Should the frame be covered by the sidewalls?

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Should the frame be covered by the sidewalls?

Yes, it looks more attractive that way. I'll make the chassis narrower!
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No, I'm a beginner. I can barely cut wood, much less steel. Keep it simple!
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Postby bledsoe3 » Sat Jul 14, 2007 9:27 pm

Mark72 wrote:
Anonymous wrote:I say if you are building an insulated wall, place the studwall on the deck and let the outer wall skirt the frame.


That is how I built mine. However I am also installing a strip of diamond pattern embossed rock guard along the bottom to cover the carriage bolt heads.

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I did mine this way too. In this picture the inner skin is not on yet. It was cut flush with the bottom of the 1"X 3". The 1"X3" sits on top of the floor to support the weight. The wood bellow the 1"X3" covers the frame.
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Also, all the screws were removed before the inner skin was installed. They were just used to hold the wood until the glue dried.
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Postby SaGR » Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:43 pm

bledsoe3 wrote:Also, all the screws were removed before the inner skin was installed. They were just used to hold the wood until the glue dried.


Which glue? Seems like you have a lot of faith in the glue :D
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Postby bledsoe3 » Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:42 am

I used Titebond II. Plus I placed a spar right on the deck in the front which is screwed through the wall and the bulkhead sits on the deck too. It's screwed through the walls also.
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Postby SaGR » Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:23 pm

Extra strength :D
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Postby jdarkoregon » Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:32 pm

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Postby Sam I am » Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:52 pm

I have a 3" wide band of 1/4" plywood trim going around the perimeter of the sides of my tear. My plan was to make the trim wider at the bottom so it would overlap and cover up the frame. Then I realized that the frame has bolt heads sticking out the sides that would hit the trim, so I just stopped the trim pieces at the frame. The frame is showing, but it doesn't look too bad, I think. If you have a welded frame with no bolt heads protruding, you could probably cover it with a trim piece.
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Postby SaGR » Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:19 pm

jdarkoregon wrote:Frames are Ugly!


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Re: Should the frame be covered by the sidewalls?

Postby jandbsteardrop » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:32 am

So just to clarify, we can build our walls on top of the frame, flush, and then run the filon over the frame? So essentially the filon would be covering the wood walls and the gap/seam between the wall sitting on the frame and the frame? Thanks.
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Re: Should the frame be covered by the sidewalls?

Postby mikeschn » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:58 am

jandbsteardrop wrote:So just to clarify, we can build our walls on top of the frame, flush, and then run the filon over the frame? So essentially the filon would be covering the wood walls and the gap/seam between the wall sitting on the frame and the frame? Thanks.


Yes, you could do that also! You could also do that with aluminum instead of Filon!

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Re: Should the frame be covered by the sidewalls?

Postby jandbsteardrop » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:37 pm

mikeschn wrote:
jandbsteardrop wrote:So just to clarify, we can build our walls on top of the frame, flush, and then run the filon over the frame? So essentially the filon would be covering the wood walls and the gap/seam between the wall sitting on the frame and the frame? Thanks.


Yes, you could do that also! You could also do that with aluminum instead of Filon!

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Thanks Mike. We are probably going the filon route as our trailer is wider than 5 feet and I can't seem to locate 6' wide aluminum for the top. Good to know that we can run the filon directly over the steel frame. Thank you.
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Re: Should the frame be covered by the sidewalls?

Postby len19070 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:24 pm

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Re: Should the frame be covered by the sidewalls?

Postby crumbruiser » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:42 pm

Len, That's very sharp! :thumbsup:
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Re: Should the frame be covered by the sidewalls?

Postby len19070 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:19 am

crumbruiser wrote:Len, That's very sharp!
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Re: Should the frame be covered by the sidewalls?

Postby Mdrinnon » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:56 am

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Re: Should the frame be covered by the sidewalls?

Postby Wolffarmer » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:05 pm

To me covering the frame adds weight and complexity to something I probably will never sell. My frame will be inboard a bit and painted black to hide it. To me seems the most practical and KISS solution.

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