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Old 03-06-2011, 08:37 PM   #20821
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I had a great time today. Big thanks to Sito for bringing and cooking hot dogs. What a great guy. I'm still struggling to figure out how we got separated on our way up to the top - I hope it didn't waste too much of your and Bob's time. Nice to see some familiar faces and meet some new ones as well. Can't wait for DV!

I think this means the 530 is officially broken-in.
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:40 PM   #20822
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hey guys.

I need to buy a ramp for my S.W.A.T/T.W.A.T. van and was hoping to get some opinions since all of you FF's are a bunch of trailer queens.
(except Biggie of course, No offense intended to you Eric. All the rest of you it's totally intended)



Cycle gear has el-cheapo one-piece one for $39. It has a max of 400#, the husky is 320 and change, but I do plan on getting something smaller.

Will I absolutely HATE this thing and end up buying a $200 ramp anyway? The Van is not that tall, so I'm thinking traction on the cheapo ramp shouldn't be that big a deal, but OTOH I am going to WA and so it might be muddy/wet.


Secondly, If I got one of the nicer foot-wide ladder style ones, what's the advantage of the Arched type?
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:50 PM   #20823
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If youre just going to load it once, then I'd find a steep driveway or curb
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:55 PM   #20824
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we heard trailering bikes but TRAILERING A VAN....hmmm, that's a first one.....


i like my folding ramp, 8 foot extended...pricey, but it has a 600 # capacity.

you'll find some quality ramps used, and the price is reasonable. just have to be patient in your search.

good hunting.


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i like your van.
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:39 PM   #20825
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traveltoad: looks like a fun ride! Hopefully you didn't take the SE!! I need a 250 2t in Cali to join you guys on rides like that!

Nice pics of Rowher joel. Wes and I are headed there tomorrow for a short ride on my last day here.

We had a great day riding east camino cielo to the end today. Beautiful ride.

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Old 03-06-2011, 11:29 PM   #20826
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hey guys.

I need to buy a ramp for my S.W.A.T/T.W.A.T. van and was hoping to get some opinions since all of you FF's are a bunch of trailer queens.
(except Biggie of course, No offense intended to you Eric. All the rest of you it's totally intended)



Cycle gear has el-cheapo one-piece one for $39. It has a max of 400#, the husky is 320 and change, but I do plan on getting something smaller.

Will I absolutely HATE this thing and end up buying a $200 ramp anyway? The Van is not that tall, so I'm thinking traction on the cheapo ramp shouldn't be that big a deal, but OTOH I am going to WA and so it might be muddy/wet.


Secondly, If I got one of the nicer foot-wide ladder style ones, what's the advantage of the Arched type?

atvramps.com i got 2 folding ramps for my rhino for the price of less than 1 at any bike shop. the arch makes it steeper at the bottom so its easier to push into the truck from the ground. get the arched ones. if you find a cheaper place let me know.
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:52 PM   #20827
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atvramps.com i got 2 folding ramps for my rhino for the price of less than 1 at any bike shop. the arch makes it steeper at the bottom so its easier to push into the truck from the ground. get the arched ones. if you find a cheaper place let me know.
wow, thanks for the link they have lots of cool stuff pretty reasonably priced.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:21 AM   #20828
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[QUOTE=traveltoad;15354704]The trail:


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I gotta get my truck fixed!
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:59 AM   #20829
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hey guys.

I need to buy a ramp for my S.W.A.T/T.W.A.T. van and was hoping to get some opinions since all of you FF's are a bunch of trailer queens.
(except Biggie of course, No offense intended to you Eric. All the rest of you it's totally intended)



Cycle gear has el-cheapo one-piece one for $39. It has a max of 400#, the husky is 320 and change, but I do plan on getting something smaller.

Will I absolutely HATE this thing and end up buying a $200 ramp anyway? The Van is not that tall, so I'm thinking traction on the cheapo ramp shouldn't be that big a deal, but OTOH I am going to WA and so it might be muddy/wet.


Secondly, If I got one of the nicer foot-wide ladder style ones, what's the advantage of the Arched type?

That's a bitchin van! I am really diggin the Ford E350 I got a few months ago . . . really sweet set up for dirtbiking . . . that thing is the ultimate set up though. Very cool.
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:25 PM   #20830
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Top of rowher windy today. All the way up break and fall. Nice ride with countrydoc.

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Old 03-07-2011, 12:52 PM   #20831
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Top of rowher windy today. All the way up break and fall. Nice ride with countrydoc.

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have a good ride wes and cd, and post more pics....
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:02 PM   #20832
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Cool truck. If the door isn't much higher than a pickup, I have had good luck with one of the Harbor Freight tri-fold ladder ramps. Way easier than a tire-wide ramp especially if you don't have a helper to load.


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hey guys.

I need to buy a ramp for my S.W.A.T/T.W.A.T. van and was hoping to get some opinions since all of you FF's are a bunch of trailer queens.
(except Biggie of course, No offense intended to you Eric. All the rest of you it's totally intended)



Cycle gear has el-cheapo one-piece one for $39. It has a max of 400#, the husky is 320 and change, but I do plan on getting something smaller.

Will I absolutely HATE this thing and end up buying a $200 ramp anyway? The Van is not that tall, so I'm thinking traction on the cheapo ramp shouldn't be that big a deal, but OTOH I am going to WA and so it might be muddy/wet.


Secondly, If I got one of the nicer foot-wide ladder style ones, what's the advantage of the Arched type?
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:26 PM   #20833
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Beautiful day! Here's me contemplating a pretty steep descent down "rowher 4x4" enroute to the Rock Inn. Don't think we will come back up this way!

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Old 03-07-2011, 02:16 PM   #20834
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Beautiful day! Here's me contemplating a pretty steep descent down "rowher 4x4" enroute to the Rock Inn. Don't think we will come back up this way!

dc
Going up that bad boy is way easier then going down it. fun trail. incidently, not too long ago, I was driving up the fire road in my pickup, made a wrong turn, and was heading up the worst torn up section. it was crazy. after barly makign through it going up, I turned around and came back down it. a bike is way easier. lol.
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:01 PM   #20835
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Beautiful day! Here's me contemplating a pretty steep descent down "rowher 4x4" enroute to the Rock Inn. Don't think we will come back up this way!






i would think riding up is less harder than going down.

you guys are increadible....
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