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Old 06-03-2013, 10:00 PM   #1
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Ramp door

Anyone had a problem with their ramp door? This is what I discovered today. Never overloaded and am very careful with supporting ramp if not hitting level. I load my Brute Force 650, about 600 lbs and my scooter, under 200 lbs. I have used it as a deck but never more than 2 people.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:28 PM   #2
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When viewing the picture, it is hard to determine what is wrong. Please provide more information.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:21 PM   #3
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I see that crease line protruding outward. You need to take it to the dealer and see what they say. That does not look right.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:55 AM   #4
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Yes, as 10X noticed, there is a crease line that has appeared. To me, this would imply that the door has been overloaded or sprung by not being level where it touches the ground. Neither of the conditions have taken place. I will contact my seller today and keep you informed. Just wondering if other XLR owners have had similar problems. I seem to remember another similar post but it might have been on a different forum.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:03 AM   #5
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Anyone had a problem with their ramp door? This is what I discovered today. Never overloaded and am very careful with supporting ramp if not hitting level. I load my Brute Force 650, about 600 lbs and my scooter, under 200 lbs. I have used it as a deck but never more than 2 people.
I load a 3-wheeler and a full dresser on mine and the weight is around 1,100 lbs and 1,200 lbs with me on them. You should be under weight on yours. Definately call the dealer about it.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:06 AM   #6
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My Work and Play ramp developed a crack in fiberglass and felt soft just above hinge where motorcycle wheels passed over. Door was replaced under warranty.

Although I was well within the weight limit, all the weight of the motorcycle was concentrated in a very small area over the hinge. I had a 2 ft by 2 ft, 1/4 inch diamond plate with a small lip made to spread the weight as I drive in. I don't know what the ramp cost but I can't imagine it was too cheap.
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:52 PM   #7
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Yes, as 10X noticed, there is a crease line that has appeared. To me, this would imply that the door has been overloaded or sprung by not being level where it touches the ground. Neither of the conditions have taken place. I will contact my seller today and keep you informed. Just wondering if other XLR owners have had similar problems. I seem to remember another similar post but it might have been on a different forum.
I remember the same post, it was on this forum. Someone also posted a source that makes a diamond plate cover over the hinged part of the ramp. Does anyone remember who sells it? I might have to do this from what I have heard. I have yet to load my Harley on it yet.
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Any sheet metal shop should be able to shear a piece of heavy gauge aluminum diamond plate and using a break bend it to the angle needed. The only thing is how wide does it need to be and how much angle in the bend since the ramp door may not always be at the same angle. Maybe two pieces of plate with a heavy duty piano hinge in the center would work better because the plates could change angles. Just a thought.
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Any sheet metal shop should be able to shear a piece of heavy gauge aluminum diamond plate and using a break bend it to the angle needed. The only thing is how wide does it need to be and how much angle in the bend since the ramp door may not always be at the same angle. Maybe two pieces of plate with a heavy duty piano hinge in the center would work better because the plates could change angles. Just a thought.
There is a company with what you described that makes a hinged version that connects to the door. Link was posted on this forum but I can't find it.
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