It's been a while since I participated here. I hope you are all enjoying life on the road with your vintage trailers.
I have a question regarding the subject line of this thread. Since a high majority of your vintage trailers use thin plywood as the interior finish, I was curious as to whether there is a plywood that can be used this way that is low VOC. My understanding is that the adhesives used to fuse the ply's together will off-gas chemicals into the living space. I have a friend who I am helping to design and outfit a full time living trailer. She has high sensitivities to electrical and chemical, so we are carefully working with that.
Since plywood is really a great material for interiors, can anyone lead me to a manufacturer that boasts low VOC plywood that would be practical for a trailer interior? It doesn't necessarily have to be the thinnest bendable plywood because her interior does not have curved surfaces... all flat.
Also, can someone remind me of the name of that sheet metal company (I think in CA?) that many of you buy your exterior metals from?
I think most of us are just happy to find 1/8 birch. I'd guess you could store it for a while, exposed in a well ventilated area until all the adhesive outgasses. I'd also suggest that sealing the exposed surface with a good, low VOC poly would "seal in" the outgassing.