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Nice job. When I eventually get a sled....moving it around might be a little bit of a trick. No truck!
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Really like the sled deck design! Thanks for posting this! I was looking for a way to save money and avoid buying costly ramps/ trailer.
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I drop off/pick up in a lot of places that do not have much room when everyone is there, so there's no room for a trailer and sometimes not even room for a truck. I bought all my materials this yesterday, so hopefully I will have everything completed by this weekend. I am not going to paint the PT stuff until next season, so it wont be long.
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Deck is all built and working amazingly. We have been having reallllllly bad luck with snow around here. We get like 6-10 inches then it rains. I will take some pictures when I get a hold of my camera again.

Thanks again!
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PS Total cost of lumber and hardware from Home Depot: $159.89
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Deck is all built and working amazingly. We have been having reallllllly bad luck with snow around here. We get like 6-10 inches then it rains. I will take some pictures when I get a hold of my camera again.

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Good to hear its working well for you too. Looking forward to seeing your pic's...
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Its not perfect, but it works. Just need to paint it.
Looks good!

You didn't show any pic's of how the ramps attach to the deck when they are out. I don't see a 2nd hole for the cross bar, so I'm wondering how you do this. Can you send a pic of this as well?

My hinge pins come out easy, so I usually remove the back 1/2 of the ramp when not in use as well, do yours come apart easy? Also - I added a 3rd hinge in the center to help disribute the rear end weight, although your sled is not as long so this may not be an issue for you. You can tell if the back section deflects, then it might be good to add a hinge.

I have another buddy who is planning to build one of these as well.
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Each ramp is drilled at the end, to line up with the holes in the deck. I might be dropping it off later, so I will snap some pictures then.
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Went for a ride on the lake yesterday, had about 5 different people ask me questions about it when I unloaded and loaded up. I am pretty happy with it.

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[QUOTE=Jotch;503205]Went for a ride on the lake yesterday, had about 5 different people ask me questions about it when I unloaded and loaded up. I am pretty happy with it.
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I see now - looks good.
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I have a Ford Ranger and built the platform so its the height of the wheel wheels. Ramp is in 3 pieces, just cause I didn't think it was wide enough with 2. Works great, I don't even use the ramp to unload, just yank it off. Thanks for the idea, so much easier than a trailer!
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Each ramp is drilled at the end, to line up with the holes in the deck. I might be dropping it off later, so I will snap some pictures then.
Do you have issues with lining up the holes on the ramp with holes on the deck when setting the ramps out - particularly on uneven ground? Or is this not an issue?
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Do you have issues with lining up the holes on the ramp with holes on the deck when setting the ramps out - particularly on uneven ground? Or is this not an issue?
Once you get everything cut, lined up and drilled it seems to line up pretty easily. My holes are 1 3/4 and I used 5/8" pipe so there is some give. Regarding uneven ground it shouldn't matter as long as the holes lined up originally. The bottom of the ramps might be a little weird but the holes should still line up.
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Do you have issues with lining up the holes on the ramp with holes on the deck when setting the ramps out - particularly on uneven ground? Or is this not an issue?
I dont really have an issue, takes a little longer to line it all up by myself, but if someone else is with me its a sinch.
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