Aluminum Extrusions Take a Road Trip

You’ll find them everywhere. In tow-along campers, RVs, and especially in those luxury land yachts on wheels. In recent years, there’s been a noticeable surge in the popularity of RVs, campers, and luxury motor homes. These vehicles offer a unique blend of adventure, comfort, and mobility, allowing travelers to explore the world on their own terms. Helping to power this trend is the extensive use of miniature aluminum extrusions.

Aluminum extrusions play a crucial role in the construction of RVs, campers, and luxury motor homes, thanks to their outstanding versatility. These extrusions are utilized in various components, from structural elements to interior fixtures, offering strength, durability, and lightweight properties.


From framework to furnishings, aluminum extrusions can be found throughout recreational vehicles, enhancing their functionality and appearance. Here are some areas where aluminum extrusions are commonly employed:

STRUCTURAL FRAMEWORK: Aluminum extrusions help form the backbone of RVs and campers, providing a sturdy and reliable structure without adding unnecessary weight. This allows for greater fuel efficiency and maneuverability, essential factors for travelers hitting the open road.

INTERIOR FIXTURES: Due to its excellent thermal conductivity, aluminum quickly dissipates heat away from critical components like barrels or handguards. In PCCs, where rapid firing can generate significant heat, aluminum parts help prevent overheating and maintain optimal operating conditions, thus contributing to improved performance and reliability.

EXTERIOR FEATURES: From awning frames to slide-out mechanisms, aluminum extrusions contribute to the exterior functionality of recreational vehicles. Their corrosion-resistant properties ensure longevity, even in harsh weather conditions.

CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS: Aluminum extrusions offer endless customization possibilities, allowing manufacturers to tailor RVs and campers to meet the preferences and needs of travelers. Whether it’s creating innovative storage solutions or designing unique interior accents, aluminum extrusions make it possible to achieve both style and functionality.

The use of miniature aluminum extrusions in RVs, campers, and luxury motor homes is driven by their many benefits:

  • LIGHTWEIGHT: Aluminum extrusions are significantly lighter than alternative materials like steel, contributing to improved fuel efficiency and handling.
  • STRONG: Despite their lightweight nature, aluminum extrusions offer impressive strength and durability, ensuring the structural integrity of recreational vehicles.
  • CORROSION RESISTANT: Naturally resistant to corrosion, it’s ideal for use in outdoor environments where exposure to moisture and other elements is common.
  • SUSTAINABLE: Aluminum is a 100% recyclable material, supporting eco-friendly manufacturing practices and reducing environmental impact.

Don’t miss the opportunity to revolutionize your manufacturing process and stay ahead of the competition. Contact Minalex now to learn more about how miniature aluminum extrusions can take your RVs and campers to the next level.

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We extrude and supply aluminum profiles up to 3.500 inches (8.89 cm) in diameter. Our aluminum extrusions can have tolerances as tight as +/- 0.001" on one or more dimensions of an extrusion, depending on the shape.

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Minalex alloys are sourced in North America and feature a number of series, including alloy 1100, 3003, 6063, 6463 and 6061.

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Our capabilities include Lbs/Ft <= 1.500, kg/m <= 2.2322; Sections >= 0.003 in, >= 0.076 mm; and circle size, <= 3.500 in. <= 8.890 cm.

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