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Old 08-18-2008, 09:24 PM   #1
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frame layout for 18-footers

i want to put in a table stand (freestanding) for the dinette table in a 59' 18 footer. the bottom piece of the stand gets cut into the subfloor and falls in the center of the trailer width wise. question being: isnt there a framing member running through the center? i thought i saw a picture of someone with there leg off center, maybe to miss the frame or for another reason?

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Old 08-18-2008, 09:50 PM   #2
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There shouldn't be in a '59. The pide frame trailers are from the early years...they stopped around '50. Your frame would be a ladder frame much like our '56 Safari. The only chance you'd have of hitting the frame is to hit a 2" cross member - which would still be bad, but not as likely. It would look something like this:

It's located about 3-4 feet from the front. If your floor is still intact, you can locate it by the ribs where the sides straighten out or use a studfinder. You probably don't have a tank there (we added ours) so you should be good to go somewhere around three feet from the front.

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Old 08-18-2008, 11:06 PM   #3
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i guess the old knuckle knock self sound depth detector from the floor above or better yet from underneathe would help out. your picture helps tons. because when i was replacing the flooring i remember carriage bolts running side to side like the one in your photo around 3-4' back from the front.
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