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Old 02-17-2016, 12:55 AM   #1
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roof truss

Why did Jayco go back to a wooden truss in there 5th wheels? Were there problems with steel?
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Old 02-17-2016, 06:10 AM   #2
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Maybe due to cost? Metal studs/trusses are more expensive yet they are lighter. So it's a trade off seems like...
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It's also part of the "price point". North Point, Pinnacle and probably Designer are metal trusses.
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It's also part of the "price point". North Point, Pinnacle and probably Designer are metal trusses.
They are all wood trusses. Jayco's Magnum Truss System
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They are all wood trusses. Jayco's Magnum Truss System
Our PINNACLE and the early 16's were metal. Didn't realize they switched, which to me is good. Metal conducts too much heat and cold.
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Mine is an early 16. It was ordered before dealers had floor plans.
All information I had then and that I can find now say they are wood.
All videos from 2012 say wood too.

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Here is 2015 pinnacle specs
I think you have wood


Electric patio awning with LED lighting
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Here is 2015 pinnacle specs
I think you have wood

Nope, watched them build it and here is a pic that fowler posted when he did the tour.

http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/me...icture3524.jpg
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What the heck!

This is a 2012 video.
http://youtu.be/Sgmts9CVzGw

Confusing
I don't even know what I have now
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Look here Grumpy
2015 Pinnacle Construction Detail | Jayco, Inc.
Click on the roof detail.

Magnum roof ... Made with 5" stamped steel truss
With 2x2 vertical studs (??? That is wood??)
And oversized nail plates.
How are they using nail plates and 2x2 blocking on a stamped steel truss (like what you posted)

More confusing
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