the cover is OK. the straps are worthless! I use a long bungee cord works fine. or you can relace the cover down the sides not across- which makes no sense as the way it is strung up.
By Kenbow from A Mountain Top In Colorado
NOT AS GOOD AS NEOPREME BUT AS GOOD AS A CANVAS COVER CAN GET.
By JEEPER from SOUTH ALABAMA
Great Covers Have One For All My SmittyBilt Winchs Trailer Mount Winch My SmittyBilt Cradle Mount Winch And All Others
By NO from Gillespie IL
Got this for my XRC 8 fits good and the material is very thick.
By doyouevenlift23 from San Diego, CA
Great Inexpensive Way To Save Your Winch
Be sure to get the straps on the product tied well under the winch. It would work better if they were snaps for quick attachment and release. If you don't use your winch very much this is great.
By michaelmuncy from Lexington, KY
the straps that come with it make no sense. I took them off and used small bungie cords. It could be a little bigger and would cover better
By Central Oregon Olds Nut from Central Oregon
For the price, this cover is just fine. I have had it about 3 weeks. I may spray it with Scotchgard or similar. I was a little leery after seeing some reviews that were not too favorable. I figure if I get a few years out of this it has more than paid for itself. I view this item as a sacrificial cover to help my winch last longer :) I installed it on the XRC8.
By Bear Creek Farm from Dallas TX
Cheap with big benefits
This cover does a lot to protect the winch from sun and water damage. It only lasts about 2 years before it disintegrates. [$] every 2 years is worth it to protect my winch
By Bob from South Dakota
bulky and ugly
The cover looks like a duffel bag
is really bulky and the drawstrings dont work
By steveO from orange,ca
Will not fit
Nice cover but wasn't aware that it would not fit my winch with the control module mounted in the center top position. I will have to move my control module to the left side to lower it. Would have been nice to know before I ordered it.
will this cover work for a twelve thousand pound badland winch?
rick from granger on
Rick, these covers were designed for the Smittybilt winch line but if your winch fits with in these dimensions 6 inches wide x 10 inches tall x 22 inches long i don't see why it wouldn't fit. thank you for your question.
from granger on
Will the XRC cover fit my XRC w/ the control unit mounted in the middle?
punchesdfw from Ft Worth, TX on
Hello, the Smittybilt XRC Logo Winch Cover part# S/B97281-99 will work with the control box on the side or in the center of the winch. Thank you for your inquiry.
mikey from Ft Worth, TX on
how does this cover install? no instructions. the ties seem strange
JEEPGIRL from FL on
Thanks for asking. The Smittybilt Cover slides over the winch and ties down. How you tie it down depends on how the winch is mounted and how you can run the tie downs.
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