TRAC Outdoor Day-Runner Electrical Trailer Winch
Poor quality control
I have been a professional boat Captain for forty years and was excited to get my winch for my bass boat. It looked good when I took it out of the box but when I went to put the crank handle in its holder it would not go in. After a few minutes of looking inside with a light I seen a screw that was installed on a angle and would not let the handle go all the way in. As I was turning the wench at all angles I heard something rolling around inside so I had no choice but to take it apart to fix it.
Well I did, and that fixed the problem, there was an extra screw just floating around in side. I had to re drill the hole for the screw that stopped the handle from going in place. Well, mounted it on my trailer, hooked the power cable to it and to my surprise it all worked, UNTIL I took the power cord off and the whole plug unit came out of the case, yep the nut had come off the back of the plug so guess what ? Yep, I had to take it off the trailer, take the case apart...AGAIN, the nut was stripped so it wouldn,t hold so I had to epoxy the plastic backing nut on. Now it works fine but I am not too sure of the quality of the people that put this thing together!
It is not a cheat product and I think they should do better on quality control!! Just think if I didn,t know how to fix this thing. I would have to send it back two or three times and months of waiting. Better consider this before you buy!
July 18, 2014
Winch worked as expected, remote light is a nice feature. I installed a garden tractor battery on the trailer tongue inside a Remy battery box. Total wire run to winch less that three feet. Plenty of power, no problem pulling my 16.5' Starcraft with a 90 hp Mariner up on th bunks. The buttons on the transmitter could be more sensitive. After pulling the entire lenth of the boat on the trailer your thumb gets tired. Often contact was broken and had to push harder on button. Other than that it works fine. The plug in buttons worked ok. I fish alone often and will use the transmiiter most of the time. At the angle the winch is mounted I removed the emergency handle, I almost lost it on the first outing. After reading other reviews I felt dedecated battery was the way to go. Now I can tow it with any vehicle.
May 12, 2013
save your $$$$
i purchaced this winch just over a year ago. it was used 8 times to pull boat on trailer last 2 had to powerload due to winch not performing properly. motor burned up. customer service with the company is worse than horriable. you will be better off with a ratchet strap from your local hardware store!
July 21, 2011
Electric Boat Wench
My husband wanted this wench for our boat, & once installed, it works great. HOWEVER....the installation left something to be desired!! Forget the instructions...he had to do modifications in order for it to fit properly where it was supposed to. It took about 2+ hrs. to get it mounted. On the other hand, once installed, it works great. As for recommending to a friend....for installation...NO...but for finished product...YES...
May 5, 2011