Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-15-2020, 09:01 AM   #1
New Member
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 4
Year: 1998
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: 79307
Engine: Cummins diesel
Rated Cap: 44
Installing shelving on the original metal siding/wall or remove it first?

Hey all,
We are planning to install some sturdy shelving in our kitchen area that will hold a 5-gallon jug of water to gravity feed the sink. We are wondering if anyone has advice on whether removing the original metal siding or leaving it is better. We've had a hard time screwing into the steel ribs of the bus through the metal, even using an impact driver with wood to metal self tapping screws.

Please share pics of what you've done to give us ideas! Thanks in advance.

tuckeroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2020, 12:43 PM   #2
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,302
Year: None
Coachwork: None
Chassis: None
Engine: None
Rated Cap: None
It depends on how you plan to use your bus, the results you desire and what you're willing to do.

Personally, for full-timing in colder climates, I would remove the inner wall skin, weld appropriate-style brackets to the body ribs, insulate well, then replace the original metal wall skin with something a bit more warmth of appearance, cutting it to clear the brackets.
CHEESE_WAGON is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:11 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.