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#3046098 - 11/23/12 04:35 PM trailering question
Gravey
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I bought a rhino earlier this year and use the winch to tie down the frontend. My brother-in-law recently bought a ranger and the salesman told him that wasn't recommended but didn't elaborate. So if you have a winch on your atv or utv do you use it for this? Just curious of why its not recommended by the dealer.
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#3046112 - 11/23/12 04:53 PM Re: trailering question [Re: Gravey]
stik
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i use ratchet straps.
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#3046558 - 11/24/12 12:54 AM Re: trailering question [Re: stik]
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Ratchet straps is what i use. The winch can be used for that but most people use ratchet straps that i know.
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#3046575 - 11/24/12 04:01 AM Re: trailering question [Re: Gravey]
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 Originally Posted By: Gravey
I bought a rhino earlier this year and use the winch to tie down the frontend. My brother-in-law recently bought a ranger and the salesman told him that wasn't recommended but didn't elaborate. So if you have a winch on your atv or utv do you use it for this? Just curious of why its not recommended by the dealer.


Useing the winch as the tie down wears on the internal mechanical parts. Like when you hit bumps in the road and cause it to bounce and jerk.

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#3046734 - 11/24/12 09:27 AM Re: trailering question [Re: papaw]
arctic_cat
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I winch my front down and use ratchet straps or a little chain set up I have on my little trailer for the back. nothing wrong with using the winch. Been doing it since 05 when I bought mine new

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#3048335 - 11/25/12 04:25 PM Re: trailering question [Re: arctic_cat]
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I use my winch too.
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#3048824 - 11/25/12 08:30 PM Re: trailering question [Re: Benelli 4 Life]
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Appreciate the feedback. My 4-wheeler doesn't have a winch so I've always used straps but was curious what others do and if they've had problems from using their winch in this manner.
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#3048995 - 11/25/12 11:57 PM Re: trailering question [Re: Gravey]
TNGunhunter
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ratchet straps are really cheap if they break...winches, not so much
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#3052977 - 11/28/12 08:34 AM Re: trailering question [Re: TNGunhunter]
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My dad has been doing it ever since he bought his first four wheeler in 91. His only problem is forgetting to turn off the key and battery draining by the time he gets back to camp the next weekend. Lol. It got so bad one year a guy walked up and handed him one of those battery jumper packs and two bungie cords. But he always strapped the back down too.
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