Originally Posted by tuffr2
Is there any stress tests to prove a welded frame is stronger? I don't doubt what you say as much as would like to see how much stronger welds are.
I do however believe you have good welders, average welders and bad welders.
I get even more queasy when I think about welding aluminum as that is even more tricky.
If I had charts and graphs, I'd post them. I'm sure there are charts out there on the net somewhere quantifying bolted vs welded frame strength. Frame design has been around for a long time.
There are use cases where a given frame can be good enough. I didn't mean to say the Winnebago frame pictured above is bad.