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Gm Considers Folding Ramps for its Pickup Trucks

Author: Daniel-RufiangePublished:  1/1/0001
Gm Considers Folding Ramps for its Pickup Trucks Gm Considers Folding Ramps for its Pickup Trucks

•   GM considers folding ramps for its pickup trucks.

Any pickup truck owner will tell you. When it's time to load the bed of a motorcycle, ATV, or other vehicles that can roll right into the bed, there's a problem with the ramps used to access the bed. 

They're either too short or too long. In the first case, you end up having to climb at a steep angle to get into the box. In the second case, the slope is less steep, but the ramp is more cumbersome and therefore more difficult to store. 

To solve this problem, GM has developed foldable access ramps that could make loading easier. A patent application was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on January 18. It was first filed on July 13, 2022.

Manufacturers are always thinking about improving the accessories and tricks they offer with their vans. In 2023, Ford mentioned a ramp that would be part of an extendable bed floor. Basically, the entire bed floor could slide back beyond the end of the tailgate. The rearmost part would flip down to form a ramp.

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