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 04-17-2018, 08:48 AM   #41
Bus Geek
Tango's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 8,462
Year: 1946
Coachwork: Chevrolet/Wayne
Chassis: 1- 1/2 ton
Engine: Cummins 4BT
Rated Cap: 15
One non-scientific rule of thumb is that frame welding is "probably OK" as long as it is NOT between the axles.

Tango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 09:50 AM   #42
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 21
If the welding is done right, good but not over penetration and no massive long welds, which should allow the frame to have a little flex, it should be fine.
Back when I was a younger man, in the north east, they made cars and trucks with real frames, not the newer unibodies. If the frame got damaged, you could get a "state certified" welder to repair it. I've seen some ugly repairs, but they held up fine.

OK, my opinion is over.
crashmonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 11:04 AM   #43
Bus Geek
ol trunt's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: So Cal
Posts: 3,168
Year: 1935
Coachwork: Superior
Chassis: Chevy
Engine: 317 ci/tid / Isuzu
An aspect of this frame welding business has been overlooked. While it is agreeable to weld mild steel frames (given competent welding), welding high alloy steel frames is not recommended as the heat cooks out the alloy mix and leads to early stress fatigue. To be on the safe side consult the mfg of your rig and follow their advice. As a tutorial, the site (and others) will provide a whole lot of interesting info regarding frame modification.
ol trunt 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 09:34 PM.

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