bunnings and use 100mph/gafer tape to tape it over the opening.
Only temporary but gives you some piece of mind and won't cost heaps
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