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Old 07-04-2016, 06:09 AM   #1
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Ramp Extensions?

My new TT/Toy Hauler, its really more of a cargo hauler, loads from the front side. Getting a motorcycle in has been a challenge. The ramp is to steep to push the nearly 600lb bike in and riding it in will most likely end in disaster as there is no room to stop once I clear the ramp.

Here is a pic of the ramp from the manufacturer.

My current method is to take leveling block and use them to raise the end of the ramp then use ATV ramps to extend the ramp out so I can walk the bike under power into the TT. It works but it's a bit precarious.

My current plan is to get a tri-fold ramp rather than the two separate ramps which should make the operation a bit easier.

So I am looking for any better ideas...

No, I'm not getting a different TT so that's off the table. I need to make this one work and for the most part it does.


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Old 07-04-2016, 03:24 PM   #2
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They do make Extensions ramps do a Google and did you lower the front all the way down that will help.

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Old 07-04-2016, 04:51 PM   #3
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I thought about lowering the front...two problems with that one, the ramp will be at an angle and will cause problems supporting it properly and two once the bike is loaded it will be at an angle which again will cause some issue keeping it staple until I can either raise the front back up or strap the bike down.

I'll look into commercial produced ramp extensions.
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imho i would NOT do your suggested method, i foresee issues down the road w/door crackage/warpage/ruttage which would result in no warr covg?? this type door set-up was not meant for 2wheelers as in most cases there is too much tongue weight and the other popular/poor issue is the one you are having..... which is why soooooooo many people told them to reverse the door location(not that that solves the poor/steep angle for 2wheelers) i would look for a solid/hard plastic kinda like a skateboard ramp that would give you the lift and an gradual entry platform, which is also light enough to tote around?? maybe incorporate some locking pins(solid in the plastic) into the t/h ramp door?? OR start working on your entry stopping skill in the 2wheeler allotted space(place a large secured block on the floor inside) good luck
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Old 07-10-2016, 01:42 PM   #5
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Riding in is not an option...the bike is to tall to even duck walk it in under power. The front wheel of the bike sticking out of the side of the coach would definitely not be covered. I don't see why the ramp would crack or warp if its supported at the same points it would be on the ground.

Tongue weight should not be an issue as the cargo area is rated for 1000lbs and bike is a little over half that so that shouldn't be a problem. I didn't notice any difference in towing with bike in or out.

I'll look into a skateboard ramp but I don't see how its any different than ATV ramps. Besides I doubt they are weight rated nearly enough.
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