Originally Posted by nephi007
Howdy. We are looking at the aluminum Jayflight 28BHS vs. the fiberglass Jayfeather SLX 26 BHSW. Same floor plan and more or less same weights and length. Our locaL dealer has both and I am trying to come up with pros and cons. We had a 2007 Jayfeather 218 which never gave us a bit of trouble and I am sorry I sold but we outgrew it. Sure would appreciate any input. Thanks!
One thing to consider is that wood construction TTs with fiberglass exteriors might
not be as safe in storms as aluminum exteriors and/or aluminum construction. I have not found anything definitive, but I do know that it is discussed quite a bit lately on other forums. I bought a Jay Flight with an aluminum exterior because they seem to be easier to repair, but then ran across several discussions about the fiberglass/wood frame combo afterwards.
EDIT: When I say storms I mean lightning and the reason there might (not sure!) be an issue is because without some metal structure around you the Faraday Cage effect will not work, which is what keeps you safe in your car (but not a motorcycle or bike).