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Old 03-11-2014, 05:11 PM   #1
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Leveling with Rhino Ramps

I am trying to find a temporary way to level my toy hauler at home. I would like to park it on a slight slope. I saw some Rhino Ramps on Amazon that are rated for 16,000 lbs. I think if I back the 2 rear tires onto the ramps I would only have to make a slight adjustment to the front tires. #1: It has to be safe. Do you see any fault in my plan? This will just be until we have a few loads of gravel brought in to expand our parking pad and turn around space.
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:25 PM   #2
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they work

When my parents visit they put their 36í RV up on them plus an extra 3.5 inches. I donít know how heavy their RV is but if they are not very straight, the ramps deform. The ramps have an octagonal support right in the middle of the ramp and if my parents are not centered I can see stress in the sides of the ramp. After they get up on the ramps they put down hydraulic levelers so those take a lot of the load off the ramps.
Sorry I donít know what their front end weighs; the engine(V10?) is up there so it has to be heavy.
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:08 AM   #3
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Cool pic! My toy hauler is no where near that heavy so I think I am good. Thanks for the heads up on keeping them centered on the ramps.
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This is how I level my Roo hybrid.
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:24 AM   #5
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If its only a slight slope I would just get a 2" x 10" and put it under the back tires.
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I took 2 x 10's and made stepped ramps for mine. You can make them as long and gradual/steep as you need.
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:28 AM   #7
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I am looking at ITAT's Roo photo above. I was always told the stabilizing jacks were just for that - stabilizing. And to avoid putting a lot of weight on them. Obviously that is incorrect, but just how much weight can they be stressed to?
I think I am just thinking aesthetically it would look better than wood planks. (Just a girl being a girl )
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I am looking at ITAT's Roo photo above. I was always told the stabilizing jacks were just for that - stabilizing. And to avoid putting a lot of weight on them. Obviously that is incorrect, but just how much weight can they be stressed to?
I think I am just thinking aesthetically it would look better than wood planks. (Just a girl being a girl )
NO they are only for stabilizing!

Itat still has his tongue jack down supporting the weight.

90% or more of the weight should be on his tongue jack.

I have three sets of these.
http://mobile.walmart.com/ip/Lynxlev...g-Kit/16778427

Lighter and take up way less room.
And if I am in a soft ground situation or heavily graveled area then I first lay down a piece of 1/2 plywood.

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I wonder how he gets that LOG under the jack wheel? Youroo!!
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Turbs is correct. The trailer's weight is on the tongue jack and the trailer axles and the stabilizers are only used for stabilizing.

Since my driveway has about a 8-10% slope near the street, I have to use a 2 step process to get the Roo leveled.

When I back in to the driveway, the hitch is about 1-1.5 ft. off the pavement. I first get the trailer off the truck's hitch with a piece of 2x8 under the jack foot and raise it to about 2/3 of the max. height for my tongue jack (which is now a Husky electric jack), then I place axle stands under the A frame and lower the A frame onto the axle stands so the tongue weight rests solidly on the axle stands. Then I retract the tongue jack high enough to place the log under the jack and raise it the rest of the way until it's level. Then I put down the stabilizers onto the stacks of 2x10s.

When I'm done all of this procedure, the tongue is at about chest level on me.... and we need a step stool to get in and out of the trailer.
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