Originally Posted by canible
Toby. I would be very interested in your ramp extention. If you could email me pictures it would be greatly appreciated
I saw your post and I will post photos of my ramp here. It will be a while as we just got a new delivery of this very cold crap all over the yard and it has surrounded my camper. I'm using a bobcat to carry it around to better locations. My companion thinks it's the "bomb"!
Anyway, there is no way I am going to get out there and get the door down for photos in the near future. I am attaching some photos that I had handy but will try and post better ones when things permit. These are not all of the same trailer.
In the first photo I use dock bumpers (like what they use on the loading docks) to raise the height of the door when it is down. I use three on my trailer.
In the next photo, I use a piano hinge to secure the ramp (a 3 foot by width of door give or take) to the door. Only secure the ramp to the frame of the door. Do not screw into the black area. My ramp is always flat. It swings inward when the door is up but it is above the trunk of my bike so no harm. The ramp is aluminum and it does add some weight to the door.
The next photo is a second look from afar.
The following photo shows my fathers 19RR with his ramp. Two mistakes IMHO are to not bend the ramp at the far end. It didn't work out because the ramp was weaker and collapsed when he drove the bike up. It then yanked the ramp off the door (second mistake is don't secure the ramp inside the frame).
The final photo shows the security system to keep everything safe.
I'll work on some better photos when weather permits. It might be a while though. I've got "stuff" piled up pretty high and it's drifted all around my RV. I hope this helps though. Let me know if you have any questions.