Leveling ramps? (1 Viewer)

ctc

Oct 12, 2015
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I gave up carrying mine and now use Milenco stackable with a couple of their tyre savers. Much easier to get fairly accurate levelling front to back and side to side.
 
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Oct 29, 2016
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I have the Milenco Quads also, only used them a few times, as I try and find a slightly uphill bit to park on if possible.
Yes, they are bulky, quite heavy, and I have taken the skin off my knuckles putting them back in their carrier bag.
I have been advised to take a file to all the sharp edges to stop this, but I always forget as I don't use them much.
I did notice that the bits that grip the tyres have flattened a bit, but not too concerned.
I also need to find something to attach to them like a bit of tarp or rubber matting to the front of them, so you drive onto the tarp 1st and being attached to the front of the ramp, it stops them flying out forwards when parking on smooth surfaces like our drive.
LES
 
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Feb 14, 2021
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We use these because....?....they were the cheapest ones ! We have a 7.5 metre, 4250KG van. 16 inch wheels, so reasonably big. They do the job.

It really does make much difference really. It's just a ramp - they all work. The only real difference is the height to which they will raise the van.

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Apr 12, 2020
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Feb 11, 2017
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Or maybe the Gripper Plates, which seem designed for the purpose? I’d not been aware of them until I saw them in TonyEmm’s link. They can also connect ramps with Gripmats. (No wonder all our garages get overloaded!)

We’ve only really had a problem with spinning once - but it could have been quite nasty. I had to give it some welly to get onto ramps on a sloping gravel car park, one ramp shot out like a projectile - with the weight of them it could have been quite dangerous if anyone was in the way!
 
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May 25, 2016
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Depends on wheel size to some extent. I chose Milenco Tridents for my 16" wheels because the radius/arc of each step nicely cradles the tyre without the risk of cutting the tyre. They are huge though.

Previously had some Fiamma Level Ups but despite supposedly being able to take up to 5 tonne per axle i.e.per pair, they started cracking. The Tridents also have a higher lift on the top step.
 
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robmilton

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Dec 28, 2021
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Milenco work for us, have a look on fleabay, i picked ours up on there for twentyfive quid.

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Mad dog

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Some pieces of wood with cut slant on them & another piece of plank I put on top if really unlevel! Our Dreamer has air suspension so that levels us to a certain extent. The big advantages of these are: cheap, don't collapse & I don't swear too much when I drive off without them!!! 🤬🤣
 
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Nov 3, 2018
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We go off grid quite allot and have never found a situation our Milenco 3s couldn’t deal with. Our van is 4.2 tonnes and the ramps have had much use and abuse.
 
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Aug 26, 2008
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I have the same as VXman . Where the load (3500kg) has come down on a stone or something there are a couple of splits in places. A winter job for a bit of Araldite reinforcement.

I filled the voids underneath mine with expanding plastic foam. This adds strength (probably) and also stops them sinking into the ground.

I have similar yellow Fiamma ones. 15 years old and still intact.
 
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Dec 19, 2020
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I filled the voids underneath mine with expanding plastic foam. This adds strength (probably) and also stops them sinking into the ground.

I have similar yellow Fiamma ones. 15 years old and still intact.
Good idea. Wish I'd thought of that. I've got a can of builders foam. If it hasn't gone solid in the tin, I might try that.

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Roby2008

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I also have the same as VXman, but with the optional screw-on base plate, this has a tongue to stop them spitting out and they stop the MH from pushing them into the ground, not the highest lift on the market but covers most situations.
 
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Aug 19, 2013
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The issue I found with the Milenco quads is that the wheels only properly sit in the reveal one side, on the opposite they sit on the peak, so the peaks get squashed. If you can follow that description!. I'll get my coat!
 
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Sep 13, 2018
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The issue I found with the Milenco quads is that the wheels only properly sit in the reveal one side, on the opposite they sit on the peak, so the peaks get squashed. If you can follow that description!. I'll get my coat!
Totally agree. The peaks on one of mine squashed. The shape could be better suited for 16 inch wheels
 
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Feb 13, 2012
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We had the lightweight yellow ones, they broke fairly quickly! So we invested in Quads, they've lasted about 8 years now.
 
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