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Old 01-07-2014, 06:06 PM   #641
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The ribs on my bus are reversed so it looks like the rivets will go into the pipe,I found steel fencepost shaped like the ribs & will fit right over top of the bus ribs, you could use that as filler
The rivets are far enough apart, they would not hit the tubing. I was told by some smarter than I that the tubing is stronger than the u-channel. I bet the fence post is strong also. I used enough on our horse farm.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:10 PM   #642
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Re: The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER

Loath though I am to ever agree with anyone his method is without a doubt the best way to go. Yes, tubing is strong and properly welded will produce a strong support-- but it does leave some un-supported areas where the skin attaches which diminishes the strength of the box formed by the original design. While tubing is strong, in this application its use discounts the sheer strength afforded by the box which includes the skin No roll overs. no "T" bones no problem. Don't ya just hate it? More stuff to think about.
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Sorry you took nat's and my view as negative comment on your project and while I'll stand on my statement I will say that I enjoy following your progress and admire the fact that you, at least are actually doing something which is way more than a lot of us can say. Anyway without actual crash testing none of us knows for sure what actually works.
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Old 01-08-2014, 01:11 AM   #644
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It's a bit late to re-think this now, isn't it? It looks plenty sturdy to me. I'd rather roll in wm's bus than in a winnebago!

But for real don't roll it.
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:19 AM   #645
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Thanks everyone, I just wanted to point out that there are many ways to do things. There is always a better way, but sometimes we have to balance how we do things too.

I don't want people to not try something because they feel it might not be good enough.
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:52 AM   #646
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It's a bit late to re-think this now, isn't it? It looks plenty sturdy to me. I'd rather roll in wm's bus than in a winnebago!

But for real don't roll it.
I'm glad my bus is a step above a winnebago
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It's a bit late to re-think this now, isn't it? It looks plenty sturdy to me. I'd rather roll in wm's bus than in a winnebago!

But for real don't roll it.
I'm glad my bus is a step above a winnebago


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Definitely a step above a Winnebago, lol... Yup, always something you could have done different. Your bus has me wishing I had removed all interior sheeting and insulation and either sprayed foam or installed foam like yours, with the reflective coating, but oh well. Lesson learned for my next one Glad you made it back in one piece with no major issues. Sounded like a perfect shake-down run.
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Definitely a step above a Winnebago, lol... Yup, always something you could have done different. Your bus has me wishing I had removed all interior sheeting and insulation and either sprayed foam or installed foam like yours, with the reflective coating, but oh well. Lesson learned for my next one Glad you made it back in one piece with no major issues. Sounded like a perfect shake-down run.
It was a fun shake down run. I have 2" of the foam board, but now leaning back to spray foam the last 1" over, to really seal it up. I was supprised how well the 2" did even not getting the whole bus done.
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And with no thermal mass to store heat! Another inch of spray foam would be awesome, because then you would have a thermal break at the ribs (I'm assuming...).
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