Not RSI so I don't have all these answers but they posted a number of photos in this thread that show it opening parallel to the ground, and a few inches below the roof line.
If you haven't checked out this thread, you should.
A lot of folks in the thread are reporting a night and day change to steering feel after getting the TSB repair...
Glad you got it to work.
You can move the control box off the top and place it inside the engine bay, which is what I plan on doing. That way, depending on the bumper, no part of the winch is blocking airflow into the grille.
You just need an inverter cable set (HF has a 6 foot set with SKU...
This might be a personalized code based on retargeting, but it worked for me and continues to show up.
Not sure if there is a way to get it to appear in your browser, but I've been Googling 'badland apex winch' and in the Google Shopping module off to the side the price has been decreasing over...
The Harbor Freight Badland Apex 12,000 lbs. winch is on sale for $479.99 with coupon code 73028758.
I haven't seen it for cheaper and not sure how long it will last at this price.
I've got a plug-in hybrid in my garage, and the 25 mile range is more than adequate for most of my daily tasks without using any gas. I do live in the city though, so obviously this won't be the case for everybody.