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Old 12-13-2020, 05:08 PM
DennisRhodes DennisRhodes is offline
 
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Default whats the best under the wing avaition mechanical creeper

I know there's been discussion about articulating "creepers" for under the wing or fuselage maintenance here on VAF. but my search on the internet for Creeper turned up a completely different subject matter. Maybe they are called something entirely different these days. Never the less i would be interested in what you have found best to elevate one up to and support your back in that rather odd position. I remember seeing some that looked like a mini super reclining chair that might be what Im looking for. Battery or other powered also acceptable.

Anyone got one they really like?
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Old 12-13-2020, 05:22 PM
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I have the Toren Big Red creeper, very happy with it.

Edit: I didn't know about the Aerocreeper ... ordered! That looks awesome
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Old 12-14-2020, 01:18 PM
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I have the Toren Big Red creeper, very happy with it.

Edit: I didn't know about the Aerocreeper ... ordered! That looks awesome
Did you buy the $450 or the $144 one?
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Old 01-18-2021, 04:24 PM
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I took Lee Majors advice and built a "one of a kind". About $50 square tubing and some castors from Tractor Supply. The Hydraulics were from a Freight Harbor cheap floor jack. If you have to add labor then at $15/hour you better add about another $1000.00 .



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Old 01-18-2021, 05:16 PM
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I used this one - modified:

https://www.harborfreight.com/250-lb...est-63311.html

Removed the padded seat surfaces and the wheels. Flip the frame upside down, mount the wheels on the other side, and the padded surface also. You end up with a creeper more suited to your needs. More elevation, easier to maneuver. Works fine, lasts a long time, only 30 bucks.
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Old 12-13-2020, 06:19 PM
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I know there's been discussion about articulating "creepers" for under the wing or fuselage maintenance here on VAF. but my search on the internet for Creeper turned up a completely different subject matter. Maybe they are called something entirely different these days. Never the less i would be interested in what you have found best to elevate one up to and support your back in that rather odd position. I remember seeing some that looked like a mini super reclining chair that might be what Im looking for. Battery or other powered also acceptable.

Anyone got one they really like?
I've used the Aerocreeper before. It's pretty darn pricey, but I'll say it's by far the most comfortable thing I've used. A couple of friends purchased them for their Bonanzas. It's held up well for both of them for about a year now, with one being used pretty extensively.
https://aerocreeper.com/
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Old 12-13-2020, 06:35 PM
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Aero Creeper is definitely nice (Have one in our hangar). But I think these two below offer almost the same benefits at half the price. I'd buy one of these two.


https://www.bestbuyautoequipment.com...-p/5150027.htm


https://www.bestbuyautoequipment.com.../whi2up-03.htm
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Old 12-13-2020, 06:39 PM
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I donít know if it is the ďbestĒ but this one is cheap, handy and kills two birds with one stone:

https://www.amazon.com/Blackhawk-B20...ts_id=15707971
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Old 12-13-2020, 07:24 PM
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LOVE my AeroCreeper.
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Old 12-13-2020, 08:33 PM
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Iíve got something like this.

https://www.nationaltoolwarehouse.co...CABEgKnpvD_BwE
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