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  • Ramp for cargo trailer?

    I have a 5x8 cargo trailer. When I bought it many years ago, I had a maroon full-size Chevy K-Blazer and the trailer was maroon. Perfect match. However, I was a little short-sighted. The trailer has the "barn door" style rear doors instead of a door that drops to the ground to become a ramp. For some reason, the gear feels heavier these days and I'd like a ramp. Is there any company out there that makes something like this? I called a couple trailer places by me and they said "no" due to liability issues. I went to a local welding/fabricating shop but the ramp was going to weigh quite a bit. I'm looking at a couple portable wheel chair ramps online but I'm not quite sure it would work. Maybe a local wood-worker and make it out of wood? Any suggestions much appreciated. Thanks in advance!!

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    I use one of these:https://www.harborfreight.com/1200-l...amp-94057.html
    It works well.
    Last edited by Mike M; 06-08-2018, 07:51 PM.

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    • #3
      Thanks, Mike. Those are a bit longer than I think I need but I'll have a look.

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      • #4
        My best ramp is from B&P Manufacturing, it's 38" wide, 6' long, and rated for 2,.00lbs. It weighs about 60lbs, but it handles my 600lb cases just fine, and occasionally heavier stuff than that. Something smaller would fail with my cases, I'm sure.

        Depending on the weight you're moving, a wheelchair ramp might work. Just like anything though, some are better than others.

        If you want a serious ramp, you're looking for what's called an apron-end walk ramp.
        B.

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        • #5
          My back is hurting just thinking about pushing around a 600 lb. case! Maybe I'll just go with a BOSE system.

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          • #6
            I have a cargo van and bought a wheelchair ramp from Discount Ramps, it is a PVI alum multi fold. Life saver as most gear is now on rollers and much easer to load and unload

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jgthatsme View Post
              My back is hurting just thinking about pushing around a 600 lb. case! Maybe I'll just go with a BOSE system.
              I have 3 cases that are exceptionally heavy, two of which are 30x45" cable trunks (one audio and one power). Each of those is probably around 500lbs, but my large mic stand case takes the cake. It's a 300lb case with 350lbs of stands in it. It's a monster. The 2 workboxes I normally carry aren't light either, but they're only 300-400lbs all loaded. They don't seem so bad in comparison.

              I have smaller stuff for smaller shows, but that doesn't happen all that often, so my normal load is pretty heavy.
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