Anyone who owns or has ever owned a trailer with a rear ramp door knows even though it is very convenient but they also have a lot that can be improved on.
There are many different types of add-on trailer extension ramps that will help make loading your trailer much easier, safer and are very convenient to use.
These aluminum race trailer ramps were originally designed for loading different types of low ground clearance cars into enclosed car haulers. These ramps have continued to evolve with many different versions that will work well with almost anything. So if you are trying to load a race car, golf cart, lawn mower, Harley-Davidson or just using a hand cart to load some boxes in your trailer there is a ramp extension that will work great for you.
The ramp shown in the picture above is a 6 Inch Lift Diamond Plate Extension Ramp. The 6 Inch Lift refers to the amount of rise the ramp has from the leading edge to the point it connects to the original ramp door on the trailer.
These are ramps available with different amounts of rise, the one that will best suit your needs depends on a few different variables. You will need to take into account the ground clearance of your car, the height of your trailer deck from the ground and the overall length of your original door ramp so you can figure out how much ramp lift you will need.
The aluminum race trailer ramp can be permanently mounted to your trailer door allowing you to fold it up onto your trailer door for easy storage. It may be necessary to adjust the helper springs on your trailer door to help with the added weight of the ramp so your door will still close easily.
One option you might also need when installing an aluminum extension ramp will be trailer door risers. Trailer door risers provide additional support for the trailer door to keep it level with the top of the trailer door extension ramp and to help keep strain off of the mounting hinge when weight is placed on the door. these are usually only needed on ramp installations with the rise being greater than 2 inches but be sure to use something to support the door if the ramp holds it up off of the ground.
If you are just looking for a small ramp to replace the factory wood door flap or if your trailer didn't include a door flap when your purchased it there is a very nice option available. These trailer door ramps were designed to provide a smooth transition from the ground to the trailer door so you don't have to bounce up on to the door. These ramps work great for motorcycles, four wheelers, golf carts and many other things where ground clearance isn't an issue.
Another type of ramp there is available are assist ramps. These ramps are also available in different sizes of lift and different lengths. Assist ramps also come with a mounting hinge if you would like to mount them to your trailer door, but some people prefer to to just slide them under their car for storage.
One often overlooked item when adding ramps to your trailer are Trailer Door Slider Plates. (also known as door gap covers) Slider plates cover the gap between the trailer door and the floor of the trailer to help make a smooth transition between the two. This is very helpful when moving items like tool boxes, floor jacks, battery chargers and more in and out of your trailer. Slider plates are also mounted to the trailer using a hinge, allowing them to fold up when the door is closed for transportation.
I hope this helps you understand the benefits and uses of Aluminum Race Trailer Ramps and how they can work for you!
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