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Posted: 08/02/19 03:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Demco makes a 5th wheel lifting bracket that looks really nice. Only problem is it's $50. I have a winch in the ceiling of my basement, that for years I've used a strap to pull my hitch out. With my new b&w hitch it would be pretty difficult to use a strap. A friend and I made a few of these lifting bracket for ourselves. Only have a couple dollars in them, and they seem to work really well. They're modeled after the ones from demco, with a few changes.

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Looks nice. Separate the head from the base and they are not all that heavy.


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Posted: 08/02/19 03:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When I have to pull mine, which isn't very often at all, I separate the two pieces and take them out one at a time. A little awkward, but not that bad.

But that would be handy for use with access to a winch.


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Posted: 08/02/19 04:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just use the 5th wheel.......with 5vr hitched I pull the hitch pins and raise it using landing gear legs.
Leave it hanging from king pin.


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I have a hoist mounted in the bed of my truck. I use it to place my generator in the bed when we take it. Off load the B&W slider hitch base when I don't need it and to reload it it back into the bed. Purchased it for $75.00 at HF.

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Flinthillswinger wrote:

I have a hoist mounted in the bed of my truck. I use it to place my generator in the bed when we take it. Off load the B&W slider hitch base when I don't need it and to reload it it back into the bed. Purchased it for $75.00 at HF.


Please post a picture of your setup.


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I mounted a hook to the garage joist and attached an electric winch. Used a tow strap to lift it out. I'll likely just leave it in from now on unless I really have to remove it because the tabs that fit down into the rails for the pins to go through are a pain in the neck to get lined up so all 4 drop in place. My set up is so tight and precise that it took me forever to get it to drop in.

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Old-Biscuit wrote:

I just use the 5th wheel.......with 5vr hitched I pull the hitch pins and raise it using landing gear legs.
Leave it hanging from king pin.

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Yeah, my camper has to stay at a storage lot about 10 miles away. No way I'm leaving my brand new hitch hanging in the wind for someone to take.

I know everyone has there own way of getting a hitch out. This thing works really well, just happy I have about$2 in a piece that sells for$50 online. I'm not about to lift a 91lb base out of my truck. Way too much work.

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Nice job Twinstick!
I bought one of those from Demco and the first thing I thought was it was way overpriced.
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