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outrunjason
02-09-2010, 09:22 PM
I don't even know how to search for this. Here is what I am looking for.

I don't want to put a landscape bed on my truck.
http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/3725/dsc01898.jpg

I would rather just remove the tailgate and put one of these folding ramps in it's place. Problem is I don't know what they are called.
http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/5895/dsc01899y.jpg
Some of these ramps I have seen actually attach to the tailgate and bend in the middle. Some are spring loaded.

overtime mp
02-10-2010, 12:31 AM
Best thing would buy or make a gate and weld it to the truck. Making sure when you weld it up that you can take it off then put tailgate back up.
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unkownfl
02-10-2010, 10:24 AM
Are you look for something like USA ramps make. You can leave the tail gate on and put the ramp into the hitch receiver.

outrunjason
02-10-2010, 11:55 AM
I didn't find usa ramps but it does bring up some other selections that I am looking at now. But I bet shipping would have me looking local.

outrunjason
02-10-2010, 12:00 PM
This might work but I just don't want to drive around with it on my truck when I am not working but I guess I would have to do that. Also It would give me some more room in the bed.

http://www.discountramps.com/tailgate_ramp.htm

http://www.discountramps.com/safet-2.jpg

I have that same motorcycle to.

Valk
02-10-2010, 01:29 PM
The higher up your bed sits, the longer you'll want your ramp.

Hawg City Lawns
02-10-2010, 03:13 PM
what are you wanting to put in the bed?

outrunjason
02-10-2010, 03:27 PM
Well I had an 8x10 trailer for the longest time. Then went to a dual axle 14' landscape trailer. I am going to put all my commercial accounts on one day and then the rest of the week just use the truck bed.

Goning to have 2 or 3 21's blowers, weedeaters that kind of stuff. Some stuff might be on top of stuff but anything is better than pulling that 14' trailer. I get about 10 miles to the gallon.

unkownfl
02-10-2010, 05:18 PM
The ramp you uploaded is the ramp I was talking about. It will come detached from your hitch when you don't want to use it.

outrunjason
02-10-2010, 06:02 PM
Oh ok I thought that might have been what you were talking about. Do you know how much it weighs? Also is it spring loaded at all or do you just pick it up.

doubleedge
02-10-2010, 09:33 PM
It says "Includes lift assist air cylinder to help in folding the ramp to the upright position" in the description of the ramp that you posted.

Also, it lists the weights and prices below the description.

outrunjason
02-10-2010, 09:56 PM
I was looking at it on my phone so I didn't see it all. I just got through looking at it. Looks like it would work fine. I am going to go to a local shop here that I found and see what they have because they do have some stuff.

tnmtn
02-10-2010, 11:47 PM
http://www.tailgateramps.com/

you might like this one a little better. fits in place of tailgate.

outrunjason
02-10-2010, 11:53 PM
http://www.tailgateramps.com/

you might like this one a little better. fits in place of tailgate.

That's awesome! I have that same truck. I don't know what my guys would think of that.

Tankers
04-28-2011, 03:50 AM
I bought a pair of aluminum ramps, 10' long, curved, they set up on the tail gate and tether to the hitch to prevent slipping off and dropping. They can be spread wide or pushed together side by side. I found them at Tractor Supply for $50 each. They bounce a little when walking up and down them so it takes some getting used to. They work well and are a heck of a lot cheaper than a trailer considering the small size of my outfit. The problem with the solid ramps like the one pictured is that they aren't always as easy to fold up and handle. My ramps hang out the back of the bed about a foot, I'm thinking of setting up a ladder rack of sorts to hang them on the side while traveling and to make it quicker getting them set up. All in all I think they are a bit of a pain but I save a lot of money not having a trailer.