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I'm considering connecting 2 lengths of 1515 rail mainly for ease of storage/ transportation. I would use the flat plates with appropriate hardware, of course the concern is where both ends come together and slot lining up.
 

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If you can drag a button across the transition without an audible click or other sense of resistance, I would think it would be fine.
 

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Our club uses a 96"and 48" 1515 connected quite often, we use the actual 80/20 plates and bolts and nuts. A plate on each side and the back (3 plates) each plate has 4 bolts iirc, there have been no issues with mis-alignment.

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Our club uses a 96"and 48" 1515 connected quite often, we use the actual 80/20 plates and bolts and nuts. A plate on each side and the back (3 plates) each plate has 4 bolts iirc, there have been no issues with mis-alignment.

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This is the same thign we do.
 

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Our club uses a 96"and 48" 1515 connected quite often, we use the actual 80/20 plates and bolts and nuts. A plate on each side and the back (3 plates) each plate has 4 bolts iirc, there have been no issues with mis-alignment.

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That's exactly how i planned of fastening them, maybe using 2 5' lengths or an 8' and 2'.
 

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Our section/club mounts their rails directly to 2.5" pipe... makes for a very strong, non-flexing, system,... but using one of these plates on the backside of a rail might be a problem.
 

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We use two 8' sections joined with 4 or 5 unistrut buttons on the backside as a 1515 adapter for our unistrut trail launcher. You might want to put a small bevel on the front edge of the upper rail. Just so there's nothing for the button to grab/gouge on as it passes from one length to the other.
 
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