There is a friction clutch in the winch assembly, and the handle should be tightened until you feel the clutch release. It takes a lot of force to make this happen. The system is then tensioned correctly. The winch assembly is a standard automotive component that has been used on pickup trucks for years.
David and Denise, fulltiming since 2011.
Pinnacle 36RETS, Samsung RF197 refer, 17.5 wheels/H-rated tires, Mor-Ryde pinbox, wet bolts and X-Factor, Monroe shocks, TireMinder TPMS.
2013 GMC 3500HD DRW 2wd, AirLift rear airbags, Curt Q20, 46 gal ATI transfer tank, Yamaha 3000iS in pickup bed