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Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Joker2017, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. Nov 28, 2016 at 6:08 AM
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    Joker2017

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    Good morning, how do I provide power (12Volt) to the back of my truck for the winch on my trailer? Thanks in advance.
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  2. Nov 28, 2016 at 7:17 AM
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    daddy_o

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    I don´t have it set up anymore, but I had a marine deep cycle battery mounted on my trailer tongue in a marine grade battery box. Hook the winch up to that along with an on board charger. I would just charge the battery up the night before a big ride(ATV mud ride) and she was good to go. With the Taco having the bed outlet I suppose you could try to plug the charger in there, I am not sure how well it would work based on amp draw and output, but its a thought.
     
  3. Nov 28, 2016 at 7:42 AM
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    Depending on what you are winching (car onto the trailer?) I'd be tempted to run a separate, fused hot straight from the truck battery to a connector at the rear bumper.

    NOTE: I did not look to see if there was a 30A hot in the factory connector before saying this but even if there is - having a separate dedicated one independent of the ignition is nice for 12v trailer lighting and a bunch of other things.
     
  4. Nov 28, 2016 at 7:46 AM
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    Find out the draw of the winch and calculate the cable size needed. Then purchase said cable, attach some high amp quick disconnects and make a short pig-tail off the battery. Then you can just run the cable when you are winching up and over the truck. I would NOT run a live cable all the way to the back.
     
  5. Dec 8, 2016 at 7:28 PM
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    That's what I did but I just kept the wire long and store it in the side compartment in the bed. I drilled a hole in the box and ran the wire right into it.
     
  6. Dec 8, 2016 at 7:49 PM
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    dolooper

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    I used these to wire back to hitch mount winch on the rear receiver on both my 92 4runner and 17 Taco. The kit has quick connects and also has a switch to turn off current from under the hood so it's only running when you need it.

    I have an 8k winch that i can swap between the two or chuck in the bed/back. If you had to run longer than the 24 feet or had a winch with a substantially larger draw, this not may carry enough amperage for you. I think it's 4 gauge.

    https://www.amazon.com/Smittybilt-35210-Winch-Connector-Kit/dp/B004K23J6G

    It's an option...
     
  7. Dec 8, 2016 at 9:20 PM
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  8. Dec 8, 2016 at 9:23 PM
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    jake72

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    What about a warn pullzall, but you probably already have a winch.
     

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