alloy canopy strength

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 21:07
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Hi, I have this 2.5mm alloy Ute canopy on a dual-cab with horizontal channels C-sections made out of the same material under the roof.

We want to put a foam mattress & 2 people on it (approx. 150kg) while camping. Is it likely to support the weight?

To err on the cautious side, I'm thinking of putting a temporary vertical strut from the tray floor to middle horizontal channel while camping.

Any ideas?

Regards.
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Reply By: Crackles - Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 21:23

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 21:23
Would depend on how deep the C section chanels are, the spacings between them & what vertical bracing there is. Perhaps take it to a boiler maker / engineer for a professional opion as it's almost impossible to tell without looking at it.
Cheers Craig............
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