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Thread: ??? Winch mount on our 1999 One-Ton Dodge van...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Sunny HOT, Flat, Fort Myers, Florida

    Exclamation ??? Winch mount on our 1999 One-Ton Dodge van...

    We will soon be doing some "westward ho touring" in our Roadtrek RV. It has a nine inch ground clearance and is 2WD. As an attempt to extend or expand our BLM type dirt road capability I am considering an ARB locker and a winch. I have the winch on hand. I have had no success in locating a builder for an ARB type front bull bar, with winch bracket, or a mount to allow me to install it in our rear Class III receiver. I figure if I drive it in to a stuck I might be better off backing it out.

    Any sources, thoughts, or solutions are welcome...

    Happy Friday!


    HIS: 1996 Discovery Series I, "Sahara" grille, OME 3" lift springs, OME Stabilizer, LR Diff lock, Bilstein shocks, ARB front bumper, WARN M12000, Safety Devices roof rack, LR rear ladder, 4 Hella 4000's, LR OEM driving lights, best of all LR cup-holders.

    HERS: 1999 Discovery Series II, OME Stabilizer, LR Brush bar, LR rear ladder, LR Cup-holders. Hella 500's.

    Ours: Norcold 60QT. Fridge, Cook Partner - 3 burner stove

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Chico, CA. USA
    I don't know if they make one for a 99 Dodge van but I found a push type bumper for my 78 Dodge and installed a winch mount plate from Harbor Freight which fit perfectly between the upright part of the bumper. I would check with a 4x4 shop as to someone who could fab a custom bumper. Harbor Freight also sells the hitch mount winch plate, I found these stick too far off the bumper and they rattle in the receiver also make sure you run large cables too the back as winches draw alot of power.
    95 Montero SR
    05 Nissan Frontier 4x4
    78 4x4 Dodge Transvan
    05 Honda CRF 450x
    02 Polaris RMK 800
    96 Yamaha Phazer
    11 Polaris RZR 900

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Fayetteville, TN
    My brother in law lives in Bonita Springs and used to do a lot of 4x4 fab stuff. He's been in that area since he was born so he will probably know someone that may be able to build one for you. I'll call him later today.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Tualatin, Oregon
    Have you looked at the Warn Multi-Mount?

    Alcan 5000 Winter Rally.
    Oregon National Forests: 2007, 2012.
    Valsetz, OR.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Metro-West Mass.
    Hi David
    I think that We pretty much did what You want to do during Jan. , Feb. , and March of 2009 . but without all the luxuries You have . We drove out from Boston in Our 2000 Dodge 3500 Maxi Window Van with just one seat and a full size air mattress in the back . We camped in different areas of Az. , from Walmarts , to , rest areas ,National Parks/Forest ( don't forget to get an Old Farts Pass ) and County Parks .
    We stayed the longest at the campground belonging to the Gold Mining Club We are members of and had No trouble on the 9 1/2 mile "road ? " into the campground or the 3 1/2 mi. to there 3200 acre 's of gold claims , in our 2 wd. with No Posi . as the members that looked at the van said we wouldn't with our clearance .
    We were told the same thing at the Black Canyon City KOA and had a blast exploring around the Maggie Mine Road and the Castle Hot Springs Road .
    I do want to add a posi. Hi Lift Jack , Winch and a lot of tow straps for our next trip out there .
    To answer one of your questions , check out Pierce Sales .

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Fayetteville, TN
    I finally got the chance to talk to my brother in law. He said the only place in town he would recommend would be Action 4x4 in Fort Meyers.

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