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Old 08-06-2013, 07:15 PM
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hitch-mounted ramps

saw a truck today with a big folding ramp that was attached to his tow hitch. Had a couple of WBs in his truck w the tailgate down. Would like the same sort of thing for my new truck. tried the tailgate ramp and didn't like it- too heavy and too much flex. The hitch concept is neat caus you can take it off if you're not using it.
Ideas anyone? Something you've done or seen? Thanks
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:59 PM
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So all of that weight sit's on a 2 x 2" piece of square tube? I don't know if i would trust that.
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:07 PM
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well, we all pull trailers with the same 2x2" tube!
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:16 PM
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well, we all pull trailers with the same 2x2" tube!


You said you tried the tail gate ramp. Which one...?

How have you been getting mowers up on your UTE bed...?

I have folding aluminum ramps I use out of a standard truck bed. Discount Ramps has various models and one of them has a lock channel. Will look for it on PC....
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:28 PM
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http://www.discountramps.com/big-boy...cycle-ramp.htm







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Old 08-10-2013, 01:41 PM
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Just need to find a tidy and quick way of stowing the ramps to take the hassle factor out of the equation.

The HUGE advantage of the UTE bed is side loading....


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