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Old 11-05-2018, 07:45 AM   #11
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I had two aluminum sided campers totaled from hail storms. I’ll never buy one of them again strictly for that reason. The cost to replace all the siding was more than what I paid for it brand new so insurance totaled them both.
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Old 11-05-2018, 08:40 AM   #12
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Both have their advantages...

I wouldn't choose one over the other worrying about hail damage.

Aluminum dents...fiberglass will get holes from hail!

In the end, insurance will cover either!

If we worried this much about every single thing that might, can or will happen to our RV's...

We might as well just stay in tents or hotels.

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Old 11-05-2018, 08:47 AM   #13
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I want one made out of the same material the black boxes in airplanes are made of.

And I want to be able to wash it easily. Mine is FILTHY, especially underneath.

But both have plus and minus issues. Weight is one. The smaller trailers where weight is not a massive concern seem to be stick and tin. I have had both, don't know that I noticed either 5 minutes after driving off the lot.
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Old 11-06-2018, 09:51 PM   #14
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Like most things, There are PRO's and CON's to both.

Aluminum Siding
Less expensive
Lighter weight
Easier to repair dents, holes or water damage
Harder to clean with all the grooves than a smooth side trailer
Usually built on wood framing (Not Always)

Smooth sided trailers/Fiberglass/Filon/Gelcoat
More expensive
Heavier
Easier to clean
Some like appearance better
Usually built on Aluminum Framing

Here is what I think is a fair assessment.

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