Hi readers. Thanks for coming by for a read this morning.
A guy over in Rock Springs built this platform to fit into the hitch receiver out of scrap iron for me. Another guy threw in the junk toolbox and bolted it into the platform. Cost for the whole shooting match was too insignificant to believe.
And once I had it I could carry an el cheapo 2.5 ton floor jack to ease my concerns about future blowouts. But carrying that floor jack home in there showed me the hitch receiver doesn’t have the moxie to keep the thing straight and level. By the time I got home it was listing a few inches on the side the floor jack was riding.
I studied on it for a day trying to think of every possible solution. I had a set of tiedown turnbuckles and clamps from a roof rack carrier I knew someday I’d find a use for.
Ran cables across the top of the bumper and attached them to the RV frame. Pulled that mama back up level with the bumper slicker than greased owl-scat.
One of the nice things about this thing is that I can trailer it, along with other containers when I want to pull a trailer, leave the trailer behind and put this into the hitch receiver when I want to slum and go spartan.
And always have a floor jack along to do the heavy lifting.
Where there is a will, there IS a way. Good for YOU.
Thanks Tess: Moved on to the next challenge after painting the box yesterday. Haven’t figured out the solution yet. Gracias, J