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Re: Solo canopy removal?
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2019, 02:34:33 PM »
I did the exact same thing when I had my El Camino, no holes in the canopy required.

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Re: Solo canopy removal?
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2019, 09:27:02 PM »
So you drilled holes thru your canopy to mount the brackets?
Yes, They aren't eyebolts though, they are stainless brackets i bought down at the marina, they look nice. Two stainless screws through each one, and has a eye that comes off the bracket. They are nice if you want to tie a tarp off the side of the truck to cover something also.

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Re: Solo canopy removal?
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2019, 11:30:14 PM »
I do it the hard way solo


stand up front end on flat ground
prop it up with a 2x4
back up the truck until I bump the 2x4
set canopy on the bed rail
lift up the back end of canopy with back window open
slide forward on bed rails ripping more rubber gasket off
bolt in
Its quick
not super easy
but do it myself. 


8 foot bed, carpeted, fiberglass canopy kinda heavy


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Re: Solo canopy removal?
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2019, 08:10:59 AM »
i had a soft topper on my last truck..
loved it. i know it might not be an option for everyone, but talk about easy solo removal  :chuckle:

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Re: Solo canopy removal?
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2019, 08:25:37 AM »
My dad set up some rollers in a lean-to so he can back his truck up, loosen the canopy, and one-man slide it onto the rollers and out of the way.  I'll get a pic next time I'm out there.  Pretty slick setup and didn't take long to rig it up.

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Re: Solo canopy removal?
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2019, 08:53:37 AM »
Sounds like a good setup

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Re: Solo canopy removal?
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2019, 09:08:09 PM »
Unclamp canopy put truck in reverse go as fast as you can then lock em up
Easy and fast

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Re: Solo canopy removal?
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2019, 09:13:08 PM »
Unclamp canopy put truck in reverse go as fast as you can then lock em up
Easy and fast
Evidently that works on old campers too, some jackwad dumped this on NF and peeled a rut fleeing the scene



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Re: Solo canopy removal?
« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2019, 09:26:18 PM »
 :bash: seeing more and more of that going on and tarps filled with landscaping debris

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Re: Solo canopy removal?
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2019, 03:50:46 PM »
Well there's not much law enforcement for people dumping garbage these days. I luckily have a USFS contact where I can put it in their dumpster but I still have to pick it up. Unfortunately target shooters are as bad

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Re: Solo canopy removal?
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2019, 04:10:59 PM »
Ya, I was thinking about what to do about that old camper as its going to piss me off every time I drive by it.   Maybe I'll call the office in Kettle Falls and ask about it, maybe they'll scoop it up and dump it with that new RV disposal tax we all gotta pay now. 

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Re: Solo canopy removal?
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2019, 09:57:02 PM »
I put some clamp on pallet forks on my tractor bucket. Can put the canopy on by myself now.


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