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Posted: 08/13/19 09:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RobWNY wrote:

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.


I have the same issue. I just thought the knuckleheads that installed it didn't get the rails aligned just right. I take the top off when I am not using the hitch, but leave the base in for this reason.
It would sure be nice to use my $50,000 truck bed to haul a piece of plywood again. LOL
I've got to figure out a way to get my base off (and back in) without lifting it by hand (I'm old and fat). Thought about something like an engine lift. My shop door is 10' and I can't back in far enough to use the ceiling trusses of the shop.

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gkainz wrote:

i have my 6 year old granddaughter lift mine off. [emoticon] (Andersen Ultimate)


I, too, have a 6 year old granddaughter.
Never thought of that option.
I love these message boards for great problem solving ideas.[emoticon]

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I made this one about 15 years ago. 1 1/2"pipe works great. [image]

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C Schomer wrote:

I made this one about 15 years ago. 1 1/2"pipe works great. [image]


Nice!

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if you know a welder they could make that for way less than $50 i bet there is not much more than 15 dollars worth of metal


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whiteeye42 wrote:

if you know a welder they could make that for way less than $50 i bet there is not much more than 15 dollars worth of metal


Or just buy one for ~$50

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