Tirfor Winch Cable Storage Solution - A Tyre!

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 19:33
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Hi All,

Many people have probably already done this (i'm a little behind the times), but if you haven't don't consider just do.

We all know how difficult winding 20m of steel cable onto the original brace is (in the rain, in the mud, when you're already running late).

I thought about waiting to find an old wheelbarrow wheel but after seeing them for $18 in Supercheap I had to just do it.

Link:
http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/online-store/products/Pneumatic-Wheel-355mm-x-100mm-14-x-4-.aspx?pid=99012#details

I've already stowed the cable, fits like a dream and took less than 3 mins to do it. Cables no longer sprawls out of control and scratches everything it touches.

Alex
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 20:17

Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 20:17
I can use some help here .. having the sameproblem of the Tirfor cable.

Do you wrap the cable around the rim, or store in inside the tyre?

Or both???

Thanks.

Jack
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Follow Up By: Stu & "Bob" - Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 20:30

Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 20:30
Store inside the tyre, sounds like. Good idea!!!


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Follow Up By: Member - Alex K (NSW) - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 08:48

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 08:48
yeah that right, inside the tyre. Obviously the cable always wants to expand out, tyre holds it altogether.
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Follow Up By: Ray - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 09:09

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 09:09
A similar i dear was at the caravan show in Perth only these were bags. Cylindrical with a opening in one side to allow you to feed water and sullage hoses in.
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Follow Up By: Member - Alex K (NSW) - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 09:23

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 09:23
Ironically i saw the same and asked the question but the bags weren't designed for the cable weight or rigidity.

However i did buy one for the garden hose. Not being a vital bit of equipment when camping a good length of hose is handy to have and now with a compact way to carry it comes with me on all camping trips now. It was only about $10.

http://www.thehosebag.com.au/
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Follow Up By: Member - Neil G (VIC) - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 13:26

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 13:26
Hi Alex,
Another little tip, which you might already do, is to use a hose fitting at each end of the hose and the use a hose joiner to plug the two ends together to stop the water leaking out of the hose where you don't want it to - which it always seems to do!
Cheeers
Neil
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Follow Up By: Member - Alex K (NSW) - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 22:18

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 22:18
Thanks Neil. No I don't but will now for sure.
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