Pine tongue and groove boarding instead of ply?

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  1. Pw

    Pw New Member

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    Has anyone used pine tongue and groove boarding to line the inside of their camper walls , instead of ply? I had to rip out the old ply, due to water ingress. I’m back to the aluminium skin and pine 2x 1’s. I would like to use the pine horizontally, with insulation between it and the aluminium. I think it would be light enough but do we think it would put up with the flex and movement of the camper? I’ve had mixed opinions.....
     
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    I've never done it but if you, please post pics! I bet it will look phenomenal!!
     
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    It seems dimensional t&g would be much heavier than thin paneling. How thick is this pine lumber?
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    I agree with Customer, it will make the unit much heavier and could cause problems. I also agree it would probably look great tho.
     
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    I put a tongue and groove ceiling in a Chevy van many years ago. The flexing doesn't bother the wood. Your camper may need cabinets for support.
     
  6. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

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    I plan on using cedar closet tongue & grove paneling on my roof Replacement. It's light, thin looks & smells great.
     
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    Do you think the cedar smell will be too much for you?
     
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    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    Cedar....My TT came from the factory with cedar line closets.
     
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    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

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    I would live in a cedar grove if I the DW would let me!
     
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    I guess you are good then. I once did some electrical work in a large aromatic cedar walk in. After an hour I had to get out, my head was killing me.
     
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    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

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    Oh no not me! I used to use an old sleeping bag filled with pine needles for a bed when I was young enough to sleep on the ground.
     
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    Old thread, but did you end up installing the tongue and groove ceiling? We're considering it...
     
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    I would think the plywood adds sway stability to the roof. I wouldn't do it.
     
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    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

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    Sorry live has kept me from even starting the project. With any Luck I will get into it this Summer.
     

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