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Tim Wishum, Alexander City, Alabama
Plywood Spacer and Camper Support
2019 Ford F250
2008 Lance 861
I needed a 1.5-inch space under my 2008 Lance 861 to clear the rails and cab of my F-250. I also wanted something to stabilize my camper when it is not on my truck.
I cut a 3/4 inch piece of exterior plywood into four pieces, 48 inches by 22.5 inches. I then cut a 3/4 inch grove, in the middle, halfway (11.25 inches) through each piece. I then painted the plywood.
I stack the two pieces together and my camper sits on two of these in the bed of my truck.
When I take the camper off, I place two of the pieces together to form two crosses. I place both crosses under my camper to support the camper.
I have used this on my old Sun Lite camper and on my Lance. We drove to Alaska summer of 2019 and this worked great when we took the camper off the truck.
Pressure-treated plywood 4 by 8 foot $51
Two pints of exterior paint $13/each
One pack decorative paint flakes $12
It took me four hours to complete this modification and cost me $89. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is easy.
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