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Old 04-04-2017, 07:22 AM   #1
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Hello there, so I did a search for this but haven't found anyone trying it, just wanna run it by some people. I'm putting a deck on the roof of the bus and was trying to figure out lightweight framing and landed on aluminum as the best way to do this. However, to keep cost down, just wondering if anyone has ever considered buying aluminum extension ladders ($80-$120 used) as the framing or if that would even work? Input is appreciated!
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Old 04-04-2017, 07:30 AM   #2
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Hello there, so I did a search for this but haven't found anyone trying it, just wanna run it by some people. I'm putting a deck on the roof of the bus and was trying to figure out lightweight framing and landed on aluminum as the best way to do this. However, to keep cost down, just wondering if anyone has ever considered buying aluminum extension ladders ($80-$120 used) as the framing or if that would even work? Input is appreciated!
I wouldn't worry so much about the weight. Some steel sq tubing would be cheap and easy to work with, and strong.
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the ladders would work as well as the aluminum walk planks which are much sturdier you will run into problems creating your own brackets i agree wich east coast steel is the way to go
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Hello there, so I did a search for this but haven't found anyone trying it, just wanna run it by some people. I'm putting a deck on the roof of the bus and was trying to figure out lightweight framing and landed on aluminum as the best way to do this. However, to keep cost down, just wondering if anyone has ever considered buying aluminum extension ladders ($80-$120 used) as the framing or if that would even work? Input is appreciated!

i recently found a legit example of what you are explaining look up mamabirdbus on instagram they just posted a video of their deck built with old aluminum ladders
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Awesome! I'll have to check it out!
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