My camper got picked up this morning in Ohio and should be here either late tonight or early tomorrow morning, depending on how far the hauler can make it tonight. I don't have the height information to see whether I need to set the camper up on boards or not to get it higher than the truck rails but that was what I used on my 8ft NCO. I like the idea of a horse mat to keep it from sliding but what do I do if I need to set boards under the camper? I can't use the horse mat right? Thanks for the help. I'll get pictures of it tomorrow and then I'm taking her out tomorrow evening for her "maiden" voyage.
Are you going to mount the camper full time, or are you going to remove it when you aren't using it?
If the first, I would bolt the boards down as poproid did, and screw a piece of plywood on top, and then put the horse stall mat on top of the plywood.
If the second, maybe plywood on both sides of the (non-bolted) boards, and then horse stall mats UNDER the space as well as on top of it?
Depending on the dimensions needed, if you are using plywood and horse stall mats, you might be able to use 1" or 5/4 boards instead of 2Xs.
Because water might get into the bed, I would PAINT the boards rather than leaving them raw, maybe with some kind of boat paint that will really resist water.
And because standard horse stall mats are 4'x6', I would buy TWO and cut a 4'x2' section to use in the front, so as to get 4'x8' under an 8' camper. Obviously, with a 10' camper you will need an even bigger second piece, and with only a 6' box, you will be fine with only one mat.
BTW, I've read that some people use a piece of 4'x8' 2" styrofoam insulation under their campers as a spacer. Apparently, it doesn't compress at all and it gives added insulation to the floor. Again, depending on the dimensions you need, maybe a sheet of styrofoam with the horse stall mat(s) on top?
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