NATDA Magazine Nov/Dec 2017 NM_Nov2017_FINAL2 - Page 60

RACE RAMPS CONT. Both enclosed and open trailers work with our Trailer Ramps. For stock trailers that have an additional fold down ramp or flap, the ramp or flap can either be folded up, removed or be used with one of our Trailer Ramps with a flap cut-out built into the ramp. This is how we figure out the solution. First, we get to know the trailer (see graphics on left): 1. Measure from the ground to the top of the trailer door/ramp at the hinge point for the door length. 2. Measure from the ground to the top of the trailer door/ramp at the hinge point for the door ground height. 3. Measure the thickness of the trailer door/ramp. Next, we get to know the car. To determine the best angle of approach, we have devised the “yardstick test,” but if a yardstick is not available, carefully measure out 36” with a tape measure or other straight, rigid object. If using the alternative approach, two sets of hands may be needed to get an accurate measurement. 1. Place a yardstick/tape measure at the base of the car’s front wheel. 2. Raise up the yardstick or tape measure until it hits the underside of the car (the spoiler). 3. Measure vertically from the ground to the end of the yardstick or 36” point on the tape measure. Take note of this height in inches. Using all of the gathered measurements, head over to raceramps. com/calculator and plug them into our calculator and it will yield the Trailer Ramps that will work for the car/trailer combination. If none of our Trailer Ramps are determined to work by our calculator, it’s no problem. We have excellent lead times that can custom cut any type of ramp that is needed for your customer. From slight modifications to extreme Trailer Ramps, we’ve made them all – even for an ultra-low vehicle that was going for a land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats! For more information on this product, please visit: raceramps.com 60 NATDA Magazine www.natda.org