Originally Posted by SheilaRay
Ok, so went to the MI UP last weekend and got the jeep buried to the body (I have a 2" BB) ... Time to get the winch I had been thinking of buying... Question is... I don't see a lot of people talking about the multi-mounts. Why would you not want the abilty to use the winch in the front and rear???
One of the times I got stuck would have been necessary to have the winch on the rear...
I like the idea too...but let me play devil's advocate...okay, you're stuck in slimy, nasty mud up to your body...where is your winch (with multi-mount)? Is it mounted on the front? Is it mounted on the rear? Is it in the cargo area?What if it's mounted forward and you need it on the rear? Can you imagine trying to walk through knee deep mud while carrying that winch/mount from front to rear, loaded with cable? Hmmm...okay you manage to horse the thing through the muck...oh oh...the rear receiver is just about buried in the muck too...oh crap! How the heck can I possibly mount this thing securely, get it plugged into the harness, and actually use it while standing in boot sucking, nasty, knee deep muck? Yikes! This is a worst case scenario to be sure, but it is a possibility, isn't it? How much does the winch, loaded with cable and the mount weigh?
On the other hand...your winch is solidly, securely mounted on your specialized FRONT bumper...You should be able to find an anchor point somewhere, even if it's a portable anchor you carry with you (sand anchor) and begin to get yourself unstuck...sounds a bit less troublesome doesn't it?
Like I said before, I love the idea of portability to allow the best case scenario in winching, but I don't like the thought of traipsing through all manner of muck and mire carrying a heavy object!
Just my thoughts!