Larger than normal levelling ramps? (1 Viewer)

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I really wanted to have a self levelling kit fitted to the Hymer this year but my good lady is somewhat put off (to say the least!) by the cost and never stops complaining when I suggest booking the work in so instead I have been looking at possibly getting a new set of levelling ramps with more height. The logic behind this is that the extra height should allow more room for adjustment and a better chance of getting properly level but apart from the Milenco Quattros I cant find any that are bigger than the Thules we have at present. The problem with the Milencos though is that I have read quite a few negative reviews with problems experienced ranging from bits of the plastic snapping off leaving sharp edges, cracks appearing in them, problems with storage because they are just too big and the track not being wide enough to fit a motorhome tyre. Any ideas what I could get instead?
 

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We have found that a few cut lengths of scaffold like board works well, you just park on single on soft ground or stack/ stagger them for required height, we also found them easier to stow away than big levellers!!---- with our 5er I made some out of 1" ply cut to suit---- these worked well but left on wet ground continuously tend to separate!!------ marine ply would be good ( but expensive
 
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i carry a selection of painted wbp plywood strips to put the wheels on if parked on muddy ground or to pack out the ramps, i also glued a rubber sheet onto the wood to stop the ramps slipping
 
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8"X2" cut into a wedge nose and wedge cut from railway sleeper. so far not exceeded their capacity.
 

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Surprised to read about problems with the Milenco Quatros. We judged them too big to store and a bit heavy as well. So instead, 9 years ago, we bought Milenco triple height ramps. They have proved faultless and do an excellent job.

Have used them many many times without problem or any bits breaking off.

Obviously, that doesn't help the OP, because he's looking for more lift, but just wanted to highlight how satisfied I've been with my Milenco ramps.
 
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I have millenco triples and they have broken off bits.
I did think if I ever got some more I would fill the holes with expanding foam then cut level with a Stanley knife.
No weight and should make them much stronger.
Might be worth a try ?
 

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If only you could see my Fiamas.... Fekked and bits missing.. but still functional.... Quattros doing fine for that .....

"Extra Lift" .... Oooh Err missus!..
 
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I have millenco triples and they have broken off bits.
I did think if I ever got some more I would fill the holes with expanding foam then cut level with a Stanley knife.
No weight and should make them much stronger.
Might be worth a try ?

I've got a set of milencos and one of them has a few little splits - first week of use. It's a shame as they seemed so much stronger than the fiammas that they were replacing which had almost split the front end off.

I've got some expanding foam in the garage left over from a job so might give your idea a try to see if it'll prevent them getting any worse.
 
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Had a set of Quattros for ten years, used often, no bits ever broken off. The Fiamma blocks we had previously disintegrated after a year.
 

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I have millenco triples and they have broken off bits.
I did think if I ever got some more I would fill the holes with expanding foam then cut level with a Stanley knife.
No weight and should make them much stronger.
Might be worth a try ?
Expanding foam will add no useful strength. You would need to use something solid like Plastic Padding body filler. Assuming you could get it to stick of course.

I suspect the only answer, if they are damaged, is to buy new ones. :(
 
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The higher the lift the wider their bases must be for the ramps to remain rigid/ stable/safe. This would make extra height ones too bulky in one piece and very heavy as well. I use bits of scaffold plank which have the advantage of being flat and solid so they present more surface area on the (often soft) ground. Proprietary ramps tend to be made rather hollow underneath to keep the weight (and manufacturing cost) down so they invariably crack and gradually sink into grassy ground.
 
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Had a set of Quattros for ten years, used often, no bits ever broken off. The Fiamma blocks we had previously disintegrated after a year.
I'm on ten years too....used virtually every trip...still one one piece...no problems ..always make sure no loose irregular stones under it
 
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I think I’m sorted now, thanks to an incredibly generous Funster who has donated a set of Quattros to me! I will be really careful with them, as I seem to be able to break anything......
 

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