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Old 01-07-2015, 11:36 PM   #1
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I wonder on the long run if the ultra lite trailer a la whitehawk can last as long as a conventional construction a la Jayflight ( stick and tin) ( same maintenance done on both )

What do you think ?
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I wonder on the long run if the ultra lite trailer a la whitehawk can last as long as a conventional construction a la Jayflight ( stick and tin) ( same maintenance done on both )

What do you think ?
What kind of time frame are you thinking? Maybe taking into consideration on how it's used and how well it's taken care of just like anything else. Personally I wouldn't bet on it.
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Well, let say same utilisation, same ( good ) maintenance, same everything over 10 years with the occasional trip on non paved road .

I'm new to all that TT RVing...I had a pop up trailer in the past thats it

You can maintain your rig a much as you can there is some components that you can do nothing about, frame, squelleton etc etc.

Obviously the fridge, stove etc will last the same amount of time, but the shell, the trailer frame, the floor the squeletton of both trailer are entrirely different.

So I was just curious to know from peoples who had both constructions for long period of time to share with me if there is any significant difference between both construction.



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What kind of time frame are you thinking? Maybe taking into consideration on how it's used and how well it's taken care of just like anything else. Personally I wouldn't bet on it.
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LOL I dont no if I will ever be able to answer this question. Every time we buy a new TT we say this is the one, where going to use for years,then 1 OR 2 years later we make the mistake of going to a RV show and BAMM we have another new TT
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I wonder on the long run if the ultra lite trailer a la whitehawk can last as long as a conventional construction a la Jayflight ( stick and tin) ( same maintenance done on both )

What do you think ?
No way, only if the ultra lite trailer is stored inside and never used. every one that I had started falling apart in less than two years, mine was not a Whitehawk, but it was a Jayco ultra lite.
And it was not do to lack of maintenance!
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[XQUOTE=WVDusty;260248]LOL I dont no if I will ever be able to answer this question. Every time we buy a new TT we say this is the one, where going to use for years,then 1 OR 2 years later we make the mistake of going to a RV show and BAMM we have another new TT[/QUOTE]
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Thats the kind of reply i was looking for, however, what went wrong ? Obviously by the tone of your response we are not talking about window blind here


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No way, only if the ultra lite trailer is stored inside and never used. every one that I had started falling apart in less than two years, mine was not a Whitehawk, but it was a Jayco ultra lite.
And it was not do to lack of maintenance!
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Homer, go to a Jayco dealer and walk through both a Jay Flight and a Whitehawk and you certainly should feel the difference. They are Ultralites for a reason and the weight has to be lost somewhere.
Listen to what I'm saying, I don't want to post that the Whitehawks are pieces of **** but would I want a Whitehawk or another type of Ultralite TT for the long term."**** No" that's why I have a Jay Flight and before that I had an Eagle that was 13 yrs old that was in just like new condition.The only reason I traded was we like the RLDS floorplan with the ledgstone fireplace and the additional room.
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As Adk Camper said, "the weight has to be lost somewhere". This is so true!!
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