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Old 03-02-2014, 09:53 AM   #11
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Eagle is not the top of the line for their Fifth Wheels. They have the HT(half-ton towable), Eagle Touring, Eagle, Premier and then Pinnacle. The fact that they have been in this business for quite some time speaks well for the quality of their product, in my opinion. And, I have owned two Jaycos, so far with no roof or floor quality problems.
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The only real problem I had with Jayco was delamination in the wall on our 322FKS.....
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Bill I don't mind posting responses but please don't respond "on the attack" or modify my comment. Please go have a coffee or whatever vice you have to calm you. Yes, I know the roof in the video is wood - but it demonstrates the strength a wooden roof possesses when constructed with good techniques. There are several posts about floor flex on RV.net associated with aluminum/foam/luan laminated floors, feel free to search. Yes, unbelievable as it seems, I've flown in an aircraft and I even understand a thing or two about them. I sincerely hope you aren't comparing the superstructure of a commercial aircraft to a mass assembled recreational vehicle.

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Old 03-02-2014, 10:13 AM   #13
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Bill I don't mind posting responses but please don't respond "on the attack" or modify my comment. Please go have a coffee or whatever vice you have to calm you. Yes, I know the roof in the video is wood - but it demonstrates the strength a wooden roof possesses when constructed with good techniques. There are several posts about floor flex on RV.net associated with aluminum/foam/luan laminated floors, feel free to search. Yes, unbelievable as it seems, I've flown in an aircraft and I even understand a thing or two about them. I sincerely hope you aren't comparing the superstructure of a commercial aircraft to a mass assembled recreational vehicle.
Good day to you, sir.
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My intentions were not to go on the "attack" but to respond to a statement you made leaving the impression that Jayco's wood trusses were the strongest out there. As Jayco's video plainly shows they were comparing their wood trusses to an un-named manufacture'rs wood trusses not to aluminum or steel.
just wanted the RV public to make a clear distinction.

And hopefully you'll have a good day also.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:20 AM   #14
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Jayco's video compares wood joists to competitors WOOD joists that has smaller jointer plates NOT to steel or aluminum. If you don't think aluminum is strong I suggest to stop flying in commercial aircraft.
I had a unit with aluminum floor joists and foam insulation and it didn't flex at all.
Aluminum isn't doing to rot....
You don't think this was an attack? You may want to word your responses a little softer in the future. Maybe the cold weather we have in MI is getting to us.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:47 AM   #15
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You don't think this was an attack? You may want to word your responses a little softer in the future. Maybe the cold weather we have in MI is getting to us.
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"The wood arched roof truss is stronger then stamped or modular metal based roof systems. Jayco touts the roof structure in online demo's showing how their pre-stressed truss and oversized nail plates with vertical supports are stronger then standard roofs. Also, wood in the floors and roofs is common on upper brands because of the thermal attributes of wood versus aluminum tubing. I had a unit with tubular aluminum floor joists bonded to foam and luan, worse flex in a floor I've ever owned. "...........................................
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Now does that or does that not leave you with the impression that wood trusses are stronger than metal? All I wanted to do was clarify the senders statement that Jayco was comparing wood trusses to un-name competitors wood trusses not to metal. Wood trusses are not stronger than metal trusses....
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:05 AM   #16
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OK its time to move on with this discussion.
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There are many construction methods used in RVs, for example Excel makes a great, very durable fulltime RV, they still use wood framing in the walls and such.

One thing to think about, wood framing as opposed to aluminum is the wood framing will not transfer cold and heat like aluminum does and the aluminum framing will in some cased have condensation inside the wall, the wood will not.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:49 AM   #19
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My "old technology" Jayco now has more miles on it than my Keystone did when the wall fell off going down the highway... so I will stick with my Jayco..

they only used sheet metal screws to attach the wall to the floor on my Keystone..
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snip..... Excel makes a great, very durable fulltime RV, they still use wood framing in the walls and such....snip
I like how Excel addresses the aluminum/wood discussion....,

http://www.excelrvs.com/smart-shopper/wood-vs-aluminum

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