Mike levine confirms that winch will block camera view

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Well im out on the winch i guess. Im not spending that kind of money to screw with one of the cooler tech features of the car. One of you guys can pull me out of a ditch


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This view we're looking at here would be the 360 cam on the high package only right? Or is there some other way to have a front cam from the factory without the high package?
 

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Old news. Ford stated a few weeks back that they know about the winch issue and are working with Warn about moving the remote box to the side instead of the top. This should fix at least most of the issue.
Also Uncle Mike is using the same old line of “we’re listening”. I don’t think his word carries much weight anymore.
 

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"We're listening for feedback"? Like, is there any expectation that they'll get feedback that says "Hey Mike, great job at blocking the camera! I don't always have a spotter but being able to see the trail directly in front of me with that camera really cut down on the fun factor, it's SO much better with the obstructed view that the factory mounted winch provides! It was worth spending all the extra money to upgrade to those packages that work at odds against each other, thanks again."?
 

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"We're listening for feedback" yeah well how long do they have to listen before they get the hint and make a relocation kit??
 

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Old news. Ford stated a few weeks back that they know about the winch issue and are working with Warn about moving the remote box to the side instead of the top. This should fix at least most of the issue.
Also Uncle Mike is using the same old line of “we’re listening”. I don’t think his word carries much weight anymore.
Looking at that picture I'd say about 65% of the central view is obstructed by the winch. Relocating the solenoid (which is already something one can do with most Warn, and other, winches) would appear to only reduce it to 50%. It's just a bad design. I can't see why anyone that wants to use the camera feature would opt for the factory winch solution. I'm going Badlands so I get the steel bumper but I'll be waiting to see what the aftermarket offers before I mount a winch - and not just for the camera.
 

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Old news. Ford stated a few weeks back that they know about the winch issue and are working with Warn about moving the remote box to the side instead of the top. This should fix at least most of the issue.
Also Uncle Mike is using the same old line of “we’re listening”. I don’t think his word carries much weight anymore.
I don’t know what people expect. We’re listening means thanks for the feedback, he didn’t say okay we’ll re-engineer it for the limited percentage of people running the winch setup

if you order a hitch mount bike rack from ford and it blocks the rear camera, are you all gonna complain that ford needs to move the rear camera bc they offered you an accessory?
 

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Looking at that picture I'd say about 65% of the central view is obstructed by the winch. Relocating the solenoid (which is already something one can do with most Warn, and other, winches) would appear to only reduce it to 50%. It's just a bad design. I can't see why anyone that wants to use the camera feature would opt for the factory winch solution. I'm going Badlands so I get the steel bumper but I'll be waiting to see what the aftermarket offers before I mount a winch - and not just for the camera.
I'm in the same boat. Wish the factory steel bumper had a 2" receiver for hitch mount, hoping aftermarket will provide.
 

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We're listening???? WTF is there to listen to??? My 3rd year engineering student could tell you its a damn problem!!! What happened to the rockstars? Maybe they really don't want to sell any winch packages. :rolleyes:
 

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Is there some reason why they can have a nice one incorporated into the bumper? I am new to offroading and just assuming based on others I have seen that it can be done.
 

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Listening ? This should have been found by engineers in R&D with there own eyes
 

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? He's starting to sound like a broken record with the " we're listening " response. ?
Our feedback is most won't be purchasing the $2500 winch if it blocks the camera. ?
 
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