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Old 08-09-2019, 05:45 AM   #1
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Replacing room in an outlaw

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I'm considering buying an outlaw that a previous owner removed the overhead bedroom. It appears to be a matter of reframing the room and enclosing it. All electrical and ducting is still in place.



I am not a carpenter but have some cabinet maker friends who could help. My concern is reattaching supports to the side walls. Especially if the previous holes are still there.


Is there a recommended way to add something like this back into the garage area? Any videos someone could suggest or sites to review?



Would materials used be important? i.e. lighter weight vs say 2x4s of plywood or is that negligible.



Thank you for reading.
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:53 AM   #2
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With enough time, money, and sweat: anything is possible!
If you're going to close everything in: will you be adding an outside door to the rear? It would be a shame to lost the patio?
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Old 08-09-2019, 12:51 PM   #3
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I would email Thor and ask what materials they use and possibly get build schematics/diagrams.

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Hi,


I'm considering buying an outlaw that a previous owner removed the overhead bedroom. It appears to be a matter of reframing the room and enclosing it. All electrical and ducting is still in place.



I am not a carpenter but have some cabinet maker friends who could help. My concern is reattaching supports to the side walls. Especially if the previous holes are still there.


Is there a recommended way to add something like this back into the garage area? Any videos someone could suggest or sites to review?



Would materials used be important? i.e. lighter weight vs say 2x4s of plywood or is that negligible.



Thank you for reading.
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Old 08-09-2019, 01:00 PM   #4
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While I agree withe trek5: I believe that you could easily improve upon the quality of materials used by Thor...
But it does give you a starting point for the project!
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Old 08-09-2019, 02:18 PM   #5
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Thanks! After posting I remembered contacting Thor, so sent them a message.



To Bob ... the previous owners took out the original upstairs loft. The covered the stair opening, so it's a matter of removing the boards and replacing the sleeping loft in the garage area. So just taking it back to original design. I'm hoping we can improve on it. Make it less cave feeling.



Appreciate everyone's help!
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Old 08-09-2019, 02:31 PM   #6
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We can't wait to see what you do with it...
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:50 PM   #7
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Hi,


I'm considering buying an outlaw that a previous owner removed the overhead bedroom. It appears to be a matter of reframing the room and enclosing it. All electrical and ducting is still in place.



I am not a carpenter but have some cabinet maker friends who could help. My concern is reattaching supports to the side walls. Especially if the previous holes are still there.


Is there a recommended way to add something like this back into the garage area? Any videos someone could suggest or sites to review?



Would materials used be important? i.e. lighter weight vs say 2x4s of plywood or is that negligible.



Thank you for reading.
Are you referring to the Class A Outlaw?
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He's talking about the loft area...
The Class C versions don't have lofts.
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