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    Lightbulb Fibreglass Sand Ladder - Experimental Group Buy

    I am looking to create a fiberglass sand ladder for sale here in the US similar to these:

    http://www.ruftraks.co.uk/tracmats.htm

    You can see them in action here:

    http://www.bals.be/discovery-3-self-...-with-air-jack


    I say expermental, since this will the beta version for this round

    Here are the details:

    Each ladder will be about 11.25"X48"x1.5"
    They will have a 1.5" grid with a rated ultimate capacity over a 12" span of 8000lbs and 4000lbs over a 24" span

    With that rating, there is a chance that these could be used to bridge small ditches as well - no promises until we test.

    They will be green and cost around $130 for a set of two. I think I could get them within a week.

    I have one buyer already and need two more to make this work. First come first serve. If this goes well I may look at marketing these on a larger scale.

    Post here or PM me.

    David
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    Are you going to make them? Or import them?

    Is that $130 all inclusive? Cause if they could double as roof rack flooring, I would maybe order a set...2 uses which would be good....

    2nd link is not working...

    And maybe we can bump into each other this week?
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    I am going to make them

    The price is all inclusive - I don't see why they could not double as rack flooring. I could also get them in about 18"x60" but those would cost about $100 more.


    Also - does it make sense (for a little more - $10) to have one side with a grit coating for traction?
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    Quote Originally Posted by astateofmike View Post

    2nd link is not working...
    Link should work now.
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    Read my mind Mike; I was thinking using a pair together as roof flooring (for my roof top tent/cot brain storm idea) if possible (will need to test) but primarily as a trail ladder.

    I am in the buy group! Great find David!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbregman View Post
    Link should work now.

    It does, and ironically so does the dual exhaust set up on the xjack!....When can you get that? I used my xjack this weekend, to test it and to take off some tires...works great!

    So, I am in....I'll buy a set....and yes, the grip would be good for wet conditions it can't hurt.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rondisco98 View Post
    Read my mind Mike; I was thinking using a pair together as roof flooring (for my roof top tent/cot brain storm idea) if possible (will need to test) but primarily as a trail ladder.

    I am in the buy group! Great find David!

    Well I will use mine in the rear, spare tire up front, to store boxes on...and then easy to get to if needed....

    And at 4k, I can use them for all sorts of things, benches etc...on the trail..


    That's 3 David, get them ordered! And do we get something special for being the beta trucks? Do I get to be in the web advert? Big loaded green truck driving over them?
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    Keep me updates on this David, very interested. Nikunj and I were going to do something like this but he moved back to India.
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    Very nice... I've used these before and they do work good.. that price is pretty good.. 4x4ag sells them around here for $250.. http://dev1.boomersdomain.com/cgi-bi...g_2/00067.html ... they do have a grit on one side for traction. The only thing to be careful about, is with a lot of rock use, they start splintering, so use gloves while handling them.
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    For group buys, you might consider using this service:
    http://www.fundable.org/

    For $140 with the traction surface, yeah I'm in.
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