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spreader pole baseplate





spreader pole baseplate


     Packing up my camper recently I noticed that wear was taking place where the internal support poles rest against the floor of the camper. To avoid further damage, I have built a pair of plywood bases that distribute the pole's force over a much larger area.

    The triangular section is meant to fit inside the pocket on the floor of the camper. The larger semi circle allows the pocket to be easily pulled up around the spreader. Using a 25mm spade bit, I also drilled out a shallow angled area for the pole to rest within.

    Cost $0 from scrap plywood offcuts - certainly better than needing to repair the floor in the future.




baseplate in position



 thanks to Ray Jones for sharing this idea


january 2009