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Homemade Ramps #4869790 09/15/18 10:19 PM
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I could think of ways he could make this better and safer for sure...




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Re: Homemade Ramps [Re: StevieC] #4869801 09/15/18 10:36 PM
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I think that they’re fine for someone else, just not me or anyone that I know.

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Homemade ramp? no-no


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Re: Homemade Ramps [Re: StevieC] #4869809 09/15/18 10:51 PM
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The heavy duty Rhino ramps aren't even that expensive... I love to DIY but something like that should be properly designed and manufactured by a company that's made billions of them!


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Re: Homemade Ramps [Re: StevieC] #4869814 09/15/18 11:01 PM
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The comments for the video are better than the video...

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Originally Posted by Reddy45
The comments for the video are better than the video...


So they are.... LOL


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Re: Homemade Ramps [Re: StevieC] #4869817 09/15/18 11:10 PM
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I made my ramps out of wood and they are the perfect height and much safer and way way stronger than plastic or metal ramps.

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There are several of us here that use wooden ramps. Just not hollow ramps put together with a nail gun. Screwed and glued solid wood ramps are all I ever used when servicing semis.

Re: Homemade Ramps [Re: StevieC] #4869839 09/16/18 12:02 AM
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While it's fun to build stuff, no way. Hollow ramps? Nails? Heavy?

My back hurts just thinking of moving these things around. Those dollar store wheels would snap off real soon.

I paid like $25 for my Rhino Ramps. Wayyyy less than just the wood to build those ramps.


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Re: Homemade Ramps [Re: StevieC] #4869845 09/16/18 12:30 AM
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I have made and used wooden ramps in the past. Though mine were solid and well designed. My current Jeep is high enough that I don't need ramps at all.


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Re: Homemade Ramps [Re: StevieC] #4869874 09/16/18 03:28 AM
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Done correctly, and if you have the room to store them they'd be perfect, especially if a little extra height is desired.


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I think I will stick with my Race Ramps.


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I know of a way to make them better....go to Walmart and buy some Rhino Ramps. I love a good DIY solution when it's significantly cheaper and/or somehow improves upon what's readily available, but this does neither. Rhino Ramps are inexpensive, readily available, work well, are easy to use, and have been proven to be very durable.


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I don't like how they look tall and narrow, like they could tip to the side rather easy.
I made some wood ramps in my teenage years, but started with long boards and nailed progressively shorter boards on top until i got the desired height.
They were solid wood and I used the widest lumber I could find for stability.

They looked similar to this
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Re: Homemade Ramps [Re: Nick1994] #4869900 09/16/18 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Nick1994
While it's fun to build stuff, no way. Hollow ramps? Nails? Heavy?


And the Rhino ramps ain't hollow? They're a sold chunk of plastic? Didn't think so. And don't they fly forward as you try to drive up on them? I've used these home made ramps for 20 years made from 3 2x6's cut and stacked into 5 levels. Great when you want one side of the car higher than the other if a drain plug is at the side of the pan.

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