A few times I did, in fact, wish I had a winch, just truck camping, and coming across people who were stuck and needed help I couldn't give them. Lots of "Sorry, man."
A few times, too, I backed off of a road I was not sure I could deal with if things went south. Prudence being the better part of valor, and all that. We often camp in Sierra National Forest (good climbing) and don't see another car for days. Sketchy cell service, 30 miles from a tow truck. Self-reliance.
So: do you carry a winch for your truck and 1000-plus pounds of FWC? Ever wish you did? If you do carry a winch, what brand and rating do you think is appropriate for your truck and FWC? It seems like Warn winches are the industry standard—any reason to look elsewhere?
Any thoughts very much appreciated.
Note: Here's my new truck: in Wyoming on its inaugural drive from Boulder CO to the SF Bay Area. Boulder was the closest place to CA I could find an access cab with manual transmission. Jeez, I'm getting old.
Edited by huckfinn, 27 December 2014 - 07:12 PM.