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Old 09-06-2012, 11:16 AM   #10
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Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
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Originally Posted by Danger4u2 View Post
Well thank you.
I gave up on making the deck hinged and mounting it with 2 receiver hitches. I'm using 2, 4" heavy c- channels that I will bolt inside the c- channel of the bus. I will box the c- channel for 2 ft. each side of the end of the bus channel. I think it will hold the weight of the deck and a quad like it is but boxing it will give that added security against any failures. I'll manufacture U- bolts to hold the deck to the c- channel, mounted in a 4 point configuration. I will drill the hand rails where they telescope mount on the deck, using spring retained pins that are used on Atwood style trailer hitches. My design will allow for somewhat easy removal of the whole setup if needed. Removed, you will only see the 2 holes in the bumper.
You'll probably need to install a second set of tail lights on the rear of the platform.
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