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Does anyone have a good location where us new people can find a single source for RV construction methods?

I've read a few articles and watched some videos by various RV builders. I know that in the end one has to decide for themselves what is important. I was hoping to find a trusted source that compares the pros and cons of each method.


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OK, I'm ready [image]


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ScottG wrote:

OK, I'm ready [image]


Think the topic is to much? Maybe I should have just asked for a general list of what components or methods to study up on.

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mds1 wrote:

ScottG wrote:

OK, I'm ready [image]


Think the topic is to much? Maybe I should have just asked for a general list of what components or methods to study up on.


Nah this is perfect. (I'm just trying to goad some of my friends here.)
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Nah this is perfect. (I'm just trying to goad some of my friends here.)
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Hey Scott, At least you have some friends....[emoticon]


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ScottG wrote:

OK, I'm ready [image]

Finally found the perfect emoticon,.......and this is the best post you could find? [emoticon]


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I've found no single reference, and visiting five different manufacturers was enough to teach me that there are at least five different approaches to construction.


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You may wish to include the 'Plant Tour' at the Rexhall web site:
www.rexhall.com
Rexhall Motorhomes
Note the all welded steel unibody construction. This is the main reason I selected Rexhall - seems to me (a non-engineer) to be a better choice than wood and thin aluminum framework for the base of a motorhome.


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Well........ personally I would prefer one built like a tank

light as a feather

and cheap as a cup of coffee

there ........does that cover it.....[emoticon]


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The best way to see differences is to go to plant tours. You'll see that some are stapled together and the other extreme is fine craftsmanship. A good base is to go to dealers and look at how the drawers are constructed and if the cabinets are wood or paper look-alike. Good luck!


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