Portable Ramp


Requested Project

She needs a portable ramp that can be used to move her husband into houses of people that they are visiting.  The ramp needs to be light enough that she can easily handle herself.

Design Notes

The ramp has been designed, built and delivered to the lady in Ames IA.  The ramp consists of two pieces of 3/8 inch thick plywood that has been cut into 8 inch wide pieces, 4 feet long and glued and screwed into reenforcing ribs located on either side of the longitudinal portion of the plywood.  The two ramps have been painted.

RCRV designer is John McDonough, and was requested by Design a portable ramp for an Iowa State retired professor.. The project was begun Apr 20, 2004 and completed May 2, 2004.

                   


Drawing

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4 ft portable ramp
8 ft portable ramp

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