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I have a long bed Ford. Hauling our trail model SxS in the 5th wheel is great, but for when we wanna go ride local for the day. I'd like to load the buggy up in the bed of my F350.
Looking at ramps today, all I can find is to 1200 pounds. I'm looking at maybe 1300 plus for my buggy.
Where can I find say 1400 pounders, or will 1200 be okay ?
I certainly don't want it to bend, or collapse while on it.
20 years accident free moving rigs in thevoil field has made me very cautious.
If 1200 will work , HB has a set for a hunert bucks, with coopin......

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I have these ramps, they are light and very strong, and work well for my Honda Pioneer 500. Don't regret the overkill rating one bit.

Got them several years ago, but I didn't pay half of what they cost now.

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/reese-towpower-ramp-arch-3000-lb-pair?cm_vc=-10005

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Make sure they have straps and hooks to hold the ramp securely to the truck.


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I hate it when those things kick out, the back tires like to pull on them.

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I won't make a recommendation on which one, but I will recommend the following company that makes ramps:

https://www.titanramps.com/

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Originally Posted by StGeorger
Make sure they have straps and hooks to hold the ramp securely to the truck.

100% this. I have seen them kick out and that is a scary experiance.

Longer ramps are nice for a shallower angle. Trifold ramps are nice too, so you dont drive off of them.

https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/yutrax-atv-extra-long-heavy-duty-tri-fold-loading-ramp

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Overkill is good. I load my Polaris RZR in my pickup. It weighs right at 1000lb. I had a pair of folding ramps rated for 1500lb break. On 1 of them, all 3 of the aluminum rails sheared off right at the hinges.
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I now have a pair of these ramps, rated for 2500lb. These are from Amazon. You can likely find them cheaper elsewhere. I bought mine locally. They have double bars in the middle and no weak hinges. 2500lb RAMPS


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Spend a few extra bucks and purchase a small wheel ATV trailer with a ramp, you can get them used for about $250 or at an auction.

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Originally Posted by Greyghost
Spend a few extra bucks and purchase a small wheel ATV trailer with a ramp, you can get them used for about $250 or at an auction.

Phil

This is what I would suggest. It will be much safer and the small utility trailer can find many other uses.

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Originally Posted by JeffA
I hate it when those things kick out, the back tires like to pull on them.


Use 4WD, if you don't have 4WD you back it on, AND you should always strap you ramps to you vehicle or trailer.

I'll be honest and tell you that I rarely strap my ramps but I do always use 4WD so the drive wheels don't kick the ramps out.


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Originally Posted by VaHunter
Originally Posted by Greyghost
Spend a few extra bucks and purchase a small wheel ATV trailer with a ramp, you can get them used for about $250 or at an auction.

Phil

This is what I would suggest. It will be much safer and the small utility trailer can find many other uses.

Unless he is talking about local trails from the 5th wheel, then it wouldn't help him at all. Though, from reading th OP, I can't tell if he means "local" as in around his home area, or "local" as is trails close to his camp spot.

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Where's the weight rating for the ramp from Cabelas ?

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Local to my house that I can't just drive my street legal, little, trail model SxS to.
Colorado doesn't allow general street use, only in some places.
Silverton used to be one, but they shut down in town driving last winter in a town meeting.
I also have a 6x10 enclosed trailer that I use for waterfowl hunting. I'm going to measure, but I think it will fit ?
Still need some kind of ramp for that.
If I want to take the semi as my base camp, camper, say hunting, I can pull the enclosed trailer, taking the SxS with.
I'm looking for suggestions on ramps that can handle 1300 pounds or more, long enough to load it into the bed of my truck, or into the trailer.

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A beaver tail ramp pivoted to the back of the trailer is the safest way to load and unload anything. I'm in the process of building one for the trailer I haul my Harley soft tail with. Some of the Patriot Guard Riders funeral escorts I participate in are done on short notice, and there's not always enough time to ride the bike all the way to the funeral home involved, sometimes a couple of hundred miles one way, or more. The same type of ramp can be used with a pickup- - - -just drill a couple of holes in the tailgate for pins attached to the ramp to lock into.


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I have been using this model for 2yrs now. Outstanding build quality and the ramps that you can SAFELY walk up and down when wet or icy is huge. I load my snowmobile, atvs or motorcycle by myself with no issues. The trifold for storage while traveling is very convenient. Watch the video for more info. This is one of those items that you will not regret buying.

"Amazon.com: Caliber Ramp Pro 2.0 13527, Universal ATV & Snow Ramp, 1,500-lbs. Capacity : Automotive" https://www.amazon.com/Caliber-13527-Universal-Snowmobile-Capacity/dp/B07TCHFD6M


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You might want to check your tailgate cable straps. The cables rust underthe sheath and one cannot tell.

I haul my P500 on my full size Chevy p'up. I changed out the cables. Older truck and cables were not in real good shape.

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Originally Posted by Greyghost
Spend a few extra bucks and purchase a small wheel ATV trailer with a ramp, you can get them used for about $250 or at an auction.

Phil

This.
Loading and unloading in a pickup is a PITA.
Also no need to unload to use your truck for something else. And then have to load it back up to go for a ride.

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I use to ride up the ramps with my ATV until coming down it rear up on me. I felt like the Lone Ranger and Silver. After that I just a strap over the toolbox and use my winch instead. I don't know why I didn't use it earlier -- it's a whole lot safer and it keeps the winch in working order.... smile

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If you're a member at Northern Tool, this set might suit you with !0,000 cap., for $324.99, would need to bold a lip or angle on top edge of tailgate, or modify the way it sets.

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I have one of their tri-fold set-ups I use all the time.


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