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Can I use 2 MaxTrax to drive up 9” (90 degree) vertical curb?


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#1 LosAngeles

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 02:28 AM

Can I use 2 MaxTrax to drive up 9” (90 degree) vertical curb?

 

So I need to move my F350 (4x4) with camper on it, (total weight about 11,000 lbs) out of a driveway that is under construction, and there is a 9” lip blocking my way out. (see pics)

 

I own one pair Max Trax (so 2 MaxTrax) 

 

Pardon my inexperience - can i simply use the MaxTrax as a bridge, and in 4x4 just drive up? 

 

I know the MaxTrax will flex a lot… I could use my LynxLevelers *UNDER* the MaxTrax to have them flex less… is that a great or dumb idea?

 

I don’t think i have enough Lynx Levelers to make ramps, for 2 wheels, to go high enough….. (or maybe I do…)  I have 3 packs of Lynx Levelers.  I have 30 (thirty) Lynx Levelers, and each makes 1” lift. 

 

Thanks for any tips and tricks. :-)

 

 

 

 

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#2 LosAngeles

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 02:29 AM

1 more pic. 

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 02:34 AM

If you are concerned with maintaining control, put your rig in 4wd low range and ease on the power until you climb over the curb.  Should be no problem. 

I use this method to climb on top of the yellow lego-style plastic blocks to level the camper.

 

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#4 LosAngeles

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 02:50 AM

Thanks Paul

So I could use nothing, other than 4x4 LO?

I was just wondering about that.

2 wheel at at time? So straight on.

Or at a slight angle?

Thanks. :-)
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Posted 29 July 2020 - 02:52 AM

I would imagine you can just drive over the curb with no preparation.   4-lo and go slow.  If you are worried, stack 4" of levelers in front of the curb for each wheel.  


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#6 LosAngeles

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 04:26 AM

given how rough the dirt is there (and it is going onto a busy street, that is now one lane) i figured that throwing down MaxTrax would be faster to do, and faster to remove.....

but perhaps I am just being chicken..... or maybe i am being a dumb chicken....

great idea  Rando - simply : I put down 4 Lynx Levelers on each side - thus only about a 4" step up, twice

 

thanks!! :-) 


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Posted 08 August 2020 - 09:32 PM

You mentioned that the garage was under construction. Are there a few pieces of lumber that you could just lay on the ground up against the concrete to help with the angle?

 

We’ve done that many times in construction.


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