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Old 12-01-2012, 11:56 PM   #1
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Ramp Deck Support

I wanted to use the rear ramp as a deck so I bought some 5/8" eye bolts and bolted them into the top of the metal ramp frame.


Eyebolt nut inside


I was able to use the ramp bracket for the bottom support.




I decided to use chain instead of cable and spring loaded clevis's for hooks.

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Old 12-07-2012, 07:20 PM   #2
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Looks very nice. I am wanting to do the same thing with my WP 18EC.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:40 PM   #3
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Very nice...any idea how much weight it can hold?
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:16 PM   #4
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I can't for sure. But the chain is 1/4". I used 5/16" eye bolts bolted to the steel frame of the trailer. The flange on the ramp is welded to the ramp frame. The Work and Play 30WR is suposed to have a 5000lb rolling weight ramp. I suspect the most I could ever put on the ramp would be four people with some chairs and table, maybe 1000lbs.....
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:35 AM   #5
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Well.... I would not put too much load to the frame.. How about simple jack stands?
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:56 AM   #6
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There are many rigs that come with a similar ramp support.

I tried blocks a few times but sometimes uneven terrain can have leveling problems.

The steel frame is pretty stout. I think with a 5000 lb rated ramp the frame would have to be plenty strong..

One particular camp spot I stay at has a pretty good drop off next to a river.

If you want to check out the WP construction check this out.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:24 AM   #7
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Thanks. I've seen that before, but not sure if my W&P has that. I have looked at "glove compartment" (next to the door and didn't find any steel... just aluminum profile in the corner...
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:42 AM   #8
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I don't think you will find any steel around the entry door. But for the ramp I could see the steel frame for the eyelets where the spring ramp cable is at the top of the frame.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:45 PM   #9
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I made a similar setup with my 30WR. I also use two small 1.5 ton bottle jacks under the top of the ramp when it is in the level position. I made up a 4x4 with rubber on the top of it that goes between the bottle jacks and the aluminum trim and the jacks. This maybe over kill but at least it should hold up. The 6' 4x4 with rubber and the bottle jacks I just store in the front storage area.

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The Cherokee vengeance 306v has an option hat includes two "stands" that go underneath the top corners of the ramp door turning it into a patio. So the folks using the bottle jacks and 4x4 are using an approach similar to FR. I would opt for something like that too just for the support and to reduce stress on those chain tie points.
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