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    Gonna ride this weekend in the Sierras, but can only fit 2 bikes in my trailer. The third rider has a ramp, but the bed of his pick up is so high, he doesn't think he can get it up there. Any ideas? thanks

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    Hook the trailer to the truck, run the ramp from the truck to the trailer. Then load the other bikes on the trailer.




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    Find a ditch that you can safely drive the truck in. That'll lower the tailgate height and allow an easier drive in.



    I've taken the tailgate off my truck, put the ramp (securely) on the bumper and walked the bike up that way.
    Sold bike.



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    Or, how strong are you and/or your buddies? Could just lift it.
    Sold bike.



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    Getting him to find a ditch seems the best so far. He's not too near us, so we'd have to drive a while to get there....something that he could accomplish on his own is preferred.

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    Sounds like it's his problem. That's what he gets for driving a macho truck.



    Any businesses nearby with loading docks who don't lock gates across the driveway.




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    Go to a place that has a loading dock, like behind some super markets and use it. Or you back you truck up to some stairs and he comes down the stairs (some nice concret ones) I've used both and they work great.

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    Make a longer ramp, like have him use two 2x12's 12' long, and he should be able to walk it up a more gradual incline.

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    chock thr front wheels, have him put a floor jack under the rear differential, jack it up, remove rear tires, lower it.........

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    I have stock Dodge 1ton and the box is high. I back up to a curb if nothing else is available - a hill or ditch works good. Kinda hard to find a loading dock out in the field.
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