I know a few of you here have installed your own deck rail systems, but most importantly those of you that have them probably know where they may break most easily. Anyone who's taken then off might also know if they're prone to break in certain places. If so, I'd appreciate any insight!
The reason I ask is that I'm meeting a coworker today who uninstalled his deck rail system before trading his truck in, and I want to be sure I know what to look for. So far, it seems I need to make sure
- The installation pegs are not broken
- The end caps are intact
- The rails are not bent (he says one end of one is slightly bent but "it shouldn't affect anything" in his words)
- There are 14 T-30 screws
- there are 4 cleats
Any other advice would be most welcome!