The previous trailer was equipped with inoperable vehicle assistance, otherwise known as a winch. It took some time for a decent one to go on sale at Harbor freight where I had purchased my last one. Contrary to popular belief, it worked flawlessly, and lasted a good while. On the trip to purchase the 5000 pound winch, I found that they had an open box 12,000 pound version at an even further reduced price. Sold. Installation was straight forward and was a breeze since I could mount it in the vee nose. The trailer is now fully functional as a rescue vehicle.