Roof batons

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  1. Bruce

    Bruce Read Only Funster

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    Hi wanting to fit 18ml boards behind drivers cab which will bear weight what is the best way to fix the roof batons for maximum strength
    Tanks .....Bruce
     
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    Sikaflex adhesive...once cured it will not come unstuck.

    by weight bearing i assume you mean vertically, as in standing on the roof ?.

    if so then 12mm or 15mm will do the job with less weight.
     
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    if on the roof surely 4mm aluminium chequer plate bonded down with sikaflex would be the best option. 4x4 converters who prep trucks for overland adventures use 4mm ali for exactly the same reasons, its lighter, just as strong and doesnt rot like plywood

    dont forget though that the weight of any board has to be taken of the load allowance and any weight that high up will affect the road handling. the lower the load the lower the centre of gravity
     
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    If memory is right OLearys are selling 8ft x 4 ft cheqer plate for under 100 quid--buy a tube of caraseal off them at same time :Wink:
    Terry
     
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    Hi thanks .How long app for sikaflex to cure
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    Hi Bruce it will be off after a couple of hours but leave it 24 :Wink:
    terry
     
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    as Terry says, leave for 24hrs or more before putting any stress on it.

    it 'skins' in a short time but curing takes longer.
     
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    hi seem to have mislead you i want to have vertical boards separating driver bulkhead from back area of camper , which will need roof batons to secure. On this partition i want to attach two small cupboards
    sorry for the confusion..............bruce
     
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    not misleading at all Bruce, i knew you meant vertical boards.....it was the 'load bearing' part I misunderstood and didn't know about the cupboards.

    Sikaflex will stick the roof batons like sh*t to the proverbial blanket
     
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