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Old 10-07-2011, 02:58 PM   #29
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Well folks the makeshift ramps seem to have worked. Still require some physical effort and slow moving but probably 20 min vs 2 hrs.

Ramps are 2x6s, 2 boards high, 6 boards parallel attached with a bit of a gap between using poly strapping screwed into the sides - kinda like a futon. There's a strap at each end so they can be moved around & we have 4 in total. The end is only one board high for a gentle on & off. The 2 ft width works & they are long enogh to rest on while I move the 2 nd set. It's a workout but workable....
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:29 AM   #30
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Great! Glad you found a solution. Is there any way you could post or email a pic? I would appreciate it since I am still working on mine.
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:43 AM   #31
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Yes! Pictures would be great...if it's not too much trouble. Thanks!
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:10 PM   #32
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Will definitely post some pics of the $60 lumber solution - cheaper than the gutter ramps but those would probably have worked too. The trailer dolly was a thought but whether it could handle the steep slope was a concern. Never really had the problem until the new driveway was in (though it was close).

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Old 11-05-2011, 07:09 AM   #33
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After considering every possible scenario and practicality I called Power Movers and ordered an electric dolly. I hated the expense but was assured that if it didn't work, I would get my money back, minus shipping. It arrived a week later and although I was eager to try it, I felt a little uneasy. My driveway is not very wide and slopes a good bit the last few feet: it drops 22 inches in 22 feet to be exact.
I practiced back and forth on flat surface, used the brakes a few times and finally went for it. Works perfect!!!!! Bambi gets up and down the driveway and no scrapping. I did it several time to be sure. Not the cheapest solution but one of the easiest: The motor does all the work. Damage to the trailer would have been expensive, storage fees would have added up... I recommend it.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:17 AM   #34
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Which model Powermover did you buy? Even tho we have the ramps - the mover is still being considered? Maybe we'll call them to discuss since we would need one of their adapters to allow us to raise & lower the trailer as we back in.....
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:37 AM   #35
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I got the AC10 with brakes. You do need an adapter to fit the frame of the trailer and a longer handle. With 5 wheels there is no traction problem but I do go up and down the driveway at an angle to minimize the grade. I can stop anytime with the brakes. No scrapping! Again, it was not a cheap solution but very practical. Call Brady and mention my dolly. He is now more familiar with a 19' Bambi weight and size. Let me know what you decide.
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I was going to suggest maybe the simplest thing yet, other than going to bigger tires. If you could get by with 1.5" more ground clearance, why not just lay two 2x12's by ten feet long flat right on the driveway in front of the tires? Or is an inch and a half not enough clearance? If you needed more than ten feet, you could buy four 2x12's, 8 ft. long or whatever. Would store easily in your garage rafters or wherever. Really low tech. But cheap.

Heck, if you just ran ONE set of boards down one side, and only had to keep one tire on it, would be even easier and might be enough tilt. You could do that really quickly, if you didn't have to line up two boards to match the wheelbase. Could double two sets of say, six ft. long 2x12's. so you could get three inches of additional clearance on one side, and the two short sections would make them easy to move and to move along a curved path if you needed to. I think I like this one better. tilt the trailer up on one side. Better logistics. cheaper. Less cost.
you only need to raise the trailer precisely at the spots where it is going to hit, right? I bet you know those two spots by heart now.
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Sorry this post is so late but here is a photo of our ramps. We have 4 total made from 2x4s with backpack strapping screwed in with washers, leaving a bit of a gap to allow for some movement/curving. We also switch out our travelling hitch fir a straight hitch to get it out of the driveway. It has reduced our time to about 10 minutes. We are still planning on getting a PowerMover but need to reconfirm our measurements.Hope everyone enjoyed their summer.

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