trailer ramps - how much can 2 2x10s support?
Posted October 14, 2011 - 09:49 PM
I don't have a ditch at home so I put the ramps on the trailer (2x10s with the aluminum brackets on the end). The pucker factor was quite high driving it down the ramps :) but they held with no creaking.
How stupid was I? I've been planning on beefing the ramps up with some mid span supports but this deal came up quite suddenly.
Posted October 14, 2011 - 09:57 PM
You can see the ramps in this picture, taken early last year.
Posted October 14, 2011 - 10:11 PM
Posted October 15, 2011 - 05:00 AM
Posted October 15, 2011 - 05:24 AM
Posted October 15, 2011 - 05:37 AM
Posted October 15, 2011 - 05:58 AM
I have the same two 2x12s that I started with about 12 years ago when I got my first Ford LGT145. I still like to get the lowest slope that I can before driving on them though. For those who have to go steep it would be pretty easy to fasten a hinge to the underside of 2x, then attach a shorter piece of wood to the hinge, short piece should drop down just short of touching the ground when using as ramp, then fold up and put away. No one likes that "Pucker factor" and I know you aint talking lemons.
A lot of challenge with ramps is the angle they are at. How high is the trailer off the ground? I have metal ramps for my trailer, but the floor is about 12" off the ground. I would have a problem using these same ramps to get into the bed of a pickup, as the angle would be much steeper.
Posted October 15, 2011 - 08:08 AM
Posted October 15, 2011 - 08:23 AM
but all it takes is one time that is why I like a trailer .Drop the gate load put the gate up ,win I do load on the truck
I use a pair of rated ramps $150.00 sounds like a lot of money until your trying to climb out from under a 1000 pound tractor
Posted October 15, 2011 - 01:43 PM
Posted October 15, 2011 - 03:26 PM
Posted October 15, 2011 - 03:38 PM
Posted October 15, 2011 - 03:45 PM
Mine have the metal bracket on the end with a bend in it with holes to put a pin or bolt down though so they don't slip of the truck.
Top board is 8ft, bottom board is 7ft and they are through bolted together.
I don't like the store bought metal ramps as I find there too short, longer gives less slope.
Edited by DH1, October 15, 2011 - 03:51 PM.
Posted October 15, 2011 - 04:28 PM