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Old 12-31-2012, 08:57 PM   #1
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What were the AS engineers thinking?

When they lapped the interior aluminum sheets in the shower the wrong way so the water runs into the insulation. Kind of like shingling a roof backwards so the water runs under all of shingles instead of over them. They also did this with the belly pan on my Argosy. Also they didn't put any bracing under a large area of the bathroom floor. So it became warped and springy. I'm sure the rest of you have a few "What were they thinking's" to add to this..... so pile them on.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:18 PM   #2
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Simple. Don't put non marine grade waterproof particle board (or any non marine grade plywood) in any airstream.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:29 PM   #3
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When they lapped the interior aluminum sheets in the shower the wrong way so the water runs into the insulation. Kind of like shingling a roof backwards so the water runs under all of shingles instead of over them. They also did this with the belly pan on my Argosy. Also they didn't put any bracing under a large area of the bathroom floor. So it became warped and springy. I'm sure the rest of you have a few "What were they thinking's" to add to this..... so pile them on.
The correct over lapping has always been followed by Airstream and Argosy production, in the interior.

Perhaps a previous owner took some things apart.

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Old 12-31-2012, 11:32 PM   #4
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The correct over lapping has always been followed by Airstream and Argosy production, in the interior.

Perhaps a previous owner took some things apart.

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Not likely, even the vinyl on the aluminum is trimmed off at an angle and the factory rivets were all in place on the top piece. It all looked factory and un molested.
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I'm guessing they were in a hurry on the production floor. The engineers designed it correctly, but the new guy screwed it up on installation, and the inspector just told them to put extra caulk on it and let the dealer fix it when it was brought in under warranty.
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The correct over lapping has always been followed by Airstream and Argosy production, in the interior.

Perhaps a previous owner took some things apart.

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My 73 Argosy has the interior skin overlapped the wrong way also. The interior skin has never been touched. On my to-do list is to adequately seal those seams before we use the shower.
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