Originally Posted by UJOINT
True, you want at least a 12K.
I run a 12K on my Jeep TJ, and I'm OK with putting a 9000/9500 in the van and having extra winch rope and snatch blocks. I don't want any more weight on the van and unlike the Jeep I won't be rushing in doing single line pulls to get people (or myself) off a trail, nor dragging the van over things it wasn't meant to go over. With my Jeep I'm quick to jump in and rescue anything, bigger and tougher situation the better and on top of that, everybody always seems like they are in a rush.
In the van it will be emergency recovery only, and I won't pull the winch out unless it's really necessary. Taking the time to build a good recovery setup is more important than dragging around 3K of extra winch, and I don't like being on the trail with people who are impatient with these things anyway, more so with the van. Heck, we really should all be running 15K winches anyway.