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    Looking for some help in mounting our stokes basket. We have a rescue pick-up with a utility body (compartments on the outside, open bed in the center). Currently, the stokes sits in the bed and gets bounced around. Anyone have any suggections on how to mount this on the truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbshea02
    Looking for some help in mounting our stokes basket. We have a rescue pick-up with a utility body (compartments on the outside, open bed in the center). Currently, the stokes sits in the bed and gets bounced around. Anyone have any suggections on how to mount this on the truck.

    Thanks, in advance.
    Buy or fashion brackets and mount it to the top of the utility box, either left or right side. Still easy to access, yet out of the way and secure.




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    Recommend you consider using PAC brackets. We used 4 small ones for years to hold a metal stokes upside on top of our rescue. You will be able to mount your stokes anyplace, even on the vertical sides of the box with these. Very versitile brackets, takes only seconds to release.

    http://www.pactoolmounts.com/

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    I agree with RC.

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    Gotta agree with RTC- these brackets would be the way to go.

    One thing to be aware of (Which we learnt the hard way), is that we mounteed our stokes on top of the truck, however we didn't remove the webbing straps (for securing the casualty into the basket) and with the UV exposure, they were deemed useless pretty quickly due to the damage caused....
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    Or, you could have a compartment under the middle bed for it. Then when you are transporting a 79 y/o woman with an ankle fracture from a mountainous area that happens to be on fire, you can just put the stokes on top of one of the sides and go code 3 to the hospital.

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    Oh by the way, you dont have to strap the stokes down when you have the lady in it, enroute to the hospital. LMAO!
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    Saw a department near us that had just what you are looking for and they built it for about $10 out of 1" square tubing.

    They built for risers coming straight up making a square frame atop of one of the the sides of the utility box. After they built this rectangular actually frame at each end they made a "V" if you were looking from the rear taking the tubing out towards the outside of the truck and the inside of the bed at a 45 degree angle.

    The stokes basket sat perfectly in it with little rings welded to the top of the "V" for a rachet strap that went through the small slots on the stokes basket, tighten down and the thing wouldn't go anywhere.

    They also had ladders mounted in the area under the stokes basket on just on top of the bed. Wish I would have got a picture now.

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    If you want to protect it you could also just make a box at the bottom of the truckbed and slide it in. Leaves you with the same amount of storage in the bad and protects the equipment.

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    Check out this PAC bracket, this should do what your wanting:

    http://www.pactoolmounts.com/inventory/inventory.htm

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