Need suggestions/feedback on a good heavy duty creeper

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  1. cubangt

    cubangt Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    So my main creeper is getting to its end of life.. im sure I can try to fix it, but the cost of fixing/upgrading it, may just be better to buy new one capable of my needs..

    Mine has lasted probably good 10yrs so far, but im a big guy and tall and think its time for a better heavy duty one.

    Most of my use is out on the driveway and because of the grooves in the concrete I need something with pretty wide or heavy duty wheels that wont get stuck in the grooves..

    I bought one last year to work on my wifes car from HF and lasted me all of about 1hr before 2 of the wheels were already tearing apart from getting stuck in the grooves/expansion joints in the driveway.

    My garage floor is pretty smooth so using it in there is no problem of being damaged.

    Any suggestions on brand or model to consider? It needs to be able support 300lbs + (im not that heavy, but I like to have more than needed) and either heavy duty wheels that wont break easily or over sized ones so that I can roll around easily..

    thanks..
     
  2. Dogwater

    Dogwater Veteran Member

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    Cardboard. I have a creeper I don't use anymore. I just use cardboard.
     
  3. cubangt

    cubangt Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yea, I like the ability to roll around easily under the car ;)
     
  4. 75Camaro4x4

    75Camaro4x4 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Skateboards roll great on concrete.
     
  5. 351maverick

    351maverick Veteran Member

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    this

    cars are never up high enough to loose 4 or 5 inches using a creeper
     
  6. Coadster32

    Coadster32 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I use a dogbone thick plastic type. Difficult to use on the Camaro though. Mine is a northern catalog one. I weigh 190lbs and have had mine for about 10 years now. no issues.
     
  7. cubangt

    cubangt Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    And no problems with the wheels? Still original?
     
  8. Coadster32

    Coadster32 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yup. Sometimes the "economy stuff" is all you need.
     
  9. cubangt

    cubangt Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yea the economy HF stuff lasted me about an hour when I bought it, that's why im looking for better quality one..
     
  10. Coadster32

    Coadster32 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    HF quality stuff is economy stuff at best. Just about everything there is disposable. (That's why I didn't say HF).

    I do recommend the dogbone style so you keep the height down. Good luck in your search, I know how much broken tools are a source of aggravation.
     

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