Spare Tire HoistAs mentioned, getting to bumper because of closeness of camper overhang on our '01 F250, inserting rod was impossible. I rotated hoist assembly 90 degrees to point at passenger rear tire. Note there are only 2 bolts into jack (3rd is in corner of opening). I could have redrilled truck but this does not really see any torque or load, its sandwiched and the spare is pulling down so I didn't feel it was worth the effort. Luck was there was a slot in the frame at just the "Right" location. Just used a piece of strap and some galv wire to hold end of plastic guide tube.
I believe this will work on dual wheel trucks also as the rod now goes in at quite an angle so should clear fenders. Easy fix- but some of the other ideas you'll find in the forums may work for you.
As pics are not to clear to begin with I left them large so you could get what detail there is.
Pics of 01 F250. looking into rear wheel well new access to hoist
Welp- I'm in the middle of converting our SRW to DRW,
I checked the hoist to insure outer wheel wasn't going to be an issue. As you can see, mile of room. Cool.
Couple of years later... Just in case- our 'key' wouldnt engage. I discovered in our driveway. Checked yours recently?
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