I recently purchased a fancy new trailer which has and integral ramp.
The rear door folds down like a garage door to make a ramp. The
problem is that the ramp gets slippery with all the ice and snow
around here. Who has ideas on how to make the ramp less slippery?
Someone said that stick-ons like they use in a bathtub would work. I
don't know how durable that would be. An idea I had is a spray liner
on like they use on a pickup truck. Any other ideas out there?
Lawrence in Minnesota
On Jan 19, 9:27 am, email@example.com wrote:
Stick on non slip stuff works and comes in many witdths and work. You
could use paint and throw on sand before it dries. You would need to
put it in a garage and warm it for glue or paint to adhere and cure.
I think I would use the spray on liner. My neighbor used it on his
trailer fenders that were getting all chipped up from stones and it
worked well for that. It should hold up well on the ramp and also
provide better traction.
The ramp is for foot traffic and is made of painted plywood with a
metal strip at the base. It would be inconvenient to keep it folded
up when not being used considering the climate. Thanks to all for the
tnks for the comment. cleats are no good for me I decided since I
have several tool on wheels that would be difficlut to roll in and
out. my air compressor and also the oxy-acetylene torch are both on
wheels. so i'm thinkin that the industrial marine stick on stufff is
my best choice. thanks to all, lawrence
Everybody so far wants to reinvent the wheel. Go to local industrial
trailer store or farm supply (like for farm/horse trailers), or even a
regular industrial supply, and ask there. They have stuff like the
bathtub stickers on steroids, that won't fall off in a year, and have
enough 'tooth' for your boots or cart tires to get a grip, short of an
actual layer of ice. Stuff I have seen comes in rolls. It ain't cheap,
but quality stuff seldom is. Note that the substrate has to be wax and
grease free before you apply it, and probably wants warm temps as well.
So unless you have a warm garage, you may be SOL till spring. If you
don't like the tape, they also sell actual non-skid matting that could
be glued to ramp in a sheet, but that has the downside of trapping
moisture under it.
On Jan 19, 10:27 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Consider products used in marine applications where water is a given.
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