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Best ATV ramps for lifted PSD?

I been using my trailer to pull my 4 wheeler around because I dont have a set of ramps to load it into the bed of my truck. I have heard that ramps can be dangerous because if one or both slide out on you, the atv can tip over or fall off the truck. The ramps I found at tractor supply are only 6' long, I took a set out of the truck and with my truck being lifted, the ramps were like straight up. Wouldnt be a fun ride trying to get the atv up in the back of the truck with those short ramps.

Anyone use ramps with a lifted truck? If so, what kind do you have/recommend?

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I hate ramps and hate having my atv in the bed. I just use a trailer. If you were close to me I would give you my ramps that are homemade and 8ft long

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Well the other reason I wanted a set of ramps was so that when I take a buddy riding, we could load one 4 wheeler up in the bed and then put the other on the trailer.

PS: Are all small trailer a pain in the butt to back up with? My little 5x8 is a nightmare. My drive is a straightshot backwards and the trailer still goes all over the place.

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haha, small lightweight single axle trailers suck to back up. My boat is a Ski Nautique and it has a single axle trailer and I have a hard time keeping it straight. Next boat I buy this year will have dual axles no matter what.

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We have a little single axle 5x8 lawnmower trailer and as previously stated it's a pain to back so I got a set of 7ft. folding aluminum ramps from a swap meet last week. I got 7ft. because my 97 OBS F250 is lifted 4" and on 35"s and I wanted to have plenty of length to compensate for the lift. They work great IMO. Just make sure you're lined up and keep it straight when backing off. It's also a good idea to have somebody else on the ground to spot for you.

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Does anyone make a set that have something that like locks or ties into the hitch? I am looking for a way to secure the ramps better so they dont move around

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I have am 8ft set that I made with 2x8's and brackets. The brackets bungee to the cargo hooks in the bed so the ramps dont move. Works great.

I also agree short trailers suck to back up

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Small trailers are a pain to back up especially if you can not see them. The trick is to go extremely slow while backing them up.

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well with my truck if im hauling one in the bed and one in the trailer i just put the ramps on the trailer to the bed. makes it a lot easier when your truck is lifted. if thats not possible with your trailer just make some homemade ramps.


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Might want to look into one of them mini manual cranes that hooks up to your tailgate for lifting heavy stuff like 4 wheelers

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