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Old 02-23-2014, 12:28 PM   #1
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Where do the manufacturers cut the weight with their ultralites? And for “fun” don’t answer, “at the factory”!

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Old 02-23-2014, 12:38 PM   #2
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Styro floors and Thin sheet metal Frames! Youroo!!
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I believe the frames are lighter weight. And I think smaller axles are used to allow for a lower GVWR.

But both are guesses.
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pre-school sized toilets...
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Odd,ours has the same size we had in Prison! Youroo!!
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materials and especially in the frame chassis.
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I suspect the day will come for aluminum frames filled with styrofoam to further the Ultralight cause!
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Odd,ours has the same size we had in Prison! Youroo!!
Those were some cold seats....
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:53 AM   #10
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The frames are smaller, therefor lighter. Frame work dinette and other storage is made from square aluminum tube. The cabinet frames are made from wood that is so light it almost floats in mid air. I do a lot of wood working and I have no idea what kind of wood it is. It also has very little holding power with fasteners. Cabinet doors are a light weight fiber board.

I can't complain much about my V-Lite. I've probably put 30,000 miles on it. The bad roads we all have to drive on have required me to make some creative repairs for cabinets and drawers. I know the frame is smaller especially behind the axles. I'm surprised FR hangs the spare tire on the bumper.
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