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Post by Libraryman2 on Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:00 pm

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Hi all, I've removed my rear stabilisers and I can see that I have a lot of room under and between the chassis rails...
To that end I'm going to try and use the area to carry my Milenco ramps...they are bulky but relatively light and strong and underneath the rear of the body appears to be a very good place for them.

Ive purchased a suitable length of aluminium plate / bar....but I want to use the under floor to support them.

Question: has anyone ever drilled through the floor and used coach bolts to support articles.....I can see that autosleeper have used bolts to support the wast tank on similar straps to my proposal so I realise that it can be done.
However it's wise to seek advice first I feel!

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Post by ajrm on Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:51 am

Don't see any problem as long as you can get to the appropriate bit of floor inside the vehicle to drop the coach bolt down. Just make sure everything is sealed well against water ingress, top bottom and sides.

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Post by Libraryman2 on Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:26 am

Hi....I decided in the end to dismiss the idea of the coach bolt through the floor...
The lack of responses tells me something about the idea!!
I've decided to use a good chain (shown)and good anchors to the pre drilled holes in the chassis.
A good width (100mm) support attached again to the predrilled chassis holes supports the ramp!

The whole reason for this is to free up space in the main area under the bunks.....I need it for my imaging equipment!   

The issue for most people would be removing and replacing them, however I've used what I believe to be a good system for quick releases and the fact that they are light makes it so easy to fit each side.

In the unlikely event that someone wants to copy this, just ask and I'll give measurements and instructions!

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:10 pm

You say you removed the steadies. Can you not use the original fixing position for the ramps?

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Post by Libraryman2 on Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:46 pm

Hi Peter yes that's what I did!!

Assuming I've correctly understood your point?
The holes left by the removal of the steadies have been used to secure a platform (for want of a better description) that the ramps sit on.

If I have any concerns; it is that I may want to fit a Towbar in due course, I don't know how they fit so I'll have to see when I cross that bridge!

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Post by Libraryman2 on Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:53 pm

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Post by Heanorboy on Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:18 pm

sorry deleted wrong section.

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