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Old 05-18-2017, 11:10 AM   #1
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Looking for 5" C channel

Anyone know of possibly a place online that carries the same thickness c channel that was used on the frames? Mine is a 72 and I only need about 6ft to replace where the toilet rusted out the frame in the rear and up front where the door leaked. Each place around where I live only carries structural steel, so the heavy duty thick stuff. Any advice would help.

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Old 05-18-2017, 11:24 AM   #2
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Find a local metal fabrication shop that can bend sheet metal. That's how they are originally constructed. I had replacement frame rails made this way. I can look at my notes later to get you the proper thickness.

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Old 05-18-2017, 12:18 PM   #3
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Out of Doors mart carries C channel:
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:13 PM   #4
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I just used 5x2 tube that has the exact same profile.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:30 AM   #5
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I welded two angle iron pieces together to match the size I used1/8" stock.
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:25 AM   #6
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I believe the nomenclature for that channel is C5x6.7. Might make it easier to track down that way.

Its a camper, therefore it leaks.
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:37 AM   #7
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I had a local fab shop make the misc things that I needed for my frame. They were happy to do it and it was pretty cheap in the end.

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