The Warn on my 2004 Rhino had water intrusion that corroded everything. Replacement parts were expensive (if you could find them) so I bought another. Same story. When I called Warn they asked if I had ever had the winch under water (!?). I said of course, it's a freakin' ATV! I also said that I rarely go underwater and never for any amount of time. They said when you submerge the winch you should run the line out and back in to warm up the winch and drive out moisture. What?! Anyway, I bought a cheap lookalike and it works just fine.I am a country boy ..... had winches all my life and had Two go out on me and BOTH were Warn ..... and I loaned another popular brand winch out and he broke it beyond repair.
I don't waste money on Warn winches, or Bose speakers.
I have a $180 4500 Tractor supply winch now and it has run every time I needed it for 4-5 years. (a little slower than Warn, but A LOT cheaper)
YES, we have water in Texas ..... LOTS of it right now LOL .... we are under flood warning ......
My Rhino is snorkeled and it is needed almost every ride.