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Old 06-07-2020, 09:02 PM   #1
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13 year old man needs your help!

Hey All,

We are the proud owners of a 2020 Montana 5th wheel trailer. We love the trailer and in the last few weeks we have been enjoying this new unit immensely. We have one problrm that is getting ready to come up and bite us.

We have a 13 year old Bulldog and he is having a big problem getting up and down on the Mo-ride stairs.

The way we have it been helping him is I lift him out of the coach to get down and then I push up on his back legs to get up the stairs. So far that has been working OK. I and worried that as time goes by he will need more help up and down. We are worried.

Is there anything that we can put up by the door to help him. We tried 2 different ramp and they both didn't work out to well.

Is there anything that you can offer us for help.

Our old man really will love you for it.


Charlie, Sofia and Sawyer.......
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Old 06-07-2020, 11:25 PM   #2
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We have a 14 yo golden. She has a hard time getting up and down the stairs and the back of the TV. We bought a Weathertech pet ramp. She does very well with it. Very little assistance required.
https://www.weathertech.com/petramp/
Folds up and goes in the truck behind the passenger seat.
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Old 06-08-2020, 04:01 AM   #3
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My rescue dog named Bob began having issues climbing stairs, I found a flavored soft chew on Amazon that contains Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM and some other additives. It's called Hemp, Hip + Joint that has really helped him. He can get up the steps on his own, and it's like having a younger Bob Dog again. It worked for us.
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Old 06-08-2020, 04:38 AM   #4
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We have 2 English Bulldogs that both have problems with the steps. After several different options, I found a ramp on Wayfair that's made by Pet Gear. I combined it with a step/ramp that the call a "stramp" and this has been the best thing since sliced bread. No more lifting 50 lb. bulldogs in and out of the rig. The ramp is rated for 150 lbs. so it works well and we keep it to one side of the steps so we can get in and out without moving it all the time.
I'll try to post a picture.
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Old 06-08-2020, 04:38 AM   #5
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We have a 15 yr old female mix - 42 lbs of border collie and who knows what. We got her from a shelter when she was 2. She is bright, alert and she eats like a champ - just her legs don’t work anymore. I bought a full body harness (lots of sturdy Velcro, a set of long straps front and back and a suitcase handle in the middle) and pick her up by the suitcase handle to carry her up the steps. We also have a ramp that she could use up until a couple of years ago. I had a different harness at the time (more of a walking harness with a handle) and I would basically pickup/support most of her weight and guide/pull her up the ramp. She could sort of still walk - much better than now. For the past year we seldom take the full body harness off expect to wash it and give her a bath. I carry her out and sort of prop her up, and she can hobble a few steps and take care of business. She is too heavy for DW to handle.

Our ramp is narrow - maybe 16” wide. We have had it for 12 yrs (for one our previous seniors). The ramps i see on the market now appear to be even narrower, which is good. I extend the ramp fully and insert a keeper pin to keep it locked at length and set it up on the 2nd step from the top so it is not too steep. I place it at an angle to expose more of the bottom steps for us humans. I have an aluminum step stool on the ground off to the opposite side of the ramp which provides a decent first step/platform landing for DW and I. Thank goodness for the door handle.

I started working from home about a year ago (for other reasons other than to take care of the dog)...about the same time Ferns legs gave out - and I am her full time nurse and assistant. She has a good quality of life with me carrying her around and propping her up to potty. I am happy to do it.
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Old 06-08-2020, 04:42 AM   #6
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Old 06-08-2020, 08:00 AM   #7
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We have had 3 aging Goldens with bad hips and legs. First bought a plastic telescoping ramp with thin carpet like material surface. But it was both a little shaky and the surface a little slick and our first Golden did not much like it. Then bought a Pet Step ramp and much much better. More stable and the surface was non slip. And that dog and all following had no problem at all using it. Narrow enough I just put it on the steps to one side and that leaves enough room for us to walk up and down the other. So the ramp stays there as long as we are camped.

https://www.chewy.com/petstep-foldin...ramp/dp/141324
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Old 06-08-2020, 12:39 PM   #8
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We have 2 English Bulldogs that both have problems with the steps. After several different options, I found a ramp on Wayfair that's made by Pet Gear. I combined it with a step/ramp that the call a "stramp" and this has been the best thing since sliced bread. No more lifting 50 lb. bulldogs in and out of the rig. The ramp is rated for 150 lbs. so it works well and we keep it to one side of the steps so we can get in and out without moving it all the time.
I'll try to post a picture.
Thanks man. We just order them from Wayfair. Your a life saver.

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Old 06-08-2020, 01:22 PM   #9
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I put the carpet step covers on ours and now the dog seems to like it better then before.
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Old 06-09-2020, 04:42 AM   #10
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Thanks man. We just order them from Wayfair. Your a life saver.

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No problem. Glad to be of assistance.
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Old 06-14-2020, 02:08 PM   #11
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I put the carpet step covers on ours and now the dog seems to like it better then before.
When our last pup turned 15 he didnít like the steps. I put the carpet covers and he did ok he last 2 years. New pup liked the carpet. I dislike the Moreride junk less than he does.
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