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a write up on your boarding ladder would be useful to many members just as this one is. ty to both
Its the same for the sides. I roll them all up for parades. Its nice to have a top over the passengers to keep the sun off. Most of my riders are elderly and I seem to have a full load, compared to the other trucks without the top. The younger "riders" like no top. Its winter now but I'm talking about summer time. The 4th of July Parade was very sunny and quite warm, very easy for an older person to have issues.
I'm now working on a boading ladder with rails so the less limber folks are able to "load" with out as much worry. I got and old warehouse ladder (stairs). When I get done I'll post pix. stay tuned there is a foot of snow here right now, so I am going to start in the spring working on it. Just need to work out some things with the design.
So will the ladder be steel, aluminum, sectional rails??? Inquiring minds and all....Thanks Welder Sam. I should be getting to it this sping. I'll take pix of the job and do a post on it.
Plus you risk damaging the cover ! A tear can happen pretty fast if your not careful ! This happened to me several times when I was still in the Marines. Spring/Summer, remove the covers. Fall/Winter , install the covers. Rinse and repeat.It's such a pain to remove/replace the cargo cover, it's been years since I've had mine on. I say either leave it on or leave it off, don't take it on and off all the time like I used to do.
Others may chime in, but I think that the new style vinyl cargo covers are equipped with all the straps you need. The cover itself has the straps to hold the rolled-up sides, and the straps to hold itself to the roof supports. There is no further straps that need to be bolted to the uprights. The ten straps may be needed for some cargo cover styles to be able to tie the rolled up sides to the uprights.
If I understand correctly, you only have the "seat" portion of the troop seats? Look at this picture View attachment 615959(not my pic; found on the web at http://czarnik.net/joe/My_Stuff/Sur...5A2 Cargo Cover Desert Tan/back rolled up.jpg)
The seat portion is mounted to the upright portion ("stakes"), so you would need to obtain these, if you don't have them.
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