How to Make a Ramp for an RV

How to Make a Ramp for an RV
A leveling ramp is the best method for maintaining a level RV, which is essential when parking your RV for the night. A leveling ramp stabilizes your RV at each tire and increases the overall functionality of the vehicle and its tires. Use a leveling ramp to ensure that your RV remains as level as possible and has the best side-to-side distribution of weight.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Hacksaw
  • Shop knife
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Silicone glue, heavy duty glue or carpenter's glue (optional)
Step 1
Use a hacksaw to cut a barn stall mat into 12 6-inch by 6-foot strips.
Step 2
Use a shop knife to cut the strips into foot-long sections, which will function as basic blocks. You need to organize 4 blocks of foot-long strips. Each of the four blocks will contain a set of 18 foot-long strips. Place a stack of nine strips flush with another stack of nine to form one block. You need two stacks of nine to create enough width and length for the tire when the two stacks are secured together.
Step 3
Secure the blocks together with a hammer and nails. You can also use silicone glue, heavy duty glue or carpenter's glue, all of which are available at hardware stores. Mark the upside with a neon sticker.
Step 4
Assemble the blocks individually or in groups to form a leveling ramp. You must use the same number of strips, so the load on each tire is evenly distributed.

Tips & Warnings

 
Store nails away from children until in use.
 
Always were eye protection when using glue.

Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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