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  1. cranky

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    Having struggled with my little Fiamma levelling ramps on a few occasions and then reading recently about some breaking I thought I would bite the bullet and get some Milenco Quattro's as recommended by all and sundry, the best,strongest ramps on the market.
    They arrived this morning,well packaged and marked. FRAGILE:Rofl1:
    fills me full of confidence!!!!:Eeek:
     
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    I may be wrong, but the Fiamma ramps that broke were the black Maxi-Level type. Big ones similar to the Quattro but with only three steps up.
    One of mine completely snapped in two between the first and second level.

    I now have a pair of Quattro's and they seem a lot more substantial than the Fiamma ones. Time will tell.

    I still have a pair of the smaller Fiamma levels, the yellow ones, and they are not showing any signs of failing. The only reason I got the larger ones was because they gave a lot more height for levelling on sloping pitches.
     
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    I need to get some bigger ramps too. I only have the small Fiamma ones.

    We stopped on a pitch in France last week using the little ramps and it was an uphill walk to bed.
     
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    It was my yellow ones that started to split, a left over from our caravanning days. The Milenco ones have done us well in the last 18 months and show no sign of cracking and we have used them a lot. Mind you, when we are on the top level it's quite a step up into the van, my dog has a bit of a struggle getting in!

    Rgds Bill
     
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    Hi , I personally use Milenco Quattro ( The best ) I also take 1 yellow fiamma for the third wheel ,so far have always got 99% level where ever.
     
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    I got the same ones this week, must have been from the same company:Rofl1:
     
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    I screwed a chamfered block of wood to the bottom of mine. It adds about another two to three inches to the height. Works a treat.
     
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    tried ramps but had enough of em breaking plus being auto it does,t like them
    now use 4 millenco caravan levellers. stop if not level slide under lower wheel/wheels level up at leisure, did a deal on all 4 from lowdem,s £250.00:Eeek:
     
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    I have had two pairs of ramps since 1978:thumb:

    Two pieces of wood 2'x6''x3'' and two smaller pieces 1'x4''x6''.

    They all fit in the gas locker.

    The cost me a pint ( the wood came out of a builders skip).

    £250 quid for four devices the mind boggles:Rofl1::Rofl1:


    Les:Wink:
     
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    Wouldn't three be the most you would need?
     
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    Have had Milenco tripple levels for some time now. Although they do not lift quite as high as the quads, they are much more compact and weigh less too. They generally work OK for us. :thumb:

    Surprisingly, on our last 4-week trip to France, where I think we stopped over in about 15 different places - quite remarkably we didn't need to use levels once!:Wink:

    Mike
     
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    Hi I just got set Thule ramps £25 5 ton weight limit the small ramps are for caravans no good for motorhomes to heavy Bernie:Smile:
     
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    YOU WASTED YOUR MONEY ON 4. YOU NEVER NEED MORE THAN 3. BUSBY:BigGrin:
     
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    u r probably correct re- only needing 3 leveles. i,m the type if i think i need it i,ll buy them it my wife is disabled i have to sort van,canopy/safari room etc myself so i try to make things as easy as possible, as stated re- towing a car-etc behind you,r van . u do what u htink is best 4 u
    c you,r point re-3, i try 2 take on-board relative constructive information:Eeek:
     
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    It's even worse "downhill" for us after a few glasses of the red stuff!!:Laughing:

    Margaret
     
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    I had two problems with my small Fiamma ramps.

    1. They bowed under the weight of the van and then started splitting
    2. The cheese grater design for the underside meant that they sank easily into the soft ground

    The Millenco ramps are far better made and far superior.
     
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