Removing fifth wheel ramps.

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  1. shostoppa

    shostoppa Bobtail Member

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    I am in process of buying a 2015 Pete 500hp with 13 speed. It came from heavy haul company. It has the rgn ramps on it still. My question is will it be expensive to remove ramps and get fifth set to dry van? Picture below for reference....fifth wheel ramps look like they welded on but I could be wrong
     

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  3. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    Looks like they're secured with the huck bolts. Cut off bolts, remove ramps and replace bolts.
     
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  4. shostoppa

    shostoppa Bobtail Member

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    so getting dealer to do it will be costly? I don’t need ramps at all. So once removed I will have to replace them with what?
     
  5. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    Dont need a dealer to do anything... Cut the bolts off with a grinder or cutting torch, remove ramps. Nothing else is needed... You can leave the holes from the ramp bolts empty... Or you can buy new bolts to put in the holes, but its not necessary.

    Total cost... Price of 1 or 2 grinder cutting wheels.

    Total time... Maybe 1 hour.
     
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  6. shostoppa

    shostoppa Bobtail Member

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    Duly noted so once ramps removed I should be able to back up to a dry van with no issues correct
     
  7. LameMule

    LameMule Medium Load Member

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    I'll do it for you for $2,500.
    You'll have to make an appointment, wait a week to get in and I'll take 4 days to get to it but after an hour of work it would be ready for pickup...
    Or you could learn how to work on your rig by doing it yourself and save yourself a ton of $ while also learning more about your truck.
    Just post pics, ask questions and guys here will walk you through the job. It's really basic and not likely you'll mess anything up, except cutting yourself with the cutoff wheel...
     
  8. LameMule

    LameMule Medium Load Member

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    Measure your 5th wheel height, I think most dry van setups are around 47" from ground to top of plate. Measure a known truck for comparison.
     
  9. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Medium Load Member

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    There was a guy on here a few days ago looking for those ramps, I bet he'd buy them.

    Oh wait I just checked, that thread was started in 2011, I would bet he's got them by now.
     
  10. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    Would need to see a pic that shows the entire rear of truck from sleeper to tail lights to say for sure... Sometimes the 5th wheel is set forward with RGN setups to shift weight to the steers. So to hook a standard van it MAY need to be moved toward the rear of the frame. Usually the 5th wheel is roughly centered over, or slightly forward of, the center of the 2 drive axles for van trailers.
     
  11. shostoppa

    shostoppa Bobtail Member

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    Yes 47 inches is correct height I can measure it with my current truck
     
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