Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-28-2015, 10:53 AM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
1968 24' Tradewind
Carlsbad , California
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 51
How much tension on frame/shell?

I have lowered the shell back onto my frame after replacing the flooring and floor channel. My issue is that when I set the shell in place I have about an inch gap at the rear-left corner. I can lift up on the bumper and close the gap.

My questions are, is this normal? How much "flex" is there in the shell? Should I lift the shell back off and have the frame "straightened" at a body shop?

My concern is that the shell may buckle, or rivets may shear under load. Any input is greatly appreciated.
__________________

__________________
shilgemann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2015, 09:12 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Mixter's Avatar
 
1976 27' Overlander
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 796
Normal. Contrary to the common misconception that the frame holds up the shell.... The Shell actually holds up the frame. you may have to jack up several areas of the frame to get it back to level all the way around. There will be lots of flex.

Good luck!
__________________
Mixter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Day/night shade tension adjustments? cwf General Interior Topics 3 03-15-2013 09:39 AM
Sufficient Sway Bar Tension? Frank&Mike Hitches, Couplers & Balls 7 10-29-2012 05:37 AM
How much frame rust is too much? Toasty's Dad Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 38 06-24-2012 09:55 AM
Tension on Zip Dee? bwaysteve Awnings 3 06-19-2010 01:57 PM
Throttle tension & Cruise control Chaplain Kent Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 10 07-14-2005 10:01 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.