Levelling ramps question (1 Viewer)

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Took our van back to the storage site today after our week away and noticed that the van in the space next to ours is on it's ramps (both front wheels). This got me thinking - surely it can't be doing the tyres much good to be on ramps for a long period of time and regardless of that is there any reason why you would want to?
 

JeanLuc

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I normally park in the drive with one rear wheel on a ramp in order to level the van across its width - cannot do anything about the front-rear fall-off though. This helps to ensure rain water runs off reasonably evenly without sitting in the locker recesses. Regarding tyre or suspension wear, its no different to being on the ground. Also, and I'm sure this might worry you more, I do not leave the handbrake on. The auto transmission is, however, locked in 'P'.
 

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Thats what the springs are for, lift one corner up, other corner spring compresses to accommodate, I think anti roll bar may come in to play too (y)

Just what I'd read somewhere Jock...

That with A class especially their bodies could twist when left on one ramp...

Me?

I know nothing...
 

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Took our van back to the storage site today after our week away and noticed that the van in the space next to ours is on it's ramps (both front wheels). This got me thinking - surely it can't be doing the tyres much good to be on ramps for a long period of time and regardless of that is there any reason why you would want to?


Or draining his grey water tank...........:devil: :imoutahere:
 

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I park on self made ramps. Lifts the front by 3 inches to aid water run off. Reason - free flowing rain leaves less crap from the atmosphere and also I get less algae growth.

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I have a problem with water pooling because the rear sits up a lot and my drive slopes a bit, BUT BEFORE you say it I cannot back the van out, I must back it in, I have 2 inches either side of the gateway and a narrow road outside. I would buy a set of maintenance ramps but they will not take the weight of the MH.
 

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Fortunately our drive has quite a slope downwards from front to rear so as we reverse our van on the water runs off the roof without a problem, but if not then we'd use ramps without question.
 

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my drive is on a slope. it goes towards the house. so I always back in. the rain runs straight of.

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I have a problem with water pooling because the rear sits up a lot and my drive slopes a bit, BUT BEFORE you say it I cannot back the van out, I must back it in, I have 2 inches either side of the gateway and a narrow road outside. I would buy a set of maintenance ramps but they will not take the weight of the MH.
then either build yourself a permanent pair of ramps from concrete blocks or bricks or have a welder make a set of over engineered inspection ramps that can be bolted to the driveway. either can be easily removed if the situation changes

i used to have a pair of steel ramps built to use with a 7.5tonne truck. leant them out years ago and they never got returned
 

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We stored a van on a gentle lateral slope and it ended up with a permanent right hand lean.
 
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Although ours collects water on the roof I prefer not to use ramps when it's in storage.

We had a bad experience with a handbrake cable snapping on our old VW camper so I leave our MH on level ground with the handbrake off and small chocks by the tyres.

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I park ours in storage with the front end on the standard yellow ramps, in gear, handbrake off, plus a wooden wedge under one of the rear wheels. Being an older van, there is a slight roof dip around the main Heki roof light, and parking this way stops puddling.
 

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well come and level my drive for me Mjltigger. it really needs doing. pretty please.:winky::winky:
 

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We made some ramps out of an old scaffold plank. Two pieces at three foot, two at two, two at one. Chamfer one end of each and screw them on top of each other, six inch lift easy. (y)
 
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Just a tip, if you need to use levellers on smooth tarmac, to stop them shooting away as you try to run up them use a small piece of old rubber inner tube under each one or some other anti slip material, they stay put.

If you put the ramps behind the front wheels and reverse onto them, they very rarely slip out as the driving wheels 'scoop' them under. (obviously better on font wheel drive vehicles)
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thank you very much. but if you don't mind I wont hold my breath.
 

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