Loading ramps

I’d like to know how these turn out. I still have my Ford perks from my purchase and was thinking about getting these
 
Howdy folks, finally tried out my factory stowable loading ramps. I had actually removed them from the bed altogether right away because I will not use them a lot.
The good;
They slide onto a rail on the tailgate so they won't slip off
They're pretty easy to set up and take down.
Not so good;
They're narrow
They're too steep when on flat ground.
They're pretty bulky when "stowed" on the sides of the bed
The mounts are where your tie-downs go.

I actually crashed my 4 wheeler off the side on my first attempt to load on flat ground. Fortunately did not roll it or get hurt. ? The front end got light and drifted off, slamming onto and straddling one ramp, and sliding back down. Bent the ramp some too. Awesome. Sorry, I didn't take pictures. ? But I got the ramp straightened and backed up to a bank and drove it in much easier.
Summary: better options out there for less money. Maybe for a game warden or someone that transports their quad daily, they might be cool.
 
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Howdy folks, finally tried out my factory stowable loading ramps. I had actually removed them from the bed altogether right away because I will not use them a lot.
The good;
They slide onto a rail on the tailgate so they won't slip off
They're pretty easy to set up and take down.
Not so good;
They're narrow
They're too steep when on flat ground.
They're pretty bulky when "stowed" on the sides of the bed
The mounts are where your tie-downs go.

I actually crashed my 4 wheeler off the side on my first attempt to load on flat ground. Fortunately did not roll it or get hurt. ? The front end got light and drifted off, slamming onto and straddling one ramp, and sliding back down. Bent the ramp some too. Awesome. Sorry, I didn't take pictures. ? But I got the ramp straightened and backed up to a bank and drove it in much easier.
Summary: better options out there for less money. Maybe for a game warden or someone that transports their quad daily, they might be cool.
I would also not have photoed that either, at least only minor carnage. Recently installed a set on my Tremor and think they could be longer as well. First try from flat ground could feel the quad trying to lift a little crawling up the ramps. The lifting was worse on my old ramps which are curved and have a steeper incline until breaking the curve so was ready for it when trying these. The more I load and unload the easier it gets.

I have the opposite opinion about room taken up in the bed. My previous folding ramps take up over 2x the space in the bed and are the same width and length open. The Ford ones when stowed take up just a little bit more room than the rails on my Tuxedo Century CT tonneau but don’t impede anything narrower than the inside of the wheel wells.

They are expensive but with the Ford pass points got them low enough for me to give them a shot. I do trust these way more than than the cheaper options that use a strap to stay put especially on uneven ground. For infrequent use that won’t be stored in the truck all the time the cheaper options work great. That use probably doesn’t warrant the extra cost of the Ford ramps.

In my opinion The Fords are a better option if used in conjunction with a trailer. Going from a trailer to the box the strap ones have had a tendency to pop off on me due to movement in truck and trailer suspension. I have not experienced a problem with the strap ones without the trailer in the middle though.
 

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Anyone have the stowable loading ramps? I ordered them and am hoping to be glad I did. Might end up wishing it had a stowable ladder.?
I have them and absolutely loved them until I sold my ATV and now they are useless in my garage taking up space. In all seriousness they are expensive but worth it. Anyone in Texas interested in a set I’ll sell ya mine.
 
I would also not have photoed that either, at least only minor carnage. Recently installed a set on my Tremor and think they could be longer as well. First try from flat ground could feel the quad trying to lift a little crawling up the ramps. The lifting was worse on my old ramps which are curved and have a steeper incline until breaking the curve so was ready for it when trying these. The more I load and unload the easier it gets.

I have the opposite opinion about room taken up in the bed. My previous folding ramps take up over 2x the space in the bed and are the same width and length open. The Ford ones when stowed take up just a little bit more room than the rails on my Tuxedo Century CT tonneau but don’t impede anything narrower than the inside of the wheel wells.

They are expensive but with the Ford pass points got them low enough for me to give them a shot. I do trust these way more than than the cheaper options that use a strap to stay put especially on uneven ground. For infrequent use that won’t be stored in the truck all the time the cheaper options work great. That use probably doesn’t warrant the extra cost of the Ford ramps.

In my opinion The Fords are a better option if used in conjunction with a trailer. Going from a trailer to the box the strap ones have had a tendency to pop off on me due to movement in truck and trailer suspension. I have not experienced a problem with the strap ones without the trailer in the middle though.
Yeah, I should update - After having used them a couple more times I really like them. Just backing up to a small incline is enough to make it easy to drive in and out. If I didn't have tool boxes in the way I would probably use the side mounts too. ?
 
What is the length on these ramps? Looking to by ramps but don't wanna go too short or ridiculously long either.
 
I've got these on my order. I'll be pulling them off and mounting in the garage so I can install a RetraxPro XR. I'll use them very little but want them. I haul my grass and clippings to the dump in the large trash bins and these will be great rolling the bins up into the back of the truck vs trying to deadlift the full bins and messing up my back any further.
 
Look like you could store these with a bed cover, however you can order it that way. Any one run these stored inside the bed with a cover over the top?
 
Look like you could store these with a bed cover, however you can order it that way. Any one run these stored inside the bed with a cover over the top?
I believe you can but not a cover with a canister like the Retrax. Ramps to far forward.
 
Look like you could store these with a bed cover, however you can order it that way. Any one run these stored inside the bed with a cover over the top?
I am running with a Truxedo Centry CT with no problems. Depending on what cover you have there could be some interference if it sits too far down the bed rails.
 
Howdy folks, finally tried out my factory stowable loading ramps. I had actually removed them from the bed altogether right away because I will not use them a lot.
The good;
They slide onto a rail on the tailgate so they won't slip off
They're pretty easy to set up and take down.
Not so good;
They're narrow
They're too steep when on flat ground.
They're pretty bulky when "stowed" on the sides of the bed
The mounts are where your tie-downs go.

I actually crashed my 4 wheeler off the side on my first attempt to load on flat ground. Fortunately did not roll it or get hurt. ? The front end got light and drifted off, slamming onto and straddling one ramp, and sliding back down. Bent the ramp some too. Awesome. Sorry, I didn't take pictures. ? But I got the ramp straightened and backed up to a bank and drove it in much easier.
Summary: better options out there for less money. Maybe for a game warden or someone that transports their quad daily, they might be cool.
In the video, it shows the ramps sliding on to a piece on the tail gate. I have no piece to slid it over on my 2022 Tremour?
 
In the video, it shows the ramps sliding on to a piece on the tail gate. I have no piece to slid it over on my 2022 Tremour?
There's a plate with an extruded round edge the ramps attach to that comes with the ramps. It covers a large part of the tail gate to spread out the load.
 
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