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Old 11-13-2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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Does Jayco use luan?

Hey All.....

I was on another web-site and saw a thread that caught my eye. Someone wanted to know if Jayco used filon in their wall construction. Someone else said Jayco still used luan which is an inferior product and subject to delamination.

Does anyone know what they use? Even checking their brochure, it's very vague.

BTW, here's a link to the thread:

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fu...d/26455162.cfm
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:53 PM   #2
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Yes, looks like vacuum laminated Luan.
The Luan would be vacuum laminated on both sides. I think Fiberglass, Luan, Foam Board Insulation, Intereor Wall Covering.
Here's one video Quality Assurance that shows the Laminated Luan (2nd half of video)
http://www.jayco.com/pages/video-gallery/

This is a video of vacuum lamination for RV's



Video's are a little long, but interesting to watch.

There's also a video on building a Jayco tin sided TT in 6 hours.
http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/ind...?topic=25235.0



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Old 11-13-2012, 11:14 PM   #3
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There are multiple grades of luan, some are very good marine grade, others are very low grade used to skin hollow core doors. So it is kind of a loaded question.

I have a piece of the interior paneling. It appears that it is made of four layers (including the wall paper). The skins are very thin (<1/32”) wood veneer, the core initially looks like as if it is 1/8” pine (no noticeable grain). In many places the core looks as if it is a resin.

The floor is an oriented strand board, which is supposed to be similar to marine grade plywood. I do not recall the name of it. The roof wood under the roofing membrane, on my X2B is very light weight. I expect it is a luan type material, possible the same material as the interior wall paneling.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:32 PM   #4
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.....There's also a video on building a Jayco tin sided TT in 6 hours.
http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/ind...?topic=25235.0
That's an amazing video to watch. Thanks for sharing that!
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:55 PM   #5
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"There's also a video on building a Jayco tin sided TT in 6 hours."

I`ve seen that video and they do get quite a bit of criticism in some forums for building a trailer that fast. One consideration though is that the walls, frame, floor, roof trusses, furniture, cabinets are all pre assembled before that final assembly. So the 6 hours is the final assembly time, but not the total build time.
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When I watched it I was torn between being amazed at how fast they work and wishing they'd slow down. You definitely get into a groove doing that kind of work over and over, but wow they were haulin' the mail! It made me wonder why I have to wait 2 months for my Jay Flight to get here! :hihi:
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I guess where my concern was, if you looked at the link I provided, one individual made a comment about how it is that Jayco "gets away" with using inferior products. I think it was in referrence to a product called Azdel, claiming it to be a superior product to use in the wall construction.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:01 PM   #8
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I guess where my concern was, if you looked at the link I provided, one individual made a comment about how it is that Jayco "gets away" with using inferior products. I think it was in referrence to a product called Azdel, claiming it to be a superior product to use in the wall construction.
Those trailers mentioned that that use Azdel are significantly more expensive then the Jayco Feather and Jayflight lines, such as Evergreen. So it may not be a fair comparison.
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I guess where my concern was, if you looked at the link I provided, one individual made a comment about how it is that Jayco "gets away" with using inferior products. I think it was in referrence to a product called Azdel, claiming it to be a superior product to use in the wall construction.
Here's another point of view......Luan boards are used in the building of luxury SUV's which cost over $70,000.
So, beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess.
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I guess where my concern was, if you looked at the link I provided, one individual made a comment about how it is that Jayco "gets away" with using inferior products.....snip
Because Azdel has some enhanced charactiristics over Luan, that doesn't make Luan "inferior". One could select any particular product or material used in any brand RV and present a case that there is a better product/material that could be substituted ... but at a cost.

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