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When I built my deck many years ago to haul our car I used an old redneck method.  I paced back from the truck far enough to get a good picture of where the bed would be on the truck.  Then paced back the same amount from the car a took a picture of that.  Then printed both.  Cut out the car and pasted it on the truck.  Then took measurements as needed and built the bed.  If nothing else it helps to visualize what is needed.  It worked for me.

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Wrknrvr here on the forum runs a set up like you are looking for.  Hopefully he will see your post and respond here, but if not you can send him a PM and try to get in touch with him that way.

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 Picture from the back.  rITx1SPl.jpg

 

 if you at my avatar you can get some good info for thoughts. And some measurement ideas. I do have more pictures if needed.

 

 Just a thought,.   Vern

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 If you look at the rear of my bed it shows the hitch in the forward position. I can leave it there to pull the 5th wheel. 

 But if the jeep is loaded then the hitch needs to slide to the rear most position. At that point the centerline of the pin is 27" behind the bed. I used the original sliding hitch mechanism to make the hitch movable.

  I you were to use a ET hitch to do this project I would think about making a sliding assembly for it to fit the subject you are thinking of.

  It is doable ,. Just need to think it through.

 

 Just thinking ,.   Vern

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1 hour ago, Alie&Jim's Carrilite said:

There is a guy named Hewhoknowslittle that has a sliding hitch.  He has a video on several of the HDT Facebook groups.

 

Jim,
Are you talking about me??

The hitch in the photo is slid forward and will slide 5 feet back, or 3 feet past the rear of the truck.

Roger

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On 4/1/2019 at 11:23 PM, Hewhoknowslittle said:

Jim,
Are you talking about me??

The hitch in the photo is slid forward and will slide 5 feet back, or 3 feet past the rear of the truck.

Roger

Yup, talking about you.  Got a link to the video?

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 I just watched that video. Very nice work to build that system.

 

 And thanks for posting it fir all to see.

 

   Vern

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