Wall Attachment Advice/Input

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Wall Attachment Advice/Input

Postby JackieK » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:53 pm

So I need a little advice on attaching my walls to frame. First of all my frame is made from angle iron 3"x4" and I really didn't see any info on the forum for attaching walls to this kind of frame. After thinking about it for a while I came up with this...

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Hopefully you can get the idea from this simple diagram...
Just wanted to get a second opinion or see if there was any concerns I was overlooking...
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Re: Wall Attachment Advice/Input

Postby Woodbutcher » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:28 pm

What you are planning will work, but it will be heavy. You don't say what your sides will be, just wood or skinned with aluminum, or something else. I built my first TD like you. It was heavy. My second TD has only a 1/2" floor and no insulation in the floor or walls. I do have several metal cross supports in the frame to support the wood floor. This cut the weight way down. If you don't camp in real cold weather I don't think insulation, especially in the floor is needed. Others will differ.
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Re: Wall Attachment Advice/Input

Postby edgeau » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:22 pm

On the outside of your carriage bolts use nice wide washers and put some sealant all around the side of the washer that contacts the wood.

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