I'll start my own thread next update and link back to this one if people are looking for some background.Yeah you guys should have the mods separate this discussion. I enjoy it but always hope for an update on the original build when I see the thread has new content.
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Yeah this is the beginning of a new build. I too enjoy seeing the process as it relates to this build, but it is different. Whether all the content is moved or not is fine with me. I'll leave it to the moderator.It is really up to the OP given it is his thread. But if you do break off I suggest having the mods move all the related posts. That will give a much cleaner result for this thread and the new thread. It is easy for them to do.
By the way, I liked the last video. That panel was pretty strong. Looked plenty good enough to build a camper with an exoskeleton.
I don't think rigidity is the issue. You need something that cures without air or moisture, since there won't be any inside the panel, and it needs to stick well to the foam, without melting it. I don't think the adhesive needs to be very strong, because the XPS is the weak link. And XPS isn't easy to bond to because it's closed cell plastic and the cells are super tiny. Epoxy works ok. Roughening or texturing the foam seems to help.Apologies if this has already been addressed, but is there a reason people are using epoxy and not FRP adhesive like Liquid Nails for the panel creation? Is it to create extra rigidity? Curious if you need that rigidity if you build and exo-skeleton?
terra ops, are you planning to be in Virginia in October for Expo East? I'd like to see your camper up close. I have RAM 3500 cab chassis Id like to build something similar on using your techniques.Yeah this is the beginning of a new build. I too enjoy seeing the process as it relates to this build, but it is different. Whether all the content is moved or not is fine with me. I'll leave it to the moderator.
The main point of my build was to show how panels could be made at home. In regards to the last video, you can see how the epoxy bond makes a rigid strong panel out of materials that otherwise wouldn't be. My cabover floor is 60" x 80". All four sides supported by 2" resting on the aluminum angle. There is no flex when lying here.