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Old 06-26-2013, 10:53 PM   #1
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Help with RV build terminology

Comparing a few Park or Destination Models and some terminology I don't understand which makes it hard to compare models.
1. What is a Cambered Chassis?
2. Tongue and groove vs. 1 piece floor decking? Implication?
3. 5" vs. 4.5" Truss Roof Rafters...What are truss roof rafters?
4. Bowed or crowned or radius truss roof rafters? On top of it.
5. Extruded I beam frame.
6. How far apart should floor and wall joists/studs be ideally?
7. Rack and Pinion slide vs. hydraulic slide

well that's a start as i sift through brochures.

Thank you for clarification.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:58 PM   #2
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Comparing a few Park or Destination Models and some terminology I don't understand which makes it hard to compare models.
1. What is a Cambered Chassis?
2. Tongue and groove vs. 1 piece floor decking? Implication?
3. 5" vs. 4.5" Truss Roof Rafters...What are truss roof rafters?
4. Bowed or crowned or radius truss roof rafters? On top of it.
5. Extruded I beam frame.
6. How far apart should floor and wall joists/studs be ideally?
7. Rack and Pinion slide vs. hydraulic slide

well that's a start as i sift through brochures.

Thank you for clarification.
#1-not for sure but guess that axles are cambered so that wheels will be perfectly vertical under load.
#2 one piece is just that. The tongue and groove is where sheets of plywood mesh like sticking 2 forks teeth inside each other.
#3 how tall the truss is- its what supports your ceiling and roof
#4 dont know, seem like synonyms to me
#5 I dont know if your talking the chassis frame or wall/ floor or roof structure, so I wont guess.
#6 homes are on 16" ideally, rvs I couldnt say for sure.
#7 rack and. Pinion is a motor that has a gear that turns on teeth that are on a track basically, hydraulics have a pump and rams with lines Inbetween with fluid in them.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:23 PM   #3
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Thank you. I appreciate your help in narrowing down these concepts.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:59 PM   #4
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You are quite welcome! Sorry I couldnt answer more.
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#4. Bowed, crowned or radius truss roof rafters means the roof is curved as opposed to being flat so water will flow off to the sides easier and not pool up.
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