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Old 12-30-2014, 11:06 PM   #1
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fiberglass sidewalls with frameless windows option???

looking at the jayflights they have a fiberglass sidewalls with frameless windows as an option what benefits does this option offer probably a stupid question but I am new to RV'ing. Is the option worth the cost its pretty pricey?
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Old 12-31-2014, 12:32 AM   #2
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Never a stupid question and I can only speak for the fiberglass siding and I wouldn't have anything else. Mine is a 2010 and it looks brand new. I wax twice a year and I only cover the roof in the winter.
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Old 12-31-2014, 05:53 AM   #3
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I have the aluminum sided Jay Flight and have only owned aluminum sided trailers. I wax mine atleast twice a year and never cover it in the winter and it looks like new.Hmmm. Myself I will not buy a smooth sided trailer until they put a life time warranty against delamination.With that said I think we can all agree that that will never happen. However the smoothside does look nice. In the end it boils down to preference.
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I recall reading a post or two relating the frameless jalousie windows were easily damaged. That said, I do like the way they look.
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The frameless windows can break pretty easy if you extend them too far. I had one break on me and had to drill the rivits out and reattach the crank with a couple nuts and bolts. Dealer fixed it once I took it in...dealer also called me about a month later and said a customer was out camping and same thing happened to him. Ask me how I fixed mine so he could tell the customer.

If they break, you can't pull them unless you fix or remove the lower window. I don't care for them but I like the fiberglass sided trailers better so part of it.

Not had any other issues with them though and they look nice.
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Having owned both aluminum and fiberglass, I really have no strong preference.
I would not spend the extra money for that option.
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thanks for all the responses and shared experiences!
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I have owned both outside materials also, one thing that come to mind is the yearly hail storms we get up here in Alberta, the Aluminum will not stand up to the stones like the fibreglass wall will, we had to repair 4 cars this summer and the neighbour lost his aluminum sided RV due to this,...as for the windows, more and more units are coming standard with frameless ones....looks nice anyways....
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Nice car!
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If you have frameless dual pane windows be prepared for a big repair cost when they get moisture between the panes. All dual pane windows will "leak" at some point in their life and the company in Hudson, FL that repairs them charges double for frameless windows vs standard frame windows. I don't care enough for the frameless "look" to pay for it.
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