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Old 07-25-2009, 10:44 PM   #15
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I made up a ramp from a piece of 1" plywood and some supports under it. It was originally designed for my Winnebago to jump the curb. Even with 14k rolling over it many times its survived. I just place it on the street up against the curb and drive right up it. Best part, when my neighbors see it up against the curb they know im coming in or out soon and they dont park there .

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This looks like a good idea. I just built a 4 foot ramp in to my shed. 2X8s for support and 2 1/2" sheets of plywood glued together. At four feet wide it is heavy!
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:28 AM   #16
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I think Vinnie has the best idea so far. Heavy, yes but perhaps you will not need ihem that wide. Lawn mower wheels attached that would come into play when the ramps are lifted from an opposite side would ease the portability of them. Neil.
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file a permit to cut the curb. no lifting required!
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:14 AM   #19
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Uuuuuu, uuuuu a reason to buy another power tool! I have seen people trim their curbs. This may be the answer. Rent a saw and bevel the curb. No permit since I did not remove it.
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file a permit to cut the curb. no lifting required!
We have a single cut ordinance. My driveway is it. I would have to vut the entire length of my front yard! It is an idea though.
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:22 AM   #21
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I think Vinnie has the best idea so far. Heavy, yes but perhaps you will not need ihem that wide. Lawn mower wheels attached that would come into play when the ramps are lifted from an opposite side would ease the portability of them. Neil.
Wheels are the answer! I can make the ramps and put wheels on the back to move them around.

four foot wide ramps one inch thick re-inforced with wheels. Thanks you all!
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:30 AM   #22
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How about 2 2x8's, cut in half, making four 4' long pieces. Lay them down, and screw a piece of 3/4" plywood, also cut in half to make 4'x4' pieces, onto the 2x8's, making a platform for the tires to ride on. You can place the 2x8's about 18" apart, aligned from the street to the curb, lengthwise. It'll be heavy, but not as bad as steel plates. You could notch the 2x8's so they would fit better on the edge of the curb, and bevel the ends that would rest in the street.
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Vinnie got it right! That's all I did, took about 30 min. to make both. They store behind my trailer next to the bumper to stop debris from blowing under it.
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How about 2 metal drive-up ramps that are usually used when changing oil.
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How about 2 metal drive-up ramps that are usually used when changing oil.
Not wide enough since I will be backing from an angle and too tall for my curb.
The stacked 2X4s most likely screwed together will be the answer.
Easiest to store and light enough to move easily. (Changed my mind about the ramps)
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I'm not sure why you need the two axle ramps connected. I use 2X6s and 2X4s nailed together until you get the height you need, then line them up as you back up.
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Just to add what I do. I took 8' sections of on 2x4, 2x6, 2x8, cut them in half and stacked them on each other: 2x4 on top, 2x6 under that and 2x8 on the bottom. Since I head down my street and back in to the left (hitting at an angle) but I pull out the other direction so having them manageable and movable is a big plus. I screwed them together and put handles on them. Our curb is 5-6 inches high. Here is where it ends up, not quite as tight as ROBERTSUNRUS...
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:35 AM   #28
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I'm not sure why you need the two axle ramps connected. I use 2X6s and 2X4s nailed together until you get the height you need, then line them up as you back up.
Did you really get the powers to move a gas meter? OMG, you got power!
Gas Meter has been moved. It just takes money. Plants have been moved. Sprinklers heads have been moved. I just now have to make my ramps and put her in her storage spot. The tape measure says it will fit. I keep looking at it and saying ok the tape measure says it will fit.

First I have to replace my jack. I finally after three years bent it, badly. ouch. $485 to replace.
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