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post #1 of 19 Old 09-04-2011, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Winch mount in truck bed???

Does anyone know of a good way to mount a winch in a truck bed? I've heard of mounting ATV style winches or utility winches from headache racks. And I've heard of mounts that go across the bed and mount to stake holes in the bed rail. It'd be mostly used for loading ATV's or dead animals into the bed of the truck so it'd probably have to be mounted towards the top of the bed so the cable won't rub on the tailgate. Any ideas or pictures would be great.
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I guess this wont help much but the only in bed mount I really am familiar with is one that goes in to a gooseneck hitch

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You ever hear of or seen any mounted to headache racks?
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Ihave on semi trucks. I would think you would need good supports for the rack if you had it mounted there.

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Yeah, that's what I was figuring. Found this picture somebody made to mount one in the bed. Not sure it would work if I put things on the ends to go into the stake holes? Any ideas?
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Not a bad setup. Even for just an ATV I would think it would need some bracing

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What do you mean by that? I thought the bar going across the bed would be considered braced? The guy had a pic of this mounted down forward of his wheel wells and it was winching a 4-wheeler just fine. I just wasn't sure if the bedrails would be strong enough.
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Its just how I am looking at it. It may be plenty strong enough. I have had a lot of beers tog=night so I am not one to judge. LOL

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Haha, I guess there's only one real way to find out if it's strong enough.
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Yup, gotta try it

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