I know this subject has been covered here but I need a little advice and input on a new addition to the van. I have read several older winch threads and a ton of them on other forums. I recently got a Reunel bumper with a winch mount. I want to add a winch but don't need a $1600 top-o-the-line Warn. I have a budget of around $600 for this. I had pretty much decided to get a Smittybilt 15k for about $650 but then I came across this:
It's an entry level Warn but it is a Warn. These can be had for about $650. It's also a little bit lighter duty (12k) than I wanted but again, it's a Warn. I will rarely use it anyway. My van is about 9500# fully loaded, but I guess it will be about 10k after I add the Reunel bumpers. I'm not sure how they construct a bumper out of lead but they do.
I have read many threads on the pros/cons of Chinese built winches, which seems to be pretty much everything except Warn. Really the only pro I can find on any of them is price. I like the idea of buying the Warn name and reputation and of course parts/support if I ever need it.
Is this a big enough winch?