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    Cool RXT in back of S/B Truck!!

    Hey everyone, just thought I would share a lift I built for the back of my Superduty, now I can haul the SD and tow travel trailer on vacation. Posted earlier but under a previous question. Sorry didn't get pics hooked up to trailer. Will try and post later.

    What u think?
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    The winch is good, but why dontcha just back 'er way in and gun the throttle?

    A "Super Duty" setup fer sure! What do you use to ensure the RXT doesn't end up under the trailer in the event of a winch/winch tower failure? Given that you've got a tremendous amount of stored energy in that setup, I hope you have some fail-safes built in?

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    I like it!! What do u have on the rails so they dont scratch the bottom of your ski as it slides up and down?

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    LOL, what will they think of next...
    that's pretty cool, do you have a shot of it all the way up?

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    I like it.
    I would think that the pulling force behind using the bow eye to pull the entire weight if the ski out of the water would be hard on the hull. Maybe it is no less force than what we do when we secure them to the winch post. Not sure, just a thought.

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    Here is a pic of a buddies truck from Havasu one year. He had a 32 foot trailer in tow as well.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by KirkF350 View Post
    I like it.
    I would think that the pulling force behind using the bow eye to pull the entire weight if the ski out of the water would be hard on the hull. Maybe it is no less force than what we do when we secure them to the winch post. Not sure, just a thought.
    Oh yeah, you're right, lots more load. Plus, unless it's supported at the transom, the bow eye is under constant load. Much different than how it would be on a typical PWC trailer, where the load is supported by the hull after being pulled up to the winch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magg992001 View Post
    Hey everyone, just thought I would share a lift I built for the back of my Superduty, now I can haul the SD and tow travel trailer on vacation. Posted earlier but under a previous question. Sorry didn't get pics hooked up to trailer. Will try and post later.

    What u think?
    you gotta cool truck

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    love it!

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    Answers..

    Thanks for the input.
    I tried to find out what kinda weight front hook will handle. I heard the weight of the machine, so far ok, I've had it up and down close to a dozon times now. I installed like a Teflon (can't remember the correct name right now) on the rails that really puts no restriction when pulling up.
    Once to the top I have 2000lb straps on the back tiedowns and the front hook holding when being transported. I go from Edmonton, AB to Kelowna, BC with no issues yet.

    Thanks again.

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