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Hey Aaron: I remember a post you made a month or so back about "pit pins"
I haven't looked for them but I was wondering if they would work for the winch mount for my Warn. Do they come in different diameters? lengths? I know this would make it easier to steal the winch but I was interested for moving the winch to the back in the receiver. I could have a friend fab a plate that would fit into the receiver and pin the winch plate into it. Just an idea. All the guys that drive Suburbans and tall Chevy trucks tried to convince me to get the mounting plate with the receiver mounted "tray" but folks with more sense (read: Jeepers) brought me to my senses. Man this BBS is cool. I mostly take trips to go wheeling, as I don't have many places to wheel around here, so I could remove the Warn mounting bolts and use these pit pin things on the trip. No self-respecting four wheeler would steal the winch on the trail, right?/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif The only real additional expense would be the quick connect electrical and looong cables to the rear. Thanks for your help. /wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif

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Aaron: Thanks for the reply. I was looking at a very similar design only through the "saddle" part of the winch mount that goes through the frame rails.
Hopefully I won't need to pull myself out backwards but I don't want to be stuck somewhere with a tree or another wheeler behind me and no way to get out!! It looks like a pretty simple solution rather than mounting the winch in a receiver that sits too low to clear obstacles in the front. CJDave does indeed have a slick setup for the second battery. I attempted to paste in the last time I saw that setup. I don't know if it will work and I have not yet set it up on my CJ. Gotta get ready for work, Thanks again Aaron /wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif

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I don't obviously know how to post the file for the battery wiring. I can tell you it was Wed Jan 5th on a thread started by bas 157 Dual battery Wiring Question.Subject Re: Dual Battery Wiring Question
Posted by CJDave
Posted on Wed Jan 5 11:13:10 2000
From IP 208.12.101.19


Er....ah....we don't exactly know how to do that yet. I have the scanner setup all right, but I have to do it when my "coach" is here. Remember, I'm a fifties guy, and this huge computer with all the stuff is still just a tad strange. HOWEVER....here is the scheme as the written word. (1) Continuous-hold solenoid mounted on fender inner panel...solenoid has input big terminal, and output big terminal. Use a heavy cable to hook solenoid output terminal to the ( ) of the second battery. Use a heavy cable to hook the solenoid input terminal to the ( ) of the first battery, right along with all the original Jeep stuff...just add the cable to the pile.. Take the (-) side of the second battery direct to a real good ground.
(2) Continuous-hold solenoid has two little terminals on it. Hook one to the "run" side of the ignition switch, same as for example a heater motor, The remaining terminal of the solenoid goes to an oil pressure switch that you tee into the oil gauge outlet on the engine. You can buy Hobbs
switches (and many others) which will ground the wire on pressure rise, or which have TWO terminals on them which will connect when pressure rises. If it is a two-pole switch, just run one wire to a
good ground. Now....key feeds solenoid ( ) current, but solenoid waits for the oil pressure to
rise and to get a (-) before it can close. By that time, you have current from the alternator to
charge the guest battery. Hook all the extra stuff to the second battery side (output side)of the
solenoid. Leave the Jeep original stuff on the original solenoid, same as before. With engine
on...both batteries are on the main line. Engine off...they are isolated. Which means that you
can't accidentally run your cranking battery down by using the 12V ice chest, the winch,
the stereo, ot anything else that you added that will be hooked to the ( ) side of the second
battery. Is this somewhat clear?

CJDave
I never believe any statistics unless I've made 'em up myself.

Hey that worked! Sorry folks, I need to learn how to attach the files.


Brit
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