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Old 08-13-2014, 02:27 PM   #1
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Has anyone used their ramp door as a patio on a 29 hfs if so how did you do it and how much will it hold?
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I have the 29HFS, but haven't done this, yet. I did it on the Grey Wolf 21RR. I made very simple stands from 2x4s and 8" x 8" plywood for bottom plate, but the thing about it is it needs to be adjustable, and mine wasn't. I have no idea how much the ramp will support, but it has to be at least 1000#. A word of caution... it is easy to mar / bend the aluminum that surrounds the door, so you need to protect it. I thought of permanent flip down stabilizer legs, but didn't like what it would look like, or just use heavy duty jack stands... small ones don't have the height range... maybe fasten wood to the top.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:40 PM   #3
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Do you have an pictures and how would you protect the finish on the door?


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Well, as you can see from my sig, I have done just that. Made a wooden beam and use jacks to support the door as I believe cables might not give enough center support. Works well but requires a little more setup.
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What do you do to protect the finish on the outside of the door?


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Old 08-14-2014, 05:31 AM   #6
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What do you do to protect the finish on the outside of the door?
I am confused by this question. The outside of the ramp door is the gelcoat finish. The ramp is a weatherproof non skid finish. There is no sealer or protectant needed.

The wall at the rear of the trailer which consists of two opposing large doors with a window in one side and walk in door on the other is a vinyl coated osb product purchased at a home improvement store.
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When you have the door down and you put your blocks under to use it in the patio position does any of your supports you made touch the gel coat. If it does wouldn't rub the gel coat when you walk on it?


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I just made some jacks for my Grey Wolf 27rr. My door has rubber bumpers that contact the ground when loading so I made these jacks that fit into the recessed area in the rubber bumpers and don't slip out and scratch the paint. The rubber bumper is actually resting on the washer, the nut above the washer just centers the jack in the bumper. I just happened to have some metal tubing and a welder but you could do the same thing with pipe flanges, pipe, all thread, nuts and washers. You could buy everything you need at a hardware store.
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Do you know what is a save weight to have on it?


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If you support the door at the same points that it rests on when it is in the loading position, then it would make sense that it would support whatever load is safe to drive into the toyhauler. I just looked at mine and it says no more than 1600 lbs. evenly distributed.
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