Are you looking for ways to increase the flexibility of your RV, but aren’t sure how to? Perhaps you are looking to change your toy hauler on your RV but need some inspiration? Maybe you are on a tight budget and are looking to maximize your space? Whatever your reason might be, we have the answer for you!
We know how difficult it can be to create space and different uses for your RV and its toy hauler. You don’t want to make other expensive purchases to use your RV in different ways, but you can’t seem to find other uses for your toy hauler.
And that’s where we come swooping in to save the day! We have lots of different ways that you can turn your toy hauler ramp into a wonderful deck to relax on a summer evening without needing to spend a fortune.
Just keep reading to find out how you too can enjoy a versatile and flexible deck!
RV Toy Hauler – Patio Fence Ideas
First, let’s start with a fence. There are several ways you can use a fence to transform your toy hauler ramp into a deck. You might choose to have a bespoke fence installed by a professional, or you might choose to carry out the work yourself, the choice is yours.
We recommend consulting your budget first and pursuing the option that you can afford.
You will also want to consider the material that you use for the fence. Some people opt for plastic fencing that will provide additional safety for children and pets, whereas others will use super fencing.
This is more common with older RVs and toy hauler ramps. You will need to check with your RV dealer, as not all manufacturers will sell to you directly, you might need a middle man!
The price of this is worth mentioning, as it can be expensive to add a fence to your ramp, especially if you purchase the fence through an RV dealer. Be sure to set a strict budget and stick to it when searching for and purchasing your fence.
You will also want to consider that the doors on your toy hauler ramp might not be suitable for the fence. They might not have suitable bracing that can hold the fence and decking in place.
You can check the bracing yourself beforehand, or contact the manufacturer of your ramp for this information if you are unsure.
Party Deck Kit
Thankfully, there are some ways that you can make your toy hauler ramp more stable and suitable for conversion to a deck. One of these is to use strong cable kits that will hold the weight you wish to add to the ramp.
The kits will come with all the equipment that you need to hold the weight and offer you plenty of safety while you use the decking.
You can purchase these conversion kits online, or you can ask an RV dealer or hardware store for a recommendation.
Remember that you might pay a little more if you go through an RV dealer, but with many companies only selling to dealers and not individuals, you can be short of other options.
Before going ahead with your conversion, it’s worth considering your warranty too. In some cases, converting your ramp to a deck can void its warranty and leave you out of pocket should anything go wrong.
It’s worth waiting until the warranty period has passed, or check the warranty to see if any adjustments are allowed before you begin.
Although you might need to wait for the warranty period to end, you can carry out the conversion work yourself.
Often, turning the ramp into a deck yourself will save you money on materials and any labor costs. But, be warned, this is not a task for every DIY novice.
You will need to know the specs of the hardware and be sure that they can handle the extra weight you are going to add with the conversion.
Now, by doing the work yourself, you do open yourself up to more options. You can choose from a wide range of fencing options, providing that the material is suitable for the task at hand.
Aside from that, you can be as creative as you want in terms of style and design. Let your creativity flow!
You could opt for fencing that folds down to save you the trouble of taking it down and putting it up again when you move.
For those that don’t need to worry about young children, you could opt for snap-together plastic fencing. You can purchase this online, or through your RV dealer.
There are lots of options here if you don’t need to worry about the safety of young children.
No matter what you choose, be sure that the design is safe and practical for your use. While you might think you aren’t as clumsy as a child, you still want to be safe at all times. No one wants to fall through a fence after one too many gins!
Patio Railing Kits For Ramp Doors
And if you don’t want to do the work yourself, some companies can help. These companies can help with the modifications to your toy hauler ramp and even come with kits that you can choose from to add to your ramp.
You can find most of these online, though we always think it’s worth looking to see what is available in your local area too. You never know who you can find nearby that could do the work for you.
These companies can also customize a kit too so that you can get the type of fence or deck conversion that suits you. Not everyone needs a fence, in some cases, you just want cables to hold the deck in place and take the weight of some chairs and a small table.
In these cases, the company should be able to provide you with the correct cables to support the weight and keep everything in place.
It’s always worth checking online to see what conversion kits are suitable for your ramp or contact your RV dealer to see if they can assist you. Often, your dealer can recommend a good kit or company to use that will meet your conversion needs.
It’s also worth checking RV parts stores to see if they have kits that could be used or any company recommendations.
It’s surprising what is out there that can help you achieve your conversion goals. Just be sure before you begin any work to check your warranty to ensure that you aren’t voiding a warranty.
And there you have it, the different ways in which you can adjust and alter your toy hauler ramp to create a deck.
These conversions are fantastic ways to increase the versatility of your RV and give you some more space to enjoy. Whether it is to enjoy a glass of red on a summer’s evening or to give your children more room to play, converting your toy hauler ramp to a deck is a fantastic idea.
You can choose from an extensive range of kits, or complete the work yourself, ensuring that you follow the correct safety procedures at all times.
Remember to double-check all your measurements and to ensure that all work is safe before you start using your new deck. In no time at all, you can be relaxing on a converted deck!