OK guys I bought a Warn winch at the beginning of March, the M8000 to be specific. I mounted it on my Jeep and and am quite pleased with it. I went Warn because it was a few dollars more than the cheaper Chinese made winches and the Warn is made in America with a great support network. (ok ok 350.00 more)
This thread is about the rebate that was going on at the time for a free medium duty recovery "kit". I wanted the winch and I already had most of the stuff in the "kit" but decided hell, if they are giving it to me for free I will take it, and add it to my stash. One can't have enough stuff, right?
besides the rebate kit was priced at 200.00 so that brought the price of the winch down closer to the Smittybilt type winches. win win!
I filled out the paperwork and mailed the necessary documentation and waited. The paperwork said to expect delivery in 8-10 weeks, but in about 5 weeks I came home to a package on my doorstep.
Inside was a tow strap, a tree strap, a snatch block, two Warn stamped D rings, a pair of really nice gloves, and a nice padded bag to carry it all in. The bag is double stitched and has enough room for the recovery "kit", and room for quite a bit more. I was displeased to see the kit was all made in China, but it certainly feels to be of better quality than the 99.00 Smittybilt recovery "kit"
Now, I am just coming back from vacation and my next rotation off I plan on heading out for a wheeling trip down to U R E national forest and will give the "kit" a run through its paces and will report back, but I am sure it will be fine.