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truck cap lift???

i have a fiberglass topper and my trucks to high for my gf to help me get off... so i was wondering if i could build or buy somthing to get it off buy my self easly...l any ideas
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uhm get her to stand on a chair... or anything? or ur male frens? dad brother? idk..?
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Do you have a garage or deck? My Friend has a 3/4ton ram with a topper and he also has a slide in camper so he is frequently taking his topper off. He hung a series of pullies up in his garage rafters and then he unclamps the topper lifts up each corner and puts a peices of wood through it, then he raises it up to the roof and pulls his truck out. works pretty slick.

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I take mine on/off myself. I just get 2x4's between the bed and the cap and then get them resting on sawhorses and drive the truck out. gotta be careful not to drop the cap tho'. I dropped mine down the driver side, scratched the **** out of the box oops. Most of it waxed out.
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Get a taller girlfriend?

Jk. Do you have a garage? If so just use the pulley method. It'll work well. I've done it before in my barn.
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I worked on a guys house that had a lift/winch mounted to his ceiling in his garage that he used to take off his jeep top. I never saw it work but he said it was pretty slick and really easy to use.
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i always did my myself, i put it on back like a turtle and put it on the edge and slid it up to the cab, how big are you? it prabably helped im 6'1'' 280lbs so the 70lbs at most didnt faze me at all
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i have a garage so i might do the pully idea and im 61 and about 170
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yeah block and tackle is the best idea
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Just like a newbie to bring up a dead thread.
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Eh, its cool. I like newbies. They sometimes bring up threads that you have never seen.
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i always did my myself, i put it on back like a turtle and put it on the edge and slid it up to the cab, how big are you? it prabably helped im 6'1'' 280lbs so the 70lbs at most didnt faze me at all

lol that's what I used to do with the topper on my old B2200.
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how tall's your girl? i took my top off when i had lifted bronk. i'm 5'8 my bud helping was 6'4. have her in the bed, you stay on the ground since your taller. pull it back so she can get between the cab and cap then lift up, walk it straight back. i did this with my bronk and had no problems.
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Ya'll are thinking too hard, tie a rope around it, and the other end around a tree.. andddd just mash the skinny pedal (don't forget to unclamp it from the truck first)

I would say get someone from work to come over maybe, offer him a beer that'll work.. If not try the pulley system.
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i have a fiberglass topper and my trucks to high for my gf to help me get off... so i was wondering if i could build or buy somthing to get it off buy my self easly...l any ideas
This is pretty funny though...
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he sold his cap a while ago but

Im 5-6 and i can take my cap of and erichs g.f isnt that short shes at least as tall as me we get to people then slid it to one side then get your fingers under then lift up and slide to the other side and then walk it back off. its heave but we get it done. there around 200 lbs
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