After removing the winch I first removed the rope and cleaned all the debris from the winch. Then I took the winch apart and tested the motor, which seemed to work out fine. After putting the winch back together again everything worked, most probably the cleaning and refitting the thing solved the problem.
Dear friends, I am preparing a new travel adventure. One that will exceeds all my previous trips. And of course Brutus plays an important role. Soon I will announce more details!
Since I broke my winch during an event by the Land Cruiser Club I never looked at it again and it was basically a heavy weight on the front bumper. This obviously needed to change. I don’t really see a need for a winch for the kind of traveling I do so the options are to repair it against minimal costs, or ditch the whole thing and lose some weight from the front bumper as an added benefit. Replacing it with an other winch is not what I was intended to do.
Today I received a new addition to my travel equipment, a LifeSaver jerrycan with built-in water filter. I also ordered the optional spray hose so I can easily rinse of fruit and vegetables with clean water, or even take a shower.
I have investigated various filtration options, and decided to go for the LifeSaver jerrycan because of the high filtration claims, the self-contained water storage of 18 litres and the fact that the size is the same as a standard jerrycan which makes packaging a lot easier.
Today I installed the Zarges case and jerrycan holder on the roofrack.