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  • Jlawles2
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    UMMMM. The mounting of the crane makes me cringe beyond belief. I'd be worried that it would bend the bed, or worse pull the brackets on the bottom through. Not to rag on the new Fords, but the AL beds might take a pretty hard hit on the bracket, even the New GM Composite beds would not like that thing bolted to the floor.

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  • Yoda
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    Originally posted by NoPeeking View Post

    I saw this referenced on another forum https://www.harborfreight.com/pickup...ity-60732.html. Not sure how useful when manipulating around a FW hitch...

    Mike
    Mike
    I now have a hydraulic lift table to get things in the bed https://gdrvowners.com/forum/gdrv4li...thier-best-not

    Once I have the truck and my Retrax Pro rolling cover on (it locks in any position) I will try out some for the suggestions. If/when I get the soft start installed I will only need to carry one generator to run things boondocking.

    Keith

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  • StephenO
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    Originally posted by Cate&Rob View Post
    NoPeeking (and the other Canadians on this forum)

    https://www.princessauto.com/en/1000...t/PA0008700015

    Good find, Mike.

    Rob
    NoPeeking
    We need a tag for us Canadians on this forum, alert us all at once.

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  • MidwestCamper
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    Originally posted by ncitro View Post
    MidwestCamper I did the opposite, had a Truxedo on the last truck and went to a hard fold on this one. I like having the "shelf"when it's folded up to the last section to put things under out of the elements. On the long bed the stack gets a bit heavy, and im toying mentally with a canister roll up next time.
    Neil,

    I had a soft tri-fold where the composite/plastic mount over the aluminum cross member fatigued from creep and at 80 mph it left in an instant. Thankfully nobody ended up wearing it and I did not attempt to retrieve it in the median. Moving to the full length aluminum rails with 6 clamps has built some confidence since that time. LOL

    The two composite clamps that once held it to the truck bed were still attached when I got home.

    Your cover may be built with higher quality clamps.

    Jim

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  • Cate&Rob
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    NoPeeking (and the other Canadians on this forum)

    https://www.princessauto.com/en/1000...t/PA0008700015

    Good find, Mike.

    Rob

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  • NoPeeking
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    Originally posted by Cate&Rob View Post

    (Is there a PA version LOL)

    Rob
    Hah, you made me look... and yes, there is.

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  • Cate&Rob
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    Originally posted by NoPeeking View Post

    I saw this referenced on another forum https://www.harborfreight.com/pickup...ity-60732.html. Not sure how useful when manipulating around a FW hitch...

    Mike
    Hi Mike,

    I have seen those lifts before . . . but never so nicely “tucked away” when stored. Probably wouldn’t lift the generator over the hitch . . . but could be useful for a lot of other tasks. Good find! (Is there a PA version LOL)

    Rob

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  • NoPeeking
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    Originally posted by Yoda View Post
    With my bad back it will be difficult to move them in and out of the bed.
    I saw this referenced on another forum https://www.harborfreight.com/pickup...ity-60732.html. Not sure how useful when manipulating around a FW hitch...

    Mike

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  • Cate&Rob
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    On my second truck with a Truxedo roll up. The first one is still looking pretty good after 8 years (my son now has that truck). I like being able to see out the back window of the cab with the tonneau cover fully retracted (rolled up).

    Rob

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  • ncitro
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    MidwestCamper I did the opposite, had a Truxedo on the last truck and went to a hard fold on this one. I like having the "shelf"when it's folded up to the last section to put things under out of the elements. On the long bed the stack gets a bit heavy, and im toying mentally with a canister roll up next time.

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  • MidwestCamper
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    If lifting the generator over or around the fifth wheel hitch is not an issue, a quality roll up cover provides unlimited flexibility. When I gave up my tri-fold cover I wondered if I would like the Truxedo model which was the same maker as the re-named OEM cover. I will never go back.

    https://www.amazon.com/Joramoy-Gener...6&sr=8-13&th=1

    https://truxedo.com/

    Jim
    Last edited by MidwestCamper; 04-19-2022, 01:40 PM.

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  • Jkwilson
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    Originally posted by ncitro View Post

    I've done that with no issue. My cover is a rigid tonneau (Bakflip) and the generator lives under the front panel so it's covered going down the road. I find most all of the heat projects out from the exhaust port (see my comment about the tailgate) so under the cover pointed aft works fine for me. Obviously I do this when unhooked for the above reasons.
    In hot weather, we plugged in a small fan to keep the driver and equipment operator cool when the rig was stationary. You could add one in the truck bed if needed.

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  • ncitro
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    Originally posted by Beachcamper View Post

    Neil, one day when you have the generator set up as you describe, can you take a picture set up for use? I have a rolling tonneau and keep my 2500 under the cover close to the cab as well.
    Sure I'll do that. Fyi I have the Champion but it should be similar. I flip up the stack of panels, start it and then lower them back down over it.

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  • Beachcamper
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    Originally posted by ncitro View Post

    I've done that with no issue. My cover is a rigid tonneau (Bakflip) and the generator lives under the front panel so it's covered going down the road. I find most all of the heat projects out from the exhaust port (see my comment about the tailgate) so under the cover pointed aft works fine for me. Obviously I do this when unhooked for the above reasons.
    Neil, one day when you have the generator set up as you describe, can you take a picture set up for use? I have a rolling tonneau and keep my 2500 under the cover close to the cab as well.

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  • ncitro
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    Originally posted by Cate&Rob View Post
    Timely discussion . . . I have been working on a plan to do this same thing for some travel plans this summer. But . . . . . I would like to leave the generator forward of the hitch . Has anyone done this? My plan is to set this up and "test" with lots of thermal reading from adjacent surfaces. I could run a large 120V fan adjacent to the generator to circulate cooling air.

    Rob
    I've done that with no issue. My cover is a rigid tonneau (Bakflip) and the generator lives under the front panel so it's covered going down the road. I find most all of the heat projects out from the exhaust port (see my comment about the tailgate) so under the cover pointed aft works fine for me. Obviously I do this when unhooked for the above reasons.

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