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Old 04-21-2014, 09:54 AM   #11
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I have heard on some aluminum sided trailers making noise with temperature changes.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:19 AM   #12
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I have heard on some aluminum sided trailers making noise with temperature changes.

I have also heard this. But aluminum sided trailers is all i have ever had and have never had this happen.
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Our last one was fiberglass and had many problems, current one is aluminum and no problems
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Owned 2 of each. Fiberglass is much eaiser to wax, it's flat. I have never had a siding problem with a TT in 30 plus years of owning them.
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I appreciate all the input, as far a weight is concerned, both models are equal in weight as per the factory sticker 9250 lbs gvw so that wont really be the issue, I was told the fiberglass sided one was on an aluminum frame, and the tin one on a steel frame, and that would make up the difference I would imagine, as far as delamination, yes there would have to be a water leak, which could happen in both models, and both would need to be fixed, so leak prevention or preventative maintenance should be the key there, resale supposed to be better in the fiber, but I'm not looking to sell it anytime soon, so not really an issue either, I'm still kinda leaning towards the aluminum, I like the look of the panels having dimension to them, if that makes any sense.
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Drive around a campground and visually inspect the campers with fiberglass, I'll bet you will see plenty with bubbles/ damage.
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We just bought a small trailer for summertime use. To me it is the best of both worlds. Aluminum frame (coach) and aluminum siding. I don't mind waxing the uneven sides.
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The black streaks wipe right off the fiberglass but not aluminum. That is the difference. Fiberglass very rarely delaminates wear as aluminum gets plenty of dents and oxidizes badly. Show me a 7 years old aluminum TT vs. a 7 year old fiberglass unit and I'll take the fiberglass most of the time especially if it was gel-coated!
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Do you live in hail territory?
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No really alot of hail, cold snowy winters though.

We are going with the Alum sided, made a trip to the dealers for their Spring Open House today, the '14 28bhbe we didnt take possesion oflast week because of some factory damage, will be replaced with a new '15 28bhbe, BOOYA , I'm super impressed both the dealer and Jayco Rep. here for the weekend, stepped up and made things right, everything I had as well as a few extra things, because of the new packages they are using as option packages, we get upgraded faucet, extra vent and skylight, the supension has changed as well for the '15, all all no extra cost to us, because of the damages and inconveinance more or less, hope to have it delivered mid to late May.

Will have to get some pics up as soon as we get it, looking forward to the camping season even more now.
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