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Skamper Ramp Regular - to 45 lb.

Skamper Ramp Regular - to 45 lb.

  • Price: $52.50
  • Code: SKR4
  • Shipping Weight: 11.55 pounds
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Specs & Fact Sheet

Size: 42" x 13" x 6.5" (106 cm x 33 cm x 16 cm)

Super Skamper-Ramp® - the redesigned, larger size, water escape ramp for frequent use by any animals - to help prevent drowning. This patented product is now more robust, elegant, and functional than before thanks to blowmolding the parts. Super Skamper-Ramp has fewer parts - no nuts and bolts to lose - it snaps together easily. It is appropriate for regular use by any animal, even large animals up to 220+ lbs, or for frequent use by swimming animals going in or out of the water. Use with most docks, many boats, walled ponds, pools, reservoirs, etc. It protects vinyl-lined pools from animal puncture - works with most docks with wooden sides - is appropriate for use with many boats (especially smaller outboards), and even protects animals walking on thin ice or non-permeable pool covers that sink with snow/ice build-up..... Super Skamper-Ramp was designed specifically for pets greater than 40 lbs for use in pools and ponds - or most any size animal to get out of canals, along bulkheads, most docks and many boats. This ramp floats and is very strong, however owners of older, arthritic, or rehabbing animals may want to attach flotation noodle segments to the end submerged in water for even greater buoyancy.

Attachment
We suggest attaching the ramp to the pool’s deck with the stainless steel D-ring-clips and rope provided.  The ramps have a knot tied as close to the ramp surface as possible in order for it to maintain its orientation.

There are two sets of holes in the ramp for threading the rope through, in order to have a snug fit to the wall (including under a deep coping, such as with a steel sided vinyl wall.)

Some people choose to use existing railings, pool cover anchors, or water leveler covers, rather than drilling into their deck. In this case, be sure the rope tie-downs are not spread much farther apart than the width of the ramp for optimal performance. 

The ramp should float/hang in the water at an angle that is approximately 30-degrees below horizontal so that the ramp’s round “nose” is submerged by a few inches.

Lead-plug or stainless steel anchors with non-rusting screws are suggested for poured/solid decks; non-rusting bolts and nuts with a lock washer are suggested for hollow decks.  Customers should check with their pool service company if they are unsure what method to use! 

Directions for assembly and attachment are provided with every Skamper-Ramp.

Vinyl Liner Pools
Skamper-Ramps are designed to keep an animal’s claws from slashing the plastic walls of vinyl liner pools as they attempt escape. Each corner radius is designed to protect--not puncture--the vinyl liner. For extra buoyancy we suggest using flotation  “noodle” sections attached with plastic tie-downs. While we haven't had anyone report a problem but we understand and respect the fear of replacing a liner. In order to minimize rub, if you have it or can get it, we suggest doubling the vinyl wall layer in the area where the ramp will be installed. If that is not possible you could tape the edge of the ramp that will be closest to the pool wall with duct tape or waterproof vinyl pool tape. We are in the process of developing a vinyl pool kit for this. 

In the case of thick coping/a deep overhanging deck, be sure to rethread the rope through the holes below the logo, in order to pull the ramp snugly under the overhang, and close to the pool wall.

Instructions

Additional assembly instructions apply for the Extender after this assembly is completed. You may download and print the WARRANTY & INSTRUCTIONS here.pdf

Kit Includes:
1 folded ramp with deck attachment rope
2 plastic support strips
1 bag of nylon nuts & bolts
2 flat washer disc stops
2 metal D-ring clips

Training a Pet to Use Your Skamper-Ramp®
Just a note about pets and animal safety.  While wild animals seem to know instinctively how to use Skamper-Ramp in an emergency, some of our more domesticated pets, like dogs and ferrets, might need to be shown how the ramp can help them when in peril.

We suggest you take your pet into the pool with you and “help” them see how they can climb out of the pool using your Skamper-Ramp. This is facilitated by putting one of their favorite treats on the ramp near the pool edge and another on the pool deck, so they go up the ramp trying to get at the treat. It’s fun to take them in for a second demonstration and see how well they have learned the “drill” during their first visit.

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