RAMP4PAWS comes in two sizes.
Which size is best for your vehicle?
NOTE: If you have a sedan, please click here to see our Side-Entry Strap.
The 18-link ramp is designed for station wagons, most SUVs and small trucks. From the ground to the top of your car bumper/tailgate, the height should be no more than 31″ in order to ensure that the slope of the ramp will be manageable for your dog. (Heights greater than this may cause the slope of the ramp to be too steep.) Some SUVs (the Volvo, BMW and full-size Range Rover) are not suitable for Ramp4Paws because they have rear doors which split in half: the window portion lifts up, and the lower portion folds down to rest on top of the bumper, adding several inches to the bumper height and making the ground-to-tailgate angle too steep. The Audi Q7 bumper also presents a problem: the bumper has no rubber surface on which to rest the ramp’s rubber foot, and is slightly sloping, making it difficult to position the ramp securely. If you own a truck, with a tailgate that folds down to rest on the bumper, please make sure the ground-to-tailgate distance is no more than 31″. For example, the Ford Ranger, Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon are suitable for the 18-link ramp.
The 10-link ramp is designed for vans with sliding side doors, two-door cars, and small sets of stairs. Vans with sliding side doors are lower to the ground and open wide enough to accommodate the 10-link ramp nicely; ground-to-vehicle entry height should be no more than 17″. Two door cars also open wide enough for the ramp. The 10-link ramp also is suitable for small sets of stairs.
RAMP4PAWS Strap for
The Ramp4Paws Strap is designed to stabilize the Ramp4Paws 18-link dog ramp when it is used with 4-door sedan vehicles. The rear doors of these vehicles do not open wide enough for the ramp to rest securely on the seat of the vehicle, so the ramp must be placed at an angle. [Note: the strap is not recommended for use with the side-entry of SUVs, as the ground-to-seat height is too steep].
One end of the Strap has a padded metal hook, which is placed over the vehicle door frame when it is open.
The other end of the Strap is a “loop”, fastened with Velcro®. After the loop is unfastened, the Strap sections can be wrapped around the end link of the ramp which will rest on the vehicle seat. The loop is then refastened with Velcro®.
After positioning the hook and loop, adjust the Strap with the buckle to tighten the stabilizing mechanism.
Now the 18-link ramp is stable and ready for use!