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Old 09-15-2019, 10:25 PM   #1
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Where to buy SMB Penthouse legs

Looking for those cool flip down legs to supports my penthouse when itís popped up. I carry a Yakima coffin up top and it makes my penthouse sag, probably not the safest either. Any help as to where to go is much appropriated. Thx!
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Old 09-16-2019, 08:56 AM   #2
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Yes would be safer with a set of legs supporting the top. Do not know where to obtain the legs shown in attached pic. I made a set of DIY legs for my van. Custom made the length to keep the canvas taught. Cost about $10
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:03 AM   #3
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I use 2x4 legs at each corner. Really nice to have for extra loads, snow on the roof, and resistance to wind.
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I cut round aluminum tubing and put end caps on each end of the tubes. Once in place I slightly lower the top and they stay in place.
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^^^^Did the same but used 2" dowel (wrapped with black tape) ^^^^^^
Added rubber furniture feet to both ends, and mounted the open-ended closet rod mounts on the ceiling in each corner to insure these braces would not slide.
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:18 PM   #7
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available at amazon and RV suppliers
Locking Folding Legs – Top Line Manufacturing

(edit) pivot may stick down too far after looking at it again.

you might have to extend or cut off some to match your height.
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Locking Folding Legs Ė Top Line Manufacturing

(edit) pivot may stick down too far after looking at it again.

you might have to extend or cut off some to match your height.
Thatís the one! Thx!
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I went to Lowes and bought rubber chair tips and a couple of 72" round wood dowels. Cut them down to size and put the chair tips on each end, placed one in each corner. I also have a yakima box on the top. This worked out perfect and the total cost is under $25.
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I use extending twist-lock shower curtain rods to prop up the low spots in my boat canvas during the winter. The rods might work well in this application too. They already have nice caps on each end and are surprisingly strong axially. The shorter size would be about right. I paid $5 for mine at local Walmart. They probably collapse down a bit when not in use as well.
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