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Old 08-06-2016, 08:57 PM   #101
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You mean 5 mm. ?
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Old 08-06-2016, 08:59 PM   #102
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You missed my point, adding 3/4" reinforcement to a 1/4" thick stock wall would give you 1" solid walls, I do not think the reinforcement is 3/4" but is 3/8" adding to the stock 1/4" thick walls.
Since when are the stock walls 1/4" thick? Charlie referred to 1/8 "skins", which would be the 1/8" plywood (popularly and improperly called "luan") on each side of a typical RV wall... with framing between them.

Someone must have a link to a suitable It's Friday photo showing the reinforcement...
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Old 08-06-2016, 09:02 PM   #103
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You mean 5 mm. ?
Right... like the 75 litre (or is it 90 litres... depending on whether the website spec of 20 gallons is US or Imperial) fresh water tank in a 17'?
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Old 08-06-2016, 11:21 PM   #104
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Sure, but this is a modification to standard construction, and only used in selected areas. The walls are designed to be hollow, and 1" total thickness of a hollow wall is reasonable.


Without the reinforcing panel, the 1/8" plywood panels are attached to 3/4" thick wood framing, right? Then 3/4" plywood would fill the void in the wall (in the area where it is installed), which makes sense.
Yes. The the reinforced wall is really just putting 3/4 " plywood in the voids roughly 2/3 of from the top.

It should be called 'filler' because that is all it is. The wall is the same thickness regardless.
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Old 08-06-2016, 11:48 PM   #105
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Yes. The the reinforced wall is really just putting 3/4 " plywood in the voids roughly 2/3 of from the top.

It should be called 'filler' because that is all it is. The wall is the same thickness regardless.
Hi Klem we were told ply was 3/8 in thick over the framing . And not to use screws over 1/2 which we haven't . When did they change putting ply in the voids ? Pat
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Old 08-07-2016, 08:18 AM   #106
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Well, I took one for the team and paged through all posts in the It's Friday - Classic thread looking for wall reinforcement photos. Didn't find much. In post number 2789 on page 279 the reinforcement looks like thin (3/8?) plywood mounted on the framing. Moving on to post number 2865 on page 287 the reinforcement looks like 3/4 inch plywood mounted between the framing members. Who knows? Not me.
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Well, I took one for the team and paged through all posts in the It's Friday - Classic thread looking for wall reinforcement photos. Didn't find much. In post number 2789 on page 279 the reinforcement looks like thin (3/8?) plywood mounted on the framing. Moving on to post number 2865 on page 287 the reinforcement looks like 3/4 inch plywood mounted between the framing members. Who knows? Not me.
Hi Stephen . The pictures on page 279 are what it looks like in our our walls .The ply on top of framing not covering the whole wall . Pat
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Here are a few pictures from when I had the fridge out. It was 3/4 from what I remember on the upper part of the wall.
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Old 09-14-2016, 08:10 PM   #111
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I just got an e-mail from ETI saying my trailer would be ready by the end of Sept.not Nov like we planned but that's GREAT . We are having it delivered to Chicago area so we will visit with friends I think they put ours through to catch the Sept delivery's .It is a big relief not having to drive through snow or real bad weather of Nov. We can take our time and see the changing of leaves and try to relax and enjoy our new RV .We are EXCITED

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Old 09-14-2016, 08:53 PM   #112
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You should see them last week if end of Sept is completion date. Takes 2-4 weeks to build one.
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Yes. The the reinforced wall is really just putting 3/4 " plywood in the voids roughly 2/3 of from the top.

It should be called 'filler' because that is all it is. The wall is the same thickness regardless.
agree with the term "filler" as it looks like in the pics as though it reinforces walls more horizontally and perpendicular to the outer veneer panel. A veneer applied to a solid piece of plywood extending floor to ceiling and perhaps replacing a lot of the internal sticks,staples, and glue would weigh more, but may not be an issue for the person wanting additional strength vertically and perhaps more rugged construction for a given wall. However its also possible that rigidity vertically floor to ceiling is not desirable in a bouncing trailer. Perhaps also the current stick,staples, veneer and glue wall construction is sufficiently rigid as a unit when all appliances, fiberglass bathroom liner, etc are installed in conjunction with the hollow walls.
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The filler seems to be a rectangular piece, doesn't follow the profile of the roof or wall. Use a magnet to follow the staples of the pretty wood to find out the size in your walls.
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