Aluminum or wood framing for floors and roof

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wanderlost

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We are searching for a 5wh and are confused as to why wood is being used in some for the floor  and roof trusses. I can see that in the roof the wood is a better insulator than metal but in the floor is it not a potential problem (warp and rot)?

Thanks

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Chet18013

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wanderlost said:
We are searching for a 5wh and are confused as to why wood is being used in some for the floor  and roof trusses.

It's cheaper and staples are are lot faster and easier (anyone can use a stple gun, but a welder needs training and more skills) to use as fasteners than welding.

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Gary RV_Wizard

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What Chet says...

But at today's wood prices, metal construction no longer costs  much more and I suspect that it is only employee skills that are inhibiting a complete change to all metal construction. It's fairly easy to set up for manufacturing RVs with wood frames - it doesn't make much tooling or skills to assemble walls and floors when everything is stapled and glued. You can train the staff in a few days.
 
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