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#1 OFFLINE   sweeney153

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 06:08 PM

 I was looking at this picture and I don't see what holds the overhang up.

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 02:26 PM



 I was looking at this picture and I don't see what holds the overhang up.

 

Funny you should mention that. . .

I made this post just the other day:

 

http://www.truckcamp...ruck/?p=2982332

 

Just sayin' :fing32:

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 05:24 PM

The overhanging portion is attached to the rest of the camper. It's part of the camper. The rest of the camper holds it up. 

While I haven't seen the internal framing of a camper I suspect the side walls are built like a truss from front to back. That's the way I'd do it anyway. The front part of the truss just cantilevers out a ways.



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 07:33 PM

Mechanical Engineering. The upper rail is in tension and the lower rail is in compression. Triangulation keeps them in position. Wall plates contribute to the structural integrity of the frame, much like dry wall in a house. This artistic picture is not meant to present the totality of the structural design.

 

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 08:11 PM

Do not know the camper,but s&s campers had 3/4" laminated wood sides,all the way forward,and then a 3/4 x 4" plank under the windows,and then metal straps,underneath,that drew up to the 4" to tie in,a multilayer system.


Edited by bbmt, 25 May 2017 - 08:13 PM.





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