Buy all your VW California Accessories at the Club Shop Visit Shop


Levelling ramps

TripleBee

TripleBee

Messages
1,688
Location
melkwegstelsel
Vehicle
T5 SE 140
Depends on what surface you will end on.
If it's just for minor adjustments, you can go with some low profiles.
If you need to level a lot, you will need some higher ramps.

low profile:

higher:
 
Erbster

Erbster

VIP Member
Messages
687
Location
Midlands, UK
Vehicle
T6 Ocean 150
The yellow fiamma ones in the second link above are what I have- work well for me. If you have a dsg then chocks to stop the van rocking back are a good idea


 
soulstyledevon

soulstyledevon

Top Poster
VIP Member
Messages
2,979
Vehicle
T6 Ocean 204
Don’t go to big.
I find the Cali only needs slight adjustment and usually on a campsite.
If the ramps aren’t to big, they store with the folding chairs out of the way, when not in use.
 
Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky

Forever young (ish!)
Staff member
Moderator
VIP Member
Messages
3,584
Location
My World
Vehicle
T6 Ocean 150
Do you have to have a particular width of ramp to suit your tyres? I remember reading something about this but cant find it.
EDIT: Have been using these from FIAMMA and have worked well with my old 215 tyres but the new 235 tyres overlap the edges and I worry a little about tyre damage.
1584195066095.png
 
Last edited:
Alan Andrews

Alan Andrews

Lifetime VIP Member
Messages
461
Location
Staffordshire
Vehicle
T6 Ocean 150
I have only need to use ramps once in 1.5 years.

I look for any gradient on the pitch and park so that our heads are always on the higher ground....we sleep upstairs.
But if it is very windy then we park so that the rear of the cali is on the higher ground.

Only used the ramps when the slope was extreme!

I have seem folk get too technical with it. Even use spirit levels to adjust front to rear and right to left.
This is just too much effort!
 
Anthony1

Anthony1

Too young to be old
VIP Member
Messages
437
Location
Goring by Sea, West Sussex
Vehicle
T5 SE 180 4Motion
Don’t go to big.
I find the Cali only needs slight adjustment and usually on a campsite.
If the ramps aren’t to big, they store with the folding chairs out of the way, when not in use.
I pulled the cover off the space next to the underseat drawer and put them in there. Easy to get to etc...
 
alan middleton

alan middleton

Lifetime VIP Member
Messages
100
Location
Durham
Vehicle
T6 Ocean 204 4Motion
Do you have to have a particular width of ramp to suit your tyres? I remember reading something about this but cant find it.
EDIT: Have been using these from FIAMMA and have worked well with my old 215 tyres but the new 235 tyres overlap the edges and I worry a little about tyre damage.
View attachment 56207
You are unlikely to be on the ramp for long enough to do damage. If central, the overhang on each side for 235 is less than 2cm.
 
R

Resfeber

VIP Member
Messages
54
Location
Cumbria
Vehicle
T6 Ocean 150
We have these. Never needed any bigger and stores nicely.

Thule 307617 Caravan Ramps Motorhome Level Wheel, Black, Set of 2 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FWL4O9A/?tag=eliteelect-21
Can also recommend these due to steps that help settle vehicle particularly if DSG equipped and give an indication of where you are on ramp, reducing risk of going off the top step ( never done it but told very difficult to extract the ramp when it is wedged into the wheel arch and usually involves jacking/wheel off and damage to the arch liner)
 
Wesel

Wesel

Messages
166
Location
Belgium
Vehicle
T6 Coast 150 4Motion
I have only need to use ramps once in 1.5 years.

I look for any gradient on the pitch and park so that our heads are always on the higher ground....we sleep upstairs.
But if it is very windy then we park so that the rear of the cali is on the higher ground.

Only used the ramps when the slope was extreme!

I have seem folk get too technical with it. Even use spirit levels to adjust front to rear and right to left.
This is just too much effort!
I also use a spirit level.
perfection-spirit-glass-clear-5-0-cl-1-pcs-perfection-460x460.pngperfection-spirit-glass-clear-5-0-cl-1-pcs-perfection-460x460.png
 
Top