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Old 04-25-2016, 07:01 PM   #31
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We dont have a party deck but we leave the ramp down so that The dog and I can get in/out of the trailer since we are both handicapped and cant do the wiggley, open steps.Since the ramp is always down it gets rained on and since the edges are not sealed,the wood core soaks up water.The ramp is so heavy now that it takes two normal people to open or close it. Now ,Iam only bringing our situation to this thread because if you have a party deck and dont close it whenever you are not useing it , this is what will happen.
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Old 04-26-2016, 11:06 AM   #32
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Another example of lack of engineering analysis. ..... beforehand.
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Old 04-26-2016, 04:27 PM   #33
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I have a 2014, I didn't think the ramp was wood.
Does anyone know ?



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Old 04-26-2016, 04:51 PM   #34
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We dont have a party deck but we leave the ramp down so that The dog and I can get in/out of the trailer since we are both handicapped and cant do the wiggley, open steps.Since the ramp is always down it gets rained on and since the edges are not sealed,the wood core soaks up water.The ramp is so heavy now that it takes two normal people to open or close it. Now ,Iam only bringing our situation to this thread because if you have a party deck and dont close it whenever you are not useing it , this is what will happen.

Looks like you could use a set of Torklift Glowstep Revolution steps. Extremely solid, no wiggle and you can get a handrail that attaches to the step.

Here's a picture of ours. Even our puppy can easily navigate them.
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Old 04-26-2016, 04:54 PM   #35
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I have a 2014, I didn't think the ramp was wood.
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I know there is no wood in the newer ramp doors. It's aluminum structural members with a foam core. If you opted for the patio option there is an additional thin sheet of aluminum to prevent pressure dings.




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I know there is no wood in the newer ramp doors. It's aluminum structural members with a foam core. If you opted for the patio option there is an additional thin sheet of aluminum to prevent pressure dings.




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Thanks, that's what I thought. I keep reading about the wood ramps.


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Well ours is a 2015,and when I drilled holes for the fire extinguisher brackets,all I got was rubber and wet wood.I put a bathroom scale under the end and its 105 # when its down.
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Looks like you could use a set of Torklift Glowstep Revolution steps. Extremely solid, no wiggle and you can get a handrail that attaches to the step.

Here's a picture of ours. Even our puppy can easily navigate them.
I will check those out.I shouldnt need them anymore as I had 9 vertebra caged and pinned this winter,but the dog still does.
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We haven't used our party deck yet but I certainly hope to camp in some spots that would make it worth it!
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I made my own cable/brackets for a deck and have used it both times we went camping this year. It's dark and gloomy inside without the door open, 100% happy I did it!
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