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FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I DETERMINE WHAT LENGTH OF WHEELCHAIR RAMP I NEED?

For portable wheelchair ramps, you can use 6 inches of ramp for every 1 inch of rise. ADA standards require 12 inches of ramp for every 1 inch of rise for permanent ramps.  Please remember that the longer the ramp, the easier it is to go up and down the ramp.

I HAVE LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT, WHICH RAMP DO I NEED?

For a regular full size pickup (tailgate height about 34") you can use the 7 1/2 foot arched ramps. Keep in mind the weight of your tractor with you sitting on it.

For 4 x 4 pickup trucks that sit a little higher you can use a set of 9 or 10 foot ramps.

For trucks higher than that you will need at least a set of 12 foot ramps.

I HAVE A 6 FOOT BED, WILL THE RAMPS FIT IN THE TRUCK?

If you purchase the folding ramps, you can get up to 10 foot long folding ramps and they will fold down and fit in your truck bed.  If you have nothing else in the bed of your truck, the 7 1/2 foot long ramps will fit crosswise in the bed of your truck.

WHY IS THERE AN ARCH IN THE RAMPS?

The arch is built into the ramp to keep you from bottoming out at the top of the ramp when loading garden equipment.

Not all ramps have arches. If you have really low clearance on your vehicle and are only going up onto a trailer, you should use the straight ramps so the car doesn't hit when going into the trailer.

DO YOU CARRY STRAIGHT, BI-FOLD OR TRI-FOLD RAMPS?

Yes we do. Check out our ATV page for a sample of these ramps.

I HAVE AN ATV AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT, WHICH RAMP DO YOU SUGGEST?

The arched lawn and garden ramps and motorcycle ramps (sets of 2) work great on both the garden equipment and the ATV's.

HOW DO I DETERMINE THE LENGTH FOR WALK RAMPS ON MOVING VANS?

Measure the height of the van. If it is up to 48 inches high you will need at least a 12 foot ramp. If it is up to 52 inches high then you will need at least a 14 foot ramp. Then determine how much weight you need to hold. These ramps can be seen on the Walkboard page.

I HAVE A TRAILER 16-18 INCHES HIGH, WHAT DO I USE?

The 5 foot trailer ramps are designed for your trailer. However, if you have a really low car that you are loading onto the trailer, you may need a longer ramp.

IF I GIVE YOU THE SPECS FOR MY APPLICATION CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT I NEED?

Absolutely! Just have the measurements ready and we will give you our suggestions about what will work.

The measurements that we need are:

  1. Height of trailer, truck, etc that the ramp will sit on.
  2. Weight of what you are loading with you included if you will be riding it in or on it. If you load many cars or trucks, give us the heaviest thing you will load.
  3. If you are loading a car, give us the length of the car from front to back axle.
  4. The lowest point of the vehicle from the ground and where that low point is.
  5. The overall length of the vehicle.

Sometimes we can suggest immediately and other times we must calculate what you need and get back to you.

I AM STILL NOT SURE AND HAVE MORE QUESTIONS, MAY I CALL OR EMAIL YOU?

Yes, absolutely. We are here to help you and will do everything we can to make you happy. We are a very small company and you will get very personalized service, most of the time from the owner of the company. We appreciate our customers.
Our hours are 6pm to 10pm EST Monday through Thursday, 2PM to 10PM EST Friday, Saturdays 9am to 9pm EST. Other times please leave a message.

Phone number is: 1-724-752-0543.

Email is: dambachramps@zoominternet.net