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Old 10-02-2020, 01:51 PM   #1
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My new chair rack

I was sick and tired of my 3 zero gravity chairs taking up so much usable space in my truck bed and I don't like having to put outside furniture inside the camper so I came up with this.
Bought a cheap aluminum cargo rack, extended it to 24" tall, shortened the width from 22" to ~12", and u-bolted it to the bumper.
Weight of rack is 17# and total weight is 62#. Moved the spare from the bumper to underneath a while ago and it weighed more than this so I'm not worried about reinforcement although I'm gonna keep an eye on the welds just in case.
The diamond plate is a heat shield for the water heater for when I forget to remove the chairs prior to using it on gas (switch is inside).Click image for larger version

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Old 10-02-2020, 09:01 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting this. You just gave me an idea I've been thinking about how to solve.
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Old 10-02-2020, 10:10 PM   #3
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I was sick and tired of my 3 zero gravity chairs taking up so much usable space in my truck bed and I don't like having to put outside furniture inside the camper so I came up with this.
Bought a cheap aluminum cargo rack, extended it to 24" tall, shortened the width from 22" to ~12", and u-bolted it to the bumper.
Weight of rack is 17# and total weight is 62#. Moved the spare from the bumper to underneath a while ago and it weighed more than this so I'm not worried about reinforcement although I'm gonna keep an eye on the welds just in case.
The diamond plate is a heat shield for the water heater for when I forget to remove the chairs prior to using it on gas (switch is inside).Attachment 240413Attachment 240414
Great modification! Thanks for posting and sharing!
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