Any owners of VW LT35 horse lorries please?

FestiveSpirit

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I have already PMd someone who I know has one, but need to ask as many people as possible....

if you have an LT35, or know of one, do you have problems with bolting the ramp shut? I have just bought one and seem to be having ramp alignment problems
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as I cannot get the bolts to shut easily
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Just wondered if this was common for all LT35's???
 

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Ah ha! Well that makes me feel a little better
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The person I bought the lorry from said there was a definite technique - slam the ramp shut, then someone holds it shut whilst the second person closes the bolts? She also said that it is more difficult on uneven ground
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I dont mind so much if it is just a technique I have to get used to, but the ramp doesnt look that square to me
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My tame lorry man is looking at it tomorrow
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Yes thats the technique we had to use ... as you had to make sure the pins lined up it was a two person job ! Wouldn't panic though .. we never had another problem (bar that!)
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Get the ramp checked pronto.

Mine started to do this and then one day the hinges holding the ramp up just gave way!
 

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Eeek
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It is being looked at tomorrow
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I will text him now to ensure he thoroughly checks the hinges and springs (well, he will do anyway, but if I text him it will make me happier
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Yes thats the technique we had to use ... as you had to make sure the pins lined up it was a two person job ! Wouldn't panic though .. we never had another problem (bar that!)
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Thanks for the reassurance Ishy
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And good idea DD, I will see what he finds tomorrow when he has a look.....

Apart from that she is fab, so fingers crossed we can get this sorted ASAP
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We had an LT35 and we used to have problems with one of the bolts on the one side. We used to use two pieces of wood to hammer the bolt through if that makes sense. As in one piece of wood flush with the bolt and the other used as a hammer. Always worked. The ramp was always dead heavy as well.

We sold it and bought a 4x4 and equitrek. I miss the LT35 tbh, so much easier. So am jealous!
 

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LOL - sorry you are jealous LankyDoodle, but I am so happy with mine after using a trailer and 4x4 for years
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Nice idea about the hammer concept - when I phoned the prev owner she said I just needed to wiggle the bolt handle too and fro whilst pushing it up
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I felt like I would have biceps like Popeye after a while
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