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B&W Companion hitch removal

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Just got a new truck with the puck system. Bought a B&W Companion hitch that weighs about 230 pounds. What have those of you that have a similar hitch done to remove the hitch without straining your back.
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laknox
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cummins2014 wrote:
laknox wrote:
cummins2014 wrote:
Yup, you are a Manly Man until you are not . 🙂 Lifting hitches will get you injured quicker than you would like . Thats why lifting devices were invented . :B I'm certainly done doing any of that stupid lifting , and I did plenty being a steel worker for 42 years . Just lucky ,and knowing how to lift I got away with it .


I still like having a daughter that married a great guy who also happens to be a bit of a gym rat. 🙂

Lyle



Yes ,let the gym rats do it ,until they can't . 🙂


Then we can let the now-8 y.o. granddaughter gymnast take over! 🙂

Lyle
2022 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali Crew Cab 4x4 Duramax
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2017 KZ Durango 1500 D277RLT
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stickdog wrote:
Been removing mine at least once a year often more for the last 13 years heavier now than but still doable.


Yup ,did the same thing for years ,until I went with the Andersen ,best move ever . I always needed my heavy monster of a slider hitch out of my truck to transport my inflatable pontoon boat here in Montana to fish the lakes .

Now no need to remove anything from the truck ,built a 10' flatbed trailer to tow behind the fifth wheel ,with the boat put together inflated ,and ready to go , than towed behind the truck here to hit the lakes , that was the best move. A lot easier to load ,and unload the boat . No lifting at all now . I back up to the water slide the boat in ,when loading II stand on the trailer sits very low , rope attached to the front D-ring pull onto the trailer that is carpeted with indoor ,outdoor carpet ,slides on like on wheels .

cummins2014
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laknox wrote:


I still like having a daughter that married a great guy who also happens to be a bit of a gym rat. 🙂

Lyle



Yes ,let the gym rats do it ,until they can't . 🙂

stickdog
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Been removing mine at least once a year often more for the last 13 years heavier now than but still doable.
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laknox
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I still like having a daughter that married a great guy who also happens to be a bit of a gym rat. 🙂

Lyle
2022 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali Crew Cab 4x4 Duramax
B&W OEM Companion & Gooseneck Kit
2017 KZ Durango 1500 D277RLT
1936 John Deere Model A
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cummins2014
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Yup, you are a Manly Man until you are not . 🙂 Lifting hitches will get you injured quicker than you would like . Thats why lifting devices were invented . :B I'm certainly done doing any of that stupid lifting , and I did plenty being a steel worker for 42 years . Just lucky ,and knowing how to lift I got away with it .

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Cummins12V98
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Good one!!!
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Bionic Man wrote:
This fits this thread so perfectly



YES!!!

Lyle
2022 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali Crew Cab 4x4 Duramax
B&W OEM Companion & Gooseneck Kit
2017 KZ Durango 1500 D277RLT
1936 John Deere Model A
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Bionic_Man
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This fits this thread so perfectly

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cummins2014
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laknox wrote:
MFL wrote:
Hey Lyle, how can you possibly be working on that fancy new truck? What needs doing, maybe wash/wax. Trailer for sure, been working on mine since the day I brought it home new. Most recent, reseal entry door glass. 🙂

Hope you and family are enjoying the whole rig!

Jerry


Thanks, Jerry. Actually, we raised the pinbox 2 holes to it's highest holes. Then we lowered the Companion 1 hole. Went from 1.4 degrees nose high to 1.0, according to the leveling panel. About 4" difference in 17' from just behind the JT mounts back to behind the rear Jack's. Gives me about 6.75" of bed clearance.

The other thing we did was to install an extra step on my Glowsteps. I will be updating my original review of them in the next couple days.

Lyle


I hope your review of those glow steps are better than mine. I dislike them , my wife literally hates them . Discussed our option’s with glow step , after the discussion we determined a longer adjustment leg might help, with the measurements given an extra step would not benefit us . The longer legs did very little, just don’t like them . The only thing good I can say is they are solid. I’ve nearly worn them out adjusting them .

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MFL wrote:
Hey Lyle, how can you possibly be working on that fancy new truck? What needs doing, maybe wash/wax. Trailer for sure, been working on mine since the day I brought it home new. Most recent, reseal entry door glass. 🙂

Hope you and family are enjoying the whole rig!

Jerry


Thanks, Jerry. Actually, we raised the pinbox 2 holes to it's highest holes. Then we lowered the Companion 1 hole. Went from 1.4 degrees nose high to 1.0, according to the leveling panel. About 4" difference in 17' from just behind the JT mounts back to behind the rear Jack's. Gives me about 6.75" of bed clearance.

The other thing we did was to install an extra step on my Glowsteps. I will be updating my original review of them in the next couple days.

Lyle
2022 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali Crew Cab 4x4 Duramax
B&W OEM Companion & Gooseneck Kit
2017 KZ Durango 1500 D277RLT
1936 John Deere Model A
International Flying Farmers 64 Year Member

MFL
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Hey Lyle, how can you possibly be working on that fancy new truck? What needs doing, maybe wash/wax. Trailer for sure, been working on mine since the day I brought it home new. Most recent, reseal entry door glass. 🙂

Hope you and family are enjoying the whole rig!

Jerry