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Do you prefer a winch or a toolbox?

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Old 12-19-2012, 10:40 AM
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I've already got a winch on my atv, I just have a couple extras and I thought I might would use one. But I'm leaning towards the box, I saw some decent looking ones at lowes the other day. They're plastic, but my trailer is kept indoors and I won't be putting anything of much value in there anyway. You don't need much to hold some ratchet straps and a tarp.
 
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:57 AM
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Post up a link or two to what you're looking at. I need to do something with my equipment trailer and don't have a lot of room to work with.
 
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:56 PM
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This is the one I originally had in mind:
UWS A-Frame Trailer Toolbox - Aluminum - Low-Profile - 2.9 Cubic Feet UWS Toolbox UWS04530

But I'm partial to the UWS brand, as I have one of their low pro boxes on my truck. They have several different brands on that website. I couldn't find a picture of the one I saw at lowes on their website but it was just a plastic box. But at the same time I'm not really crazy about plastic toolboxes so I don't know.
 
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:33 PM
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I agree, the come a long is very useful. I have loaded several cars with them onto trailers. Get a big one with as much capacity and length of cable you can afford. Not expensive at harbor freight.
 
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:34 PM
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Well I finally made a decision after 6 years lol. My dad and I built a toolbox for my trailer. Iím very happy with the way it turned out.
 
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:47 PM
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Not bad. The good thing about expanded metal on the bottom is that dirt will fall out. A couple of guys I ride with went with diamond plate aluminum boxes. I might have put one on my trailer too if it wasn't a tilt-bed. The tongue wouldn't tilt so good with weight on it.
 
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Old 02-08-2019, 04:02 AM
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If it is purely for ATV//UTV loading, then a winch is good. A box will provide storage too. I'd think about maybe something tall enough for extra gas cans, straps etc. But as far as a spare winch goes, they can really help in a pinch. If nothing else, get a heavy duty rated come-a-long in your box. I have used them to load cars with too.
 
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