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    Bridging Ladders

    Thought Id share my new toy mounting. Racked my new bridging ladders on spare tire rack.
    There's 2 (four footers)
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    Those will work well. I've looked at a bunch of bridging ladders before I started building mine. These are by far the lightest weight and yet amazingly strong (in spite of their flex). For getting you out of sand-mud-snow, you'll be set. They will also bridge across narrow gaps or ease you up/down shelves (like a fallen tree).

    Here's the heavy metal bridging ladders I built (sitting on a yellow ledge for a load test). They work great in their 44 inch lengths and they link together to make 7 foot spans or up/down A-frame to jump a fallen tree. I have 4 sections that tuck away under the truck (in the void between the frame and body of my Discovery). The draw back is they're pigs by weight. The mounting I chose could trap them when they're needed - but otherwise are out of sight and take up no usable space.
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    Last edited by Green Achers; 08-21-2012 at 10:25 PM.

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    By the way, here's a thread on the topis.
    Bridging Ladders

    Bill of Green Achers Farms
    Adventure for fellow Geeks! Geocaching
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    2. 1998 Discovery I - "Kermit"
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    Green Achers, I would have loved to fab my own like you but they would have been on the roof for sure. I'd love to fab a roof rack myself but I'm trying to keep the weight off the top.
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    An aluminum roof rack then and only light items loading it?!? Putting my steel ladders up above would certainly raise the center axis of the rig.

    I think you did well as I said. Those are light and they fit well on your mounting location.

    Bill

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    I've got a pair of those waffle grate style ladders too. Haven't had to use them yet, though. Haven't figured out where to mount them yet on my D1 either. Hmmmm......

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