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Rob Gendreau
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I'd like some advice on loading ramps. When I go to get the car off, the ramp is about 10" off the ground (it's higher when being towed, but I jack up the front a bit when loading/unloading).

I've been using some 2x12s with steel plates on the end and wood underneath them for extra support but the ramp tops are getting a bit loose and I probably have to replace or remount them. I was wondering if anyone had any DIY solutions or could recommend some commercial ramps; many of the ones I've seen are overkill for a car of our weight.

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I am about to order these:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/LND-602004/

They are longer and much lighter than my steel ramps.

Todd

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Saw these at PRI
http://www.raceramps.com/

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Rob Gendreau
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When they say 1600lb capacity, I assume that means per axle? Since the wheelbase of the car is longer than the ramps you'd never have that much on there, right?

And you might have a look at these:
http://www.discountramps.com/car-trailer-ramps.htm

They're a bit beefier, and cheaper (although shipping might make a difference).

Or these; although they are only 4' and for ATVs, they hold 2k:
http://www.discountramps.com/straight-aluminum-ramps.htm

Dan Cooper Verified Driver
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quote:
Originally posted by Gatoratty:
Saw these at PRI
http://www.raceramps.com/

I use a similar thing that I bought at Kragen. Rated to something like 8000lbs... (tow vehicle need some work)

I would suggest these because they fit inside the car/window once on the trailer.

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I'm not sure if this is what you are looking for, but these are what I use for my open trailer. They are meant for motorcycles, but I have used them for two years.

http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1=&L2=&L3=&L4=&item=TUC_56-0062_G

   

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