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Old 09-04-2017, 12:54 PM   #1
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Motorcoach ramp photos

I made some ramps using 2x lumber to raise my motor coach rear tires 10.5 inches to level it. They are very heavy and I move them using a handcart then slide them into place. The first set I made (in the last photo - coach on the ramps) were almost solid wood and were 9 inches high and only supported the outside tires.

When I found out I needed to make them 10.5" high I took them apart and rebuilt them to support the dual tires. The top layer is made of 2x10's to give me a wider tire support and room for the stops. Each step is about 7.25 inches wide.

I tried to use spaces between the boards to lighten it. The photos may give you an idea of how I did it. I think if I made it completely solid it would add another 75-100 lbs. I store them upright in my garage. Now I can put out slides and start the refrigerator when I need to.
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Why? Do you carry them or just at home to get level in your drive? Nice project, looks well doe! Good job!
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Why? Do you carry them or just at home to get level in your drive? Nice project, looks well doe! Good job!
Thanks. They are just for the driveway. I think if I got a site at an RV park that was that off-level, I would try another site or another park. If just using my jacks in the driveway, the rear tires are 11" off the ground. Don't like that.
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I have to do the same thing. Mine are solid and wide enough for the duals. I think they weigh in around a gizillion pounds. I had to deal with left to right level also so I made each side different. My tallest is only 8" high.

I have to park about 6" from the house and line everything up just right so the slides and the door can open without hitting anything. I painted guide lines on the drive and some additional markings so I can get the ramps in the same place every time. Ya gotta do what ya gotta do. I just use the jacks to firm things up. Not to lift the motorhome.

The way I did the markings I can just hang my head out the driver side and park it just right every time. Don't need any directions or help but the wife usually just makes sure I don't hit the house.

I like your tire stops. They look like they make pretty good handles too. I may have to add some of those.
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I have to do the same thing. Mine are solid and wide enough for the duals. I think they weigh in around a gizillion pounds. I had to deal with left to right level also so I made each side different. My tallest is only 8" high.

I have to park about 6" from the house and line everything up just right so the slides and the door can open without hitting anything. I painted guide lines on the drive and some additional markings so I can get the ramps in the same place every time. Ya gotta do what ya gotta do. I just use the jacks to firm things up. Not to lift the motorhome.

The way I did the markings I can just hang my head out the driver side and park it just right every time. Don't need any directions or help but the wife usually just makes sure I don't hit the house. I like your tire stops. They look like they make pretty good handles too. I may have to add some of those.
Actually the driver's side ramp is only 9" because of side slope. I like your idea of making markings on your drive especially when you are that tight. Yes, the tire stops sure make a good handle....if only I could lift it.
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I think you should accommodate the duels or you will put too much stress on the axle. I'm not an engineer or anything but ....
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Excellent for maintenance too. Good job.
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I think you should accommodate the duels or you will put too much stress on the axle. I'm not an engineer or anything but ....


X2 on that, cousin Ed. I can't speak to axle stress, but for as long as the coach is parked with only the one tire supported on each side, that one tire is grossly overloaded.
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I think you should accommodate the duels or you will put too much stress on the axle. I'm not an engineer or anything but ....
That's what I did when I rebuilt the ramps. That's why it's now much wider at the high end. It will completely support both duals.
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