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Old 12-14-2012, 12:34 PM   #1
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How much weight?

I'm hoping bclemens can help me out here...

I've got a 2009 Solera; there's two spaces in the large cargo bay at the right rear corner of the RV, one (lower) that's most easily accessed through the large door on the right rear and a (raised) area that's most easily accessed through the smaller door on the rear of the RV. My question is about this raised area of the cargo bay:

How much weight is that rated to carry? I'm interested in putting something that will weigh between 50 and 100 pounds there?

I'm also curious about the two walls surrounding that: i'd like to have a strap of some kind there to secure the load but I don't know how structurally sound those two walls are. Is it unwise to put a couple eyebolts there?

Thanks for all your help!


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Old 12-14-2012, 12:43 PM   #2
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Try bolts to the floor. The walls tipacally are not very strong for load retention.

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Old 12-14-2012, 01:07 PM   #3
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Most (if not all) of our rotocast compartments are rated for 200 lbs. That raised section is raised for the frame rails that run through there. The only issue might be if there is a gap between the frame rail and the rotocast box (worse case you can shim there).

I would also prefer to see a D-ring fastened down to the frame rail with maybe a ratcheting tie down.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:41 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info about the load ratings for the compartments - that's helpful all the way around. I'll have to crawl underneath to see whether there's a gap between the bottom of the rotocast part and the frame rails.

Really appreciate the quick response and info!

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