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Old 07-15-2010, 02:00 PM   #15
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Like I said, we have a Dune Chaser and I don't think there is much you can do other then make the ramp longer as I ease the Goldwing down the same thing happens and the front tire slips and I go a touch faster. Our old toy hauler had a shorter gate and I used the ramp like shown and the scary part was getting your foot on a rung because if you missed you could get your foot stuck or worst twist you ankle and down you go. I found if I raise the front like taking it off the truck put the stabilizers down the angle is better and I slip. My ramp has the sand finish to it so its not smooth like a few I have seen. The best thing is to just practice.

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Old 07-15-2010, 09:48 PM   #16
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Just to add to the conversations, here's how I added my extra plywood to the 3602. I cut a 3/4 inch piece of marine plywood such that it fits right under the hinged door when vertical. The plywood was cut to also allow the rear tire to sit on top of the plywood.

Two nuts you do not see, are below the plywood, holding the 3 inch bolt to the floor, and the nuts you can actually see in the photo, are holding the plywood down. The large bolt is secured to the existing floor, and the top portion of the bolt, holds the plywood.

When the bike is not in the garage, I un-screw the top bolts holding the plywood (hand tight only), and lift the plywood off the bolts, and place it vertically against the back door. I use two large paper clamps to hold the extra plywood vertically right under the hinged back door ramp.

I also have a rubber exercise mat that I use beneath the plywood, and when the lounge is down, it serves as a nice rubber carpet in the garage.

I guess those who have the 3602 MUST add the extra plywood. No questions asked

By the way, those tire marks that are making the V shape, were when I did not have the bolts installed. As I pulled the bike out, the wood would come with it, out the back door and turn sideways.

So Fred, you had your rear tire break the floor?


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Old 07-16-2010, 09:55 AM   #17
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The 1st outing was 150 miles for a checkout and when we got home lino had rough look and feel where rear tire sat, 2nd was about same mileage but on returning home the rear tire was sitting below floor, lucky the lino was only stretched and did not have a tear. I cut out the chip board from driver wall to refer and 4' forward from door and replaced with marine 3/4 plus put 2 pieces of 2x4 cut 15 7/8 between joice screwed to bottom of plywood where tire sets. Trip to Milwaukee and Oshkosh last week and it's all good! I also use a rubber mat to protect lino when bike is in then just leave it under couch.

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