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Raiders5

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Finally made the "Budster" camper storage stand for my LanceMax 1181. $50 in 3/4" plywood and a couple coats of paint. Less than 1 hour to make and paint. Handles the load and hopefully takes some stress off the jacks...at least I have peace of mind about it! Thought I'd share...






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That has been on my too do list for a few years, nice job.


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Nice efficient use of wood, but how do keep the plywood from rotting where it contacts the ground?

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Posted: 01/18/10 11:45am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice job.

I would throw down a piece of plywood under the crosses to give them a bigger footprint so they dont sink into the dirt/mud, since the weight is concentrated on the small edge areas.


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Nice efficient use of wood, but how do keep the plywood from rotting where it contacts the ground?


I knew I'd be caught on that one! There will be crushed rock laid over the dirt and I'll use concrete block caps (the 2" thick ones) under the plywood. That should buy me a couple more years of life...but it's still wood touching concrete, touching the ground. I expect rot and will replace it when it does.

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With the gravel, it ought to stay relatively dry, even in a damp environment.

I used some of the heavy duty weed block on top of my dirt before I laid down gravel.... comes in a big roll at home depot. Sometimes Costco has it when they put out all their spring time stuff.

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Very nice!!

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Can you give more details? How did you make it?
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Posted: 01/18/10 09:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Raiders5 wrote:

Finally made the "Budster" camper storage stand for my LanceMax 1181. $50 in 3/4" plywood and a couple coats of paint. Less than 1 hour to make and paint. Handles the load and hopefully takes some stress off the jacks...at least I have peace of mind about it! Thought I'd share...
Hey Raiders5, thanks for the 'plug' but you had to 'one up me' an go paint them!

another poster asked how to make them:







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There is a tremendous amount of strength in on-edge plywood, which is why they make joists out of them. However, if you notice, joists always have the edges buried in a piece of 2x to prevent edge delamination. I would recommend that if you build another, that you get pressure treated 2x4 or 2x3, dado a groove to accomodate the ply width, then glue the ply into the groove. this will go a long way to increase the life of the plywood, and health of your camper (to prevent failure). Also, make certain that your plywood does not come from china. It is a great design.

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