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Old 12-01-2013, 04:26 PM   #11
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I prefer the smooth sided because it looks alot nicer, but we have the aluminum because hubby said it was cheaper. Lol! He wrote the check.
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Old 12-01-2013, 05:36 PM   #12
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I prefer the fiberglass siding, looks nicer and is easier to clean
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:45 PM   #13
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When TT shopping we had a specific floorplan we wanted. In the Jayco line we saw the same floorplan in different lines. We really loved the smooth look but found those TT's weighed more and cost more, probably because they were in more expensive lines, so we bought one with aluminum siding. The aluminum requires a little more upkeep to keep clean.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:05 AM   #14
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I prefer aluminum. Read far to many issues with the smooth on this forum. The cost of repair etc. I admit though, that the smooth looks better.
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:21 AM   #15
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No more fiberglass for me! That's all I have to say about that.

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Old 12-03-2013, 07:51 AM   #16
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No more fiberglass for me! That's all I have to say about that.

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Old 12-03-2013, 08:25 AM   #17
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If I ever buy another trailer, the floorplan will be more important then the type siding to me.
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I had the same dilemma when we were buying ours earlier this year. So I asked my dad. He runs fleets of commercial trucks with (according to him) the same siding as on smooth-sided RVs. He says he would take RFP (Reinforced Fiberboard Panels) all day long over aluminum. But down in the back of my mind I remembered all those rigs I've seen running down the road with bubbles, and even some with panels flapping in the wind from delamination. Dad says "no big deal, delam's easy to fix". I say "That will never happen with my trailer, and a few dents here and there do not affect functionality".

Ultimately for us, it came down to the floor plan. One siding or the other would not have been a deal-breaker, so we bought the one DW loved.
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snip..... but they don't mention Gelcoat. Therefore specific to Jayco I don't believe they gelcoat side and rear walls, the exception being font caps on the Eagle line.
Actually Jayco does offer full Gel-coat sidewalls in the Eagle Premier TT's, and the Eagle & Pinnacle FW's.

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Actually Jayco does offer full Gel-coat sidewalls in the Eagle Premier TT's, and the Eagle & Pinnacle FW's.

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I don't need a bigger one ;-) My wife likes the one we have.

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