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Old 08-02-2009, 12:40 PM   #29
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ouch $$$ maybe you can get a used jack with a bad motor?
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:02 PM   #30
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Landscape timbers, much lighter than 4x4s. Just lay them next to the curb side by side, takesup about half of the 8 inches. Tires can easily roll over 4 inches. They are easily half the weight of 4x4s and cost about 4 bucks apiece here in fl. zz
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:02 PM   #31
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Bought mine at Home Depot. zz
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:29 PM   #32
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First I have to replace my jack. I finally after three years bent it, badly. ouch. $485 to replace.
Been there, done that. Fortunately (I guess), I was at Jackson Center at the time.
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:07 PM   #33
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Good thread. Will keep for reference as I have contemplated this problem too.

Will look forward to pictures!
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:49 PM   #34
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Here is a pic of my curb and solution (as mentioned above). You can also see the trailer tire marks from the hard angle I need to do.
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:43 PM   #35
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If this is going to be a permanent parking spot, and you've gone through the pains and expense to move other items (gas meter)...why not address having a contractor come over and cut a section of the curb and re-pour it for your needs.
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Michelle, not to be a wet blanket here, but I think you're over-concerned about damaging your tires, and you're over-engineering what you need. Frankly, a 2x6x8 cut into two 4" pieces will be sufficient to get the trailer easily up and over the curb. You place them approximately where you need them, back up near the curb, set them where they need to be, and then back up over them. I've done that a bazillion times over the years. Slow and easy is the key. Actually a 6" curb is no problem even without the 'ramp', but the 2x6 does make it a little easier. The biggest issue is whether or not the overhang is too low to back the tires up to the curb without damaging the tank drain plumbing by dragging it on the ground.

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Old 08-12-2009, 08:18 PM   #37
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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)
i think Michelle has found her solution. i think the curb was more than 6".

also, she's only allowed one curb cut.
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:15 PM   #38
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i think Michelle has found her solution. i think the curb was more than 6".

also, she's only allowed one curb cut.
I bought six 2X4X8s screwed two pair together. I put one pair next to the other and the singles in front of the pair.
The curb is just under 6 inches.
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Hi, I'm lost here in this discussion about ramps; Why do you need an eight foot wide ramp for eight inch wide tires? [maybe 24"s each] You have seen my driveway, someday I post pictures of my very narrow street. It's very close, but no ramps yet.
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Hi, I'm lost here in this discussion about ramps; Why do you need an eight foot wide ramp for eight inch wide tires? [maybe 24"s each] You have seen my driveway, someday I post pictures of my very narrow street. It's very close, but no ramps yet.
I would LOVE to see a video of you backing in there!
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Hi, I'm lost here in this discussion about ramps; Why do you need an eight foot wide ramp for eight inch wide tires? [maybe 24"s each] You have seen my driveway, someday I post pictures of my very narrow street. It's very close, but no ramps yet.
Ok here are the pictures. the video would have lasted 1.5 hours.
The 16 ft wide ramps were perfect. I hit one side of the stack with the right side tires and the left side hit about the middle of the other stack.
The process of getting in the back yard was difficult. It was my first time. The receiver on the front helps a lot!
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Hi, I'm lost here in this discussion about ramps; Why do you need an eight foot wide ramp for eight inch wide tires? [maybe 24"s each] You have seen my driveway, someday I post pictures of my very narrow street. It's very close, but no ramps yet.
The damage... I got too close to the house The hook caught the gutter. The running light scraped the house. I had help or the damage would have been worse. The divot which is about 5 inches deep was from the weight of the truck and tongue weight of the trailer.
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