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Old 02-21-2004, 09:16 AM   #1
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Towing without walls

Can an AS be towed a thousand miles without interior walls. I think this would be a major structural problem.
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Old 02-21-2004, 09:37 AM   #2
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Are you talking about inner skin, or divider walls?
Without divider walls would mean that most of the built in's would also be loose or gone. I don't think that's a problem, whatsoever.
Without the inner skin,the trailer would be structurally much weaker. I would not tow without the inner skin, definitely not 1000 miles.
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Inner skin is gone on the 68 Sov and the poor guy put it in the trash. Agree it's a bad idea, just thought I would put it out there for feedback.
The 56 Overlander ( dream machine ) has inner skin any noting else. This I think would be OK but would likly add some internal supporting braces. If only Washington was closer to Connecticut.
Know anyone in Washington who would like to make a few bucks checking out a trailer???
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Old 02-21-2004, 10:31 AM   #4
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Know anyone in Washington who would like to make a few bucks checking out a trailer???
Check out rluhr's VOLUNTEER INSPECTOR list.
There are several volunteers in Washington.

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Old 02-21-2004, 04:43 PM   #5
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I bet you can make it ok. If you are worried about it run a 2x4 down each wall about halfway up and 2 or 3 braces from that to the floor on the opposite side. The shell is still attached to the floor and frame so it should be pretty strong. The real strength in the shell is in the outer skin being buck riveted to the ribs. The inner skin and pop rivets are not nearly as strong.

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