Originally Posted by Kodiakattack
Besides looks of the fibreglass on whitehawk any strucual differance between jay flight and whitehawk. Looking at 26bh but also like the 25bh whitehawk , wonder if it's worth the price differance ?
Differences in construction:
The Whitehawk is considered a lightweight trailer, while the Jayflight is not. The Jayflight has a wood frame, while the WH has aluminum. The Jayflight also has a 5/8" plywood floor with 2x3 wooden joists 16"" on center. Many liteweight trailers have a foam and luan sandwich floor with marginal under support. But the WH floor construction detail description on Jayco`s website is a bit confusing as it reads:
"Jayco prides itself on building a solid foundation. We use 5/8" tongue and groove plywood flooring. Backed by computer monitoring and constant quality control checks, White Hawk's vacuum-bonded floor delivers long-lasting durability."
I`m not sure what they mean by a 5/8 plywood floor that is vacuum bonded.
WH wall construction:
The walls are vacuum bonded using 15-18 minutes of 144 tons of pressure to ensure a strong bond.
Lightweight materials, like welded aluminum frames with metal backers, and White Hawk's innovative, aerodynamic profile increase towability.
Constructed on 5/8" tongue-and-groove plywood on 2" x 3" wooden floor joists and wrapped with a protective moisture barrier, Jay Flight is built to keep the elements out.
Jay Flight also features two-sided Flexfoil insulation in flush-floor slideout floors.
Jayco hand tucks and glues its fiberglass insulation to increase the insulation value near the 2" x 2" wooden studs. Competitors use a blanket-insulation technique.
Extra-wide corner seals: Prevents leaks on the corner molds, baggage and entrance doors and window seals
There are many owners of each type here on the forum and for the most part they are very satisfied with their choice.