Newbie - Advice on ramps please?

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  1. McMugsy

    McMugsy Read Only Funster

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    We are long term caravaners who have now made that leap into a motorhome (well we will be when it's ready for collection early this summer)!

    We are making our list of 'things' we (think) we will need and it looks as though ramps are essential. Has anyone tried the new Froli Round Wheel Leveler and if so was it a good buy?
    • Tested load capacity 1250kg per wheel
    • Need approx 28cm clearance from the vehicle to the ground
    • Maximum height approx 10cm
    Thanks
     
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    Looks a bit of a novelty to me and only raises you 100mm. I use Millenco Quatros and find them handy for working under the van too.
     
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    Hi & welcome to the Fun.

    I had never heard of this particular type of leveler but in my opinion they give little ground bearing and so would be liable to sink in soft ground. I also reckon they would be awkward to use to lift two wheels to different heights..... Don't think you will beat Milenco Quatro ramps.
     
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    Milenco Quatro(y)
     
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    Make sure you get the up hill ones I bought a pair and they are the wrong way round so I have to drive down them instead of up.
     
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    Milenco Quatro for me too (and a warm welcome to MHFUN).
     
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    That makes me feel smug - we didn't really know what we were doing as we're quite new but we also got Milenco Quatro and manage quite well with them - as long as Him Indoors is driving and I'm directing anyway :D
    The "Froli Round Wheel Leveler" is obviously designed for us ladies who'll inevitable over-run the ramp :mad:
    PS - is there a wheel that's NOT round (other than when it's flat of course) ;)
     
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    Look like they would sink on soft ground, not enough surface area touching the ground th spread the load

    Adrian
     
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    We have Milenco triple levels - not quite as much lift as the quatros, but they work for us - more compact for storage and lighter weight.

    Mike
     
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    We just have a pair of yellow ramps-they seem to keep us on the straight and level when we have to use them:LOL:
     
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    I can't see any advantage of the Froli over the yellow Fiamma ramps we use. They both raise the vehicle by about the same amount but the flat Fiamma ramps are much easier to store. The Froli ones seem unnecessarily bulky.

    Milenco ramps raise the vehicle the most but they take up too much space for us.
     
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    Thank you all so much for your very helpful advice. The Quatro's are now in the shopping basket.
     
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    Hang on a minute!
    Sorry I haven't read this thread from end to end, I have enough of a job finding time to look through all these post as it is.
    I don't believe anybody mentioned the fact that these Quattros are HUGE. The given dimensions seem reasonable but they take up a massive amount of storage. Also if you have a smaller van you may not "need" this amount of lift.
    Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere
    Steve
     
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    I have never found ramps 'essential' .. in fact on most sites the pitches are fairly level.. however, I have noticed a few vans using them on level ground to lift a low nose .. so can be useful.. but even on gentle sloping pitches it is rarely bad enough to warrant ramps.. I have also seen them used to make the van level worse.. :rolleyes:

    Personally only only ever owned the Fiamma yellow ones, bought donkeys years ago when we were tuggers.. and found them adequate.. but as said.. they were rarely used..

    Before deciding.. Consider size, weight, requirement and where you will store..
     
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    I use Quattro's plus 1 fiamma yellow for third wheel ( bit of over kill ) just like to be level .
    BUT you do need room to store/take with you.
     
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    we use Milenco triples, but our van is high at the back end.
    I would be wary at making a "think we might need it" list, some of the stuff you think you will need ( in our case a driveaway awning) remains used only once.
    Phil
     
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    I've never used ramps, I just find somewhere level to park.
     
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    Ditto, I'm scared of falling off them. I've not had cause to think "wish I had a pair of levellers " yet.
     
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    Many years ago when we were tuggers I was given something similar to the Froli Round Wheel Leveler, tried them once trew them in the bin. They were down right dangerous.

    We have a pair of the Fiamma Level Up, the Quattros are far to big and bulky & if you need that much lift it's not a place I would want to stop.
     
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    My thoughts exactly having watched the vid
     
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