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Old 19 Feb 2015, 10:35 pm
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I am hoping someone will have some insight into this...

I am the proud owner of a 2009 PT. I also have a mobility scooter which fits nicely into the back cargo area. My problem, finding the right rear loading ramp. We had a 6 footer which is inadequate since it has no threshold long enough to cover the back 3 inch drop down into the cargo area. Makes getting the thing out impossible without lifting the 165lb back end Up and over that small lip.

For the life of me, I cannot find a folding, 8 foot ramp anywhere that has that small extention into the cargo area.

Has anyone some advice or experience with this?

Many thanks in advance,
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Old 20 Feb 2015, 06:35 am
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Default Re: PT rear loading ramp advice....

Did you look here: Harbor Freight: 'ramp'
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Old 20 Feb 2015, 07:18 am
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Yes I did... but these products are for 4 wheel scootes (ours is 3 wheel) or only fold in half lengthwise. We need
one that is tri-fold. Thank you though. :-)
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Old 20 Feb 2015, 07:55 am
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Default Re: PT rear loading ramp advice....

I have a little bit of experience with purchasing stuff like this for some our folks at work. Here's one. But it's only 6 feet long. However, the lip does look right. I believe the folded length is about 30 inches.

EZ-Access Trifold Wheel Chair Ramp - 1-800-Wheelchair.com

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Default Re: PT rear loading ramp advice....

Oooooh! Most awesome. :-)

This brand, which was one I had not seen, even has an available lip extention for the bac loading area.

Thank you so much this just may solve the problem.
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Oooooh! Most awesome. :-)

This brand, which was one I had not seen, even has an available lip extention for the bac loading area.

Thank you so much this just may solve the problem.
If the lip is still an issue. May be someone can help you make a raised floor to bring it to the same height as the lip.
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If the lip is still an issue. May be some one can hep you make a raised floor to bring it to the same height as the lip.
That's a pretty good idea! Filling in the floor area should be real easy, make a simple template and then cut several sheets of plywood stacked and screwed together. You could even cover it with some matching carpet to give it more built in look, then just always leave the platform in the vehicle!

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That's a pretty good idea! Filling in the floor area should be real easy, make a simple template and then cut several sheets of plywood stacked and screwed together, then always leave it in the vehicle!
Actually wouldn't need very much plywood. I'm thinking one sheet. Some 2 by 4s It doesn't have to be crazy over built.
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Default Re: PT rear loading ramp advice....

these are all fine ideas about raising the floor, however it needs to stay where it is because of the size of the mobility scooter. I need that depth to fit it into the back cargo area.

I will really miss her again, maybe I could raise it up an inch or so. I guess any additional height would
would be of help!
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these are all fine ideas about raising the floor, however it needs to stay where it is because of the size of the mobility scooter. I need that depth to fit it into the back cargo area.

I will really miss her again, maybe I could raise it up an inch or so. I guess any additional height would
would be of help!
ok how about a wedge floor. Sloped from the lip to to floor as a ramp. Instead of dropping down in the hole. Wheel just rolls down a short ramp. Just like you were thinking. On the new ramps. It could be lifted out should you need to use the space. And reinstalled after.
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