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Old 12-10-2016, 11:59 AM   #1
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Anybody use a Hitch Grip?

I'm thinking of ordering a Hitch Grip to aid me in removing the hitch at campsites when stopping for a couple of days in one place. I hate to waste money buying stuff unless it really is helpful. It seems this tool would make things a little easier. I'd be interested in hearing what you think about this idea. Helpful item, or just another gizmo? Anyone use one?
Here is a Camping World link for the item and has a short video with it. I realize the price is cheaper elsewhere but they do show it in the best way.

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...itchgrip/75569
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Old 12-10-2016, 12:35 PM   #2
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I use one, reduces grease stains and a lot easier on my back
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Old 12-10-2016, 12:42 PM   #3
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When I got old, I bought one. It works as advertised.
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Old 12-10-2016, 12:42 PM   #4
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Hi from AZ. . . I have one, but really, removing the stinger is NOT that hard. You know what they say, the difference in men & boys is the price of their toys. . . ! regards, Craig
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Old 12-10-2016, 01:34 PM   #5
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For my ProPride stinger, I just grab with a pair of sturdy gloves and set it in a corner of the garage.


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Old 12-10-2016, 02:24 PM   #6
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Wonder if it would work on Airsafe hitch? About 80 pounds and top heavy.
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Old 12-10-2016, 02:36 PM   #7
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I made a simple one for handling the Hensley stinger in and out.

It is just a piece of 2"x2" wood maybe a foot long with a hole drilled through each end.

A short loop of rope hangs from the two holes. When i carry the stinger around one loop is over each and and the wooden bar becomes a carrying handle.

In one of the loops I have a snap connector thing just to make it easy to unhook that loop and remove the gadget once the stinger is into the truck receiver.

Probably not really necessary but cost me nothing and makes handling the stinger cleaner and easier. I do have some spinal osteoarthritis brought on by a fracture verterbrae about five years ago, so I think it is wise for me to use aids like this.

Very easy to find the balance point for lifting the stinger and that helps.


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Old 12-10-2016, 02:39 PM   #8
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I use an Equalizer hitch and I love using the Hitch Grip! I was quite skeptical of another gadget but an older friend had one and recommended it to me. I used to get back aches removing the hitch (maybe because I had to bend down more than when using the Hitch Grip....not sure) and now I don't.
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Old 12-10-2016, 03:00 PM   #9
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Just for grins I picked one up for $5 at the International. I have to use it backwards as designed because the stringer gets in the way. It works but not as well as used properly I suspect.
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Old 12-10-2016, 03:14 PM   #10
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I use a Hitchgrip on my Equalizer head with my 2 1/2" shank for my Ram 2500. Since the shank is so heavy I use it this way. To make it easier I purchase a dolly with wheels from Harbour Freight so I can wheel it up to the truck then only have to lift a short distance.

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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...ml#post1852683

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Old 12-10-2016, 04:41 PM   #11
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For my ProPride stinger, I just grab with a pair of sturdy gloves and set it in a corner of the garage.
That's what I do too.
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Old 12-11-2016, 10:44 AM   #12
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I ordered one. Thanks for the comments!
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Old 12-11-2016, 10:52 AM   #13
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I use mine with my equalizer hitch. Makes things easier.
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Old 12-11-2016, 11:01 AM   #14
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Wonder if it would work on Airsafe hitch? About 80 pounds and top heavy.
I have an Airsafe, and have used it for the past 7 years. I tried a Hitch Grip, and it just doesn't work well. So, I built a small dolly, and that works just fine. Put it under the Airsafe when I'm removing it from the receiver, and wheel it into the garage. Make it a lot easier for this old geezer...

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