HD Aluminum Bunk Brackets
I wanted to replace badly rusting and sheeting galvanized 1/4" x 8" bunk brackets before one of them failed, so I knew I'd prefer to replace them with aluminum if that would be strong enough. (You only get one try to find out a new, or old, part might not be strong enough and it would fail at the worst possible moment.) Finding these HD (3/8" thick) aluminum ones gave me the confidence to order a set. I am well pleased with the new brackets' heft and appearance so I installed them yesterday. Yes, they are 2" taller, but the bunks are 12", so no problem. The U-bolt holes aligned properly but those on the vertical were spaced differently than the old ones. No problem for a 1/2" bit, and fortunately all 8 holes that I drilled aligned well with the new opposing bracket. I didn't buy new hardware since what I had was stainless, but due to the additional thickness of the new brackets, I will have to order 8 new bolts about 1/2" longer than the originals. All in all, a simple project with what appears to be a solid new HD aluminum bracket, so I am well pleased.
Reviewed by: Skip Webb from Virginia Beach, VA on 7/30/2017