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Old 06-30-2015, 02:24 AM   #11
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I pull the pins, put the hitch on it's side, and strap it to a hand truck. With the rear gate down and backed over a low rock wall, not as far to lower the hand truck with the hitch to the ground, then wheel it into the garage. Install is the reverse, pull the hand truck up the rear gate, and reinstall.

I do wish I had the hidden mount, where there are no mount rails in the bed, but other than that, pickup truck is ready to haul once the hitch is out.
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Old 06-30-2015, 06:56 AM   #12
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I put a chain hoist in the barn, back under it, hook up the hitch and raise it up, drive out and then lower it onto a $10 furniture dolly from Harbor Freight and roll it to a corner of the garage until I need it again.
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Old 06-30-2015, 03:16 PM   #13
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I did this on a removable reese hitch for years. Never caused any problems... but it does seem weird to just leave it hanging off the rig.
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Old 07-01-2015, 03:00 PM   #14
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I built a cart the exact height as my tailgate, and just slide the hitch onto it, roll it into the garage. No lifting involved.
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