photos below are what we saw.
starts the day by removing the propane bottles and plumbing.
the removal of the headboard. The headboard is big and
heavy but is very robust. It carried 8 jerry cans, a Honda
EU-3000 generator and a huge 395/85R20 rim and tire. To
remove the rack required unbolting the intercooler and radiator
from the rack.
several tries to get the lift correctly aligned but the forklift
hefted the rack off the truck with ease.
The intercooler radiator was supported by a ratchet strap while mount modifications were performed.
HiLo camper was left hanging on the post lift overnight.
During lunch, a trailer was brought in to cart it off the
was supported on a few wooden blocks and secured with a ratchet
strap for the short ride to the storage area.
Lance trailer was backed into the shop and positioned between
the booms of the post lift. The trailer was raised and the
axles were removed.
axles were removed we were able to see the "final" profile of
the underside of the trailer.
beams of the tow yoke were cut off.
was heavy and was supported with the fork lift during the
forklift was used to move the yoke out of the way.
yoke removed it was time to disconnect the control wires for the
electric stabilizer jacks.
complex propane fitting near the rear axle mount (the gusseted
channel below the frame).
was raised and Thor was backed into the shop and maneuvered
under the post lift.
was lowered close to the final mounting position for clearance
checks. We found a number of concerns and took the balance
of the day to consider the approach to addressing these
from the rear, it was clear that a number of changes would be
center mounting post for the headboard would have to be cut off,
as a minimum.
lift held the Lance about 6 inches above the desired mounting to
allow determination of interference issues.
understood the issues in front of us, Thor was moved forward to
allow further actions.
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