Walls

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Walls

Postby jasonj » Fri May 17, 2024 1:30 pm

Hello

I am building a Vardo style microcamper, primarily for summer travel. I have a question about walls.
The siding, sheathing and interior wall are most likely a 1/2" thick or less piece of plywood.
I want to keep the weight down, so is this too many things? am I overdoing it?

Thank You for your support.

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Re: Walls

Postby tony.latham » Fri May 17, 2024 10:57 pm

The siding, sheathing and interior wall are most likely a 1/2" thick or less piece of plywood.


Yes, you're overdoing it. Here is how I build teardrop walls.

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The skeleton is 3/4" ply with most of it removed and the voids filled with foam board. Speaking of which, Tyvek is for houses, not campers--it'll preclude gluing. You want to glue the sheathing to the framework, and foam board should be used for insulation--not glass batting. You want the walls sealed inside and out.

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Re: Walls

Postby jasonj » Sat May 18, 2024 12:05 am

Thanks Tony
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