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Small rubber floor mats are my fave for wheel work. Kneeling seems best.
Yeah, putting knees on concrete or hard surface for any extended period of time is not only uncomfortable but bet long term damaging.

Not sure if you've ever known anybody with bad knees, it's not a pretty sight (their pain mostly)
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Waves a hand.

Yeppers, injure your knees and they are never quite the same again.

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Most people I know with bad knees got those playing American-style football, hockey or alpine skiing. Constantly kneeling is hard work. Use pads but if possible avoid kneeling.

Wow. I am thankful for all the responses and surprised by the prevalence of views that creepers on wheels are not worth the trouble. Maybe I should reconsider a rolling carpet?

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Nah, buy the HF creeper.

994 reviews
705 have it a five star rating *****
91% would recommend it

This is an excellent testament.

If you don't like it, you can always send it to me for my birthday.
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I bought this and it works great getting over everything on the garage floor, but the ease of movement means it rolls too easily everywhere. I also find with my size I can't roll on my side and get to where I want to when on jack stands.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I use a foam mat all the time as it lets me stay where I want but also not have to crawl on cement with my body and knees.

I also bought this and leave it in the truck for trail repairs, but luckily it has not come out of the wrapping yet as it has not needed to be used and I hope it stays that way.

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A creeper(with swivels) can be used to position a large 35" tire in the driveway.


I was thinking about using a shooting mat for on the trail.

this is what I got on woot for 25 bucks.


I bought 1 for me and 1 for each kid.
My kids thought it would do double duty as a sleeping mat in their tent.



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I also bought this and leave it in the truck for trail repairs, but luckily it has not come out of the wrapping yet as it has not needed to be used and I hope it stays that way.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

damn!! that is one expensive skinny blanket! 80 bucks.....




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damn!! that is one expensive skinny blanket! 80 bucks.....
I concur! (and when @ChrisHaynesUSA calls something expensive...that means something )

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May be, but when you get it for 30 bucks on a clearance sale, the price was not bad.

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