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Gman101
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Stud materials

Post by Gman101 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:45 pm

I'm new to this forum, was wondering if I could get some feedback on using metal c-channel studs verses wood? I have, what's left of, an old Shasta camper most of the siding, windows and door. Oh and the trailer and axle. I was thinking it might be easier to cut, bend and rivet, screw or weld but I don't know about structural specs. Please advise. Thanks so much. :(

slug
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Re: Stud materials

Post by slug » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:02 am

When I built my modified dodge camper van (listed previously on this site...check it out ), I used 16 guage 3/4 x 1 x 3/4 inch channel for the side framework welded. I sheeted with 20 guage sheet metal. It allowed 1 inch for insulation, but the steel siding added a lot of weight.

Doug

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