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E track on roof of sprinter?

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  1. dc843

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    Is there any reason i couldnt do this? My idea is so i can use two of the e track load locks run them vertically to seriously block the cargo from sliding forward.
     
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    I think if you bolted e track to the floor, you would get better results. I have mine bolted to the underbody and my freight doesn’t slide side to side or front to back. Needless to say I have a 2x6 inserted into the e track holders to brace freight from moving forward. Never had a problem doing it this way.
     
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      I plan on bolting it to the floor too. So its parallel with the ones on the roof.

      I know its kind of overkill. Im just wondering if the roof will be able to support something like that
       
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      I wouldn’t want to try it. I could see the roof being pulled down if freight decided to move when you had to make an emergency stop.
       
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      Yeah youre probably right
       
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      Floor and walls only never ever use the roof.
       
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      I'm not sure I'd even use the ceiling. The roof? Not a chance.
       
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      I do know the (ceiling) roof is not for load strapping/bearing items. No fun to void your warranty. :greedy:
       
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      Could maybe cause you to have roof leaks as well?


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      For anyone who didn't assume so already, i meant ceiling not roof. Lol. But yeah, nevermind ain't going to work.
       
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