Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tarpon Springs, Florida
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Re: When Hi Lifts Attack-Share your story
Dang higgo!!! Friggin Ouch!!!
Well here's my small story, my Hi-Lift is mounted on the right rear roof rack. I have to use a small step ladder to be able to install it or take it down and thats with me over extending my reach. I'm 5:11 and my roof rack is about 8'. The day I needed it I did not have anything to stand on but the 35" tire. One hand on the roof rack to hold on to as I tried to get the center balance weight and pull the Hi-lift off the jack holders. The bolt studs were tight and i was tugging hard to remove it when the front slid off the bolt and I was leaning way out. The weight of the jack with my arm extended out and not having a good grip I had to let go and jump away. The front swung down and hit the roof and the rear popped off the rear bolt and the jack hit the ground with a big thud as it just missed my left leg by about a inch. I now have a modified scissor electric lift with a couple of 4x4 and 2x4 wood blocks. I like the Hi-lift I just need to find a safe place to stow it where I can get at it without all the hassle.
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