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12 v winch in rear of van

Post by appyarry » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:19 pm

I've got a Transit Jumbo, it has been converted to a sports van with a rear garage, inside is a high level double bed, shower, toilet and all the other fittings that make life comfortable. What I'm looking at is fitting a 12v winch in the rear to pull my bikes (especially the MT) up a ramp. I think it would be better than searching for a high kerb or anthill to reverse up to so that I can reverse the bike in without straining my ageing body.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/neafve51prp6r ... e.jpg?dl=0

Has anyone any experience of this?
What pull winch has been used?
Any advice welcome :-)

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Re: 12 v winch in rear of van

Post by Priest » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:38 pm

wouldn't you still have a problem operating the winch and balancing the bike if you were by yourself, unless you had a wired control pad or even a remote control winch in your hand whilst balancing on the ramp ...or are you looking at some form of hoist with winch ? :)
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Re: 12 v winch in rear of van

Post by Mr Shiney » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:49 pm

I have one for sale that comes with a cabled remote. It's only been used a couple of times. It was meant to pull a car onto a trailer so is plenty strong enough for your purposes.
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Re: 12 v winch in rear of van

Post by appyarry » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:57 pm

I will pm you about the winch Mr S :-)
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Re: 12 v winch in rear of van

Post by appyarry » Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:02 pm

Priest wrote:wouldn't you still have a problem operating the winch and balancing the bike if you were by yourself, unless you had a wired control pad or even a remote control winch in your hand whilst balancing on the ramp ...or are you looking at some form of hoist with winch ? :)
I will have a remote wired or wireless, as for balance I have a couple of options and would not sit on the bike while loading. Definitely a winch :-)

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Re: 12 v winch in rear of van

Post by Bonnielad » Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:08 pm

Hope you've got enough hands.
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Re: 12 v winch in rear of van

Post by TDIPower » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:20 pm

With winching you need to look at how they are rated, a lot are as line pull, which is pulling a rolling load (easy thing to move) or Lifting (lot harder to do).

Looking at the van you need to be able to bolt it down I would recommend with the base plate on the floor not bulkhead and with some form or plate on the underside of the floor. You may need a roller/sacrificial block on the floor at the door depending on where the line lies when fixed to the bike.

With the winch fixed to the floor you need to think about what the winch line will be doing once the bike is coming up the ramp. If you attach above the forks then it will be trying to pull the front end down into the floor of the van.

something like this would easily manage a rolling bike. Having the free spooling clutch means you can disengage the motor and just pull the line out the where you need. You need to make sure the drum will hold enough line to do what you need to. Wire rope is cheep but you can go for the plasma ropes (textile/synthetic). The more rope on the drum the less the winch can pull (check the PDF specs for the one bellow) and the more current it will pull (so think aux battery/split charge or only use with engine running and cable with suitable rating).

http://www.safetyliftingear.com/product ... GwodflIDxQ

You could add a wireless remote to replace the wired one (or find a winch with one as standard).

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WIRELESS-WINC ... 0998199514

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Re: 12 v winch in rear of van

Post by deadgrass. » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:01 pm

i use something similar,

its called a wench,

she helps me push it in the van 8-)

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Re: 12 v winch in rear of van

Post by Priest » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:54 pm

Dead grass... you need Salt and Pepper they were good at pushing it real good :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 12 v winch in rear of van

Post by Flying Dutchman » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:32 am

Use some simple calculations and you'll never need a winch again. Just aim at the van when you are landing...
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