Patricia (Login numberoneakitamom) Akita Q & A Forum (Forum Members) Posted Feb 17, 2011 7:15 AM
I have three ramps.
We never let the four legged fur kids jump in and especially out from our Ram.
At least witht he Ram there is plenty of space for ramp storage.
It can be a real drag setting up and putting away...
Also, some ramps are just more stable.
I've used the ramp to the booster bath with the truck.
Several years ago we fabricated and carpeted one for the van( dobles as a stretcher).
The metal one for the grooming table was laying sideways for storage and fell and hit my shin last May and it was bruised through the summer so there are other hazards than having them tip with k9 on board.
So the going down part is (I think) harder on the joints. We've had the rare tip but it'll usually because the akitas are too hasty before getting the "Ok!" or it slips as they debark (in which case they're in the process of standing on the earth).