The Costco Champion is offshore but its one of the best of the bunch from what I've seen. Its the same size as an 8,000 lb winch (probably just an 8,000 lb anyways). Added bonus is that the last time I seen it, the winch was sold as a package with a receiver mount and an accessory bag (shackles, tree saver, snatch block, ect). Should be around $400 for the bunch, plus their return policy is killer.
His name is Shayne and he owns and operates Mobilehitch in downtown Van, 604.306.4713. Tell him Matt [Lone Ranger] sent you, he knows who I am.
OK, I found the link: http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Product....=1&topnav=&s=1
Price is a bit higher than the last time, shows at $500 and they don't have the shackles and treesaver anymore (I'm pretty sure it used to have it, I could very well be wrong). The winch cradle alone is worth close to $100 though, I think I paid nearly $125 for mine taxes in. Just a quick suggestion if you're interested. As for a receiver hitch that comes out the middle of the bumper, I don't know if they're made. Mine hangs under the bumper, I just keep a PA tow ring in there to act as a bit of a skid point. You can see it on the front in the pic.
hehehe the truck had less than 600 km on the odo when I parked on that gravel pile
Man, I didn't even have the bc4x4 decal on the windshield yet! But it already did have a 6" gouge in the paint from 'wheeling up Sumas Mtn though.. oh yea! LR