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Old 08-23-2015, 01:06 AM   #1
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So the wife has a power chair that she uses to assist her. Her MS (multiple sclerosis) has gotten worse over the years.
The ramp was steep for her to feel comfortable using.
I looked all over the place to see if anyone else had done anything similar. I really didn't find much on toyhauler ramp doors.

One day I set up the rv and wanted to experiment to see at what angle and how much ramp I'd need to make the transition comfortable to my wife while she used her powerchair.

After about 30-45 mins I rigged some ramps and Jack stands and got it at a comfortable height and incline that she was comfortable using.

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Not sure if it's noticeable but the very front wheels where lifting off the ramp. Not good..
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So it took some time but I figured out a safe incline
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So I bought some hinges , plywood and 2x4's. This is what I made.
The wood folds up and the ramp folds up like a suitcase when not in use.

I guess you could call it a handicap ramp in my toyhauler lol

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It's added some weight to the door but not enough where I can't raise or lower it.
Have a strap that I use inside on one of the tie downs so the wood ramp don't swing open inside and hit anything.

Have a good one
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Old 08-27-2017, 11:22 AM   #2
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Very intuitive. What kind of camper is it?
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Old 08-27-2017, 11:42 AM   #3
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You might consider replacing the jack stands with swing down stabilizer jacks for a pop up camper. Then you can bolt them to the outside of the ramp at the top.

I like the idea of the ramp extension, I wonder how many camp sites have an extra 20+ feet behind the trailer. In my case, more like 30 ft.
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Very intuitive. What kind of camper is it?
2008 Coachmen Blast 150mph
here's a vid of one. Not mine :
https://youtu.be/lbRHtehdres
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You might consider replacing the jack stands with swing down stabilizer jacks for a pop up camper. Then you can bolt them to the outside of the ramp at the top.

I like the idea of the ramp extension, I wonder how many camp sites have an extra 20+ feet behind the trailer. In my case, more like 30 ft.
Great Idea on the stabilizer jacks. Thanks.
Yeah the added length would be a challenge at campsites. Lately I've camped at friends places so room wasn't an issue.
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