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Old 12-07-2016, 12:24 PM   #1
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Drilling into floor of a uhaul?

Hi all, I am wanting to attach a table mount base to the floor of my Uhaul CT-13. Does anyone know what the floor is made of and what type of screws I should use? Thanks.
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:36 PM   #2
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Typically a two sided fiberglass sandwich of 1/2" plywood . Go to the files section and download the parts cross reference spreadsheet. If your bolts that hold the body to the frame haven't been replaced it would be a good time to replace them as they are likely almost rusted through. Easy fix with elevator bolts from lowes or other sources.


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Old 12-07-2016, 08:22 PM   #3
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You night want to look at this table mounting system. No need to cut a big hole in the floor or have a 2" cone sticking up above the floor. The base sticks up about 1/2" and the table leg locks into the base.
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Old 12-07-2016, 08:49 PM   #4
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I don't know if this would work for you but give it a look:
Adding a front table to a Scamp using the Lagun Swiveling Cockpit Table Mounting Syst
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:47 PM   #5
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Typically a two sided fiberglass sandwich of 1/2" plywood . Go to the files section and download the parts cross reference spreadsheet. If your bolts that hold the body to the frame haven't been replaced it would be a good time to replace them as they are likely almost rusted through. Easy fix with elevator bolts from lowes or other sources.


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Neat! I already have the cone base mount though. Do you have this? Does it wobble at all?
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Old 12-08-2016, 06:01 AM   #6
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Drilling into floor of a uhaul?

I have one of the rare VTs which have two tables neither of which uses the cone or socket. The CT options are either to surface mount a socket which stands above the floor or use the socket which fits into a hole drilled through the floor that ends up more or less flush. Or to mount the socket on a stabilizing movable plate with no drilling. The support tube can be purchased in various lengths or cut to fit.
You might want to join the Uhaul Facebook page where you can get specific info from more than 600 UHaul enthusiasts most of whom are CT owners


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Old 12-08-2016, 10:18 AM   #7
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Daniel, Like Michael suggested you can come join U-Haul Camper on Facebook where we are about 600 members with about 300 confirmed owners of the U-Haul Camper. There will be several who have already accomplished what you desire and there probably are a few photos of the process. But you are welcome to request to join as you are a U-Haul owner.
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Old 12-08-2016, 12:47 PM   #8
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In my Burro (1st cousin to your U-Haul) there was a new floor installed right before I got it. It was made of 1/2" plywood with textured pickup bed liner coating top, bottom and edges. I simply used one of those spanner-style expandable bits to drill the hole for a socket style post receiver. I then used the cone type socket on the bottom of the piece of formica covered plywood I found for the table top. So far, so good!

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