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Old 11-16-2015, 06:44 PM   #15
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Hmm that sounds expensive.... I mean, there is a point of me rerun as far as money goes.

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Old 11-16-2015, 06:47 PM   #16
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I don't want to spend as much as a coach or even a new airstream would cost. I don't mind walking from this with 16-20k into it total, because I believe I can get that out of it so long as I do the major things right and take care of it for the time that I have it. Would you all agree?

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Old 11-17-2015, 06:31 AM   #17
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It's all up to you! I still like the idea of an aluminum frame. I would expect it to last much longer. Have your friend run a cost comparison steel VS aluminum.
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Old 11-17-2015, 07:45 AM   #18
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I will bring this to my welders attention when he arrives. May as well do it right the first time!
Andy, often rust starts at the weld site. Have your welder spray all weldments, while they are still hot, with a good primer paint. This will help prevent the weld from pulling in moist air as it cools.
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Old 11-17-2015, 08:41 AM   #19
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Steel to Aluminum frame

It will also cause a small flash fire.....

If I were making a new frame I would use 2" X 5" rectangular tube for the rails and for some of the cross members, the balance in 2" X 4" channel.

It would be steel, and barring a bad accident it would last many decades.

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