Traxion Foldable Topside Creeper - Model# 1-00020
If you work on any truck, you need this creeper
I just got this creeper and was totally amazed at its quality and finish. (Note, the directions are a joke, but the creeper is simple to figure out.)
-Here are metrics on why you need this...
I replaced the plugs on a Ford F150 V8. (8 plugs.) WITHOUT this creeper. It took about 3.5 hours. -Clearance to the plugs was OK for all but 3 plugs.
-When done, I was beat and sore. I ordered this creeper to never have to endure that pain again.
-After I got the creeper, I replaced the plugs on a Ram 1500 V8 (16 plugs, 2 per cylinder!) Total time, about 1.75 hours!!! Access to the plugs was similar, however there were 6 plugs that were very difficult to access in the ram as opposed to the 3 in the Ford.)
Bottom line, this is a winner!
The one thing I wish it had, was more increments for the height adjustment. I'm writing the company to suggest this improvement as well.
Still takes up some space to store, but WELL worth it!
February 17, 2014
Envy of the Shop
I purchased this item for one of my guys in the shop who had been standing on make-shift wooden boxes and 5-gallon buckets to work under the hoods of trucks for years. He longer wears the back support brace that he had resorted to wearing just to be able to complete his daily tasks. The 3 “F’s” of this product are spot on...Form, Fit, Function. It does/has it all. Great product.
August 20, 2012
Solid product... functions as advertised
This is solidly constructed. The folding mechanism makes for easy storage... just pull out two pins and the legs fold right up. It works as advertised and definitely saves your back! Plan on about 20 minutes to assemble it. The assembly is pretty straightforward. I highly recommend it!
May 14, 2012
top side creeper
this is a great product, easy on your back and abdominal muscles. durable, easy to manuver, store and transport. makes the life of a mechanic easier!!
March 17, 2011
Great for big vehicles
Bought this for my dad who works on everything under the sun. This product is great for today's tall trucks, no more standing sideways on a ladder and worrying about scratching the paint. Would recommend for those who have the room to store.
June 1, 2010
This is a necessity for anyone who was a truck and works on it themselves!!
February 22, 2010
After years of having to crawl out onto the engines of various trucks for my friends and myself, I found this is the perfect way to work. It's very comfortable and saves my tired old back from all the pain associated by trying to lean out over the engine compartment. I can now easily reach all the way to the firewall without any strain. The only downside is that when it folds up the top padded area doesn't fold down. This leaves it sticking out quite a bit and makes it a bit awkward to store away neatly. But that certainly doesn't detract from it's usefulness.
November 2, 2009
REL Stapleton Foldable Topside Creeper - Model #1-
Bought this for my husband who is short. Loves the ease of working on a vehicle now and doesn't have to worry about slipping off a box. Doesn't hurt his stomach like when he was leaning over in the engine, quick access to tools also. Wants a shorter version for compact cars now.
March 17, 2009
Been a mechanic for 12 years and wish I had bought this 3 years ago. This product is sturdy and works well. I live in a rural area and work on lots of 3/4 tons and 1 ton trucks. This product will fit over them and save your chest area a lot of pain. The only thing this product needs more of is padding to keep it from scratching paint on cars and trucks. You can always buy more of that though! This is a great product!
November 22, 2008
This topside creeper is great for working in the engine compartment of trucks, good support and the pad cleans up very well. I wouldnt do a valve job without it!
August 18, 2008