Load And Unload Your Boat Safer And Easier With A Trailer Winch

Trailer winches are not a recent invention but are a heaven-sent invention. The winch can be traced back to Greek construction sites in the fifth century BCE. They are an excellent tool for loading and unloading your boat, racing car, tractor, or motorcycle onto a trailer with ease. It’s as simple as securing the winch to the vehicle, and with a little aid and guidance from a friend, the winch does the hard work for you and takes the stress out of loading the trailer. eBay has a variety of trailer winches for you to select from to mount on your trailer. 

Trailer winch tips for shopping online

If you're considering upgrading your trailer winch, consider that most trailers use a standard bolt pattern to attach the winch assembly. Here's what you need to know when shopping:

  • A winch's capacity refers to how much weight it can pull. Generally, you want to purchase a winch that can handle twice as much weight as the vehicle you're hauling. For example, if you're hauling a 2500kg car, you'll need a winch with a capacity of 5000kg or 4000kg. The better rule is to choose one that's 1.5 times the weight of your car.
  • A winch's weight capacity is crucial for safety and reliability. A winch should be able to support the weight of your trailer. A quality winch should be durable enough to withstand the weight of a heavy load. 
  • You can choose between electric and hydraulic winches. Both two types are lightweight and convenient. However, the electric car winch is easier to install. 
  • In addition to this, check the wire lengths and sizes and the type of cable to match your car, for example a Toyota Camry towbar winch will be different to other models.

Start searching for your new trailer winch today. Choose from AL-KO, Ark or aftermarket or unbranded winch and use the price filter, so you shop to suit your budget. Are you an eBay member? You can shop confidently from a trusted eBay Plus seller and get free express delivery, free returns, and receive exclusive savings year-round. If you are not a member, you can try for free today.