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Cliff

truck ramps

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I was looking at truck ramps. Generally didn't like what I was seeing.  I really liked the Mad Ramp model but it wasn't what I wanted.  I really liked the use of the tow hitch to bear the weight though. So I decided to  build one using steel or alum U Channel on the sides of 2 x8" for rigidity.    So I went price shopping for U channel. It'd cost me more to build my own than to buy one rated at 1500 pounds.

So I ordered some factory made  ones

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Cliff,

 

Probably a bit late now, but check your local scrap metal recycling yard when you need metal.

 

I found a set of the fold up ramps, and one of those cargo racks that go into the hitch receptacle on your vehicle in a pile a while back. You'd be surprised what people throw out. 

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1 hour ago, Cliff said:

So I went price shopping for U channel. It'd cost me more to build my own than to buy one rated at 1500 pounds.

 

...and you would have to paint it on top of that.  I've had people ask me to build them a trailer.  I tell them to go look for what they want and multiply the price by 2.5.  Unless you buy steel in bulk you pay through the nose.

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