I'm a welder... This means that I have a tendency to grossly overbuild everything. For once I want to build something properly.
I need to come up with a better solution for storing my truck camper when it is off my truck. Right now I am using a stack of long sheet metal pallets. They were free to procure, and they do work well, but they are extremely difficult to work with because they are very heavy. I need to come up with something easier to work with. I have been contemplating building a pair of steel saw-horses 36" tall. The extra height is so I'll only have to lift the camper an inch or two in order to gain enough altitude to clear the back edge of the truck's bed. My jacks are all manually operated and it is a lot of work just to lift the camper half a foot.
I guess what I am looking for is advice on materials. Left unsupervised, I will end up building the horses out of 1/4" wall 2x4 box tube. Even I know that is overkill.
Camper weighs 1400# empty. Probably less than 2000# loaded.
Saw-horse height overall needs to be 36" and total span needs to be 50" wide.
Thanks in advance for your help!