Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 16:25
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Any body know of and/or had any dealings/experience with this make of winch?
Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: Rod W - Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 13:17

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 13:17
No need to reply as I just found some info that rules them out, being under their warranty which states: "Products showing corrosion or water damage are not covered under warranty."
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Follow Up By: TomH - Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 13:38

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 13:38
Be ok for moving furniture inside the house. LOL

Not much good for pulling a 4B out of a creek

What do they expect people to use them for .
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Follow Up By: Dave(NSW) - Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 14:12

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 14:12
Warn winches have the same warranty, That's why I brought a Runva winch

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Follow Up By: Rod W - Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 15:57

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 15:57
Yep Runva appear to be very hard to beat.
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Follow Up By: Member - Munji - Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 16:35

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 16:35
I would also check Terrain Tamer
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Friday, Nov 14, 2014 at 08:46

Friday, Nov 14, 2014 at 08:46
The corrosion and water ingress is a pretty standard clause in most electrical gear including alternators and starter motors.

Lust because it has this in the warranty terms doesn't mean it will fail or can't be submerged.

Many get confused by thinking just because one manufacture says it's not covered for this or that; it must be of lower quality and not fit for purpose.

Sure there are many winches including Warn that have been submerged with no ill effects.... just the same as many vehicles with submerged alternators and starter motors.

It comes down to how well they drain and yes muddy sandy water will kill stuff, clean free running water more then likely won't.

Now if it clearly states "DO NOT SUBMERGER - DAMAGE WILL OCCUR" then that's a different story...... getting back to Warn; if they saw a need to build totally water proof winches for 4x4ing I would say they would so obviously they don't see a need for it and with the number of Warn winches getting abused and used in off roading that have offered many years of reliable service.

I would say it is more a marketing ploy by the ones who advertise there winches are water proof....... bit like a car manufacture advertising "our vehicles use standard unleaded fuel, saving you money" when in fact most people will not notice any difference in what petrol they use in what petrol vehicle and most vehicles will run OK on standard unleaded......
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