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Autocruise plastic floor locker frames breaking
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userTurboboy1000
Posted: 14 October 2021 8:33 PM
Subject: Autocruise plastic floor locker frames breaking
 
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Seems like every Autocruise motorhome that uses the fragile plastic floor locker frame has problems with cracking and breaking,
Very surprising that anyone expected a 1mm thick plastic frame that people walk on will survive.
Plastic replacements are available at a cost of around £95,but am unsure of their durability.
Would any Autocruise owners be interested in billet aluminium frames?
They would be massively stronger and fit easily.
The downside is that a pair,ie both frames to replace existing, probably broken hatch frames will be £180.
The cost of the billet aluminium and the machining costs account for the cost.
Would like to see if there is enough interest to continue this project;
Please message me on whatsapp on 07774 895300 or via this forum,
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Turboboy
userflicka
Posted: 18 October 2021 2:57 PM
Subject: RE: Autocruise plastic floor locker frames breaking
 


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Try an Aluminium casting company.
Depending on the damage to the plastic frames, is. may be possible to use them to create the pattern.
Using a billet creates more waste than used in the finished frame, especially if the inner frame has an overlap with the outer.
Aluminium has a low melting point but the problem of a DIY solution would be obtaining casting sand.
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 18 October 2021 4:00 PM
Subject: RE: Autocruise plastic floor locker frames breaking
 


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For what it's worth, I notice that there was an enquiry in 2011 on the MHFacts forum about manufacturing metal versions of the plastic frames

https://forums.motorhomefacts.com/50-autocruise-motorhomes/88095-starspirit-plastic-repairs.html
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