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outofcontrol 03-11-2013 05:14 PM

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.

-Kevin

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-O...85/photo+1.JPG

Colin H 03-12-2013 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by outofcontrol (Post 1271820)
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.

-Kevin

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-O...85/photo+1.JPG

These ramps typically have a link between the base at each end................perhaps these are made of Chinesium :sad:
Colin

Action 03-12-2013 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Colin H (Post 1272323)
................perhaps these are made of Chinesium :sad:
Colin

Chinesium (Ch) a synthesized element with an atomic number of 122 .....from the periodic table ..... Also known as you one tu tu.

Periodic table - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

Not the best metal on the table.

<>>>>>>>>>>>Action

outofcontrol 03-13-2013 04:18 AM

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.

-Kevin

crispyboy 03-13-2013 05:29 AM

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.

Pick 03-13-2013 06:01 AM

I have been satisfied with the vast majority of the items I bought from HF. The only problem I have had so far, is the water trap/filter on my soda blaster started leaking. I just eliminated it. Whole thing was only $35, so no big deal.

Boxite 04-21-2015 08:17 PM

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.)

cwf 04-21-2015 08:43 PM

Man, just secure the trailer and get a good bottle jack to lift.

PaulnGina 04-21-2015 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by cwf (Post 1611054)
Man, just secure the trailer and get a good bottle jack to lift.

Ditto. Bottle jack = good.

FishByFly 04-21-2015 10:15 PM

And where do you position the bottle jack to lift the wheels?


FishByFly
because I catch fish on a fly...

2005 30' Safari Bunkhouse
2010 F250 Lariat

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Boxite 04-22-2015 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by FishByFly (Post 1611080)
And where do you position the bottle jack to lift the wheels?


FishByFly
because I catch fish on a fly...

2005 30' Safari Bunkhouse
2010 F250 Lariat

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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.

PaulnGina 04-22-2015 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by FishByFly (Post 1611080)
And where do you position the bottle jack to lift the wheels?


FishByFly
because I catch fish on a fly...

2005 30' Safari Bunkhouse
2010 F250 Lariat

Sent from my iPad using Airstream Forums

What was I thinking? Our Avion has a real frame to lift on.

Foiled Again 04-22-2015 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by PaulnGina (Post 1611396)
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

PaulnGina 04-22-2015 04:32 PM

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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