Wanted to add a wench to our enclosed car trailer so I asked a great friend who happens to own a 4wheel-drive store/service center what I might want to consider during installation. He immediately suggested a receiver! Umm, never thought of that but it gives one the ability to quickly remove so here is what I'm doing with our Warn 4700.
Purchased a cheap receiver at Harbor Freight on sale for $9.95.
Utilized a scrap piece of 2X2" tubing to attach the base plate of the wench.
Now I can quickly remove and put in the receiver on the back of our pick up truck, or a receiver on our tractor. Might never but it gives flexibility and takes only seconds to remove.
Here is the receiver I utilized with a plate to be welded to. Actually have two plates, one to weld the receiver to and one that will go to the bottom and act as a sandwich. I also have a quick disconnect coming for the positive/ground lines.
Receiver welded on plate which in turn will be attached to the trailer floor.
The wench attached to the piece of 2X2 tubing which I drilled to accommodate the pin.
Next up some floor markings to assist me with loading. The floor was just plywood and never finished so I sanded out some of the ugly areas and decided to stain. I determined what the normal width was between center of tire to center of tire and laid out on the trailer floor two 3" stripes to mirror that width. Since I was staining it was easy to just purchase a pint can of slate (black) stain for under $4.. I had a can of pecan color stain with polyurethane and used that to cover the entire floor including going over the slate stain. At the frontal area I'm adding a mirror enabling easy line up to the slate stained lines. And it looks nice IMO.