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Old 07-28-2017, 12:22 AM   #1
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Anyone load Jeep in Voltage??

I am thinking about loading my Jeep into my 2014 Voltage 3818 for some upcoming trips.
It is a 97 TJ with a Long arm lift and 35" tires, so a little heavier than stock. I see that the ramps are rated at 3K lbs. I am over that weight some, but understand that the jeep weight will be at different ends of the ramp at the same time shortly during loading. I would think this fact would negate the potential of collapsing the ramp.

I am just wondering if anyone else here loads their jeeps and what size, into their voltage, and how do you feel the ramp holds up to the task, as well as the D rings in the garage. I plan to use 4 of the D Rings in front and 4 in the back when I strap it down to take some of the weight off of each.

Just thought I would seek some experienced input on this before giving it a go.

Thanks.
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You interested in doing the same thing Joe, and just want me to go first?
Or are you just looking for a Fail vid??
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You interested in doing the same thing Joe, and just want me to go first?
Or are you just looking for a Fail vid??

Yes, please?
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Old 07-28-2017, 10:34 PM   #5
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From my experience, most toy hauler ramps (including some Voltages) start bowing considerably when a weight of a single axle (w/2 tires), centered in the middle of the ramp door (rolling or static) starts approaching 1.5k. Axle weights on your Jeep are going to be approaching 2k each.

Gotta wonder how they placed that 3k on the door to obtain that 3k rating. Huge difference between, say, evenly distributing 3k of sandbags (only one or two high) on the ramp door vs. stacking 3k in sand bags vertically in the center of the door (simulating one 3k axle).

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Gear did you ever attempt this? I'll be putting my Cherokee or crawler in mine here soon! Any advice?
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Those D rings aren't that strong. I definitely wouldn't use them to strap down a Jeep. I've broken 3 of them just strapping my 850 lb golf cart down.
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Old 09-20-2018, 12:22 AM   #8
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I planning to use 8' e track strips under where tires will be ad strapping over the tires!
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I am thinking about loading my Jeep into my 2014 Voltage 3818 for some upcoming trips.
It is a 97 TJ with a Long arm lift and 35" tires, so a little heavier than stock. I see that the ramps are rated at 3K lbs. I am over that weight some, but understand that the jeep weight will be at different ends of the ramp at the same time shortly during loading. I would think this fact would negate the potential of collapsing the ramp.

I am just wondering if anyone else here loads their jeeps and what size, into their voltage, and how do you feel the ramp holds up to the task, as well as the D rings in the garage. I plan to use 4 of the D Rings in front and 4 in the back when I strap it down to take some of the weight off of each.

Just thought I would seek some experienced input on this before giving it a go.

Thanks.
Gear



Is that a "CJ" type jeep or???
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