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Old 09-26-2006, 05:38 PM   #29
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One thing you all have discovered, RV's gain weight with age!

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Old 09-26-2006, 09:51 PM   #30
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One thing you all have discovered, RV's gain weight with age!

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Hi, I think that goes for people too. Well, I know I'm up a bit too!

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Wouldn't this make the trailer heavy on one side?

Hi, only if those are real bricks?

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Old 09-26-2006, 10:15 PM   #32
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Seriously

The weight of all the material I removed from the interior of the Argy (the original cabinets/walls/gaucho) is surprisingly light. I've filled a utility trailer full with the panels and it's a big pile, but not very heavy. In the process of taking the walls apart, I've found out that they are incredibly strong. I now know that the interior skin of the Argy is aluminum so the rivets that hold in the C-channels and upper cabinets make for a strong connection. I'll take these lessons from Airstream during my rebuild, but I fear that my experience more on the house building side will result in a heavier coach.

What's the experience out there by those who have rebuilt? Does the final trailer feel heavier? I see a lot of hardwood floating floor finishes that must weigh a bit, especially in light (no pun intended) of the comments made above about attempts to lighten up the coach with holes and thinner members even.

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The original asbestoes tile was not light. Compared to todays flooring it may be a toss up.

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Laminate floors and hardwood floors are heavier than the original tile floors and the new sheet vinyl (and real linoleum) and carpets. Unless you get into something really exotic like a rubberized floor, you should be lighter than the VAC tile floors or aforementioned laminates and hardwoods.
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