I am interested in looking closer at a compact junior or Trails west campster as a trailer that might meet my needs. Pictures in the referrals forum of a unit for sale, identified as a Family Wagon Camper, looks like a Compact, show that [b]there is no wall at the edge of the galley. It makes the trailer look open and spacious but I am wondering whether that wall is needed to provide structural strength and rigidity.
The original factory design placed a wall there to support the roof structure, especially the pop-up which causes extra
stress. My Compact Jr.
had that wall removed, and I found that the main roof sagged severely (4")
in the middle, when the top was up without it. I added a steel "L" joist 8' long to the lip of the roof opening, joining and supporting the lifting mechanisms on both sides
to correct the problem while maintaining the open space between the galley and bunk.