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ford truck guy wrote:

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I used to run the Pullrite Superglide, which would leave my bed completely empty when removed...

That is, until I got a hernia removing it 1 year...

It does come in out pieces, but my its heavy at 275#.. I do not suggest at 70 you try to mess with that, UNLESS you keep it hitched to the trailer and remove the pins from the bed and raise it with the trailer..


We must not be the manly men some seem to be [emoticon] Then there is smart , and then there is , well you know . I’m done lifting hitches , as suggested I will just get one of my grandsons to do it [emoticon]


I'd like to think at 56 I still fall into that category ... but my body argues with me on a daily basis


My body at 73 has already told my mind to knock it off [emoticon]

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I have a Pullrite automatic slider 2600. All you need to do is pull the pins and its back to a pick bed again. Easy. We are a F250 CC Short Bed. Great hitch. If I ever find an inexpensive TC for a short bed I might get one. we will name it "Quickie" for fast trips and fishing.

The Pullrite is heavy, which is good but takes some moving to get it out. Either a winch in the garage or tree or what we have is a small bed crane from Harbor Freight. Cost $99. Tucks in behind the wheel on the side. Swing it around attach pump it up swing it over and let it down on saw horse. Good to go. Do the same thing for bring the 3000i into the bed.


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I have a Pullrite automatic slider 2600. All you need to do is pull the pins and its back to a pick bed again. Easy. We are a F250 CC Short Bed. Great hitch. If I ever find an inexpensive TC for a short bed I might get one. we will name it "Quickie" for fast trips and fishing.

The Pullrite is heavy, which is good but takes some moving to get it out. Either a winch in the garage or tree or what we have is a small bed crane from Harbor Freight. Cost $99. Tucks in behind the wheel on the side. Swing it around attach pump it up swing it over and let it down on saw horse. Good to go. Do the same thing for bring the 3000i into the bed.


Do you think that little crane could be a issue when loading TC?

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A neighbor of mine is crippled (lower legs). He makes slabs from logs to sell.
He has a removable crane that sits down in a bed socket to move his equipment/slabs in and out of his pickup. His first one was a boat winch type but later he found a used electric winch with steel cable on ebay.

There are lots of ways the OP can use his truck camper and tow a GN or 5th wheel trailer.
I preferred to shim my TC to clear the bed rails.
And had a come-a-long hanging in the trailer shed to remove the 5th wheel hitch or the GN bed plate.


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The EAZ I have separates into 2 sections. The top one is easy, the bottom is me is about 60-65 pounds I would guess, but kind of awkward in size / shape. I use a 2 person lift for it. I’d like to be able to do it myself. The garage is a pain in the butt because it’s a tight fit. I’ve been toying with the idea of buying an engine lift from Northern Tool for about $200-250. All I need to do is get it into the bed, once it’s up, moving it around isn’t hard.


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JRScooby Do you think that little crane could be a issue when loading TC?

Not at all it tucks in behind the wheel well. The bed is completely clear.

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JRScooby Do you think that little crane could be a issue when loading TC?

Not at all it tucks in behind the wheel well. The bed is completely clear.


Sorry. I thought most TCs where narrow from back of wheelwells forward, then as wide as the tailgate from there back. I assumed wasted space would more likely to be in front of WW. Crane there would be limited reaching past tailgate.

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