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I was trying to figure out if the boards from PromasterWorld are worth the high cost. They wanted a little over $700 for full length boards shipped.

Then I did some research.

It seems that the actual boards are made by Westin.
The brackets are the tricky part. I'm not sure who makes them. I don't think they are made by Westin. Maybe Luvern? I'm not sure.

Here's what I did. I bought the same Westin boards from Amazon for around $200 shipped.
They are both full length 93" black boards. The brackets I got were also from Amazon and made by Owens. They are no drill (they use existing holes in the chassis. No clamps). They cost me about $120.
I'm pretty sure they will work together. I will know when I get them on Wednesday.
Total for full length boards on both sides is $320 plus some tax.
I'll keep you guys updated.
 

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ok.. i will wait to order mine too till you report back.
I was all set to order the Promasterworld ones today, but I'll delay that or skip them all together depending on how your brackets work out.
Thank you for this news
 

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I'm very happy to say that my running board discovery has worked out perfectly. I only installed one side so far cuz it started raining, but I will post pics soon. The boards are strong,and no drilling was required. Total cost was about $330.
In my opinion this is the best option out there.
 

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I'm very happy to say that my running board discovery has worked out perfectly. I only installed one side so far cuz it started raining, but I will post pics soon. The boards are strong,and no drilling was required. Total cost was about $330.
In my opinion this is the best option out there.
Thanks for sharing the info, looking forward to a photo
 

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Here is the drivers side. I will raise it up about another inch. Pretty easy to install. It took me about an hour and a half, but I assume the next one will only take a half hour.
 

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Hey Arch, this looks awesome!

Could you please share the model numbers for both the running boards and brackets?

This will be one of the first things I do to my new promaster.

Thanks!
 

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Arch.. thanks for the report..
Now can you please give links to the exact boards AND brackets that you ordered for your van?
I wonder if they make a short one for the drivers side.
And if there's an optuon for the 136 wb.
thanks again
 

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I am in hopes we can just cut the board shorter and replace the end block for the drivers side plus I only need the passenger side to extend for 2 feet under the sliding door as my galley will block part of the door opening. The less hang'n down the less I am apt to rip off careening around.
 

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I will post the links later.
Just as an FYI, I believe you can basically put any board you like on to the Owens brackets. There are many different boards out there, as long as they have a groove underneath to slide in square head bolts, (I'm pretty sure that's the way all running boards are made) they will work with the Owens brackets.
The 16 supplied square head bolts that came with the Owens brackets are to small for the Westin boards, so I replaced them with 5/16" hex nuts and they worked perfectly.
Also the boards are basically aluminum extrusions with rubber on top and plastic end caps. The can easily be cut with a miter saw.
For those folks who want a plastic board similar to the Ionic board that's sold by auto customs, albeit with a far superior mounting system, Westin makes an all plastic board that lm pretty sure will work with the Owens brackets.
I also see some pretty cool boards made by many different companies.
 

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The Westin boards are part number 27-6145. I got mine from Amazon warehouse deals for $210 with free prime shipping.
The Owens brackets (full length boards) are part number 101220. They are $120
The Westin plastic molded board (identical to Ionic) is 27-0020. There is currently one set on Amazon warehouse deals that's going for $178.52. Otherwise they are $210 with free prime shipping.
 

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Thanks Arch for the info!!! I guess ill look on Amazon for the Owens brackets for the 136.
Any way you can snap some photos of the brackets installed?
Thanks again for this find
 

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I am in hopes we can just cut the board shorter and replace the end block for the drivers side plus I only need the passenger side to extend for 2 feet under the sliding door as my galley will block part of the door opening. The less hang'n down the less I am apt to rip off careening around.
You can definitely cut it. I don't think you can make it as short as PromasterWorld without drilling into the truck. But 2 feet long would be fine.
 

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How did the brackets hook up? Easy peasy? If i was to make the drivers side short, would it be possible with the supplied brackets?
thank you
 

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Easy peasy.
I just took measurements. You definitely CAN put a short board (or cut one down) as long as it is 36" or longer. 36" is the exact size you would want anyway. Yes the supplied brackets will work.
These boards are really nice, easy to install, and strong. I stood on it with my 280 lbs. buddy, and it only flexed a drop. That's 450 lbs!
 
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