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Old 10-26-2015, 09:39 AM   #1
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Rear ramp porch and severe weather

A few months ago I purchased a toy hauler with the rear porch ramp and the 3 season vinyl doors. I really love them.

However it seems to me, that in a high wind there would be a point where the ramp might become in danger of blowing shut. Even before that the 3 season doors would probably have some type of failure.

Any thoughts or experiences in this area?

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James
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Old 10-26-2015, 06:04 PM   #2
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If you are worried.. CLOSE UP FIRST. About all I can say..

Same as awnings. If worried, retract.
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:13 PM   #3
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If there is high winds, it shouldn't be open...
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Old 10-27-2015, 03:45 PM   #4
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You should have it closed even if it rains, never mind wind. By three season's they are referring to temp. not weather. Water in the garage will start to cause issues in a short period of time. Water on the inside of the ramp will also cause problems.
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So the floor is not waterproof? that is awful news I wanted to make the garage a porch. is there a way to waterproof the floor and I may take the ramp off I can not pick the thing up alone hardly. Thanks Karen
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Old 11-10-2015, 03:00 PM   #6
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The rubber flooring is waterproof but water will find it's way in around the edges and at the tie down locations and will rot the walls and wood subfloor. If you want an open deck on the back, Work and Play makes just this type of RV. Otherwise, your best bet is the power cable ramp system that closes the ramp door at the touch of a button.
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Old 11-11-2015, 05:54 AM   #7
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ramp door patio

Taken any idea where I get the cable system to close ramp? That would be awesome Karen
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Karen, Lippert makes all the ramps as well as the electric cable option. You would have to order directly from them or from any authorized Lippert dealer. (Your local RV dealer.) I'd call Lippert first. Let us know how you make out as I'm considering the system myself.
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