Friday, July 11, 2014

Fun on the Go--Solvit Ramp and Side Door Attachment Giveaway

How are you doing at K9Kamp--Backyard Fun and Games? For those of you who don't know, K9Kamp is a fun "doggy and me" virtual fun, fitness and friendship kamp. Everyone completes on their own, and then comes back online to share the results. If you haven't joined yet, you can jump right in today! And, don't forget to enter our Rafflecopter for fantastic prizes worth $350!

No Place to Play
So we've been having backyard fun, that is, until our backyard became a big mess. We have a small yard, but it's enough for the dogs to run around and play. Ike and Zeke love to play keepaway there, which I'll be sharing about in our Around the Kampfire wrap-up on July 25th. So, we recently had a big maple tree removed, and after that an excavator came in and dug up all the roots. Some were as big as a telephone pole! There were so many roots, our little backyard is now nothing but a pile of dirt. We have to plant grass seed. So, while the grass is growing, we need to go to the park for our K9Kamp Backyard fun.

Ramp it Up
So, that's when this new product from Solvit comes in handy. Recently they asked me if I'd like to try out one of their telescoping ramps and their new side door adapter.






































 Ike is 8 years old, and not as spry at climbing in and out of the SUV as he could be. Kelly is 13 years old, and although she's pretty spry, she's not as tall as Ike. And then there's little Zeke, who hasn't yet got the size to jump up into the vehicle. So, we are the perfect crew to try out the Solvit deluxe telescoping ramp.

The ramp  is:
1. lightweight--easy to carry
2. easy to set up--basically just put it in place and extend the bottom
3. sturdy














Storing the ramp in the vehicle for unloading was a bit of a question, but it fit nicely on the floor of the back bed of the SUV.  If the dogs were riding in the back (which is kind of why the ramp would be there to begin with, lol) they would have to sit on top of it. We put a padded blanket over it to make it more comfy.

 What if your dog rides in the back seat, instead of the way back? Then the side door adapter is for you.





























It looks simple enough--a strap, a buckle, a hook. We had a little bit of a hard time sorting out the directions, although they were short and detailed, we just didn't have a good concept of what we were doing. Some diagrams would have helped. But once we got that straightened out, the attachment was very easy to use. Just attach the hook to the side door, adjust the strap to the appropriate length, and apply to the ramp using the buckle.

Kelly tests it out: (you can hear the ice cream truck in the backgroud!)


The side door attachment
1. Easy to install (once you know how!)
2. compact to bring along in the car
3. sturdy














We give the Solvit telescoping ramp and side door attachment four paws way up!

 Now, your chance to win a set of your own! Enter today! *Sorry, open to the U.S. only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway


 FULL DISCLOSURE: I was provided with one Solvit ramp and one side door attachment to review, and one of each to give away. This in no way influenced my review. The opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

Join us at K9Kamp!

24 comments:

  1. The Rafflecopter is not working for me right now but I hope to enter so I can win this for my mom! Her older dog and corgi desperately need a ramp!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Nomads! It looks like it's working now. Let me know if you have any more trouble. and good luck!

    ReplyDelete
  3. That Ramp thingy looks super... glad that you got the DESTRUCTIONS sorted out...

    ReplyDelete
  4. Frankie what would I do without you and your unique way of looking at words?!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Awesome giveaway Peggy, this would be great for older dogs getting in and out of the car!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I have two senior dogs (15 yrs & 14 yrs) who would love this to help them get in and out of the car by themselves. I have to currently left them and it's hard on my back.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I can't get the rafflecopter to show up and I've tried 2 different browsers. I'd love to enter this. Over the past year I've tried just about every ramp out there and none worked with the back seat of my regular 4-door car, so I'm thrilled that there's finally a solution! I use a lifting harness now, which is great for getting him out of the car, but lifting him high to put him in always hurts my back, so being able to use a ramp would be wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Need one for my Great Dane! Would love to win this!

    ReplyDelete
  9. This looks fantastic! With Jeffie get up there, it would be terrific for us!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Nevermind my previous comment about rafflecopter not working. I got it to work now. :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. It seems to be touch and go! Hopefully I've got the kinks out but if not, come back and try again. sorry for any inconvenience.

    ReplyDelete
  12. One of those ramps would come in really handy for Flattery getting in the back of the SRX because our driveway is a bit of a steep angle to get up.

    Another benefit with a puppy is that you aren't supposed to let them jump in and out of a vehicle until they're about a year old and their bones get hard. My husband was a real stickler for that with Küster!

    ReplyDelete
  13. If selected, we'll donate this to an animal rescue group that transports pups to foster and forever homes to use for older or mobility impaired animals.

    ReplyDelete
  14. You always do the best giveaways. Love your animal fun

    ReplyDelete
  15. My dogs and I are going on a vacation in a little over a week, and we're going to be renting a pick up truck. I think the ramp would definitely help them get into the car!

    ReplyDelete
  16. This would be perfect for my older dog and my younger dog. My truck it is so far off the ground and the side door attachment is perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I tend to adopt older dogs, so this would be great to have. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I have a friend with 2 labs. One is older and having trouble getting in and out of his truck. This would be such a blessing for them. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  19. My lab has a little bit of time with us still and I want to win this to help his time a little more comfortable.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Oh what problems this would solve at home. Thanks so much for the chance!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh what problems this would solve at home. Thanks so much for the chance!

    ReplyDelete
  22. This would be so awesome!! I wear a full back brace and my furgirl is heavy. Getting her in and out of my truck is very difficult.

    ReplyDelete
  23. My Buddy could really use this ramp. They have pawsome products.

    ReplyDelete

Kelly and Ike say thank you for your comments!

ShareThis