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Building car ramp for 8x10 cabinet

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by lazerviking, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Sometimes an extra person isn't around to help you out. I drive an old Subaru wagon which fits my 8x10 + amp and bass in the back with seats folded down just fine, but always need a hand with the cab. To ease this load/unload process, today a friend and I will be constructing a "ramp".

    Pictures to come!
  2. oinkbanana


    Oct 20, 2011
    not easier to just tip it?
  3. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    I think a ramp would make it more difficult. I am able to get mine into an SUV by tipping the top into the back and then lifting the cab from the bottom to slide it in.
  4. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist Bassist for Michael "Epic Mic" Rowe

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX

    I do the same with my immense 2x15 cabinet...works just fine :bassist:
  5. Update:
    My friend took my idea above and beyond and we started on a "sled" type of thing. Think morgue tray. Bottom piece is custom fit to the bed of my car, then the top has sleds underneath and the bottom has a guide. Slides out, then down to ground level. There will be a catch for the wheels, so then as you push it all just slides back in. I will have pictures up when it is all done! And has only cost me the price of wood (cheap).
  6. ACNick

    ACNick Guest

    Oct 23, 2012
    South Florida
    I end up leaving my big heavy 410 at home for most gigs because I don't have the extra hands to help navigate that awkward bulk down/up stairs and into a small car. One time I tried to tip it in my car like others have mentioned above, and put some decent scuffs on my car bumper. I guess tipping the 410 isn't the same as tipping an 810 considering the height difference between the two cabs, though.
  7. Soulfinger


    Sep 20, 2004
    Houston, TX
    When I was using a Mesa 215, I coincidentally was driving a Subaru wagon. What I did was install two small swivel casters on the top/side of the cabinet. I could then tip the thing sideways, and roll it into the back no sweat.
  8. I used to play with two 2x15's, those weren't bad to move around. Tipped them both on their sides and put them next to each other with plenty of room for my amp and bass. Surprising amount of storage space in these cars.
  9. Luckydog


    Dec 25, 1999
    When i used to haul 810s, i always used the tip and push method. Always. Anything else just caused complications, extra gear to haul around, more difficulty in getting the job done, and more time expended.
  10. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging!

    Jul 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    To the OP: Is your cab already equipped with skid rails?
  11. I'm 55 and still haul an 810 in a Saturn Vue with an SVT4pro and three basses and some lighting equipment.
  12. Josh Thatguy

    Josh Thatguy Registered abUser

    A Subiewag is low enough to the ground that you should be able to tip&push, just sayin'.....
  13. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    After watching that video a ramp seems like extra work and where would you fit it? that Subaru can't be that big?
  14. What Subaru do you drive, I got the Forester. I love my Forester, lots of room for 2 810's.
  15. My old 2x15 is a bit of a pain to deal with on stairs but it's not a problem to wrangle into my wagon. Tip push wriggle push wriggle push in. Probably not doing the carpet any favours but who cares, not me.
  16. Here's your solution for only $50, Northern Industrial Tools 12 Volt Utility Winch :


    Bolt this winch down inside, on the floor behind the driver's seat somewhere. When it's time to load up just tip the cab towards the liftgate, hook-up the winch to the cab, start the winch while guiding the cab inside.
    Of course this only helps with the loading in but off-loading should be easy by hand.
  17. Pastry rolling pin, 5 bucks from kitchen supplies isle.