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    Winch wiring on 2018 Ram

    Getting that time to install the wiring for my Warn M8000 winch on the new truck. The winch is in a transportable Mount and I have a front hitch already installed on the truck. The winch has 2AWG cable with an Anderson style quick connect. I will be running cables from the battery down to the winch with a quick connector on it. The biggest issue I am thinking about is connecting to the battery.. Most guys just bolt directly to the battery,but, I prefer to have a battery disconnect of some kind at the battery. Got stuck once with my Landcruiser years ago where a solenoid failed while winching and the winch line got sucked in pretty tight and the winch motor burned up. It took me a minute or two to find a 1/2 inch wrench to disconnect the battery.(panic situation) At least I had finished winching and was unhooked from the tree! Any suggestions on some of the new battery disconnects out there now. Small is better as there is limited room in these new trucks. I will also be building a nice set of jumper cables to plug into the Anderson plug on the front hitch..
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    Winch wiring on 2018 Ram

    The Anderson style plugs that Warn uses say 175 amp on them.
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    Winch wiring on 2018 Ram

    I always use welding cable for winches.. Much better stuff, the covering is way tougher and it’s very flexible too! A relay controlled inside the truck to shut off power looks good now. I can get a high amp relay for under $50. Will continue with a bit of research, but, I did use a HD relay with my last winch for many years after I made sure it was rated for the anticipated draw. Also,if I have a heavy pull I always use my snatch block and double line it back to the truck. Much much easier on the equipment.. My winch on the 97 was bought in 1998 and is still pulling as strong as ever. I don’t beat on my equipment like some folks I see out in the bush! It’s scarey how some guys use their recovery gear without a clue!
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    Winch wiring on 2018 Ram

    That’s the issue I am thinking about Ben. Most of the winching I do is less than 50 feet of line with a 1200 lb moose on it. I can’t remember the last time I had all 100 ft of winch line out... I no longer drive through the middle of mud holes like I did 30 years ago! Don’t have anything to prove to anyone now that I am older and wiser!😎 But, I have had to pull the truck once every few times out. If I do put a disconnect in, it will have to be rated for enough amps pulled through it on those extremely rare events.
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    Winch wiring on 2018 Ram

    That’s one of my thoughts. Probably the easiest thing.. The cables from the battery to the mount will be well armored and carefully routed as well.
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    Winch wiring on 2018 Ram

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    Winch wiring on 2018 Ram

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    Winch wiring on 2018 Ram

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    Project Mads

    Sounds like a great use Scotty.
  10. Never felt a thing as I was sound asleep dreaming of big fish and monster moose!
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    1997 Dodge 2500 4x4

    Well, the 97 has to go.. My son has a coworker at the fish hatchery that is really interested in it for towing his farm trailers. Selling it up here in BC would be easier but, who knows what will happen. Just putting out feelers now, pm me if interested... My signature tells most of the truck’s story.. Probably looking for something in the neighborhood of $7500 USD.
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    1997 Dodge 2500 4x4

    Absolutely.... Grabbed the morning paper and the street and driveway look strange with so few vehicles in front of it.. Oh well,gotta drag the jet boat home next week and give it a long overdue cleaning now that I have room...🥳
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    1997 Dodge 2500 4x4

    The 97 just drove away.. Kind of sad to see the old girl leave. We have had tons of adventures and many miles of family travels in that truck. My daughter was only 4 when we got it,she’s 25 now! At least the young fellow that bought it really knows what he bought and appreciates it. I hope it serves him as well as it served me on a wide bunch of different adventures.
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    1997 Dodge 2500 4x4

    Sold the truck tonight... Got what I was asking for it.. Very strange. The young fellow who is buying the truck is the son of an RCMP helicopter pilot that my wife knew well. He was killed in 2012 when his chopper crashed. I had an idea who the kid might be,it was a funny feeling when I told him his name sounded familiar and he said “you might have known my dad”. Weird how things happen sometimes. This kid was one of the most respectful young men my wife and I have dealt with in a while. A breath of fresh air.. He has a 2009 Duramax he is selling tomorrow . He said his truck has a fair bit of rust on it . He was quite happy with the condition my truck is in . I told him thats from the habit of washing any wet mud off the underbody after off roading! Will be glad when it’s gone from in front of my house.👍🏼👍🏼 My wife will be even happier...🤓
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    What tires do you like?

    BFG AT KO2, my 97 had a few sets on her the last 10 or so years. Not too noisie and still good off road... The new truck got these on before I picked her up from Scotty!
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    1997 Dodge 2500 4x4

    I never List my number. Got the first fellow coming by in 10 mins!
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    1997 Dodge 2500 4x4

    https://abbotsford.craigslist.org/cto/6930799318.html Awaiting the usual calls from people on Craig’s List who don’t know anything about the item for sale. I can hardly wait! NOT!!
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    1997 Dodge 2500 4x4

    It’s going on the dreaded Craig’s List today... Also will put it on Facebook Market place. Getting prepared for all the stupid questions from people who know nothing about CTDs!
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    Sled pulls at Skagit Speedway!

    They do one a year . I just double checked my calendar and I have our boys outdoor club campout that weekend.. Drat, can’t miss that ..
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    Sled pulls at Skagit Speedway!

    I’m in...
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    Baby's getting new shoes!

    How does that change the accuracy of your speedo? Is there a gear change in the cable connection to make the speedo accurate again like they used to or is it an electronic input with a computer? Speeding tickets are no fun!!
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    1997 Dodge 2500 4x4

    Guess it Craig’s List if the guy that works with my son at the fish hatchery doesn’t want it.. The joys of selling a vehicle.. Also, non stock (modified in any way)vehicles when inspected won’t get into USA..
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    1997 Dodge 2500 4x4

    Yup. Looks like 25 years is the magic age.
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    1997 Dodge 2500 4x4

    Looks like my truck is destined to live out it’s days in Canada. Silly regulations and government red tape...But,it’s not the end of the world. Craigs List here we come... I can hardly wait...NOT... Maybe a miracle will happen... I won’t hold my breath though..
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    1997 Dodge 2500 4x4

    Pretty easy from what I have learned. BC bill of sale and the registration. A clean lien search as well.
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