I tow an '05 Dodge Dakota behind my DSDP. My wife requires an assist with getting around when we are on a trip. Until recently, she used a small "Scootee" scooter and it isn't very heavy, therefore I was able to lift it and place it in the back of the Dakota. Now she has a heavier electric wheelchair, which is too heavy for me to lift into the truck, even when I remove the seat, batteries, etc.
Does anyone know where I might find AFFORDABLE ramps for loading the wheelchair into the truck?
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Check with local places that sell assist stuff. When we needed a ramp I got lucky while talking with a dealer about lifts and such mentioned I needed to find a ramp to use with other vehicles. Just so happened they had a folding ramp that had been used in-house and they were cycling it out and so i bought it for $50 instead of $90!
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after checking the links above I checked the name on ours and it is a prairie valley Trifold ramp. Had it for 6 years now still works great, latest use has been to go fetch youngest motorcycle when it dies!
about the least expensive ramps i have seen are at harbor freight. of course any motorcycle/atv shop will have better ones but better also means more expensive. we have a basket on our hitch with ramps. it will hold up to 500 lbs and is easier and lower than a truck bed. it holds my wifes scooter on the back of the suv when we are away from home.(i do fold up the scooter and put it in the back of the suv when we are towing the suv, but have taken a trip with the scooter on the back of the suv) we also bought this at harbor freight. i think it was about $150.