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Posted: 07/26/06 07:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've got an older golden who needs steps to get in the back of my camper(AR 1140 on a dodge 4x4 3500).Right now I carry a ramp ,but he can climb steps if they are sturdy and low enough. I've looked at the web sites for scissor steps but wonder if they are steady and how they would actually attach, or do you store them?


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Posted: 07/26/06 07:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The scissor steps won't be good for the dog. Our yellow lab, 110 lbs with short legs always had a problem with the steps, too steep and he always wanted to go to fast up and down them. We finally just built a ramp with carpet on it for him and carried it inside the bed of the truck.


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I went to Overstock.com and bought a step type ladder that was only three steps high, they also had one that was 4 steps, it was designed for household work, painting and the such, there was a fold up bar that allowed you to stand on the top step and work. I removed this flip op guard, (only two rivets) and now I have a collapsible step ladder that has steps that are about a foot length deep,(my foot) and about 14" wide, There are two built in wheels on the back legs, I just flip the ladder over and roll it in and out the rear door when needed. Our dog has learned to go up and down with no problem, the steps have a rubber tread on them so there seems to be no slippage by any of us.


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Posted: 07/26/06 08:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We let our old Golden sleep in the truck with the windows open between the truck and camper.

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We first used milk crates as steps for an aging Shepherd, but found steps were only good for maybe a year before ramps were needed. Since then we've used ramps for all our aging furchilds and found it easier than having to train them on a ramp once they learned the steps.


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I found a ramp thru Petsmart for $119 for my 2 labs. It will support 300 lbs.

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Build yourself a ramp for you dog or from 4 Paws Dog Ramp Link


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Posted: 07/27/06 06:06pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My dog did not like the metal slippery feel of the sissor steps, so I bought some non-slip felt shelf liner material with a sticky backing and cut it to size for the steps. She (my dog) went up and down the stairs with ease after she new she had good traction. 5 bucks. Out.

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Posted: 07/27/06 11:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

These are cheaper.ramp

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