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Old 11-13-2013, 01:56 PM   #1
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Fiberglass Tonneau Cover removal/storage

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Have a 6.5' fiberglass tonneau cover on our 2013 F150 which my wife and I had to remove for the installation of a Pullrite 4100 Superglide.

It weighs about #120 but it's just a little to awkward for my wife and I alone. Trying to figure out some type of pulley system in our garage to be able to back the truck in and slide something under the edge of the cover and then hoist it up toward the ceiling.

If anyone has encountered this situation before or has pics of a system they use please chime in. Will be ordering a Wildcat 282RKX in January, so I need something in place by March.

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Old 11-13-2013, 06:22 PM   #2
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A friend uses two of those bicycle hoists to lift his on and off it still take 2 people but according to him makes it a lot easier

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Old 11-13-2013, 06:34 PM   #3
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Yeah, I went through that routine with my first cover. Do yourself a favor and get one of the folding tops (I have the BakFlip G2). That way you don't have to worry about that anymore.

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Old 11-13-2013, 06:52 PM   #4
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J C Whitney has a rig for Corvette hart ops that might work for you with some adaptation.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:05 PM   #5
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I have a 400# capacity electric hoist that I bought from Harbor freight. $80 with the 20% off coupon. I have it attached to the main roof beam 3" X 12" above the ceiling in the garage with the hook and cable dropping through the ladder opening. I use two long ratchet straps forming an "X" across the top of the tonneau cover, push the button on the hoist and up it goes. Drive the truck out from under it, lower it on to a couple of small 4 wheel dollies, wheel it to the unused wall, raise one side set the bottom edge off the dollies and on to carpet pieces and strap it to the wall. Also use the hoist to install and remove the 5th wheel hitch and generator. A real back saver and it's a one person operation. Dollies are also used to move generator and hitch for storage.
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