The Warn 9.5 XP was left over from a previous project vehicle, and was in generally good shape. Just to be safe, we shipped the winch back to Warn Industries for an inspection and some updates. It came back as a practically brand new Warn 9.5 XP-S. A sturdy shipping container is a must, so steel tubing and angle iron were pressed into service for the occasion. The container was then wrapped with clear shrink-wrap to keep the weather out. A steel container isn’t mandatory. A strong one is.