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Any simple ideas for mounting my traction boards?

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Bought a pair of Tred Pro recovery boards. There is one perfect spot they fit - cross ways on the roof, between unistrut side rails in the E-W direction, and between 2 solar panels in the N-S direction.

The existing cross members they would sit between are one unistrut and one aluminum angle, which both span across the top of the rails. I'd like the traction boards to sit down about an inch from the bottom of the cross members to be as low as possible and not shade any solar panels or be too visible.

So I'm thinking maybe something spans the gap between the crossmembers like the image below. That would form a "tray", but I would need some way to secure the top. I could just bungee it, but there may be a more secure simple way to do this?

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I've had experience with bungees and rubber tarp straps in the airflow vibrating and causing a lot more noise than you'd ever think they might. They both also loose a lot of their stretchiness/holding power in the cold. A ratchet strap or two would hold the boards down more securely. Put a twist in the strap wherever it's in the airflow and you will reduce the likelihood of vibration and noise, too.
 

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How do you deal with muddy or dirty traction board if you store inside the van? do you guys bring extra tarp so you can clean it later?
A couple of big lawn bags are always in my utility bin. They didn't become a stock item until after the first time I needed them!
 
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