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Old 02-11-2016, 07:22 AM   #1
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Interior walls

I am wondering about the interior walls when we put up the new aluminum. My dad is helping me fix the walls and he suggested to put half aluminum up and then the other half, which will be covered by counters, fridge, etc. to leave exposed for future renovations or problems that occur. Meaning that top half new aluminum and bottom half insulation. Is this a common practice or something to avoid in general?

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Old 02-11-2016, 08:24 AM   #2
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The interior aluminum skins are part of the Airstream's structure. If you leave the lower ones off, you will have compromised the strength of the trailer's structure with potentially bad results. If this trailer is going to remain stationary all the time (e.g., a pool cabana) this may be OK. But if you plan to tow, this is a very bad idea.

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Old 02-23-2016, 11:45 AM   #3
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holes in interior walls

I'm remodeling 1987 airstream sovereign and wanted get some feedback on how to fill holes in the panels before I paint? Thanks
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If it's small - stick a rivet in it. If larger - rivet a patch over it to cover. Some have made interesting shapes if it's in a prominate spot...

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