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Let's do the math on this. The simple math because when you consider this idea the way I'm going to present it you may have an "oh yeah huh" moment.
I get a real kick when people say you need a 9K to 12K winch to pull a 5K vehicle onto a trailer. First off, those winches are D rated meaning there's some fudge factor build in to the ratings. I would guess 20%.
So, can a 5000 lbs winch pull a 2002 Tahoe up a trailer? At a max weight of 5050 lbs that 5K winch can pull that Tahoe up the side of a building. People are worried about pulling a car up a 20 degree trailer ramp all of 5 feet long when it can pull a Tahoe 90 degrees straight up the side of a building. It's rated to pick their whole vehicle off the ground.
So, Unless you load your trailer by lifting the vehicle 3 feet off the ground then driving your trailer under it, I wouldn't be worrying about having a smaller winch.
The sweet baby Jesus himself has literally answered the ops question at this point
 

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LOL

Anyways. I've used a 8k winch to pull a 2007 F350 C&C flatbed onto my trailer with a busted driver side knuckle, and a flat passenger side tire. We strapped a 6x6 block under the axle as a skid.
 

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Let's do the math on this. At a max weight of 5050 lbs that 5K winch can pull that Tahoe up the side of a building.
Am I the only one questioning the math here? That’s not how winches are rated. A 5,000lb winch absolutely cannot pull a 5.5k truck up a building.

Oh yeah.. and just for good measure.. “tHiS tHrEaD iS oLd.”
 
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