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What style of ramps should I get on my new trailer?

Hello, I'm going to be purchasing around a 24ft with dovetail gooseneck car hauler. I was thinking to get flip up style ramps but I've heard that they'll make the trailer pull funny by creating drag. I haul about 2 cars per week & am getting tired of picking up the ramps & moving them around. Has anyone had the flip up style ramps or have any input? Thanks

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I haven't yet, I still would like to hear if anyone has any suggestions.

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I use the flip-up style ramps on my girlfriend's father's trailer. It's an 18' bumper pull. The ramps aren't solid, they are the "self cleaning" design so they don't pick up any drag. I'll try to get a photo of what I'm talking about.

Re-reading your original post, I don't think these style ramps will work for your auto transport needs, these are more for equipment hauling, probably too steep for cars.


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Thanks for your input, TurboMustang370. If it's not too much trouble, I would like to see a photo of the "self cleaning" design. I'd like to see many different types in case I end up making them myself. Thanks

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The link is a photo from a trailer manufacture's website, not the trailer I use but it is the same style ramp.

http://www.pjtrailers.com/product_images/tails/F8B.jpg


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i prefer slide out ramps for car hauling. if you get flip ups, as long as they are not solid, covered with expanded metal, they arent too bad. seems the solid flip ups can make the back end of the trailer squirrely at highway speeds when empty, at leat in my experience.


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i prefer slide out ramps for car hauling. if you get flip ups, as long as they are not solid, covered with expanded metal, they arent too bad. seems the solid flip ups can make the back end of the trailer squirrely at highway speeds when empty, at leat in my experience.
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I use the flip-up style ramps on my girlfriend's father's trailer. It's an 18' bumper pull. The ramps aren't solid, they are the "self cleaning" design so they don't pick up any drag. I'll try to get a photo of what I'm talking about.

Re-reading your original post, I don't think these style ramps will work for your auto transport needs, these are more for equipment hauling, probably too steep for cars.
I think also that flip-up style is best to choose.
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