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Old 08-16-2010, 07:48 AM   #1
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Winch cable problem

Last night the main cable on our winch broke, wondering if the cable can be reused, it is still plenty long and it looks like the cable had frayed a bit where it broke, my husband wants to recrimp and reuse the cable, is this safe or should a new cable be purchased? Coachmen clipper 1994. Thanks.
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Last night the main cable on our winch broke, wondering if the cable can be reused, it is still plenty long and it looks like the cable had frayed a bit where it broke, my husband wants to recrimp and reuse the cable, is this safe or should a new cable be purchased? Coachmen clipper 1994. Thanks.

Actually he wants to fold the cable back on itself and install 3 mechanical ubolt clamps. (works on all cabling on drilling rigs)
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I don't know if I would reuse cable...I was told to replace it. I had to replace mine it cost 11 bucks plus shipping from Goshen Sampling (you can look their number up online and they will get exactly what you need)
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I tend to agree with Clighfoot.. The cable has already broken, this indicates that the metal is getting "old" (Fatigued) Though for emergency use I woudl follow the procedure in the other post (Triple clamp it)

I would get it replaced as a preventive of additional surprises

Question: What does this winch winch?
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