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Old 05-18-2015, 07:42 PM   #11
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Spend a little money and buy an Anderson hitch then you can just do it your self. They don't way much


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Old 05-18-2015, 08:26 PM   #12
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Man, Im glad I have a simple manual slider. A few pins and it breaks in two, then I grab it out. Takes less than 5 minutes. My buddy just faced this dilemma of what to do with an autoslider the dealer wanted to sell him at 300 lbs. He ended up with a Reese manual for this very reason.

In any case, be careful!


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Old 05-20-2015, 09:02 PM   #13
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Spend a little money and buy an Anderson hitch then you can just do it your self. They don't way much
Yes, they are light (40# for the rail mount model). Just ordered mine today!!
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Old 05-28-2015, 01:53 AM   #14
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Thanks for all the feedback and different ideas.

I do only use the hoist to remove it and reinstall it - it only hangs there for the time it takes me to pull the truck up and away from it and then to lower it down to the ground. I have a simple dolly I rest it on to store it in the garage while its not in the truck.

I have regrets on getting the sliding hitch too - the extra weight is a ton and I don't need the slider hitch at all, but one of those things that the dealer recommended to be safe and I didn't know better at the original purchase time. With my 5th wheel and truck I would not get the slider again.

As for the weight of that hitch and how I have it mounted to the garage trusses, I have no concerns at all as there is a primary support beam going across there which has about 6 2x4's and 2x6's all together supporting the weight of the 2nd floor - so I should be fine.

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