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Old 03-10-2016, 02:42 PM   #1
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Turned the back door into a party deck

Went to an RV show last weekend and noticed the door with their deck had the same weight rating as mine (3000lb 1000lb per tire). Really easy to fab up, made the mounts, welded a stronger plate up top for the cable to mount to, and made a plate to go behind the door to distribute the load rather than just using 1 eye-bols. This was pre painted obviously but we had 3 full size adults and the door didnt bow anymore than it did when we loaded our polaris rangerClick image for larger version

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for our family it should work great. My nieces are great for showing off uncle Der's new trailer!

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Old 03-10-2016, 02:46 PM   #2
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Next is to build a railing so the minions don't fall off.
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:53 PM   #3
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Very cool
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:15 PM   #4
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I like it, great job. We love our party deck.
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:25 PM   #5
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Looks good!



Do you have plans to add a support in the center of the door edge/top?
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:06 AM   #6
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We had 700 lbs of human on the door and it didnt seem to flex much worse than when we loaded the ranger. I think i'll make a scissors jack that sits underneath for those occasions when I know there could be too many people on it but for how we'll use it, it'll be plenty strong. We do a few events where there can be 20+ people in the back of our trailer but I won't even hook it up for those days. So far it's working and holding up great and only costed about $30!
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My neighbor used scissor jacks under the platform like you are thinking about. Looks like you did a good job and now have a useful space to entertain.
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Mainly it'll just be 2 adults + baby, or 2 couples and some small kids, so not worried about bending the door
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:11 AM   #9
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yeah I didn't want to do that as we have a spot we camped with my last trailer where we can literally have this backed up for water. Coffee on those mornings are gonna be amazing!!
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over the water** sorry
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