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Old 11-26-2011, 08:56 PM   #1
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Wall Replacement?

I am curious about what others have done in replacing their interior aluminum walls. I have seen some beautiful trailers with solid wood paneling. For those that have paneling in their trailers...did you remove the aluminum wall paneling and replace with wood paneling...or lay the wood over the aluminum?

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Old 11-26-2011, 09:11 PM   #2
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The aluminum wall adds strength to the trailer so I would leave it and cover it.
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:16 PM   #3
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It would definitely be easier to seam the wood paneling if the aluminum is there.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:51 PM   #4
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This is something we have considered doing in our Argosy as well. Some sort of paneling or wainscoting. I would imagine the aluminum beneath would give more strength and more surface to fasten to.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:30 PM   #5
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Are we talking about the interior walls that are aluminum or the dividing walls between the different areas? The dividing walls in my Argosy are the vinyl covered wood type.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:53 PM   #6
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We're talking about the side walls...not dividing walls. I have removed dividing walls to open up our trailer with no adverse effect. My original question pertained to interior skin. Just wondering for those with wood paneling whether they removed or left interior skin on.

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.032" interior skin is structural - mandatory to keep - provides stiffening.

I've daydreamed about western red cedar planks as wainscoting under a nice teak chair rail - pick through a couple or three pallets full of fence panels to get the rich dark tones and knot-free heart wood of old-growth trees. WRC is very lightweight once it dries, its shipped wet so it won't split installing with nails and then shrinks as it dries, adding strength to the structure. A surface planer to knock off the rough sawn surface.. hmnn.... a perfect kindling installation for a deluxe trailer fire starter?
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.032" interior skin is structural - mandatory to keep - provides stiffening.

I've daydreamed about western red cedar planks as wainscoting under a nice teak chair rail - pick through a couple or three pallets full of fence panels to get the rich dark tones and knot-free heart wood of old-growth trees. WRC is very lightweight once it dries, its shipped wet so it won't split installing with nails and then shrinks as it dries, adding strength to the structure. A surface planer to knock off the rough sawn surface.. hmnn.... a perfect kindling installation for a deluxe trailer fire starter?
You could consider veneer for the walls. Very lightweight. See Paper-Backed Cedar Veneer Western Red 4' x 8' - VeneerSupplies.com for their Western Red Cedar veneer.
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Another source, architectural grade flexible veneers:
Flexible Materials - Manufacturer of wood veneer products
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