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Posted: 07/11/18 08:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This shows our different parts.

The Top Wall Plate runs horizontally from the front to the back of the coach, and obviously the wall studs run vertically.



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Posted: 07/11/18 08:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here are the dimensions of the wall and roof.



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Posted: 07/11/18 08:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The blue arrows show where the top plate is welded to the top of the wall studs. These are welded on all 4 sides.



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Posted: 07/11/18 08:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And this is where the roof joist is welded to the top wall plate.

The green arrow on top, indicates 2 welds, one on each side, and is a horizontal weld.

The blue arrow is a horizontal weld, indicates 2 welds, and they are on each side of the roof joist.

The bottom green arrow is a horizontal weld and there is only 1 of them.

The roof joists are welded to the top wall rail directly over top of the wall studs. All in all, it makes for a very stiff structure.



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Posted: 07/11/18 08:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So, we are back to the original drawing. You can see the top of the roof joist is somewhat higher than the top wall rail. If I just applied plywood on top of the roof joists, there would be an air gap between the plywood and the top of the wall rail. Not a huge amount, but a little air gap.

So, perhaps you can use your imagination as to how to tie the roof coating into the sidewall coating so it doesn't leak.

You have to remember, the walls and roofs of your motor home are build in separate pieces, and then bolted/screwed together.

It is faster for the factory to do so, but this was welded into place as it was being built, one piece at a time.

This should be much stronger, but every technique has its different ways of being dealt with.



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Posted: 07/12/18 09:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Unfortunately, no update tonight. I had a computer service call to go to today, and when I got home, I had several customers call with problems that could not be fixed in 10 minutes. Nor an hour for that matter.

So, I spent most of my day on the phone, and using a remote control program to try and solve their problems. So, maybe, tomorrow I'll get something done.

After all this time, what's one more day? Lol.....

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Posted: 07/13/18 12:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Posted: 07/13/18 08:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As you can see, we have a receipt to be added to our money total. I spent $241.43 today on 12 pieces of 1" x 4' x 8' extruded polystyrene insulation. That would be the green Kingspan stuff at Lowes.

So, our former total of money spent was, $3461.31 and we add another $241.43 to it for a new grand total of $3702.74.

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Posted: 07/13/18 08:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is my stack of new insulation, minus two that I temporarily put on the roof.



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Posted: 07/13/18 08:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The first one I put lengthwise towards the rear of the coach. I put this one on top of the roof joists, and will wait for some full sunshine to see how this insulation performs. Tomorrow's high temps should be around 90 or so. Hopefully, I can get a good reading.



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