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Ramp or Tilt load
« on: March 04, 2024, 07:49:42 PM »
Hey all, just looking for some input. Getting a trailer to tow my jeep and curious what the consensus is on the better option or maybe some concerns I haven't thought of. Helped a guy load one on a tilt a few years back and it looked like kind of a PIA especially by yourself. Familiar with ramp loading quads and that is pretty straight forward. Looking forward to any pros/cons, thanks.
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Re: Ramp or Tilt load
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2024, 08:46:54 PM »
Iíd personally go tilt deck. Not sure how it could be anymore difficult than ramps but depending on budget and size of trailer ramps Will definitely be cheaper. Stay away from Norstar.. thatís my 2 cents

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Re: Ramp or Tilt load
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2024, 05:26:26 AM »
Love the ramps setup my buddy has!!
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Re: Ramp or Tilt load
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2024, 06:09:49 AM »
Iíve got a 16/4. Itís really convenient and easy to use with minimal effort. The only drawback, full length SUVs or trucks, the ramp starts to descend before the rear wheels are on.

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Re: Ramp or Tilt load
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2024, 06:20:01 AM »
Full Tilt, partial tilt, flip up ramp, in that order - slide in ramps are a pain.

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Re: Ramp or Tilt load
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2024, 06:49:35 AM »
I think it's the length of the trailer vs the weight distribution of whatever you're loading. If the equipment is fully on when it starts to tilt back to flat then I like tilt deck, but having to finagle weight distribution to get things in and off is a huge PITA. Tilts my bet if it works for you.

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Re: Ramp or Tilt load
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2024, 07:16:10 AM »
If loading a short wheelbase jeep is a problem on a tilt then your tilt is too short.

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Re: Ramp or Tilt load
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2024, 06:15:11 PM »
It is a short base two-door model.
@Skyvalhunter, was that one of the folding flip up ramp models?
Thanks for the input all, appreciate the feedback.
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Re: Ramp or Tilt load
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2024, 06:45:58 PM »
I have ramps on my trailer and prefer them .  95% of the time when loading/ unloading my Tj or Polaris general I don't even get the ramps out .
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Re: Ramp or Tilt load
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2024, 03:45:55 AM »
It is a short base two-door model.
@Skyvalhunter, was that one of the folding flip up ramp models?
Thanks for the input all, appreciate the feedback.
My friends trailer had slide in ramps in the rear. He has two rear jacks in the back to keep it from tilting if the tongue wasn't hooked to the receiver. The trailer worked great for hauling my tractor. I am keeping an eye out for a used one for myself.
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Re: Ramp or Tilt load
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2024, 02:47:40 PM »
It is a short base two-door model.
@Skyvalhunter, was that one of the folding flip up ramp models?
Thanks for the input all, appreciate the feedback.
My friends trailer had slide in ramps in the rear. He has two rear jacks in the back to keep it from tilting if the tongue wasn't hooked to the receiver. The trailer worked great for hauling my tractor. I am keeping an eye out for a used one for myself.
Exactly how my trailer is set up . With rear Jack's,  although I added those after the fact . They are nice when loading my tractor while hooked to the truck . Without them down it seems like it lifts the back of my truck 3'
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Re: Ramp or Tilt load
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2024, 07:16:50 PM »
People that like ramps have never owned an aluminum full tilt.
Steel, partial tilts are OK but I personally don't like the way they hop on the freeway.

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Re: Ramp or Tilt load
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2024, 06:36:10 AM »
It is a short base two-door model.
@Skyvalhunter, was that one of the folding flip up ramp models?
Thanks for the input all, appreciate the feedback.
My friends trailer had slide in ramps in the rear. He has two rear jacks in the back to keep it from tilting if the tongue wasn't hooked to the receiver. The trailer worked great for hauling my tractor. I am keeping an eye out for a used one for myself.
Exactly how my trailer is set up . With rear Jack's,  although I added those after the fact . They are nice when loading my tractor while hooked to the truck . Without them down it seems like it lifts the back of my truck 3'

I've now see three truck/tailers take off when the back end comes up off the ground loading/unloading equipment. Good thing to point out! Whatever your loading system if it's not FLAT ground and those back wheels come up the truck is going somewhere, and that's a lot of weight to stop once it's going.

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Re: Ramp or Tilt load
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2024, 10:28:40 AM »
Good points. I have noticed three different styles of rear jacks, seems like a solid addition to a ramp load trailer.
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Re: Ramp or Tilt load
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2024, 05:54:08 PM »
Tilt all the way. Possibly overkill for just hauling a jeep but man theyíre nice. Iíll never own a ramp trailer. Something to think about is handling the ramps when youíre older, and what happens if you lose one, can you still load/unload

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Re: Ramp or Tilt load
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2024, 06:29:04 PM »
Something to think about is handling the ramps when youíre older,

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Re: Ramp or Tilt load
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2024, 07:36:20 AM »
I have a 2 axle flatbed. I only have to get the ramps out for moving the lawnmower. I drive the tractor and atv on and off it. It is not a tilt. A jeep should be able to get up without ramps.
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Re: Ramp or Tilt load
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2024, 10:55:49 AM »
Itís a PITA to load a full size truck on a 16/4 tilt deck.  Iíve had to do it a few times on rescue missions.  If I did it more often Iíd probably get good at it.  Have to lay something on the ground that catches the back of the trailer when the second is getting close to keep the bed from tilting.  Put a nice dent in an aluminum drive shaft by not doing this.  The trailer was bought for an excavator though and it works perfectly for that.  Depends on what weight and length youíre loading Iíd say

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Re: Ramp or Tilt load
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2024, 11:19:13 AM »
I have a tilt and love it. Is the jeep a wheeler? Or just transport? I like my tilt for dead vehicle recovery but you have to take some though on what dead vehicles you will use it for. I have a 16ft full deck tilt I put a receiver on the front of to attach a winch. I cannot recover full sized vehicles with it dead and really long cars like my wagon. Dead vehicle recovery on ramps sucks. :twocents:
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