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Old 07-11-2016, 08:41 PM   #21
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Our trusses are wood, had to do a little work up there and I had the ceiling exhaust fan out.

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Old 07-11-2016, 09:00 PM   #22
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Old 07-11-2016, 09:50 PM   #23
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I asked that also. The guy at Jayco said that yes, the walls were welded aluminum, only the roof was wood on the FW.
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Old 07-11-2016, 10:10 PM   #24
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Here is the video on the Jayco Roof Trusses:
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https://youtu.be/Sgmts9CVzGw
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I still get a little jittery when I'm walking on the roof and feel it flexing under me.


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Old 07-13-2016, 01:23 PM   #26
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I spoke with the Regional Sales Manager at Jayco via email yesterday about the roof trusses being wood as opposed to metal (aluminum). He is supposed to call me later today to talk about the reasoning behind the recent (2015-2016) change from aluminum to wood.
I'll post the information once I complete the call with him.
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I spoke with the Regional Sales Manager at Jayco via email yesterday about the roof trusses being wood as opposed to metal (aluminum). He is supposed to call me later today to talk about the reasoning behind the recent (2015-2016) change from aluminum to wood.
I'll post the information once I complete the call with him.
They were steel not aluminum.
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I should have had Grumpy proof-read my post I guess. Dang it...
They were indeed steel, you are correct sir, my bad.... but now they are wood. So what they were, is kind of a moot point now I think. I am just interested in why they changed, not that speaking to the Regional Sales Manager is going to get me the real reason, but it will be an interesting reason I am sure.
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My 15 has the steel, but I prefer the wood. Gave them room for more insulation, the ability to run the A/C ducting better and also the ceiling panels could be attached better. It also would be less heat/cold transfer.
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Probably due to strength, for the new Magnum Truss System. I'd really like to see that test video done on the previous Jayco steel roofs. I could be way off but that is my guess.

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