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Old 03-06-2018, 07:59 PM   #1
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Hitchgrip is Great

I came across Hitchgrip on Instagram. This tool is amazing. This tool now makes it unbelievably easy to install, remove and carry the hitch. I'm not breaking my back anymore.
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Old 03-06-2018, 08:15 PM   #2
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I bought one when etrailer had them on sale for $25, but I found there wasn't room for my hand - the vertical part of the stinger was too high.

Ended up making a wood support that cradles the whole 58 lb assembly (blue ox plus 2.5" stinger) with straps on each side so two people can each support half the weight and move it around.

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Old 03-06-2018, 08:25 PM   #3
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Have used one for a couple of years. Would not be without it, considering how heavy my Husky Centreline hitch is. I keep mine in a plastic bag to keep the ball grease from contacting anything while not in use.
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Old 03-06-2018, 08:27 PM   #4
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I bought one when etrailer had them on sale for $25, but I found there wasn't room for my hand - the vertical part of the stinger was too high.

Ended up making a wood support that cradles the whole 58 lb assembly (blue ox plus 2.5" stinger) with straps on each side so two people can each support half the weight and move it around.

~erik~
I had same issue and came up with same solution. I put wheels on my cradle so I could roll it around.
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Old 03-07-2018, 08:46 AM   #5
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I just looked and am considering one. PPL Motor Homes has it for $19.99 with $9.99 shipping. Amazon has it for $29.66 Amazon Prime, but wants to charge sales tax, which makes it cost more. A different seller on Amazon has it for $29.63 with free shipping and no tax, for the lowest total I have found.
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:11 AM   #6
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Hmm, never thought if this issue as being an issue...
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:32 AM   #7
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I bought one of these when they first came out. I love it and use it every time I hitch up.

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Old 03-07-2018, 09:37 AM   #8
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Yes, I like mine too. If I were to redesign it, I'd make the "ball grabber" part a bit wider. It won't pick up a hitch that's laying at an angle.
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Gotta agree here, wrestling that off the truck with an old back injury hasn’t proved fun. This makes it feel safer for me and easier.. two thumbs up!!
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