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Old 02-09-2018, 13:37
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Hi, would it be easy enough to add extra legs to an existing deck to give it more stability? Also, is it risky adding more screws into the caravan? Thanks
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Old 02-09-2018, 16:02
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You can always add more legs to the decking but that probably isn't the problem. The height of the legs is more likely what needs adjusting. If there are some that are too short, you will need to buy new timber, cut them to the correct height and replace the old ones. However, some may be too high and will need cutting down to the correct height.

Good luck with your alterations.
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Old 02-09-2018, 16:51
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Brace it to the underside of the van.
some 3ft or so timber lengths screwed into the underside of the floor joists and then out and again screwed up into the decking joists.

That is if its not metal framed?
Of its metal framed, more than likely with sagging / lifting of the deck some of the bolts etc will have worked loose as the metal frame is made from flimsy steel and 8mm bolts. Then your in a world of pain in terms of stopping movement
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Old 05-09-2018, 12:57
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Thanks for the posts, the decking is UpvC over timber however it is to stay in pretty much the same place as it was previously; my caravan is going on the pitch where the decking already is, if that makes sense. The decking has less legs on the caravan sides than I had expected. I didn’t like the sound of screwing ‘ into’the caravan but thought to add some 4x4 posts to bolster the strength, if that makes sense? I like the idea of the 3ft timber securing method as it doesn’t penetrate into the caravan - My caravan is only a few years old and it looks to have timber and metal floor joists?
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