Bass Pro Shops® 2000 lb. Dual-Drive Trailer Winch
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- 2000 lb capacity
- One piece solid steel gears and gear paw
- Dual drive eliminates frame torque
- Galvanized finish
- Power Grip handle
This Dual-Drive Trailer Winch by Bass Pro Shops has a 2000 lb. capacity, one-piece solid steel gears and gear pawl. The dual drive feature eliminates frame torque and allows for an even load distribution. The Winch's galvanized finish ensures toughness. 25' winch strap and stainless steel hook. Power-Grip handle for easy cranking. Universal mounting holes.
Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 11
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bill Poor Design
I tried to install this winch on my trailer and had nothing but trouble. With the design of my trailer, it was best to continue using a u bolt for the front of the winch. There are pre drilled holes for this application but there is a big design flaw. The spring for the lever that controls the direction for the gear drive can't clear the threads. Even with low clearance of threads, it still didn't work. As soon as I installed the u bolt and tried to switch positions, the spring sheared off renendering the winch useless. Spend your money elsewhere.
August 29, 2007
Rated 1 out of 5 by Disapointedboater Planned obsolesence is built right in.
It's rather frustrating to upgrade a winch to well beyond the needs of your boat, only to have it fail in the same manner and place that your previous winch did.
Thinking this was a tougher winch and not wanting to replace one every yearI I upgraded to this 2000LB dual-drive winch, for my 19' Bayliner; a boat that should only need the smallest winch on the market. This winch lasted about 2 dozen times and that's when the bolt that locks the gears and changes the direction of the rotation, sheered off and rendered the winch useless. This isn't a part that I have been able to replace. (It should be a 1/4-20 4" bolt) But this "replacement" doesn't allow it to be tight enough and the locking teeth won't hold under the strain of being tight. You cannot get this part replaced and you have to buy a whole new winch; all because of a 50 cent part.
This could be avoided if the winch manufacturer used aircraft grade, or hardened steel pins or bolts on the parts that are subjected to the most stress, but this would be the smart approach. I have no doubt this is a problem for others (as it's happened to me twice) and that the winch manufacturer is knowledgable about this lack of quality. They CHOOSE to ignore quality and use inferior parts, as part of their "planned obsolesence".
Bass-pro should sell a winch that lasts a lifetime with normal wear and tear, and help boaters to spend their time boating instead of repairing a part that should never have broken in the first place.
August 2, 2006
Rated 5 out of 5 by RobW Winch Review
I had a smaller winch similar to this on my trailer. My son broke the winch while loading an 18' Stratos fish & ski. This winch has proven to be much stronger and better suited for this size boat.
July 11, 2006
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