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Old 08-02-2010, 03:27 PM   #1
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do most builders do floor then roof before doing sides? or do they do floor, walls then roof? what about putting thin plywood on before outer skin? would it keep walls straighter?
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:00 AM   #2
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On mine they did the floor 1st, then ceiling plywood then the interior plywood. that way all the outlets can be wired and insualtion installed. On mine they stpled the insulation to the interior plywood sheeting every 2 or 3" to keep the insulation from pushing out against the alum skin causing it to bow out.

Donnie Barnes took a lot of pictures of his build. if a picture is worth a 1000 words, his pictures are worth millions!

Transport designs built Donnie's truck;

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good luck, we need more pictures of your build too!

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Old 08-04-2010, 10:02 AM   #3
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I would suggest looking/searching for posts by "geofkaye"
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:25 PM   #4
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or you can call me at 888.513.5393....geofkaye AND THE RIVERCITY GROUP....ILL CALL YOU BACK ASAP.....
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...i'll try again to type...1-888-513-5293....need glasses/or larger keys......geofkaye
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:20 PM   #6
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just making sure i'm being clear. i'm talking about framing 2" steel tubing not inner and outer walls.
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:41 PM   #7
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...EXACTLY...16" ON CENTER-ROOF AND SIDES.....TIGHT FRAME AROUND WINDOWS AND DOORS(1/4"GAP).....BRACING IN LATERAL CORNERS FOR SIDE TO SIDE SWAYING ISSUE......USE FOAM FOR INSULATION-SPRAY FOAM INSULATION AND GOOD INTERIOR VAPOR BARRIER AND PLYWOOD PANELING....I'D SUGGEST 3/8 GOOD ONE SIDE...AND IF FOR THE LONG TERM COAT WITH ENAMEL BEFORE AND AFTER PLACEMENT....geofkaye and the RIVERCITY GIRLZ.......or with out spary foam -use polysiocynate sheets called "R-MAX" glue in place to provent air movemant....this way you can use electric for heat/ cool and not an excessively large unite to do the job....remember the air to air ventulation uniet form BAL......its your money
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blizzardND are the pictures of your motorhome? if not do you know who's it is?
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The pictures of Donnie Barne's Truck were taken at Transport Designs shop. Donnie is a regular on the Escappees Forum HDT sub-forum. My project photos are chronicled on the Escapees MDT sub-forum.

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RumRunner Build

I may get around to upating it soon!
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Volvoman,
I to am building my box with 2" tubing. I built the floor first and then the roof. Floor is 2X4 11ga outside with 2X3 11ga floor joist,roof is 2X3 14 ga outer with 2X2 14ga roof stringers. After the floor was completed I framed and tacked together the roof framework with it clamped to the floor framework.Make sure the floor framework is perfectly level. I then picked up the roof framing with a overhead hoist and tacked in the four corners after temp bracing everything with angle iron and C-clamps.I then installed the remaining wall studs.Surprised me,it was within 1/16th inch square after it was all welded up.Welding heat will really pull them out of square if not properly braced. I would post pictures on here but I have been unsucessfull on three other trys. If you send me your email address I will gladly send you the pic's. The box is currently sitting on the truck for a mock-up to make sure everything will fit as it should.
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