Originally Posted by sidney
I'm looking for more detailed information regarding the construction methods of the Columbus 5th wheels.
Is it similar to the Cedar Creek 16" OC aluminum stud method? Or is it a solid laminate within the aluminum frame?
Are cut away photos available detailing the construction?
The Palomino web site is rather vague:
100" Wide Body
All Welded Aluminum Frame
5-Sided Lamination plus Front Cap
6" Radius Roof w/ Laminated Block Foam
6' 6" Height (Living area slides)
(5) Heat Ducts Out of Traffic Areas
Snap-in Ceiling Molding -
No Staples or Tape
12-Volt Heat Pads on All Holding Tanks
Laminated Floor w/ Astro-Foil Insulation
R-32 Floor Insulation
R-30 Roof Insulation
R-9 Sidewall Insulation
Actually, your description above, covers it....."5-Sided Lamination plus Front Cap" is exactly what it is. Roof, floor, rear wall, and both sidewalls are laminated. That means welded aluminum framing, rigid foam insulation, and interior panels are bonded as one piece.
The Cedar Creek uses 16" on center aluminum studs and hung fiberglass and interior panels. Also batted insulation, which can compact over time.