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    I have been fighting some back issues and my dog Annie usually can't make the jump into the bed of my silverado. Therefore that leaves me having to pick her up. What are some good dog ramps you would recommend for loading and unloading her. Something fairly light weight and long enough where the slope Is not extremely steep.

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    the one we bought is a SolVit brand. It extends out a good bit so it is not steep for the dog. We have a dodge deisel and the tailgate is high. Also I have no problems picking it up .

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    http://www.chewy.com/s/brand_facet:Solvit several here to choose from
    Southland Dixe's Hunter Boy, JH (Hunter)
    Triple J's Hotta Habanera Mo Betta, (Mo)
    Freezeland's Carbon Squared, (CC)

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    I just looked it up and we got the telescoping one. works great.

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    A friend/club member manufactured an intermediate platform that slides into the hitch receiver on most trucks. The dogs go the the tailgate, drop down the the intermediate step and then down to the ground. I'd say no more than 16-18" for each. Sorry, don't have any pix of it.
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    I've had one of these for years. It's extremely well made.

    http://www.handiramp.com/dog-ramps/d...s-aluminum.htm

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    I've had a folding ramp from Cabelas forever. But after my back surgery in 2012 it was too heavy for me to toss around. So I bought a Solvit. It weighs only a few pounds. I think 4 lbs. It is 61" long and works fine on my F-150. It is the folding type.
    The only issue I have with it is with Shadow. Shadow, when released, tears out of the box and will kick it off the tailgate. I put my had on the ramp to keep it from moving. Rowdy is much calmer and walks down the ramp just fine.
    Edit: I have the ultra light model. Spec says 10 lbs, but sure seems lighter.
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    See this thread http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums/showthread.php?98137-Canvas-aluminum-dog-ramp-maker-in-St-Cloud-MN-area

    I have one of these ramps and it is spectacular
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    I agree Ted. We ordered one for our topper box and for Eric with his dog box. These are the bomb! So light and easy to move around with. The dogs like them.

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    I have the one Ted and Sharon have and they
    are the best. Duane can custom make the length you
    need. Very light weight and the dogs love them.
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