Question on Benroy plans

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Question on Benroy plans

Postby Zeke » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:34 pm

Ok I have down loaded the entire Benroy plan and I have read them more than once. Could someone please explain (page 15) the floor should have an overhang of 1/4' on each side of the framed floor.
Why? Need help,please!
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Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:43 am

After looking over the plans, it looks like this was done just so the walls will fit easily on the outside of the trailer floor, hiding the frame. The 1/4" probably allows for tolerance when you cut 2" off of the frame cross members.

When I assembled my 4x8 frame, it actually measured 48 1/2" on the outside, and I had to re-cut some pieces that I had already cut to 48". It seems the Generic Benroy plans take into account this situation.

Maybe Mike or Kerry can chime in...

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Postby mikeschn » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:16 pm

That's exactly right. Since the chassis width has a rather generous tolerance, I added some play in the width of the floor, so that you wouldn't end up with a gap between the floor and the wall.

Feel free to make your floor exactly as wide as the chassis if you want.

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Postby Zeke » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:37 pm

I'm glad to get that straighten out.
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