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Old 08-10-2022, 05:20 PM
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I have the Northern Tools XL Series Extra-Wide Mechanic's Creeper ( ) and have been happy with it. I particularly like the adjustable head rest, and it seems well made.

Dave Macdonald

RV-10 First Flight April 1, 2020.
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Old 08-10-2022, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by MacCool View Post
The Aero deeper is nice but my need for a creeper simply does not reach the $650 mark. For about a third of that, you can get this one from Whiteside. Itís met my every need.
I have the same one. Very happy with it.
RV-8 Flying as of 12-4-21. Phase 1 completed 6-25-22
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Old 08-10-2022, 08:25 PM
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I recently caught my son waxing the underside of the -6A. He had pulled out the small hydraulic lift table, the one with casters. He was laying on it on his back and could adjust the height of the table by using one foot on the pump jack. To lower the table, he moved his foot to the pressure release lever. Clever...
I made a lift creeper from a HF lift table. On my todo is to replace the fixed wheels with swivel castors. Works great for a lot of things, esp my Navion when on jacks. I even use it to support the lower cowling when reinstalling on my RV-6.
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Old 08-10-2022, 08:25 PM
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Saw this creeper on VAF several years ago, saved it to my "like to build someday fileĒ but would replace the jack with a 12 volt linear actuator and power it with a M12 Milwaukee battery pack.
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Old 08-10-2022, 08:34 PM
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I've got a Dogbone creeper like Bill said in post 5. It's excellent.

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Old 08-10-2022, 08:34 PM
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Was looking at the Aerocreeper website and noticed an RV-10 featured prominently in the banner video. N54CT. Substantially damaged in January in a short-of-airport emergency landing.

That aside, I think I need one of these. My 66 year old "airframe" will appreciate it during the cut-and-buff when it's time to do the undersides. What price comfort, right? $650 is dear, but this could keep me out of the chiropractors office many times over.

I think it's "shut up and take my money" time.
Bill Boyd

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RV-6A - N30YD - Built '98 / sold '20
RV-10 - N130YD - 80 hours
66 years running stock DNA

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Old 08-10-2022, 09:18 PM
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The dogbone creepers don't work for me in the hangar because often I need my head elevated. I've been using a previous generation of this , and it's held up well as long as i remember to place my knee over the center bar while I'm easing on to it. That and a rolling mechanics seat fill my needs.
A mechanic that I know has taken a five wheel office chair that reclines, and shortened it so that it's as low as possible. It works fine for under wing work; would be tight for under fuselage on the two seaters.
Cheers, David
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Old 08-10-2022, 09:30 PM
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Nobody is recommending a junkyard fully reclining car seat on an extended HF moving dolly?
Geez, next thing ya know, this crowd will be buying pre-wired panels....
Mike W
Venice, FL

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N184P reserved (RV-8QB) Empennage kit and QB wings in the shop
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Old 08-10-2022, 09:52 PM
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Anybody tried this one?

Shopsol 1010484 creeper with adjustable backrest - around $200 from various places:

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Old 08-11-2022, 07:06 AM
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Default Aerocreeper

I have used a Harbor Freight creeper for years. Always having to put pillows or something to get the right height for what ever job I was doing. I walked by and tried the Aerocreeper at Oshkosh and Sun n Fun many times. I always said to myself "This is an awesome creeper but I would NEVER pay 600 bucks for a creeper.

Last year at Oshkosh I did just that. Shipped to my house before I even got home from the show. Did I need it? No. It was something I told myself not to justify the cost. It is an awesome luxury and I'm so glad I have it now.

Wish I would have bought it years ago.
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