Runva 1200lbs Winch

Big-Trev

Well-Known Member
#1
I had a chance to use my new Runva winch for the first time, whilst on the Pt Lincoln & Coffin Bay trip . There was one sand hill that was rutted out quite badly and with not having a lot of clearance and no lockers the Prado bogged down to the rails . So having Luke in the 79 in front of me , we hooked the winch up to his rear end and started the pull. The first few seconds we got some movement but then the car stopped and dug in some more. Taking my foot of the loud pedal and just letting the winch do its job, I started moving again but very slowly . After approximately 5 minutes we were free.

Now what I did incorrectly with this recovery.

First I did not dig any sand from in front of the tires at all. Never used any recovery boards , to help get out of the holes that I was in . But the winch pulled us out without a hiccup . Also I forgot to put a winch dampener on the rope. We did connect to a proper recovery point on the 79 at least. Also the recovery was completed on a single line pull as well.

So in conclusion to this I would like to give a big shout out to Runva for a great product .
 

slivertoy

Well-Known Member
#2
I have put my 12,000lb, Runva through heaps over the last 5 years, submerged pulls, single line pulls, double line pulls and even a triple one day, winching a 4x4 up a near vertical slope, never had a problem with it, only now the remote, (which is basic), is playing up, it only goes out not in, new batteries too,
i'll pull the isolator off it one day and clean it up, but so far i'm very happy with it,,
 

unko84

Active Member
#3
I have put my 12,000lb, Runva through heaps over the last 5 years, submerged pulls, single line pulls, double line pulls and even a triple one day, winching a 4x4 up a near vertical slope, never had a problem with it, only now the remote, (which is basic), is playing up, it only goes out not in, new batteries too,
i'll pull the isolator off it one day and clean it up, but so far i'm very happy with it,,
last trip you parked in the middle of the river in a hole( hows the carpet?)
 

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