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Old 10-17-2020, 06:53 PM   #1
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21TRX-Do You Have To Use The Patio Support?

When using the patio, is the support leg by the stairs really necessary or are the support cables enough to hold a couple of people with margaritas?

The 21TRX is fairly small and we don't plan on hauling and using the deck stairs. Just wondering if the cable system is designed to support people on the deck or if the support leg by the stairs is necessary. If it's required I may move the support bracket to the middle top of the ramp for better support.

Thanks for any input you have on this.
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Old 10-17-2020, 10:27 PM   #2
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It depends on the size of the margaritas.
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It depends on the size of the margaritas.
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2 medium margaritas and maybe a cat too, but he's not too big...mostly just fluff.
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Old 10-19-2020, 04:06 PM   #5
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I don't own a TRX but just spent a few minutes perusing the manual. It is pretty specific about requiring the steps and support leg being installed if the ramp is to be used as a patio. Quoting: "Ramp must be supported by both cables and the properly adjusted support leg at side entry step while in the patio position".

That said: It also lists the capacity of the patio at "10 persons or 1,500 pounds". If it was my rig, I'd be inclined to think that it would be fine without the support leg when used by 2 average sized people (or say, under 500 pounds total).

Of course that's just conjecture on my part. I would suggest calling the factory or your dealer and asking them.
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Could be a liability thing, just ďin caseĒ a cable goes And you spill your drink.
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Since the step/support appears to attach to one side of the patio your drink could still be in jeopardy if you are sitting on the other side and that side's cable is the one that breaks...

From the pictures it actually looks like the support is more to provide support for the weight of people using the step, rather than providing support for the patio/ramp in general.
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The steps have to be there so if someone spills their drink the others can exit to get more.
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