Recommendation on How To Easily Lift Demco Autoslider Into Bed of Truck

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Im new to RVing and recently purchased a DEMCO Autoslide to mount in my Sierra 3500. I anticipate that there will be times when its just my wife and I installing and removing the receiver ourselves when it is time to go RVing for a while. Any recommendations on loading that 250lb receiver onto the bed of the truck? What are others experiences? Im thinking engine hoist.

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This is a great question. We actually addressed this with Demco and we came up with a solution. They started making the Demco 5th Wheel Lifting Bracket # DM6100 which can be used with an engine hoist, or winch, but we have also found a more mobile option in the MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane for 2" Hitches - 1,000 lbs # MT70238. This allows you to easily load and unload a heavy hitch like the Demco Autoslider # DM8550034 into or out of the bed. The crane arm is not long enough in most cases to place the hitch in the rails or pucks so there will still be some manual lifting required.

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