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Old 01-22-2012, 10:00 PM   #1
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Do sand ladders and SMB's play well together?

I got the idea that a pair of poly-reinforced 'waffleboard' sand ladders would also make for a great floor for an outdoor shower. An upscale shower is essential if my favorite cook will be coming along.

I doubt they're strong enough for a van to traverse if suspended on both sides, but am curious if anyone has any experience with them under a van or heavier vehicle?

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Old 01-22-2012, 10:45 PM   #2
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Re: Do sand ladders and SMB's play well together?

I use Marston Mat to traverse the soft stuff when needed. I would not use any of the sand mat type products to span a gap as they are designed to reduce ground pressure not actually support the weight of the vechicle.
You will see Marston Mat on all the Camel Trophy Trucks.
http://www.calumetindustries.com/?cat=36
It comes in 10" lengths but I cut mine down to 6'

For Bridging I would recommend this: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/kraz-255-TMM-...itary_Vehicles
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Re: Do sand ladders and SMB's play well together?

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You will see Marston Mat on all the Camel Trophy Trucks.
http://www.calumetindustries.com/?cat=36

Thanks for the link. Bookmarked!

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Old 02-05-2012, 06:08 PM   #4
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Re: Do sand ladders and SMB's play well together?

I purchased 2 48"x12"x2" fiberglass waffle boards from(http://www.amgrating.com/). I plan to use them for an outdoor shower floor, and possible a table top. I may also stow them behind my rear passenger seat in a way that the two create a shelf for storing travel gear.

I also can think of a few times where having a ramp could have been a good thing. Not wanting to get surprised in the field, I rolled up on one with one front tire in my side yard yesterday.

I dont have all the weight of a full-blown SMB but was pleased to see how well they held up here. I figure the span is 38".

After shipping, the 2 costs $200. A bit pricey but Colin at American Grating made the buy easy. At my door front 48 hrs later.

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