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Old 12-14-2020, 12:02 PM
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I have the aerocreeper and it's very nice. It's currently in the workshop for the RV-10 build but will go to the hangar for the next -9 service interval.

Pricey but worth it.
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Old 12-14-2020, 12:35 PM
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Aerocreeper for me, makes cleaning under wings a breeze. Got mine at Sun N Fun, 2019, with free shipping.
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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 01-18-2021, 05:32 PM
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I recently bought the Whiteside reclining creeper, its different brands shown above in the previous posts- best price $145 and free shipping was at Zoro. Very comfortable...much better than the Harbor Freight I've been using. I'd love to have the AeroCreeper but that's just too much money for me to justify.



https://www.zoro.com/whiteside-creep...up/i/G3275377/

The one I'd really like to have is the Human Hoist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcVVcIj879Y
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Old 01-20-2021, 01:19 PM
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I've had an Aerocreeper for about three years now. STILL keep banging the back of my heels into the casters. Knowing what I know now, I probably would not buy it again.
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Old 01-20-2021, 11:11 PM
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I bought mine at W--mart. Its awful.
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Old 01-21-2021, 04:08 AM
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I have an Aerocreeper. At time of order I upgraded the casters to 3" hard surface versions. That was a mistake because they work "too good" and the silly thing won't stay still and glides across the hangar floor like an air hockey puck. Turn a wrench or push on something with my hand and it sends me sailing in circles. Tends to have a mind of it's own. For some reason is attracted to wheel pants or other items when goes for an uncommanded effortless glide. In retrospect I would go with stock casters. It would also be nice if there were more notches in the elevation settings as it always seems it is at a height either too high or too low for what I am up to. In summary I thought it would change my life, keep me from having sand kicked in my face on the beach and attract chicks. In reality it is nice but at about a 55% of original expectations.
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:41 AM
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Go with the Aerocreeper. The others look similar but function different. Aerocreeper raises the seat to diff heights. Also upgrade to the 4 inch wheels. It makes a difference.

You will use this all over the plane. You will be glad you did. Love mine. My buddy that got the smaller wheels said he wished he upgraded the wheels after he tried mine.
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