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Old 11-20-2015, 03:08 PM   #21
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I made my WP22 ramp into a party deck by adding two chains to support it. Alternately you could support it from below with two stands. I really did not use it enough to warrant the trouble. Also on a post several months ago most people that commented said the same.
That being said I have two stands on board that would hold it up should I be backed up against a beach this winter but guess I would have to skip the cocktails. (No guard rails)
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Old 11-20-2015, 03:57 PM   #22
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It is the gates and sides that I would want the most. It would give the dogs a larger and roomier space to hang out in. I don't ever see using it as a patio. That is what the awning and firepit are for.
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Old 11-20-2015, 04:08 PM   #23
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Emm-dee: Yup! You got us all excited. I would love to have this option on my 26rr. Actually, my dogs would love this option on my 26rr. One of these days I will upgrade. For now, ......
I looked at the 26RR mainly because it had the same floorplan as the Vengeance. I had narrowed my search to those two units because of the separate bedroom feature (usually only available in 5th wheel units).

The patio rail system was also a requirement for me (or, as others have mentioned, for the dogs). I had a couple of dealers tell me that FR included the patio system at no charge on all Vengeance units that were ordered from September to December. Normally, it's a $1,150 option. I asked two different dealers about the option for the 26RR and they said they had not heard of it. Both were supposed to check with FR for availability but I never heard back from them. (I'm learning RV dealers aren't much different than car dealers and airplane dealers )

The Vengeance empty weight is 1,500 pounds more than the 26RR. The ramp door on the Vengeance is very heavy but I don't know if that is a factor in the weigh difference. The overall trailer is 1.5 feet higher and five inches wider but I don't know how much that affects weight.

Getting the actual patio door panels should be easy (they're all over the internet with Googling) but I think the biggest problem would be determining the weight capacity of the door (Vengeance is placarded at 2,000 pounds). Another issue would be placement of the support cables. On mine, the cables (pretty big ones) attach close to the end of the door. I'm sure there's some hefty bracing at that point because there is a lot of weight on those cables when they are supporting the door.
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Old 11-20-2015, 04:21 PM   #24
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Forgot to mention, the Vengeance ramp door measures 96" wide by 83 " long. The 26RR is 69x74. That might have something to do with the weight difference.
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Old 11-20-2015, 05:41 PM   #25
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If your referring to the (party)deck it is available for your 26rr I got it on the 27rr
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:17 AM   #26
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The 26RR has the bottom springs for closing not the garage door spring cable setup.
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Old 11-21-2015, 11:07 AM   #27
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The 26RR has the bottom springs for closing not the garage door spring cable setup.
Same thing on the vengeance. The cable setup only comes into play if the door is opened. The cables are attached where they hold the door in the 90į position. Talked to a guy at the Harley shop this morning that has a 26rr who said he had installed cables on his door and they work fine. He's planning to build the railing in his home shop (probably will save a lot of $$$).
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Old 11-22-2015, 12:00 AM   #28
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I have never tied my bike down before. Where are you all attaching the straps and anything in particular I should be aware of?
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Old 11-22-2015, 05:56 PM   #29
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I would get a wheel chock and some good straps
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Not sure what brand your tying down. Harley makes a nice set of chrome brackets that mount behind the clearance lights on touring. Can see mine n the previous post
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