Mounting Plates For Ladder Rack. What Gauge To Use?

 
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Old 11-11-2017, 02:36 PM   #1
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Mounting Plates For Ladder Rack. What Gauge To Use?


I was looking at ladder racks to go on my truck with a canopy, all overkill or overpriced.
So I ordered this rack (link below) and I'm going to mount 5 Inch plates to my bed then I can simply bolt the back to the plates. and take off the rack if I need to do my 1000km trip to Calgary.

Now what gauge should I go with?

Also would be stronger to do one full piece on each side vs 2 pcs at 16 inches long.

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Are you planning on mounting them on the bed rails, or down in the bed itself?
I would go full length angle if on the rails, but if you're mounting down in the bed, a couple pieces long enough to span two bed crossmembers would be enough I would think.

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Are you planning on mounting them on the bed rails, or down in the bed itself?
I would go full length angle if on the rails, but if you're mounting down in the bed, a couple pieces long enough to span two bed crossmembers would be enough I would think.

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It's going to mount on the bed rails.
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Oh gotcha. If it was me, I would get some rectangular tubing that slides in the stake pockets, and then weld your 1/4" plates to that.

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Oh gotcha. If it was me, I would get some rectangular tubing that slides in the stake pockets, and then weld your 1/4" plates to that.

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That is a good idea, saves me from drilling less or any holes.
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just found this could work with the truck rack I got.
https://www.amazon.ca/Cross-Tread-88...ad+ladder+rack

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