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Old 08-15-2008, 03:25 PM
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racks like that are not meant to be off/on/off/on/off... if your not being able to get it into the garage is an issue, well....

as for the floor, I had real good luck with plywood in my hardcore rack. less deflection than metal, easier to modify, blow holes in, add tie downs, etc etc etc

just a thought. I used 3/8ths ply

Oh it's not going to be on/off a lot. 90% of the time it will be off. Just when we camp or need extra storage. This was just way to good to pass up.

My dad mentioned plywood as well...maybe shellacked or clear coated...hmmm

Currently I clear my garage by 3" and I'm definitely NOT giving that up. Hell, my wife's 80 stays outside and mine spends all day/night
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I'll throw in another plywood vote. I used a sheet of 1/2" marine plywood coated wit some rustoleum outdoor paint and rolled it on.

Held up for over 5 years... no garage, and on the rig every day.

Just a thought.
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I'll throw in another plywood vote. I used a sheet of 1/2" marine plywood coated wit some rustoleum outdoor paint and rolled it on.

Held up for over 5 years... no garage, and on the rig every day.

Just a thought.
When I had a Confer rack I made the floor out of 1x6 cedar planks spaced about 3/4" apart. I used 1/2" channel aluminum on the edge to keep them from splintering. Worked awesome and looked great! The floor lasted the 8 years I had it and as far as I know it still is going strong.
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When I had a Confer rack I made the floor out of 1x6 cedar planks spaced about 3/4" apart. I used 1/2" channel aluminum on the edge to keep them from splintering. Worked awesome and looked great! The floor lasted the 8 years I had it and as far as I know it still is going strong.
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Not sure....I'll snoop. Kipper, you have any?
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Not sure....I'll snoop. Kipper, you have any?
Cool, that would be pimpy.

Did you seal the cedar with a clearcoat or not? I know it's naturally resistant, but I wondered if you sealed or not.
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Cool, that would be pimpy.

Did you seal the cedar with a clearcoat or not? I know it's naturally resistant, but I wondered if you sealed or not.

I took the belt sander too them with just 100 grt and took the roughness off then whenever they looked too weathered a quick coat of Pennefin was all that was needed.
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I took the belt sander too them with just 100 grt and took the roughness off then whenever they looked too weathered a quick coat of Pennefin was all that was needed.
Awesome, so I assume you used like 1x6" cedar planks?
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