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kozman
01-07-2015, 06:20 PM
Asking for buddy at work...... He is lookin to purchase ramps for his snowmobile to load onto standard 1/2 ton pickup ....... Any input would be helpful........ I told him this was the place for info......

Phantom
01-07-2015, 06:32 PM
Tell him to go to cabelas and buy the extra long folding ATV ramp. The one I bought years ago had grooves on the sides that you could cut and install old bedliner in to make slides for the skis. It was a tri-fold and I just left the center open so the track could grab the crossbars.

Here is the one he wants...

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Yutrax-ATV-Extra-Long-Heavy-Duty-Tri-Fold-Loading-Ramp/1153076.uts?productVariantId=2870261&srccode=cii_17588969&cpncode=41-17756560-2&WT.tsrc=CSE&WT.mc_id=GoogleProductAds&WT.z_mc_id1=03132615&rid=20

Heeman
01-07-2015, 06:40 PM
Tell him to go to cabelas and buy the extra long folding ATV ramp. The one I bought years ago had grooves on the sides that you could cut and install old bedliner in to make slides for the skis. It was a tri-fold and I just left the center open so the track could grab the crossbars.

Here is the one he wants...

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Yutrax-ATV-Extra-Long-Heavy-Duty-Tri-Fold-Loading-Ramp/1153076.uts?productVariantId=2870261&srccode=cii_17588969&cpncode=41-17756560-2&WT.tsrc=CSE&WT.mc_id=GoogleProductAds&WT.z_mc_id1=03132615&rid=20

I agree. Before I bought a trailer, I had the same ramps in the bi-fold version. I bought 1/4 inch luanne to slide in the grooves, screwed on cut up bed liner for rails and screwed on two 4 inch strips of rubber mat on middle. Mine sounds a little heavier than phantoms. Good ramps though. After winter, pull out luanne and good to go for atv use.

JonesinXRS
01-07-2015, 07:12 PM
Ditto on the tri-fold ramp! Got mine from gander, also did the cut up bedliner for the skis and I also cut up an old track for the center. This is my 4th winter using it. A little steeper now that I bought a superduty though:)

davek
01-07-2015, 11:23 PM
I'm guessing your friend has a short box truck...the biggest issue with the trifold ramp is keeping in in position if at a steep angle. If the carb ides catch it can push the ramp up. I personally have a homemade sled deck and homemade 12 foot long ramp tthis hinged. I'm on my mobile so I can't post pics. But will. If it were me I would make a ramp with an interlocking mechanism to keep the ramp from slipping. Makes life easier. If he will be loading /unloading alot I'd build a platform in the bed of my truck to hold the ramp set up under the sled

davek
01-07-2015, 11:28 PM
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davek
01-07-2015, 11:36 PM
well theres the secret to the million dollar question ppl always ask me when im loaded with my sleds..."how do you get them up there". lol. the whole concept of my ramp could be shrunk down but my main purpose to show is how i lock the ramp to the truck/deck

gixxer1100
01-08-2015, 12:07 AM
Expensive but nice....


https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1038332536182136&fref=nf

http://loadall.com/

davek
01-08-2015, 12:13 AM
that could easily be made, kinda what i was getting at in my other posts. i would make a similair set up if i only had 1 sled. but yeah at $2700 thats pricey. cool find tho!

gixxer1100
01-08-2015, 01:09 AM
http://www.google.com/patents/US5649732

https://www.google.com/patents/US20140064895?dq=truck+ramp&hl=en&sa=X&ei=-B2uVNS9OZKRyASUk4KQCg&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAjgK

https://www.google.com/patents/US3756440?dq=truck+ramp&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Qx2uVJfgMYf2yQSp-YLwCg&ved=0CFAQ6AEwBw

Phantom
01-08-2015, 07:40 AM
If you get the extra long ramp you will not have a steep ramp angle unless the truck is lifted quite a bit and if you use the bedliner or ski glides the carbides will not catch. You don't come flying up to the ramp and launch the sled into the truck. Pull up slowly and get the skis on the ramp before attempting to pull up completely.

The key is to spend the extra $20 for the longer ramp.

Boylston rider
01-08-2015, 08:15 AM
http://youtu.be/HuCIgKiMP_U

HI-MILER
01-08-2015, 08:18 AM
Kozman, a guy who works with me has some (new), but just bought a trailer.
He asked me yesterday if I needed them...................

printbiz
01-08-2015, 08:22 AM
I have this ramp - brand new, only used once when I got it to see how it works. I thought I would use it but I have a trailer and never did....pm me if interested.

http://www.firstplaceparts.com/revarc-sled-ramp-snowmobilers.html?gclid=Cj0KEQiA8rilBRDZu_G8hszXra oBEiQABlB9Y_VgmZNBi49kvchOoHCCOVYcX9qlifXkjwohc4f-HroaAo9V8P8HAQ

Phantom
01-08-2015, 08:46 AM
I have this ramp - brand new, only used once when I got it to see how it works. I thought I would use it but I have a trailer and never did....pm me if interested.

http://www.firstplaceparts.com/revarc-sled-ramp-snowmobilers.html?gclid=Cj0KEQiA8rilBRDZu_G8hszXra oBEiQABlB9Y_VgmZNBi49kvchOoHCCOVYcX9qlifXkjwohc4f-HroaAo9V8P8HAQ

That is a nice set up... The extension is nice to have especially if you have a long track sled. There have been times that I have been on ice and couldn't get the traction to get up the ramp because only the last 6" of track was on the ground and I don't use studs. I just moved the truck to a better area but having the extension for the paddles to grab is a great idea.
If I didn't already have my ramp I would be interested in that one.

chris6641
01-08-2015, 10:22 AM
http://www.discountramps.com/snowmobile-ramp/c/2410/

Phantom
01-08-2015, 11:46 AM
This is like the one I got from Cabelas except I made my own ski guides from bedliner... I see they also offer the extension for this ramp.

http://www.discountramps.com/tri-fold-snowmobile-ramp/p/SNO-TRI-FOLD/

chris6641
01-08-2015, 12:22 PM
I think having an extension for any kind of snowmobile ramp would be a plus especially in a slippery lot!

captcomfort
01-08-2015, 01:22 PM
I think having an extension for any kind of snowmobile ramp would be a plus especially in a slippery lot!

Its important to have the extension because with out it when the skis hit the ramp and they hang up the sled will push the tailgate up,where as the track hits the extension and pulls down on the ramp before the skis make contact.

TipTopp
01-09-2015, 04:48 PM
I did it for one season after once having a trailer. It was a big mistake. Way to many accidents can happen like denting your nice truck, breaking the back cab window. By the time you spend the money for a descent ramp with all the accessories you may as well just save a little more and get a cheap used trailer. That is unless you are completely opposed to the whole trailering ideas. Let me paint a picture......loading it in the morning was never a problem. Off loading it at your favorite riding area was never a real problem either. (heck you may even get lucky and there is a snow bank to use there), Its when you come back to the truck after a great long day of riding and your tired.......thats when the acci-DENTS happen. It was the worse part of the day of riding and I always dreaded it. Oh yea, btw when you get home you get to unload it again and you're just as tired still. I almost forgot to mention that your trifold ramps (which I had with all the goodies on it set up for sleds) will be banging around off your sled in your bed of your truck. They usually don't fit under so they are on the side nicking up your side panels. Sorry for so long.....do yourself a favor and save up a few more dollars, you'll be happy you did. I ended up with a trailer again and couldn't be happier.

Knuckledragger
01-10-2015, 01:19 PM
Friend is a dealer f these.
http://www.toyupindustries.com

JonesinXRS
01-10-2015, 06:10 PM
Friend is a dealer f these.
http://www.toyupindustries.com

Pm me your buddies contact info. Id like to check 1 out.