Dragon....I was kinda hoping you might have some thoughts on my prior post regarding my findings on Amazon.
You questioned the capacity of the Race Ramps and that you were using the Rhino ones. All made sense to me especially the price differential.........but the negative comments that I referenced where users had those Rhino ramps come apart......leaves me in serious doubt.
Don't wanna spend the $$ for the Race Ramps, but don't wanna go with the Rhinos if they might fail. Guess I could go that way and pull a couple of jack stands under too for that "just in case" scenario.
Well, here is my take on it for what is worth.....
Rhino ramps are less expensive and probably sell a huge number more than Race Ramps. Due to the high usage numbers and low cost, there are probably more people abusing them than the higher priced ones. The people that purchase a $400 ramp will take more care with ownership and will not get the same abuse and feedback. If you are not centered on the ramp you could have issues, storage could be a problem, going too far over the edge, turning wheel while on top, etc... But, with all things manufactured out of a plastic resin, there are issues that could arise. Always inspect them before use, if you see an issue, change your usage plan.
I do see the design has changed a little from the ones I own but the design is still certified and approved. There are 2 versions of the Rhino now, a 12000 and 16000 pound. The 16000 pound has a structured core to it where the 12000 does not. I have what I think is the 8000 pound version, and it has a core to it as well, I suspect it was the Blitz model with part number 11903. If you could find an older version it might be better as I know it is pretty robust.
Ratings on Amazon are 68% 5 stars for the 16000 pound Rhino, 73% for the 12000 version. There are several versions of the Race Ramp as well.
No matter what you use, using stands is a VERY good idea whenever under a vehicle!!