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  1. Dubiousp

    Dubiousp Read Only Funster

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    Im at a steam engine rally in three weeks when I last visited it was in a caravan and the ground was really banked. Any thoughts on the best ramps or devices to buy
     
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    When we had an Autoquest (100) we used Fiamma yellow ramps. With a bigger van we now have a pair of Milenco Quattros, which would have been difficult to transport in the Autoquest.

    If the ground has a serious slope you may need something underneath the ramp to give extra height.
     
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    I've just ordered a pair of Fiamma Maxi ramps as they give a bit more height than the standard yellow ones. I will then have three pairs at different sizes so should be ok on most occasions. The reason I use more than one set is so that I have plenty of adjustment for side to side as well as fore and aft. Sometimes it's a faff on, but worth it to stop SWMBO giving me ear ache. :BigGrin:

    By the way, which steam fair are you going to ? Not the Great Dorset by any chance ?
     
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    have used everything from wood right up through all the yellow ramps of all sizes. All had drawbacks or failed due to the weight of the van or caused by uneven stones. The latest set are quattros by millenco, which are superb and built for the purpose of being used on motorhomes. 4 seperate leveling points with recessed wells to hold the tyre properly and tall enough to avoid having to put a plank under them to increase height. as a bonus they even come in their own carry bag to keep the van clean

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pair-of-M...ervan_Caravan_Accessories&hash=item5892884997
     
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    I first used the Faima step levellers, but they did not give me sufficient height on some slopes.
    I now have Millenco Quattro's and so far have never had to go higher than the third level.

    Be warned though they are big and heavy and you need more storage space. On the plus side they are much more robust!

    hope this helps

    bob
     
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    Millenco Quattro's for all the reasons above. Had a need to use the 4th level on a farm in Salisbury and must start carrying a plank or two for side to side level. :Smile:
     
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    I have tried them all and the Milenco are streets ahead, get the quatro if you can pay the extra, and have the space.:thumb:
     
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    Excellent thanks for the advice I need to look at sizes as I have an autoquest 130 and yes Dorset fair
     
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    Look out for the Graham Atkinson (Scarborough Fair) stage and engines.
    I will probably be on The Iron Maiden. I'm the old one with the beard.
    Come over and have a chat. :thumb:
     
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    if your not staying on site at the great dorset steam fair, the c&cc new forest da have a holiday site running to accomodate campers cheaply at pimperne. Every year weve been, they also supply a vintage bus to shuttle campers to and from the show and only ask for donations to cover the cost
     
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    Excellent I will certainly look out for you and I've booked to stay on site but will remember the c&c site
     
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    We will have our own "compound" behind the stage/organ as there will be quite a few of us. I may not be on the engine all the time as we are going to work in shifts to give us a bit of a break. Two men on in the morning to polish and raise steam, one off in the afternoon and one off in the evening on rotation. That's the plan, but we all know what happens to plans :BigGrin:
     
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    If storage space for Milenco Quatros is an issue, they also do a Milenco Triple, which - as the name suggests - only have 3 levels. They are not as bulky or heavy as the quatros, but of course you don't get quite as much lift.

    http://www.milenco.com/products/levelling-ramps/triple-level-pairs/

    We have the 'triples' and they've proved fine for us. There have been a couple of occasions we'd wished we'd just had those few extra cms of height, but we've always managed OK. :thumb:

    Mike
     
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    We take a rather cavalier approach to being level. There is the front to back and the left to right to consider. We can tolerate not being level as long as our heads are above our feet when we go to sleep. That's not to say we don't try to make it as level as possible - we do.

    We take just one ramp, We have a 2 inch thick plan of wood screwed to the bottom of it. We also have a piece of 2 inch thick wood to lift the edge of the ramp if we need it.

    So, to sum up, we know which single wheel is the lowest. We drive just one wheel up on it to increase that corner by 5 inches. Works for us.

    People don't tend to see things the same way that I do, so I won't feel bad if you ignore my advice.
     
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    its no problem generally to do as you say, but your fridge is not going to work at its best when not level. especially when using gas
     

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