LeGrand Loading

Update by Per Schroeder to the LeGrand Mk 18 project car
Nov 25, 2008

We used the trailer jack to get the tongue in the air.
Two-by-10 boards are cheap and effective. Notice the 4-by-4 post under the trailer's ramp.
The result is plenty of clearance for the LeGrand's nose.

We had an issue: We wanted to load our LeGrand into our Pace trailer, but we risked damaging its fragile fiberglass nose due to low ground clearance. We recently worked out the details to overcome this problem.

We went to Lowe’s and purchased three boards measuring 2 in. by 10 in. by 8 ft. and a post measuring 4 in. by 4 in. by 6 ft. The post was used to support the trailer’s ramp, while the 2x10 boards were used to extend the ramp and create a nice, shallow angle. We placed some scrap wood under the trailer’s jack to bring the nose of the trailer into the air.

This solution has its pluses and minuses. On one hand, it’s quick, easy and low-buck. On the other, the wood ramps are heavy and hard to lug around inside the trailer.

It’ll work for now.

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Gearhead_42 Dork
12/2/08 10:44 a.m.

What's the third board for?


Per Schroeder
Per Schroeder PowerDork
12/2/08 1:27 p.m.

Ahh, the third board was cut in half and the two halves were used on the door portion of the ramp.

aussiesmg MegaDork
12/2/08 8:10 p.m.

I have become very versatile at using wood and whatever else is available to get vehicles onto trailers, its not so difficult if you're used to it..for example cut the wood at an angle to lessen the hump when first mounting the ramp.

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