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Posted: 05/16/19 12:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ok, I'm finally admitting it. At age 59, I need a lift for my 5th wheel hitch. Wrenched my back lifting it into the back of the truck this week.

Anybody have suggestions? Reasonably priced I hope.....

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Posted: 05/24/19 10:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks like "somebody" has a PR SuperGlide!

Good, better, best.

Harbor Freight is your (back's) best friend!...

Chain hoist, crane hoist, "cherry picker" style engine hoist.......

BEST = the five minute, one button lift.

Electric hoist. About 15 lbs. Hang it from a rafter in the garage, or on a 4 x 6 between two stationary objects.

Pull underneath. Push button to lift. Lower onto a furniture dolly, roll it to wherever you like.

Bonus = ALL of the above choices have other uses.

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Posted: 05/25/19 04:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just installed a Superglide 2700 its heavy. I have this mounted in my truck as we lift a Honda 3000i with it. Installed the 2700 with it.

https://www.harborfreight.com/12-ton-capacity-pickup-truck-crane-60732.html


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I sometimes leave the hitch attached to the trailer , pull the pins and the trailer jacks will lift the hitch and trailer off of the truck . Never have to lift .Leave the hitch hang until you need it again , reverse to install !

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wanderingbob wrote:

I sometimes leave the hitch attached to the trailer , pull the pins and the trailer jacks will lift the hitch and trailer off of the truck . Never have to lift .Leave the hitch hang until you need it again , reverse to install !

Otherwise I use this for loading stuff: Hydraulic Table


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Get an ANDERSEN.


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Posted: 05/25/19 09:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Get an ANDERSEN.



What!!! Did your keyboard get stuck [emoticon]

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Posted: 05/25/19 10:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wanderingbob wrote:

I sometimes leave the hitch attached to the trailer , pull the pins and the trailer jacks will lift the hitch and trailer off of the truck . Never have to lift .Leave the hitch hang until you need it again , reverse to install !

That's what I plan on doing when I need to remove it. Only thing I might do different is lower it onto a cart and wheel it into the garage.

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Posted: 05/25/19 11:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use a chain fall, three short chains and a tree branch. Hoist it off the bed, pull the truck forward and lower it onto a trailer.


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Posted: 05/25/19 12:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Get an ANDERSEN.


If you get an ANDERSEN.... maybe you can join the owner of Andersen Hitches (with his family) for a .......

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

Great recommendation.... [emoticon]...with links.


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