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1lakemeadrat

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Posted: 09/10/21 11:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anyone know of any kind of system available to make the raising and lowering of the ramp any easier for us old timers?

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Posted: 09/10/21 12:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Find a strong point and mount a light duty winch at the roof inside and an eyebolt on the end of the ramp. Then just hook the cable to the eyebolt and push the button.

Just be careful not to keep pulling once the door is up.


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Posted: 09/10/21 01:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I worked on one for a buddy. valhalla's suggestion is a good one.


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Posted: 09/10/21 01:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mine has the spring overhead and cables to the ramp. the spring is like a garage door spring, so it can be adjusted pretty easily to increase or decrease the amount of lift.

If the door has the row of spring hinges on the bottom, not sure what a solution might be. But maybe you could add more spring hinges on the bottom.


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1lakemeadrat knowing your setup helps, but I know some over in the Toy Hauler forum have talked about this and at least one added stronger spring hinges. Sometimes it only takes changing one hinge.


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