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Kmwrock

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Aluminum Rear Deck Storage
« on: January 21, 2018, 09:49:01 PM »
Hello. I am new to the forum. We just bought a 2012 QS 10. Can you order an Aluminum Rear Storage Deck?

smjcolsga

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Re: Aluminum Rear Deck Storage
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 04:35:40 PM »
Kmwrock, yes.. but only when placing an order for a newly built camper.. there are structural differences (under body supports, extended frame rails, more rearward offset to axle, etc) which allow LL to put that deck on the back and retain structural support without negatively affecting handling and load capacity. It’s been asked before and unfortunately LL does not recommend adding a deck as an ‘upgrade’. 

Congrats on your purchase.. you have one of the last of the ‘all aluminum’ QS 10’s .. in mid-2017 LL switched to styro and fiberglass composite floors and walls.
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Entropy3XD

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Re: Aluminum Rear Deck Storage
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 06:14:59 PM »
There was a user with a 10.0 who had an extra aluminum bar welded right behind the bumper to double the thickness.  He then added a receiver hitch where he could add a storage shelf.  Looked like a great option, but I'm not sure how much weight it could hold.  LL rates the rear deck at 150 lbs. max.  He had a video on the mod, but looks like his YouTube account is not longer active. 

If you join the Livin' Lite Tent Campers group on Facebook, there is a user named Kurt who is the current owner.  I just asked him if he could provide pics of the mod, but it's in storage, so he won't be able to take pics until the spring.

smjcolsga

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Re: Aluminum Rear Deck Storage
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 07:11:22 PM »
LL rates the rear deck at 150 lbs. max. 

Which, as I understand it, is the maximum recommended load that will not overly lighten the tongue weight which would adversely affect handling. Structurally, the deck will support far more than 150lbs (It easily supports 185+ lbs when I stand on it)

Kmwrock

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Re: Aluminum Rear Deck Storage
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2018, 10:15:51 PM »
Thank you for the comments!

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Re: Aluminum Rear Deck Storage
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2018, 11:02:21 AM »
Hi, we're looking into buying a Quicksilver 10.0; have been watching YouTube but haven't seen one in person yet. Can someone please provide the dimensions of the Aluminum Rear Deck (length x width)? Thanks.

RockorSomething

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Re: Aluminum Rear Deck Storage
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2018, 03:35:09 PM »
Hi, we're looking into buying a Quicksilver 10.0; have been watching YouTube but haven't seen one in person yet. Can someone please provide the dimensions of the Aluminum Rear Deck (length x width)? Thanks.

The deck on our 8.1 is approximately 62"x25" and is VERY MUCH worth getting if possible. In fact, that was one of the factory options that drew me to Livin Lite.
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