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Old 06-02-2017, 11:49 PM   #11
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heres a better picture(s)....I think this is 18 or 20 boards (over kill usually)....



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Old 06-03-2017, 10:40 AM   #12
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Thanks Don! think that bare wood will look good with your new Million Dollar RV?
You might have to paint it RED.
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Nice shelf ideas as well as lighting. There is a manufacturer called Magnum of LED strip lights. They are adhesive backed tape lights that come in different lengths and flexible with different wiring ends for water tight connections or just two blunt wires. I use them in firetruck compartments and have had no issues with them coming loose. I did use alcohol swabs to clean the mounting surface prior to installation.
As far as the original question on plate size, the plates for our ladder truck are 18" x 18" X 3/8" stainless steel. They're not very heavy and are stored in two pieces of 1/2" channel mounted under compartment at an angle so as to want to fall in (About 3/4" drop from outboard to inboard on channel.) and has a small clip to act as a safety to keep them from falling outboard. If I had to guess on weight I'd say less than 10lbs. each. There is a small u shaped handle welded at a small angle to make it easy to grab and pick up. We face the handle inboard to avoid trip hazard but that's just because our outriggers extend out 5' from side of truck. Obviously that would not be the case on these style jacks. I would think for the weight factor of a conversion versus Ladder Truck 12" X 12" X 1/4" stainless plates would be plenty.
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i thought about that set up Mark, but was thinking someone had a different set up. If I welded a tray I will have to pull up the carpet so it wouldn't burn, and welding up side down is not my best. Here is our ladder truck and I took the image for the web page.
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I understand. That's what's great about this forum is seeing what is out there. Our ladder truck is only a 75' and only has one pad per side and the bracket is bolted to the truck body. From the picture I'd say that the truck is a Platform so it has four outriggers instead of just two, hence the double stack of pads. Now I gotta get back outside to fab together a basket for the back of my wife's van to fit in the receiver so she can haul a lawn mower to Seattle Tuesday. I looked at one from Lowes and was not impressed. Figure I can build one out of aluminum angle, expanded screen and flat stock in a couple of hours. Just remembered I have no 2" tubing to mount it on though.
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Yep it is a platform.

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...If I welded a tray I will have to pull up the carpet so it wouldn't burn, and welding up side down is not my best.
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Why not just Screw Firing Strip (or something similar) to hold the boards in place, its a lot less permanent than welding

personally I have enough stuff crammed into the bins to help hold everything in place.
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Why not just Screw Firing Strip (or something similar) to hold the boards in place, its a lot less permanent than welding

personally I have enough stuff crammed into the bins to help hold everything in place.
You might not have understood, I was going to mount them under the basement storage so it would not take up any room in the box.

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