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Old 09-10-2010, 06:18 PM   #29
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YES! Thanks, Jeanne---your's was the one I had seen before! So, it's not possible to make a version for the 13'???? If Gina couldn't do it, it probably can't be done! bummer

Actually, Gina wrote "my 13 can't do it, tho." I wonder if she meant 13 ft. camper, or 13 year old dog????
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:52 PM   #30
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Vickie, I just got a mag in the mail and it has covertable dog stairs 2 and 3 steps that fold down to make a ramp. Look under www.lakeside.com. Hope it helps.
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Vickie, I just got a mag in the mail and it has covertable dog stairs 2 and 3 steps that fold down to make a ramp. Look under www.lakeside.com. Hope it helps.
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Here's the direct link: | Lakeside Collection

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Old 09-14-2010, 11:48 PM   #32
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Those are really neat! I wonder how much weight they will support!
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:44 PM   #33
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Various Ramps...go to Loading Ramps, Hauling, Transport, & Skateboard Ramp Superstore - Discount Ramps.com

I purchase some nice vehicle ramps from them. Aluminum material and quality work.
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:49 PM   #34
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Hammacher.com has a pet ramp and staircase with 15-1/2" wide by 12" deep steps, with carpet cover. They show 5 pounds for the weight, and a 130 pound max. load. The ramp mode gives you a 30 degree incline.

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Old 01-23-2011, 12:50 PM   #35
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Hey Mike,

That's a nice one----I may have to consider it (the price makes me think it's sturdier than the ones pictured in the catalogs I get in the mail.) Wish I was handy and could just make the dang thing---oh yea, that's all I need---one more project!
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:31 AM   #36
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We have a 12 year old Shih Tzu who is very small and can't make the jump to the bed, (they're members of the family Bobso I bought a 2 drawer light weight storage box that was 1/2 as high as the bed. I put a cushion on the top so it makes another seat as well and Meg can make the two jumps quite nicely even for a wee old gal like her. We store our canned goods in there so it serves three purposes. It's heavy enough to support my sitting weight (don't ask) and light enough to move out of the way. It fits below the closet door right beside the bed, so she has free access to the bed unless the cat is sleeping there - see, it really serves 4 purposes - in which case she had to learn to push the cat out of the way.
It works for us.
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:45 AM   #37
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I saw this at Bed Bath and Beyond yesterday:

Amazon.com: Solvit PupSTEP Plus Pet Stairs: Kitchen & Dining

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Vivian---what kind of 2 drawer storage box is it???? A plastic one like at Walmart or something a bit sturdier?? It's a perfect idea, as I was looking for something that would do double (or even triple duty).

Matt---I better start going to BB&B---I never go there--obviously they have some interesting stuff!
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Vivian---what kind of 2 drawer storage box is it???? A plastic one like at Walmart or something a bit sturdier?? It's a perfect idea, as I was looking for something that would do double (or even triple duty).

Matt---I better start going to BB&B---I never go there--obviously they have some interesting stuff!
Vicki, I suppose Walmart have them. I got my near Toronto in a specialty store that just carries containers, storage units etc. It was actually a 3 drawer unit but snapped apart so I measured how much room I had in height under the closet door and found that taking off the bottom drawer worked perfectly. It is plastic but has been holding my weight (and I am just under 200) for 4 years now. I use it to sit and put my shoes on. I figure if it gives out, then I'll buy another one, it wasn't that expensive. I don't know, the Walmart ones may bee cheaper and a bit too flimsy but this one is very light until I load it with our cans. I put the canned goods in there because that's right over the wheel so I know it's well centered.
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Thanks Vivian!

I will begin searching for something that will work-------

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Thanks Vivian!

I will begin searching for something that will work-------

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By the way, I kept the 3rd drawer because I figured if she got to the point she couldn't make it up onto the two then I could just set that one out at night but she's fine. Good luck with your search.
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:50 AM   #42
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Taking all your great ideas, here's what I came up with: One milk crate (painted black), One storage cube (taken apart, made shorter to fit, stitched back together), One home made lid.

Now we have a dog step/storage bin/stool/footstool!
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