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Old 01-23-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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Structural walls

Is the partition wall btwn living space and bath in a 64 safari structural in any way? I am wondering if it helps support the weight of the ac.
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Someone will correct me if I am wrong, and I'm no expert on the vintage units, but I believe all ASes could be one big room if you want. All interior partition walls are just that...partitions.

Unlike square boxes, a monocoque design shell is self supporting to twists as well as vertical loads.
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Someone will correct me if I am wrong, and I'm no expert on the vintage units, but I believe all ASes could be one big room if you want. All interior partition walls are just that...partitions.

Unlike square boxes, a monocoque design shell is self supporting to twists as well as vertical loads.
No correction necessary, as your absolutely correct.

The strength is in the shell.

That's what "monocoque" means.

However, Airstream calls the shell semi-monocoque, because it has a flat bottom.

OK guys, be nice.

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Thanks guys! Great info.

Long live monocoque!
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:21 PM   #5
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No correction necessary, as your absolutely correct.

The strength is in the shell.

That's what "monocoque" means.

However, Airstream calls the shell semi-monocoque, because it has a flat bottom.

OK guys, be nice.

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He is using the correct terminology not erect teminology.

Monocoque - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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