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Old 07-15-2013, 12:02 PM   #31
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First one ready to mount on jack pad.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:08 PM   #32
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If one layer is too heavy, 2 layers would be 2 x as heavy.

I will go with the alum tread plate and Lynx block. Light and replaceable. Laying the tread plate out in a few minutes.
Oh, I ignored the "too heavy" comments. I was just trying to help brainstorm ideas for the composite decking stuff.

Sounds like you've got a plan. Let us know how it turns out.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:47 PM   #33
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4 finished and ready to mount when it cools off a little. Front ones will have to wait until I jack up the front or hook up. Have to visit TSC to get some ss bolts & lock nuts.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:05 PM   #34
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First one ready to mount on jack pad.
Preety awesome. They will match my front strip and my rack box. I shall do this...
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So, Coot; are you mounting them metal up or down?

My issue with the Lynx or Lego blocks is the plastic breaks on gravel and sinks into mud/grass. Lost three at the Andrews FAMCAMP one January when the rain froze overnight and I could not get the links out of the frozen ground when we left the next day.

That is why I use the 12x12 PT wood 2 by.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:25 PM   #36
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So, Coot; are you mounting them metal up or down?

My issue with the Lynx or Lego blocks is the plastic breaks on gravel and sinks into mud/grass. Lost three at the Andrews FAMCAMP one January when the rain froze overnight and I could not get the links out of the frozen ground when we left the next day.

That is why I use the 12x12 PT wood 2 by.
Haven't made up my mind yet. May add a thin sheet of alum to the other side to keep water/dirt out and mount the tread plate down.
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Tread plate down could be "slippery" if it gets very windy. A Columbus owner said his rig was blown 5' sideways in a strong wind in CO. Just repeating, I like the looks of the OC idea. May have to think about it or maybe a variation. My "pads are 10" dia so one "LEGO" block would not work quite the same. Gotta get the brain in gear on this one. Thanks for the kick start, OC. See ya in Goshen.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:40 PM   #38
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Decision made, good or bad, time will tell. Will mount tread plate up. If the block(s) get damaged, easy to replace with 4 pop rivets. I'll hopefully stay out of freezing conditions. lol.
Maybe have to throw down a thin pc of plywood in those cases.
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2 installed and 2 to go.
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All 4 installed, not a hard job. Now we'll see how long they last.
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