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Old 08-22-2010, 07:12 PM   #1
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Aluminum beams

I am considering purchasing a Surveyor RV. I have heard that the
Aluminum beams sweat in cold weather. Just wondering if this is still
the case or has this problem been corrected?
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:17 PM   #2
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sxd134,
It's the "franks" you have to worry about, not the beans! Sorry , I couldn't resist the corny joke.
I assume you meant beams, not beans?!?
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I was going to say "huh ??" to the orginal post....didn't understand. But beams make sense.

No problem here with the aluminum wall supports sweating.
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I have never had this problem with our motorhomes, they all use aluminum framing.
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On our third Aluminum framed trailer and no sweating.
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:32 PM   #6
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sxd134,
It's the "franks" you have to worry about, not the beans! Sorry , I couldn't resist the corny joke.
I assume you meant beams, not beans?!?
No sweating but they may out gas a little after the beans.
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Our beams don't sweat but I do sometimes . . . sure glad we have a shower.
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Our beams don't sweat but I do sometimes . . . sure glad we have a shower.
I'm glad you have a shower too, wheew!
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Our beams don't sweat but I do sometimes . . . sure glad we have a shower.


Use the show outside.
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I am considering purchasing a Surveyor RV. I have heard that the
Aluminum beams sweat in cold weather. Just wondering if this is still
the case or has this problem been corrected?
Yes, you are quite right. The rear most corner in my slide will have condensation on it when we camp in below freezing conditions. You can feel the "water" on the wall on the inside. Very minor, but it is there. I likely would have never noticed but the layout with the bed so close the the exterior walls allow me to touch the outside corners while in bed. I actually came across this accidentally. I'm also sure that most or all aluminum framed trailers will do this. It is thermal bridging, with no insulation between the aluminum on the outside and the warm air on the inside the sweating will happen!
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