Working Winch for all vehicles 1.1

Eddlm & Mkeezay30
Every vehicle in the game will now have a winch, which you can use to attach other vehicles, tow them around and wind/unwind the winch at will.

  • All player's vehicles have a winch now.
  • You can hook the winch to other vehicles or props.
  • The winch will be fired from the vehicle's front or the vehicle's back.
  • The winch can be winded or unwinded.
  • Helicopters, planes, motorcycles... any vehicle can now hook up other vehicles, no limits here
  • Helicopters will winch only from below, hooking vehicles by the roof.

"Winch.dll" goes inside \Grand Theft Auto V\scripts\ folder.

No settings yet.

  • Handrake + PitchUp (Shift on keyboard) = hook vehicle ahead
  • Handrake + PitchDown (Control on keyboard) = hook vehicle behind
  • Handrake + aim+ (PitchDown or PitchUp) = hook prop you're aiming at

  • While the winch is active:
  • The winch can be winded or unwinded.
  • Handrake + Accelerate = unwind winch/stop unwinding winch
  • Handrake + Brake = wind winch/stop winding winch

Unhook things by using Handrake + PitchUp/PitchDown (Shift/Control) again.

All of this works even outside your vehicle, if you have one.

.NET Framework 4.5.2
Visual C++ 2015


A: Unless Julio fixed it, the Grappling Hook hooks vehicles from their center of mass, making proper towing impossible. This script hooks vehicles from their front or their back, or roof in the case of hooking from an heli.

Also, this script provides an easy way to hook vehicles to vehicles, without needing to step out of them.

1.1: Added aimed hooking, you can now hook props you're aiming at.
  • Allow the player to hook the vehicle to the ground/walls.
First Uploaded: January 21, 2016
Last Updated: February 28, 2016
Last Downloaded: 5 hours ago

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  • D21c6a growing stronger
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    You can finally hook to any object now!
    Have fun, but beware of the ragdolls.

    February 28, 2016
  • Default

    what does pitch up and down mean

    March 26, 2016
  • 07b719 image

    can help

    March 30, 2016
  • Ccda1a steam

    Hi @Eddlm ! I'm doing a few offroad trial courses. Winching is an important part in 4x4 offroading, I'm getting stuck a lot planning and testing my courses, and so will other players trying them. I understand that you can only attach to objects? I guess that's very cool already! If I'm right you can't connect to the ground? What about dropping some immovable object at the point you're aiming, attaching to that and when you're done that "anchor" is deleted too. How about it? :)

    April 23, 2016
  • Default

    @Eddlm hello :) You make GREAT mods, and Winch is phenomenal! I've got a question. Could You make mod which make possibilities to repair vehicles standing next to it? Because when I drive to deep in to water by the car and pull out from the water by the winch I can't get in the car anymore and will be great to repair this car.
    Sorry for my english
    Thank You for answer

    May 13, 2016
  • Default

    THanks for this cool mod.
    It would be really handy if you could include a small readme.txt in your download to include the keys to operate this. I may, for example, not use it for a while or install at a later date and I would have to either write the controls down somewhere, create my own text file (as would others), or keep coming back to this page.

    It's a small ask for mod makers to put the controls in a txt file and not just have the archive with one .dll file in it an nothing else.
    Hope you understand.

    August 03, 2016
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    amazimg but can u make an update to be able to winch unlimited things? plz plz

    August 22, 2016
  • 4cda30 profile picture [3]   copy

    I just don't like how this still works when I'm out of the car

    September 01, 2016
  • Default

    @Eddlm hey can u please help i was using it to turn a car into a wrecking ball behind the insurgent and it just stopped working

    September 30, 2016
  • Default

    nvm it works again

    September 30, 2016
  • Lamar

    it's pretty hard to another car to move with hooked car, it moving pretty slow.

    October 03, 2016
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    October 11, 2016
  • D5a46d ryan900fan north korea army

    doesn't work

    October 17, 2016
  • A25988 s

    @ryan900 It works do not give false information

    November 07, 2016
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    How does this mod work

    It doesn't work
    I tooked the winch.dll in the gta5 folder but in the game nothing happens please help

    December 08, 2016
  • Ec20d0 fixingg00d

    @Eddlm Does this mod allow a player outside of a vehicle to connect to a prop and move it? If not. Is there a mod that let's you do that?

    Is it possible to disable the Winch viability so I could move stuff "by magic" in Rockstar Editor.

    December 17, 2016
  • 476767 spotlight games

    @Eddlm Shouldn't you give mkeezay30 credit for the original idea?

    December 28, 2016
  • D21c6a growing stronger

    @Think_Tank It was his idea? Honestly I can't remember, but probably yes. This script was coded around the time the hollywood rollovers were and that was his idea too.

    December 28, 2016
  • 476767 spotlight games

    @Eddlm Yeah, he sounded pretty upset for a couple of mods that you forgot to give him credit for, I suggest you ask him which ones to be sure of. And yes, this was his idea. Since you sound like you forgot, I think you two better make amends.

    December 28, 2016
  • Default

    i cant get it to work, i copy-pasted the file in the mod folder and unpacked it in the gta v game folder (yeah its the right folder im sure) i cant get it to work, i work with pc do i just use the controls wrong?

    March 04, 2017
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    i work on 1.36 btw

    March 11, 2017
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