Mercedes-Benz 1998 E320 - 160,000 Miles Strong
Call me paranoid but atleast Im alive to hear you call me it.
Yeah the rhino ramp is securing the hose with the cars downward force in case gravity decides to take a nap. The hose through the car jack well thats just embarrassing, pardon me but 3 points of failure is better than 1I bet $10000000000000000000000 the hose is secured.
Having some mechanical education I have to point that in this case more not necessary means better.
Ramps and stands are pretty safe devices if set RIGHT. Meaning they have the load placed where the engineers design.
Now with this set up if the stand is just standing with no load on it and the car will start rolling down the ramp -the stand will tip over in split second.
Than what good ramp does when you have no bolts holding the wheels?