Ideal for larger dog breeds and farm animals. Telescoping design more secure than folding models. Aluminum construction is rust-resistant and lightweight. Sturdy base and good traction on tread.
Grip tape not as strong as ribbed rubber. Design is awkward for one-person carries. Non-slip surface has sandpaper texture.
Fits easily in car trunk or near furniture. Very easy to assemble and transport. Height ideal for beds, low furniture and pet houses.
Original tread cover can be slippery, needs modification. Ramp angle is shorter and steeper than expected. Not ideal for older dogs with mobility issues.
Rubberized tread surface softer than sandpaper material. Uses side rails to guide animals safely. 18" tread width encourages larger dogs to use the ramp.
Quality of rubber tread coating can be variable. Folding design creates pinch points. Bulky, challenging to transport and set up. Not great for heavy dogs.
Fiberglass and plastic construction will not rust. Lightweight, easy for one person to set up. Popular choice for older or health-challenged dogs.
Very narrow tread width, some dogs may fall off. Angle can be steep, and ramp does not attach securely to all vehicles. Abrasive tread cover.
Longer ramp means gentler incline for older dogs. Fits easily along the side of a bed. Solid furniture-like construction that is built to last.
Original carpeting can be very slick. Some concerns about weight capacity. Construction can be challenging, holes misaligned.
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