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newracer
June 21st, 2009, 10:57 AM
Picked up a Roadless Gear Wireless Winch control the other day. Shipping was extremely fast and it was packaged well.

http://www.roadlessgear.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=RG630&Category_Code=R&Store_Code=RGJ

Here is what comes in the box, transmitter, receiver, and instructions. The instructions are well written and easy to follow.

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/newracer/Jeep/wireless%20winch%20control/IMG_4479.jpg

I have a Warn 9000i, here is a shot of inside the solenoid box. I also have the Roadless In-Cab Winch Control, thats the extra wires seen.

http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/newracer/Jeep/wireless%20winch%20control/IMG_4480.jpg

Connecting the receiver is simply attaching the terminals to the appropriate lugs on the solenoids, power and ground. Since the Warn also switches the ground an additional wire needed added to supply ground to the solenoids. I just spliced into the one from the wired control port.
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc129/newracer/Jeep/wireless%20winch%20control/IMG_4482.jpg

I ran the antenna out the slot cut for my in-dash controls. I might need to relocate this depending on the range I get, have not had a chance to test the range yet. The only difficult part was to fit the receiver inside the solenoid box, it was tight but it fit with a little coaxing. Total installation time was about 30 minutes and most of that was double and triple checking all the connections to make sure all was correct.

There is a slight delay, about 1/2 second, from pressing the button on the remote and the winch responds. This is supposedly due to the receiver processing the security ID from the remote, each is unique.

I think this is a great product, especially when you consider the low price of $40 that it is right now. :thumbsup:

CYAN5DE
June 21st, 2009, 11:02 AM
thanks for the review... was looking at this thing in the other thread and was kind of curious about how well it would work in real life

newracer
June 22nd, 2009, 10:29 PM
Raining and lightning right now so the furthest I could test was about 50 feet, worked perfect. It also worked while the Jeep was in the garage and I was in the kitchen with the door closed.

1BADCJ8
August 18th, 2009, 04:58 AM
They actually have some cool stuff on this site... Thanks for the source.