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Old 05-18-2015, 02:06 AM   #1
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Got tired of having 2 people to lift 5th wheel hitch from bed

Since my 5th wheel hitch takes up so much of my short bed F250 truck, I find myself needing to remove it between trips some times to get the extra space back. I got tired of asking my next door neighbor to help me lift it out and finally put a manual chain hoist in the garage above my bed, so I can remove and reinstall it myself.
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:13 AM   #2
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Where there is a will, there is a way! Good idea!
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Old 05-18-2015, 06:05 AM   #3
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:42 AM   #4
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Why don't you just pull the pins on the floor while the fifth wheel hitch is still connected then you can just drive out from under the whole thing. I have seen this done a few times.

Your first thought is how safe this would be. That is a massive couple hundreds lbs hanging there...

You could always just slide a step ladder under it while parked to make you feel better.

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What Roy just said...
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Why don't you just pull the pins on the floor while the fifth wheel hitch is still connected then you can just drive out from under the whole thing. I have seen this done a few times.

Your first thought is how safe this would be. That is a massive couple hundreds lbs hanging there...

You could always just slide a step ladder under it while parked to make you feel better.

Roy Ken
Interesting thought, although the OP doesn't say, I just assumed the hoist was to install and remove, not to store suspended. If that is also the storage solution I agree with Roy and Sean.

If it was me, I would head to harbor freight for a low-boy furniture dolly. After removing the hitch, I woudl lower it to rest on the dolly roll it out of the way.
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Since I use my truck as a daily driver and to haul other stuff as well, I went wit an idea I saw in an old Trailer Life magazine. I built a roll-a-round cart the same height as my truck bed. To install the hitch, I just roll the cart up to the truck, slide the hitch into the bed using a piece of plywood to slide the hitch up to the bed rails. Reverse procedure to unload and store.
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:53 AM   #8
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I do the same. Hoist hanging from steel Cross beam in Garage.


I also installed eye bolts through open holes in the hitch and use chains from the two front eye bolts and another chain from two rear eye bolts.


When its time to hoist, the two chains come together to the hook on the hoist.


Once in the bed on the truck, the two chains just lie on the bed of the truck ready for use.


Once out of the truck, lowered onto a floor dolly and off to the corner off the garage
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Hello everyone, I had the same issue. I did not want to bother anyone to help me and my wife could not lift it. The other problem is that I have a Ford F250 and it does not fit in my garage so I could not use a hoist that attached to my ceiling.

I ended up buying a engine hoist that is easy wheeled around and folds up when not in use. It works great and I can do everything by myself.

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I mounted a truck winch inside the garage, above the door opening, spanning the trusses, so that the cable drops down between the inside front wall and the end of the open garage door. I extended the cables down the side so I can hook up the controller and dc power source at floor level. My truck doesn't fit all the way in so I back in, hook up, remove the pins, winch it up a few inches and drive the truck out. Then lower it on to a dolly to move it aside. That way the winch is not visible. I leave a short web strap on the hook of the winch to guide the cable down if needed. Reverse for installation. Works slick!
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