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Old 05-06-2016, 09:43 AM   #1
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A frame set up in garage?

I am a new owner of an A122s camper. I keep it in my garage and I knew ahead of time that I would not be able to set it up in the garage. However it would be great if I could. It got me thinking that because I have open roof trusses in the garage would it be possible to modify the trusses to allow the camper roof to open (setup) between the trusses.

Has anyone modified their garage roof trusses to allow an Aframe to be setup? Thanks!
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Old 05-09-2016, 05:32 PM   #2
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I did, but I am no structural engineer. Have no idea if it will pass inspection if I ever sell. I did have a new roof put on last summer and no one fell threw, so I got that going for me!
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Old 05-10-2016, 10:55 AM   #3
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Thanks biscuit72. Could you explain what you did? Do you have any pictures?
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Old 07-04-2016, 07:49 AM   #4
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I would not recommend trying to modify your trusses. They are engineered so that we weight of the roof is transferred to the exterior walls. By cutting any member of the truss, you will be compromising the strength of the entire structure. It would probably be a good idea to consult an architect.
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Old 07-04-2016, 02:50 PM   #5
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I would not recommend trying to modify your trusses.

That is certainly how I feel. There are mods that just aren't worth the risk. At least with wood one would probably get some sagging of the trusses and rippling in the roof before completely it gave way. So the attentive owner would have a short time to shore it before it collapsed.
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