2X10X5 foot wood ramp advice


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2X10X5 foot wood ramp advice

Postby russ71 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:39 am



Im looking for a little advice. I recently purchased a trailer to haul my 2 bikes for some upcoming trips with my family. It did not come with a ramp. When hooked up to my truck it sits about 17-18 inches high from the ground. My question is If i get a ramp kit and use a 2X10X5 foot wood board will it hold the weight of my 82 GL1100? If I have it measured correctly the board will not have to hold the entire weight of the bike. Only one wheel at a time will be on the board. Any ideas? Suggestions?



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Re: 2X10X5 foot wood ramp advice

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:00 am

Longer is better..you drag/bottom out at the lip..if worried make a leg to support it at the mid point.
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Re: 2X10X5 foot wood ramp advice

Postby russ71 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:12 am

OK Thanks for the tip. I have an 8 foot board maybe cut it to 6 foot to reduce the drag and use the other 2 foot to make some center legs. Appriciate it!!!!

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Re: 2X10X5 foot wood ramp advice

Postby cbx4evr » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:14 am

5' long seems pretty short. You may have some issues pushing it up at that angle. Apologies if you are the world's strongest man.

I run my 450# ATV up 8' long ramps of 3/4" plywood supported in the middle.
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Re: 2X10X5 foot wood ramp advice

Postby russ71 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:12 pm

Yea after looking at it 5 ft was pretty steep. I am going with a 7 ft board with a hinged leg half way to help support the weight

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Re: 2X10X5 foot wood ramp advice

Postby themainviking » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:23 pm

russ71 wrote:Yea after looking at it 5 ft was pretty steep. I am going with a 7 ft board with a hinged leg half way to help support the weight


Now you are cookin' with gas. I use 8' 2X12 boards with a center leg to help support the weight. I have run a 10" wide strip of galvanized tin down the length of the underside. I also have pins which hold the top end in place.
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Re: 2X10X5 foot wood ramp advice

Postby russ71 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:51 pm

just got done drilling holes to put some pins in so it wont slip off while loading or unloading. im getting there

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Re: 2X10X5 foot wood ramp advice

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:13 am

I place two boards on either side of the center board and use them for my feet.. :D




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