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Old 10-26-2014, 08:03 PM   #1
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Ramp too steep

Just took my first trip in my 2015 27hfs and the ramp is to steep for my Harley Ultra it bottomed out n the ramp. Any ideas how to extend the ramp and block up the door. I used the jack to lift the trailer but don't really want to have to do that every time.
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:36 PM   #2
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On the ramp attach a piece of plywood with hinges so when you open the ramp you can flip the extension out and get a longer ramp. Prop the ramp up using some pieces of 4"x4" or what ever you need to get to the right height.
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:13 PM   #3
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If my th is level then a stock FLH just clears at the top of ramp. Most of the time I just raise the front of tt up. Do a search "loading motorcycles". There are several posts with good suggestions.
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:03 PM   #4
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I have the same problem with my Yamaha Stryker. I raise the tongue as high as I can (I have a 15" extension foot) and I can just get it in. Make sure to still put the stabilizers down when loading to make sure it stays steady. Then put them back up (partially) before re-leveling. If you need to constantly load and unload it and don't want to keep raising the front, then you will have to either make something to extend the ramp, or use one of the curved pick-up truck ramps to give you a little more length.
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:59 PM   #5
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Our racecar trailer had a 24" wide 3/4" plywood extension on a piano hinge that folded back on the ramp. We just blocked the main ramp up on 2 pcs of 4x4 and it worked great.
Entire ramp and extension was covered in alum tread plate.
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:48 AM   #6
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We just extended the ramp of my friends new toy hauler. We used a full sheet of 3/4 plywood. We could not find heavy enough piano hinge so we used 5, 4 inch hinges. We block up the door 9 inches. Works great. Only down side, ramp door is now heavier to close.
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