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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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If I understand correctly it looks like you have approx 15-18" between the unistrut and angle. Rather than the aluminum angle I would use aluminum flat bar...maybe 1/4" (or 3/8") x 2". Space them to mate with the mounting holes in the board. You could mount the manufacture's mounting accessory or possibly add studs to the bar similar to the mfr's mount. ♦♦ Instead of triple nuts, use stainless locking nuts with nylon inserts. ps...I've never seen a real traction board. Mine always looked like broken branches. KenA
 

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A spring (or bungee) loaded "cup" at the far end. Make cup to fit the tapered end of board snuggly. Place board into cup and push... drop into similar (stationary) cup on the loading side. Spring loaded end will push board back into stationary cup and pinch in place. No straps needed... unless for peace of mind.
 
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