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    I want to move my CSR in a truck that has a load height of 2ft 9in. I don't have the truck right now to give it a try. Any advice on getting a CSR over that lip into the truck? How long will I need loading ramps to avoid grounding the thing?

    Wooden plank from home depot = long enough but strong enough? Steel ramp from Harbor Freight = strong enough but long enough?

    Help!

  • #2
    I have done the calculations before, and you are going to need a very long ramp! There is a calculator in the following link:

    http://www.discountramps.com/motorcy...p_page/c/2110/

    With 4 inches of ground clearance, I think you will come up with about a 15 foot long ramp! Measure how far your sump is off the ground and use that.

    I've spent all sorts of time thinking about how I could get my car in the back of a 12 foot box van. Another option is to continue the ramp up into the truck.

    Justin

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    • #3
      Check out my adventure with ramps.....http://fernlahone.wordpress.com/category/trailer/
      ....Dave.

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      • #4
        Oooh, what is the height of the lip that you have to get over onto that trailer?

        Originally posted by FerneyO View Post
        Check out my adventure with ramps.....http://fernlahone.wordpress.com/category/trailer/
        ....Dave.
        Oooh, what is the height of the lip that you have to get over onto that trailer?

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        • #5
          Maybe you could run the car up the ramp until the front wheels are on the truck bed, then jack the ramps off the ground until the angle is shallow enough to load the rest of the way.

          Or, perhaps, you could tell us where you are--one of us might be local with a trailer you can use.

          Randall

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Steve Cowley View Post
            Oooh, what is the height of the lip that you have to get over onto that trailer?
            The height is 22 inches. My ramps are 12 feet long.

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            • #7
              Done this many times with old race cars into U-haul trucks (one way rentals).
              1. Drive both to a muffler shop that has a lift with drive-on ramps, rather than chassis type. Back car onto ramp. Back truck to lift. Raise lift to truck. Drive into truck.
              2. Find high ground for the car, vs. low ground for the truck. Drive around with a creative eye. Public rail sidings are not common anymore, but you might find a dock. Anything with a high curb may save you ten inches.

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