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Thread: One man camper loading... using casters on jack stands.

  1. #11
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    Tellturns....

    I started a new thread on the heavy duty steps.... should give you what you need.. if not let me know.

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    On the topic of moving camper. I've a sloping drive way, there is no way I can push the camper up into garage once it's unload from the truck. I've been looking for a hand winch/come-a-long/boat winch that I can use to pull/lower the camper from garage. Most hand winch/come-a-long are setup to pull not letdown. Boat winch can do pull and letdown but it's going to be very slow pulling the camper up a 20ft drive way. Warn pullzall looks promising but it cost $200! Anyone has any suggestion/experience with winching camper into garage?

    Thanks!
    My 06 Tacoma with ATC Bobcat

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    Quote Originally Posted by slooowr6 View Post
    On the topic of moving camper. I've a sloping drive way, there is no way I can push the camper up into garage once it's unload from the truck. I've been looking for a hand winch/come-a-long/boat winch that I can use to pull/lower the camper from garage. Most hand winch/come-a-long are setup to pull not letdown. Boat winch can do pull and letdown but it's going to be very slow pulling the camper up a 20ft drive way. Warn pullzall looks promising but it cost $200! Anyone has any suggestion/experience with winching camper into garage?

    Thanks!
    Put the winch on your truck and use a snatch block on the wall... just make sure the wall is rigid enough to take the load!
    Last edited by Prybry; 01-05-2012 at 09:39 PM.
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    Winch on truck is great but that'll never fly with wife. I should clarify a little. Any cheaper than $200 option to pull/lower camper into garage.
    My 06 Tacoma with ATC Bobcat

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    Quote Originally Posted by slooowr6 View Post
    Winch on truck is great but that'll never fly with wife. I should clarify a little. Any cheaper than $200 option to pull/lower camper into garage.
    Not ideal but.. a few friends and a case of beer?
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    I wouldn't normally recommend buying from them... but:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/3000-lb...ake-68145.html

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    You could do it by hand with a set of pulley blocks and some strong synthetic rope. Buy a set with more pulleys than you think you need and try it. I bet you could do it with one hand if you wound 4 runs, and you could terminate the run at the camper so you can watch the wheels as you pull.

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    And if you want it to be a temporary setup, get a hitch adapter like http://www.warn.com/utility/accessor..._adaptor.shtml so you only have the winch on you truck when you want it

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    Looks like Superwinch Winch-In-A-Bag is a good option too.
    My 06 Tacoma with ATC Bobcat

    Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. - Mark Twain

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    I am looking to buy a pop up camper.Love the idea of the casters. Casters would work great on concrete and ashphalt, but on gravel...not so good. Wonder how a rated small pneumatic tire would work. I know on my boat trailer it is much easier to roll around with an air filled tire.

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