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Old 11-05-2012, 03:35 PM   #1
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Curb Ramps

We have been looking at different curb ramps to use as our curb is almost 9" high. We were going to have a driveway put in but the cost is way over 3K. Was wondering if anyone has used the RhinoGear 11912 RhinoRamps MAX Vehicle Ramps or the RhinoGear 11909? Hate to buy something that will not hold our 35' Windsor. Right now we have home made ramps out of wood but are very heavy and DW can't help when they need to be put in the gutter.

Any suggestions or input would be very helpful.

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Old 11-05-2012, 04:07 PM   #2
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Get a stronger DW? Or sign her up at a fitness gym.

If you have 22.5" tires it shouldn't be a problem. Just go slow.
Some speed bumps going into my local Walmart are about that 9" size.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:13 PM   #3
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I wonder if building two ramps for each side would work. I'm thinking 3' lengths of 2x12, 2x8, 5/4x6, and 2x4. This would get you 2" front the top of the curb.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:45 PM   #4
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Too funny Triker56, this is the DW that is writing the post in trying to make it easier on the DH as well as for myself if something should happen to the DH.

We do have two ramps for each side already made out of wood. They are just heavy. DH can carry them fine as the DW pulls the mh out. Just was wanting to see if there was anything less heavy.
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I have not put in a curb cut either due to cost vs. the intermittant usage. My pickup truck, Jeep, and coach go up and over the curb just fine. Coach has 19.5" tires - has made many trips over the curb over several years.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:21 PM   #6
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How about just 6x6 timbers cut to about 30" long? If need be round off one side for the tires to have a better approach angle.
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You can get the curb saw-cut for a lot less $$ than having a " letdown " installed.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:20 PM   #8
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Maybe go to Harbor Freight or some other store and get a cheap two wheel hand cart and haul the ramps with it. You can move them to where they need to be and then just position them. I have one and the older you get the smarter you get when it comes to moving heavy things. Don't work harder work smarter. Jim
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You can get the curb saw-cut for a lot less $$ than having a " letdown " installed.
What is a letdown?

Cost for me for the curb cut would be several thousands of dollars due to the 75 feet of concrete driveway the city would also require.
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Many of my neighbors seem to have cut into their curb to create either an additional driveway or to extend their driveways apron. We've thought about doing it but haven't looked into the cost of it. Is there a way to do it yourself or does it all go through the city?
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Many of my neighbors seem to have cut into their curb to create either an additional driveway or to extend their driveways apron. We've thought about doing it but haven't looked into the cost of it. Is there a way to do it yourself or does it all go through the city?
Will vary by city. Many will require a building permit to do it. And a driveway may be a requirement as well.
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Can't fight City Hall ! A lot of places have restrictions on width of driveways, especially when they cross city sidewalks. " Curb letdown " is a term for when they actually remove the curb and gutter, and form a new C&G with a lowered portion. Some cities require their crews to do the work at your expense of course. Actual cutting requires a specialized diamond blade saw - you would need to contact a Concrete Cutting firm.
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Well its already cement up that side of my house (thats where my motorhome, trailer w/ buggy & quads & hubbies impala are) so I'm guessing that I'd just need to have the curb cut down and an apron added.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:43 AM   #14
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Thank you all for the great ideas. Just bought Curb Ramp by Prime Products
they are 23" wide with a 6" curb height and will hold 20 Tons each. They only weigh 9# each so bought 4 of them. Should be delivered next week. For the four of them cost was $218.00 through a company called http://www.makariosrv.com/ they were the cheapest when researching them. Very friendly customer service out of Indiana. Will probably use them when searching for other products.

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