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Old 10-25-2021, 12:49 PM   #1
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Hoist Recommendations?

So I've been in the 5ver club for 4 years now. I happen to have an overhead hoist at the shop I work and plenty of space to leave my hitch. So when I want to take a trip I just grab the hitch at my shop and away I go.

Thing is now I'm moving and wont have easy access to this any longer. I'm curious what people do to take the hitch in and out of their pickup?

I hadn't really thought about lacking access to this when I got the 5ver, but I need my truck bed to be free majority of the time.

I have to use a sliding hitch because of my short truck bed so this thing weighs a ton.

Thank You for any recommendations.
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Old 10-25-2021, 01:11 PM   #2
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I run a gooseneck and have never used a 5th wheel so I am not sure now exactly now this works....

I know some people unhook the 5th hitch from the truck and leave it attached to the RV then lift the hitch out with the RV.
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Old 10-25-2021, 01:15 PM   #3
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I run a gooseneck and have never used a 5th wheel so I am not sure now exactly now this works....

I know some people unhook the 5th hitch from the truck and leave it attached to the RV then lift the hitch out with the RV.
That's not a bad idea, but I leave the RV at a storage place. I'll need something to lock it on perhaps.
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Old 10-25-2021, 01:31 PM   #4
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We have a B&W hitch that comes apart in two pieces. Makes it much easier for my husband to lift in and out. Just keep in the garage when not in use.
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Old 10-25-2021, 01:39 PM   #5
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I bought an Andersen hitch for that very reason. At 32 pounds even I can get it in and out of the truck bed!

I will use a cable lock to secure it to the trailer bumper at the storage unit when I am not using it.
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Old 10-25-2021, 02:07 PM   #6
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I use and engine crane (cherry picker) to pull mine when it isn't needed. Much easier on the body.
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X 2 on the engine hoist, it does save the back!
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I hung a Warn electric winch from my garage ceiling. It is tied into the roof trusses (across 4 of them via steel pipe and 2x6 framing) and it handle my 331 lb Demco slider. I suppose a manual winch would have worked well too, but I alread had the electric Warn.

Had that arrangement not worked out I would have purchase an engine hoist as others have done.

oh - I lower the hitch onto a 4 wheel dolly (just some 3/4" plywood with wheels) to move it around in the garage and out of my way.
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Old 10-25-2021, 07:12 PM   #9
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I have a chain hoist from Harbor Freight hanging from the garage trusses, quite cheap. While not using, the chains are tied sideways to the garage wall. That way it does not take any space. The manual hoist is a bit easier to control than an electric one. I use it with a kind of king pin simulator to hook into the hitch and lift up. Then drive the truck away and lower the hitch onto a furniture dolly.
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I use a Harbor Freight 110 electric winch to lift my Superglide out of the truck bed lower it on a furniture dolly also from Harbor Freight and put the hitch under the work benchClick image for larger version

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I leave it hanging on the 5er, but with our house the 5er lives next to the house.
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thanks y'all. Engine hoist seems like it'll do the trick.
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My tractor with the pallet forks on the front end loader is so easy on the ole back
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Old 10-27-2021, 09:44 PM   #14
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I have lifted hitch out of truck by leaving it hitched to 5vr king pin for many years
Simple ...unpin hitch, raise 5vr using landing gear and drive out

1st 5vr I was concerned about hitch so I locked it up
This 5vr I just leave it

Simple...no heavy lifting, no muscling it around etc and free
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