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Old 04-11-2024, 04:47 PM   #1
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Door ramp?

Has anyone found a doorway ramp that would work instead of the steps? (I tried to search this but got nowhere.)
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Old 04-11-2024, 05:01 PM   #2
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Has anyone found a doorway ramp that would work instead of the steps? (I tried to search this but got nowhere.)
For your dogs ,or you or both?
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Old 04-11-2024, 05:09 PM   #3
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Both. I want something I don't have to keep removing and putting back but right now doing stairs kills my knees. I could possibly get by with just the top step. I may build something but if I could find one that would be easier.
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Old 04-11-2024, 05:56 PM   #4
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I figure it doesn't have to be that portable- I only go on a couple of trips where I stay long enough for the steps to get to me, So if I build one it could be as simple as thick plywood on a 2x6 ladder frame, sitting on the top step. It wouldn't be light but it would fit in my truckbed. But I don't like reinventing the wheel if I can find something that will work.
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Old 04-11-2024, 06:01 PM   #5
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I think Escape is now installing the fold down steps,
Or contact an RV store like Camping World and have them install folding step and attach a ramp to it long enough to fit the height of the door. Then it could still be folded up rather then removed.
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Old 04-11-2024, 06:09 PM   #6
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I don't care if it is removed- but it has to be a ramp or it doesn't do any good. And I haven't found a good ramp.
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Old 04-11-2024, 07:50 PM   #7
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Dog ramp

Aren’t there a slew of canine vehicle ramps? I had a telescoping aluminum one that was rated for big (50 kg and up) use.
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Old 04-11-2024, 08:08 PM   #8
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There are a few that go over 150 lbs but they are mostly wider and when I had one, it also did not feel safe when I walked on it- plastic gives. I've been looking. And I don't want it to fold as it is too easy for the dog's feet to get pinched. I need to experiment with how steep a slope I can do, though.
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Old 04-12-2024, 08:36 AM   #9
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Search portable ramps for steps on Amazon
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Old 04-12-2024, 08:40 AM   #10
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This one might work. Spit it apart and only use one side of it.
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Old 04-12-2024, 09:41 AM   #11
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Here’s one

I’m thinking of getting this one since the lady gives a demo.

https://youtu.be/hDuCLX2637g?feature=shared
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Old 04-12-2024, 09:59 AM   #12
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https://www.amazon.com/Solvit-PetSaf...Y2hfYXRm&psc=1

There are several options , this one weights 18 lbs and say 300 lbs capacity
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The demo is convincing except when I read the reviews they refer to the ramp being too heavy and also having too much give, having changed to more plastic since the last model. So not sure. But I have an older 4 foot ramp I want to try to see if the length would work. Seems like the telescoping ones are better used in the shortest position.
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I’m thinking of getting this one since the lady gives a demo.

https://youtu.be/hDuCLX2637g?feature=shared
I like that one might get it for us too good find
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Old 04-12-2024, 11:56 AM   #15
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A ramp typically needs to be 3-4X longer than stairs, counting an imaginary "0" step on the ground.
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Old 04-12-2024, 12:00 PM   #16
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For wheelchairs it is 1:12. My dogs in carts could do 1:5 or 1:6. So not too worried about walking up a 4 foot ramp. But I'll try before I order or build anything. I have a ramp and can check what works for me.
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Standard stairs are 7.5:10 or 7.5:11
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Old 04-13-2024, 01:30 PM   #18
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Well, I tested a 4 foot ramp which is do-able but it won't help my back so now looking at a better set of steps. (The ramp might be better with a handrail but then I can't put it in the car.) Six foot might be a better length but then it would have to fold. Most of the pet ones have too much give.
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Well, I tested a 4 foot ramp which is do-able but it won't help my back so now looking at a better set of steps..
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Old 04-13-2024, 02:47 PM   #20
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I am looking now for something with at least a wider first step, But ideally with a handrail too,
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