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Old 09-29-2015, 08:38 PM   #11
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I made some brackets and got some plastic coated cable from work to basically mimick the factory installed units since my stealth didnt have the option. For now we use baby gates but eventually id like to mimick the aluminum framed rails, since I cant justify spending thousands of dollars on a kit, that more or less may cost a few hundred for the materials.


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The ground isn't good enough? This is supposed to be "camping. "
Certain families may have different situations for its use. For example, my wife and I love the idea to help give us more room for our 11 month old to crawl around. It still gives the sense of being outside without being outside, and especially comes in handy when we frequent the sometimes crowded deserts with people riding by on OHV's.
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:01 PM   #12
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This is one guys idea... pretty good one. With kids you need the rails, without kids be careful... Look for the post by DB Cooper

Trailer Life Directory Open Roads Forum: Toy Haulers: ramp chains
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:11 PM   #13
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So true. Been camping 45 years, the last 20 in trailers. In every state but Alaska and Hawaii. The tents were true camping...and I don't miss them at all!


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I don't miss tents either , but sometimes i'm still forced to use them to get where needed for hunting N fishing . Then the RV makes a great base camp to regroup and recharge
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To make the ramp a "Party Deck" requires ordering it from your dealer,
comes with a new reinforced ramp with safety rails, and cables, at a cost of around $2500.00

Seems the ramps are the same it's only the cables and rails that appear to be included in the $2500.00 kit
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Seems the ramps are the same it's only the cables and rails that appear to be included in the $2500.00 kit

I recall Bullet Bob stating in another thread (can't find it at the moment) that when opting for the patio option from the factory, it comes with a reinforced ramp to help prevent pressure dings and such.




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Seems the ramps are the same it's only the cables and rails that appear to be included in the $2500.00 kit
I looked into the patio deck through my dealer here in the St. Louis area, and was told that it in included a new reinforced ramp, they had to apply new decals to, and the rails.
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I looked into the patio deck through my dealer here in the St. Louis area, and was told that it in included a new reinforced ramp, they had to apply new decals to, and the rails.
We all know you can't trust what dealers say . the ramp all ready needs to be strong to support all the gear driven up them like a 900 lbs bike ,or atv, golf carts etc .
can't imagine needing a stronger ramp to hold a couple 200 lbs people
when i ride my bike up the ramp i'm looking at 1125 lbs no dents yet .along with walking up and down the ramp while down hauling up generators and other gear weighing 140lbs with hard wheels
so this reinforced door idea seems to be a sales gimmick .
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I recall Bullet Bob stating in another thread (can't find it at the moment) that when opting for the patio option from the factory, it comes with a reinforced ramp to help prevent pressure dings and such.




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The same dings caused by walking up and down the ramp , or loading bikes and gear ?
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We all know you can't trust what dealers say . the ramp all ready needs to be strong to support all the gear driven up them like a 900 lbs bike ,or atv, golf carts etc .
can't imagine needing a stronger ramp to hold a couple 200 lbs people
when i ride my bike up the ramp i'm looking at 1125 lbs no dents yet .along with walking up and down the ramp while down hauling up generators and other gear weighing 140lbs with hard wheels
so this reinforced door idea seems to be a sales gimmick .
Not sure , you would think it would work, but connecting cables to the ramp, I am not sure about, drilling holes and using eyebolts and washers???
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Not sure , you would think it would work, but connecting cables to the ramp, I am not sure about, drilling holes and using eyebolts and washers???

Not sure about how to fasten it either . I'd need to see one set up as a patio first . most likely could get the same fasteners as the manufacture uses .
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