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Old 03-11-2013, 06:14 PM   #1
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How to test your axles...and ruin your ramps.

I had my suspicions, but I'm pretty sure we need new axles. From fully loaded to up in the air, they move 1.25". I'm looking for more ride height anyway, so I guess it's time to throw $1200 at it on new axles.

I thought the ramps were rated to 3500lbs? Must be for the pair.

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I had my suspicions, but I'm pretty sure we need new axles. From fully loaded to up in the air, they move 1.25". I'm looking for more ride height anyway, so I guess it's time to throw $1200 at it on new axles.

I thought the ramps were rated to 3500lbs? Must be for the pair.

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These ramps typically have a link between the base at each end................perhaps these are made of Chinesium
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:52 PM   #3
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................perhaps these are made of Chinesium
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Chinesium (Ch) a synthesized element with an atomic number of 122 .....from the periodic table ..... Also known as you one tu tu.

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In the "F" block of "transitional" metals!

Not the best metal on the table.

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American made. Rated to 6500lbs. About 20 years old.

Kind of tired of the China bashing. It's Walmart and Harbor Freight you should be bashing.

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As Colin stated those ramps seem to be missing a strut on the bottom to tie both ends together.
I'm yet to see a decent tool come from China......... I have been to Harbor Freight and the Walmart tool isle only to have my skin crawl in disgust.
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I own an exact copy of a pair.... made in U.S. as far as I know..... had 'em for 30 years at least...
They don't handle loads placed on them at odd angels well... and they never had the brace mentioned above. (The reason I bought them was in order to have access thru/beneath them... a feat not always available with braced sets.... tho' true.... not as strong design.)
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Man, just secure the trailer and get a good bottle jack to lift.
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Man, just secure the trailer and get a good bottle jack to lift.
Ditto. Bottle jack = good.
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And where do you position the bottle jack to lift the wheels?


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Exactly. I own at least a dozen jacks of all sorts including bottles, floor, bumper, and hyd. lifts, but there are some jobs for which only ramps will suffice. Solid ramps (and I don't trust plastic at all) block a lot of access, depending upon the task.
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What was I thinking? Our Avion has a real frame to lift on.
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What was I thinking? Our Avion has a real frame to lift on.
Soon I shall join the smug "big frame" Avion owners! On the road to pick up the 10 meter! Am I excited? Moi? Paula
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Have a safe, enjoyable trip, Paula. Can't wait to see some pics from the trip!

(Yes, I DO like our Avion! You'll see...... )
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