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Old 08-01-2004, 02:08 PM   #1
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double axle repair ramp?

I'm looking for ramps to pull the trailer up onto, but ours is a double axle. Do double axle repair ramps exist? If so where? If not why not? I've been looking everywhere. Kragen, West Marine, nothing.

like these, except longer for two wheels.

help!

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Old 08-01-2004, 03:24 PM   #2
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Those would be easy for any welder.

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Old 08-01-2004, 04:45 PM   #3
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There is no such thing as a double axle ramp.
What you need to do is to place a solid platform of wood the same height as the ramps in your illistration. then place your ramps against the wood and pull the trailer all the way on.
You can find 6 X 6 lX 12ft umber at Lowes or most any home center. You will need to cut it in hafe with a hand saw or a chain saw if you have one.
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Old 08-01-2004, 08:21 PM   #4
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Thanks

I as much after looking for a while. We figured building extensions might end up being more expensive than buying double axle ramps, but you've answered the question. We were pricing that exact dimension of lumber and wanted to double check before we did any buying.

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There is no such thing as a double axle ramp.
What you need to do is to place a solid platform of wood the same height as the ramps in your illistration. then place your ramps against the wood and pull the trailer all the way on.
You can find 6 X 6 lX 12ft umber at Lowes or most any home center. You will need to cut it in hafe with a hand saw or a chain saw if you have one.
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I carry 9 (triple axel) pieces of 2x8. The are cut long enough to fit between the wheels. The ends are cut on a 45 degree angle so that the trailer can pull onto them. The second piece is shorter than the one on the ground, simply because of the shape of the tire, it fits on top of the first piece. Then I have a third piece that is shorter still that fits on top of the second. I can use these blocks to raise the wheels so that I can change tires or I can use them to level the trailer on uneven lots. For a dual axel trailer you would only need 6 pieces of wood. The beauty is that you can cut 2x8's with a skill saw set at 45 degrees. Hope this helps, its cheap and it works.
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I carry 9 (triple axel) pieces of 2x8. The are cut long enough to fit between the wheels. The ends are cut on a 45 degree angle so that the trailer can pull onto them. The second piece is shorter than the one on the ground, simply because of the shape of the tire, it fits on top of the first piece. Then I have a third piece that is shorter still that fits on top of the second. I can use these blocks to raise the wheels so that I can change tires or I can use them to level the trailer on uneven lots. For a dual axel trailer you would only need 6 pieces of wood. The beauty is that you can cut 2x8's with a skill saw set at 45 degrees. Hope this helps, its cheap and it works.
That sounds great. Would you happen to have pictures you can attach so I can see just what you mean?
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Ingrid,

Maybe the photo I am posting will help you to get the idea of what you need. I just made it fast like so it is kind of crude, but I think you should get the idea.
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There is no such thing as a double axle ramp.
http://bondorseals.com/more_info/alu...wheel_ramp.htm

Look here, I am certian there are alternatives.
I have seen a modular setup made of hard plastic similar to the setup in the diagram below.

The magic of Google search.

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Here is a description of my ramps. They are made from 2"x8" lumber. My previous ones were made from 2"x6" but I didn't like the way they supported my tires. I made 3 sets of them because I have a 3 axel trailer. I use them to level the trailer as well as to jack the trailer to change a tire. When changing a tire I put all 3 blocks forward of the tire and pull up on the ramp. The tire to be pulled has no blocks under it. I have found that I need all 3 blocks to get the tire high enough to spin freely. The blocks are 18", 12" and 9" respectively. They have a 45 degree angle cut on both ends to assist the trailer in climbing the ramp. I hope this makes sense. They work for me.
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Here is a description of my ramps. They are made from 2"x8" lumber. My previous ones were made from 2"x6" but I didn't like the way they supported my tires. I made 3 sets of them because I have a 3 axel trailer. I use them to level the trailer as well as to jack the trailer to change a tire. When changing a tire I put all 3 blocks forward of the tire and pull up on the ramp. The tire to be pulled has no blocks under it. I have found that I need all 3 blocks to get the tire high enough to spin freely. The blocks are 18", 12" and 9" respectively. They have a 45 degree angle cut on both ends to assist the trailer in climbing the ramp. I hope this makes sense. They work for me.
Yep, makes sense all of them. The ones we can purchase are too much money but now I know they DO exist!

I just wanted to be sure I was interpreting you right. I think we may have some 2 X 8's hiding in my husband's lumber stack. Thank you!
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If you don't have one lying around pick up a 2 x 8 x 8'. It will take 6' to make 6 blocks as described. Use the remaining lumber to make a pad for the jacks all 5 of them. Please don't forget the wheel chocks. We have a lock that goes between the tires and I don't leave home without it.

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Yep, makes sense all of them. The ones we can purchase are too much money but now I know they DO exist!

I just wanted to be sure I was interpreting you right. I think we may have some 2 X 8's hiding in my husband's lumber stack. Thank you!
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http://bondorseals.com/more_info/alu...wheel_ramp.htm

Look here, I am certian there are alternatives.
I have seen a modular setup made of hard plastic similar to the setup in the diagram below.

The magic of Google search.

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Ok, there is such a thing then, but starting price $347.30 extending to $1113.20 besides shipping cost. No thanks!
Comparatively, the price of the ramps like PF posted above is around $40.00 and the price for a 12 ft 6x6 at lowes is $38.00
That is less than $100 dollars and all you have to do is cut the 12 footer in half and then you have what you need.
I will stay perfectly happy with making them out of wood.

You could probably have a set made http://bondorseals.com/more_info/al..._wheel_ramp.htm like those at a welding shop and come out for around $200 dollars too.

To Note: the ramps pictured in PF's post above are made of the hard modular plastic, but I've never seen them made any longer.
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Ok, there is such a thing then, but starting price $347.30 extending to $1113.20 besides shipping cost. No thanks!
Comparatively, the price of the ramps like PF posted above is around $40.00 and the price for a 12 ft 6x6 at lowes is $38.00
That is less than $100 dollars and all you have to do is cut the 12 footer in half and then you have what you need.
I will stay perfectly happy with making them out of wood.

You could probably have a set made http://bondorseals.com/more_info/al..._wheel_ramp.htm like those at a welding shop and come out for around $200 dollars too.

To Note: the ramps pictured in PF's post above are made of the hard modular plastic, but I've never seen them made any longer.
...plus I only posted those pix in my first post because I wanted to make sure someone knew what the heck I was even talking about, I am out of the loop on trailer terminology.

We're definitely doing the wood ones. I'll take pictures and post when we're done, and keep all that money in my pocket! Thanks everyone. I love these forums. JohnG, thanks for the drawing. The sooner I get these done, the sooner I can remove the belly pan.
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Good Luck Ingrid, I hope it all works well for you. Look forward to your pix....
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