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OT-Trailer Ramp Mounting-I Need A Better Idea...
Posted by: UGLYTRUK ()
Date: December 04, 2018 08:47PM

I just bot a steel deck car trailer, and like most auto transport trailers, the ramps simply lay onto a track.

The 1st time I used it, it was raining and the G80 posi caused the truck to skid sideways and fall off as the ramp slid off of the track.

I'd like to have a secure method of attaching the ramps, but whatever I do shouldn't have any parts I could fumble and lose. I'd thot of simply welding a large nut into the deck, but I fear losing the bolt I'd run thru the ramp. Or an additional angle iron-track, so that the ramp has to be either slid in from the side, or dropped in from a horizontal position.

Has anyone run into a similar issue?

I'll post pix tmrw...

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Re: OT-Trailer Ramp Mounting-I Need A Better Idea...
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 04, 2018 08:50PM

We need pics!





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Re: OT-Trailer Ramp Mounting-I Need A Better Idea...
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: December 04, 2018 09:20PM

Don't use ramps.

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Re: OT-Trailer Ramp Mounting-I Need A Better Idea...
Posted by: UGLYTRUK ()
Date: December 04, 2018 10:18PM

The vendor I purchased my trailer from also had tilt deck trailers, at a 50% premium I think. I paid $2800 for this trailer, direct from the manufacturer.

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Re: OT-Trailer Ramp Mounting-I Need A Better Idea...
Posted by: Melb-Mike ()
Date: December 05, 2018 04:13AM

My open car trailer has ramp locks. The spring mounted pin will lock the ramps out or in. When I got the trailer, it was set up to only lock the ramps into the closed position. I drilled new holes into the side of the ramps when they’re down for loading a vehicle. That made loading much more secure.

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Re: OT-Trailer Ramp Mounting-I Need A Better Idea...
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: December 05, 2018 04:15AM

If it is that slippery going up ramps you will have issues no matter what you do. There should never be a tire spin on a ramp!

How are the ramps made? Are they just angle iron welded across with holes in between? Are they solid? Are they wire mesh?

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Re: OT-Trailer Ramp Mounting-I Need A Better Idea...
Posted by: UGLYTRUK ()
Date: December 05, 2018 04:21AM

I'll get pix this AM. They're solid diamond plate with mating angle irons, real basic.

If I spin going up and end up on the edge of the ramp, why have the ramp tip over and dump the vehicle? I may install an angle iron on the side of the ramp to contain the tire.

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Re: OT-Trailer Ramp Mounting-I Need A Better Idea...
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: December 05, 2018 04:43AM

With some pics we can probably figure out a plan.

I bought a tilt bed car trailer to avoid ramp issues altogether. If you don't have ramps thieves can't steal them for scrap value.


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Re: OT-Trailer Ramp Mounting-I Need A Better Idea...
Posted by: UGLYTRUK ()
Date: December 05, 2018 04:49AM

True, and true...

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Re: OT-Trailer Ramp Mounting-I Need A Better Idea...
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: December 05, 2018 05:55AM

My ramps are covered in expanded metal and having loaded countless cars over 30 years I've never had that problem. Mine just lay in a channel.

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Re: OT-Trailer Ramp Mounting-I Need A Better Idea...
Posted by: UGLYTRUK ()
Date: December 05, 2018 06:02AM

When I go to my shop late on, I'll take pix and do a video. I wonder if the ramp channel has sufficient room,for expanded metal or an angle iron guide...

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Re: OT-Trailer Ramp Mounting-I Need A Better Idea...
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: December 05, 2018 03:13PM

You say the ramps are diamond plate that is minimally good in the dry. Just get yourself some expanded steel and tack it to the top of the ramps along the edges and you should not have that problem in any weather.

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Re: OT-Trailer Ramp Mounting-I Need A Better Idea...
Posted by: 19sixty5 ()
Date: December 05, 2018 06:22PM

I have the same design, they work fine... unless they are wet! I also plan to tack some expanded steel on mine to solve the problem.

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Re: OT-Trailer Ramp Mounting-I Need A Better Idea... PICS
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 05, 2018 06:29PM

attached for Andrew

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Re: OT-Trailer Ramp Mounting-I Need A Better Idea... PICS
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 05, 2018 06:30PM

See if you can turn them upside down.. and put the expanded metal there... no slip and no sideways slide.





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Re: OT-Trailer Ramp Mounting-I Need A Better Idea...
Posted by: UGLYTRUK ()
Date: December 05, 2018 08:10PM

The bottom pix IS upside down

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Re: OT-Trailer Ramp Mounting-I Need A Better Idea...
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: December 05, 2018 08:14PM

The metal that was installed on top of the ramps is running the wrong way to prevent slipping of any kind it looks like.

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Re: OT-Trailer Ramp Mounting-I Need A Better Idea...
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 05, 2018 08:42PM

UGLYTRUK Wrote:
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> The bottom pix IS upside down.

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Right why I say to try and use them that way!





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Re: OT-Trailer Ramp Mounting-I Need A Better Idea...
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 05, 2018 10:23PM

Matt, They would take some modification to use up-side down.
There are cross pieces to re-enforce them.

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Re: OT-Trailer Ramp Mounting-I Need A Better Idea...
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 05, 2018 10:28PM

No cross bracing now... why would it need any?





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