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Old 10-11-2013, 09:02 AM   #1
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Jay Flight Fiberglass Sidewall Option

Noticed that the 2014 Jay Flight models (select) Jayco is offering Fiberglass Sidewalls as an option ($1,421 on the 32RLDS, listed under "Build and Price")..., don't recall if the 2013's had this option. I wonder if Jayco is testing the water to see if they should duplicate the floorplan in the Eagle line (?).

I remember when Jayco use to offer the fiberglass sidewalls (Filon) as an option in the Eagle line.

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Old 10-12-2013, 09:23 PM   #2
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I received an email from Jayco advising the fiberglass side option adds 274lbs.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:04 PM   #3
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Shouldn't the fiberglass lessen the weight?
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:30 PM   #4
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That's what I thought, but in another thread about "lite weight" trailers someone mentioned that fiberglass sidewalks were heavier than aluminum. So when I heard about this sidewall option, I just had to know the weight difference.
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Jay Flight Fiberglass Sidewall Option

Fiber glass weighs more it is thicker.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:06 AM   #6
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When I purchased a new Eagle back in 1999, I went with the fiberglass option (Filon) and it was heavier than the standard aluminum ... don't recall by how much.

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This makes me wonder if they plan to merge the Jayflight and Eagle TT lines into one product line in a few years?
or is it that aluminum siding is seen by today's consumer as "old fashioned"?
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My trailer has "fiberglass" walls. While fiberglass construction has advantages, serious water damage is much harder to fix. Aluminum walls can have the skin removed and you can repair the damage and put the skin back on. With fiberglass, you might need a whole new wall.
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My trailer has "fiberglass" walls. While fiberglass construction has advantages, serious water damage is much harder to fix. Aluminum walls can have the skin removed and you can repair the damage and put the skin back on. With fiberglass, you might need a whole new wall.
These are some of the reasons I stuck with aluminum siding when TT shopping. Also, fiberglass cracking and fading of the gel coat finish had me running scared. Many people are quite happy with fiberglass though.
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