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Posted: 03/22/20 07:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another vote for just lift with the front of the trailer.

Alternatively not hard to tie it off with a rope and lift.


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Posted: 03/22/20 08:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ok for you guys who feel the need to forgo lifts or such. Here's an example of working smart. In this picture is a 63" semi sleeper on my car hauler. I put it on there by myself no one around and no lift, hoist or fork lift involved. So how do you think I did it?

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Posted: 03/22/20 09:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cribbing back the trailer under it.


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Posted: 03/22/20 09:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No the trailer at the fenders is wider than the sleeper.

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Posted: 03/22/20 09:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lift one side up, drag it over to the trailer and set it on the deck, then go lift the other side up and push.


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Posted: 03/23/20 06:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Way to heavy to lift and drag then lift and push. It was on a low cart with wheels, I rolled it next to the trailer, jacked it up and blocked it a few inches at a time. I used some 2x6 at the top to get it even with the trailer bed then I put some lengths of 1/2" pipe under it allowing me to roll it onto the trailer

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I installed a B&W Turnover Ball in my Ram Cummins. Topped with the Anderson Ultimate.

Seemed like the easiest way to go...


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Posted: 03/23/20 09:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I see that B&W has their own lifting device.


https://www.bwtrailerhitches.com/product/fifth-wheel-lifting-device

you can buy them here

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Posted: 03/23/20 09:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

hornet28 wrote:

I belong to three different trailering forums and don't remember where I saw a similar lift someone had built. I used the general idea of his and built this one. It fits into the hitch the same as the pin on the trailer. Lock it in place and use a cherry picker or overhead hoist to lift it and save your back. I just used what I had on hand
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I found an eye bolt in my dad's junk pile, welded a 4" flat plate on the end of it, and used it just like you're thinking of doing. Found a cheap engine hoist to lift my Companion out in one piece then dropped it on a $10 furniture dolly from Harbor Freight. Sold the engine stand that came with the hoist, so was only out about $50, total.

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We all need "something" to do. Keeps the brain cells moving!

Me, I just backed the fifth wheel into the barn yesterday and left the hitch hanging on the king pin.

however i did spend some time fabbing up a muffler for the 1948 Maytag two cylinder opposed. [emoticon]

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