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Old 11-12-2013, 10:45 AM   #1
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Anyone got some ideas for storing eight and ten foot ladders off the floor of the enclosed trailer. Ideally not using ladder rack or punching some holes in the side?
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:51 AM   #2
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Some c-brackets off the top?
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Build a raised floor and store them underneath.
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Out of curiosity is the weight in that trailer evenly spread out from side to side? Is there any concern while driving about that thing rolling?
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Yes normally both sides are full to the gills just cleaning it out since the trencher is at the shop today. It's time to reorganize
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They make a ladder hanging system that uses strut as the track.
You hook the front of the ladder then slide it in, then lift and hook the back.
Americanvan.com sold them in the past.
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First, rebuild those shelves to make better use of the space available.

Then, put your extension ladder and tall step ladders on top of the top shelf.





The 6 or 8 footers can sit on the floor. They are pretty easy to move to get into the space behind the. I want to access my main ladders without climbing into the truck/trailer.


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Build a raised floor and store them underneath.
Then you lose your head room, unless you are 5' 3"

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First, rebuild those shelves to make better use of the space available.

Then, put your extension ladder and tall step ladders on top of the top shelf.





The 6 or 8 footers can sit on the floor. They are pretty easy to move to get into the space behind the. I want to access my main ladders without climbing into the truck/trailer.

Then you lose your head room, unless you are 5' 3"
Mr Organized, very nice set up

Does it stay that way?
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Does it stay that way?
Absolutely.

I set up 3 of them like this 6 years ago and they look pretty much the same today.

They are generally full of garbage and debris at the end of the day but since there is a place for everything, it's only a 10 minute job to clean up in the mornings.
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I have a jet rack set up in the box that uses the strut. Looking to hang a six footer off the ceiling of my sprinter. Haven't had time to build it yet.
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I have a jet rack set up in the box that uses the strut. Looking to hang a six footer off the ceiling of my sprinter. Haven't had time to build it yet.
Won't that defeat the purpose of having a high roof van (having to duck)?
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I may offset it to one side or the other above the shelves so I'm not losing too much headroom. Have to figure out how to attach the unistrut to the metal framing.
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I may offset it to one side or the other above the shelves so I'm not losing too much headroom. Have to figure out how to attach the unistrut to the metal framing.
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They make a ladder hanging system that uses strut as the track.
You hook the front of the ladder then slide it in, then lift and hook the back.
Americanvan.com sold them in the past.
They still make them.

http://www.americanvan.com/ladder-ra...ng-system.html
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Ditch the factory lights and go with led tape while you are remodeling. You will be glad you did.
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