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Old 07-20-2013, 10:13 AM   #1
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Ramp to assist senior dogs into trailer?

Just came back from camping with my senior dogs due to their age (13 & 15) they canít use either the steps or jump in and out of the A Frame so they have to be lifted. As it was a very hot and humid trip they required the A/C to cool down as well as night time potty trips. Since they weigh 40 and 48 pounds it occurred to me a doggy ramp would make life much easier for all of us. Anyone know if there is a light weight ramp available to assist senior dogs in and out of the trailer?
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:59 AM   #2
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Check here:

Dog Steps & Ramps Ramps from PETCO.com

Or, you could probably make one fairly easy. Just a board with carpet on it would be the most simple.
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Here is a picture of a page from a couple of favorite companies that I order my equipment from. Maybe this might help get you closer to a decision in what will work for your needs? Check out the half ramp (small dog on green colored ramp in second photo) Maybe that would work?
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:25 AM   #4
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Some of those ramps are identical to the ones on the Petco link. My thought is that if it works for an auto, it should work for the RV.

We all (dog lovers) have to adjust for those who entrust us with their care.

Love our FIDS! (kids with fur and/or feathers)
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:52 AM   #5
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Yes they are, however typically ordering via catalog for dog equipment has typically yielded better savings and free shipping....I rarely buy my dogs' supplies from the stores - its usually at the dog shows (best savings) or catalog (better than store)...with our involvement in the dog hobby (Reprisal Bullmastiffs) its important to buy the best quality at the least cost....
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We have this one at home for the deck and we love it. Folds in half. We don't travel with it; our babies are only about 10lbs each. http://m.costco.com/PetSTEP-Pet-Ramp...100031182.html
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I made my own for my 100lb shepherd. it is heavy, but it works. cost me $50 and works great. he has 2 torn ACL`s from not knowing how to stop running like a maniac! even with the torn ACL`s he still runs and thinks he is a puppy, he will be 10 in OCT. being that my TT is taller and has 3 steps to get in he was having issues getting in. I think the one I made is about 6 feet long so that it doesn`t have a huge angle. lately he hasn`t really needed it and has been getting in OK. I never even gave it a thought to look online for something like it. oh well.

Thanks for the links!
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