Another Leveling Question

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  1. Biged

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    We are soon to be the proud owners of a Ford Transit Chassis based MH, it has twin wheels at the rear, are we going to need 3 leveling ramps :Sad:
     
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    not if you put the ramps under the front wheels :BigGrin:
     
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    Sorry I don't understand about only needing two can you explain a bit more please.
     
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    We have a 6 wheel Transit.

    Just put the ramp under the outer wheel if you you are using the other ramp at the front.
    We get by just fine with a pair of Milenco Quattros.:thumb:
     
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    The RWD Transit in 6 wheel form has dual rear wheels on a single drive axle, not a tandem rear axle.:thumb:
     
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    you will manage fine with two usually, as you only really need to use the outside wheel at the rear. More often than not you will be levelling either the front up, or the back up, or one side or the other. In worst circumstances where the ground is so bad you need to level three corners, just move to a better site.:thumb:
     
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    Thanks but its too technical for me i will ask my husband he will understand! :Eeek:
     
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    a levelling ramp is only one wheel wide so to level front and rear under all wheels could use 3 ramps but in practice two are fine if you bother at all, we never do.
     
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    Hi you will only need one ramp for one of the rear tyres (wheels) unless you need the whole of the rear of the vehicle raising then use one ramp for each side of the van on the outer tyre (wheels) and one ramp for the front tyre if you are raising one side of the vehicle
    carol:BigGrin:
     
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    Thanks ....husband has given me a visual demo and i think i get it now!:Doh:
     
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    Ramps

    Hi

    Don't bother with bought levelling ramps - make your own. I usually get my wood out of a skip or somewhere, so it is free. Sometimes I go to the timber yard and they find a bit off the floor. I put a few bob in the air ambulance box on the counter.

    My last piece of wood was from outside a house in Boroughbridge. The house owner had a sign up selling eggs and so on, so I bought some, then I spotted the wood. I asked for a piece and he gave it me, but also cut it - see here for some ideas.

    We are a tag axle rather than twin rear wheels, so we have two short pieces for the front if needed and one long piece for the rear. This allows us to lift the front using the two shorties, or lift one side using a long and short piece. I have never had to lift the back end as the van is slightly nose down at the front anyway.

    Russell
     
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