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Old 11-29-2015, 12:39 PM   #1
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Service Ramps? 32k gvw Holiday Rambler

Hi has anyone use the Rhino gear RhinoRamps Max 16k capacity ramps? was thinking about using 2 pair on the rear of my Holiday Rambler. Total load capacity would be 32K, which by the math, more capacity than my whole coach. Thoughts? thx ps to make sure, i was going to fill them with quickcrete...where i am going to use them, they can sit there all the time but if i have to move, they will weight about 80lbs each
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Old 11-29-2015, 01:33 PM   #2
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Two potential concerns.

First, I have had very little success driving onto ramps. I jack up the axle, place the ramps under the tires, lower the vehicle onto the ramps, do the job, and drive off of the ramps. I have never attempted this on a dual rear wheel axle, but I can easily imagine one ramp slipping while the other one takes the full weight of that end of the axle, overloading the ramp and the tire.

Second, assuming that you can safely get the rear tires onto the ramps, the ground beneath the ramps needs to be very flat and level to avoid uneven weight distribution between the duals.



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I made mine from multiple pieces of 2X10 beveled on the ends. They raise the MH about 5". The bottom piece is 5' long, 2nd 4', 3rd 3'. This spreads the weight out more so they don't sink into the ground.
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I tried the 16000k Rhino ramps on my Newmar Bay Star 2901. They worked very well on the front wheels, on a concrete flat driveway. They did not move when driving onto them. Good for short term use.
The Rhino Ramps were NOT satisfactory for long term use as they started to deform. Mine did after 3-4 weeks.
Our driveway is slanted and I used them to level the motor home. I replaced the Rhino Ramps with home made wood ramps constructed from 2 x 10s.
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I made mine from multiple pieces of 2X10 beveled on the ends. They raise the MH about 5". The bottom piece is 5' long, 2nd 4', 3rd 3'. This spreads the weight out more so they don't sink into the ground.
X2.

This 2x12 solution is more portable, less expensive, and can be varied in height.

Have used it for about 8 years with our 31,000# rig.
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16kGVW capacity..read the fine print..not sure what it says but it COULD mean

16kGVW = 8k per axle = 4k per ramp

I made these (as others have said) and have no concerns laying under the coach.

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