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Old 07-28-2015, 12:55 PM   #31
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He stated everything from the decals stay on better to ease of repair to "You just don't need the undercarriage to be covered down here".


You don't unless you plan on camping somewhere north of Texas. We have a covered bottom frame AND tank heaters which lets us camp pretty much anywhere we like, and are likely to go. We have only used the tank heaters once when up in the mountains, but it is nice to know you have them. DO get an enclosed frame as it also keeps small rocks and road junk out of your frame and from nicking the wiring. And he is obviously commission based!
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Old 07-28-2015, 01:22 PM   #32
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Not all fiberglass is " fiberglass " ! All smooth skin stuff is not the same ! What is it called , faralon or some such is not very good at holding up !
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:04 PM   #33
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We went with stick and tin because living in central California we do it have worry about water damage but sun damage. Fiberglass requires a lot more upkeep to insure the gel coat does not fade from UV. Our aluminum just takes a washing about every four months.

Aluminum can have wood rot but panels can be replaced. Fiberglass can have serface cracks (spider cracks) allowing water in and delaminating it, a little more in depth to fix but can be done.

Bottom line. Pick a flore plan you like, find a quality made trailer, purchase and enjoy

P. S. If anyone uses the argument of "aircraft are made of aluminum, not fiberglass" they are wrong, or at least making a fals blanket statement. Aircraft use both, even the old F-4 had some composit one it.
Better watch out!!!! The Kalifornia water police will get ya!
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:38 PM   #34
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I feel I need to say something... I personally would seek a metal and stick trailer... I am scared to death of cracking and delam issues(I read too much here). I hope it's not as bad as it looks..

1. China tires will kill you
2. No electric protection you will fry your unit
3. New a/c units are junk
4. Stick/tin units are cheap and ugly(I actually like them)
5. Fiberglass units crack and delam
6. Newer hydraulic slides leak
7. Other(cable?) get out of time or quit..then fall open on highway
8. Your roof will leak...soon

Just a few in my head
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:42 PM   #35
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I feel I need to say something... I personally would seek a metal and stick trailer... I am scared to death of cracking and delam issues(I read too much here). I hope it's not as bad as it looks..

1. China tires will kill you
2. No electric protection you will fry your unit
3. New a/c units are junk
4. Stick/tin units are cheap and ugly(I actually like them)
5. Fiberglass units crack and delam
6. Newer hydraulic slides leak
7. Other(cable?) get out of time or quit..then fall open on highway
8. Your roof will leak...soon

Just a few in my head
Wow...so you are tent camping now?
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:43 PM   #36
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We had a 2306 Rockwood unit that was fiberglass. We liked it and did not seem to hard to keep nice. We now have a metal sided Greywolf. It is I guess considered "A cheaper price point" than our Rockwood so I am told but I like it just as much if not more. We loved the floor plan and the colors of the outside drew us right in. Sure I'll dent it if I hit it with the mower but I guess I'll just be careful.

As for it being of lesser quality or not as ritzy as the Rockwood, I think this was build better than the Rockwood. Less stuff falling off due to using staples to hold it all together. Get what you like, get what you can afford. They are all the same in the end.
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Wow...so you are tent camping now?
Well no.. The floors can leak, the tent flys are NEVER waterproof and the SPIDERS!!!
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Old 07-28-2015, 04:20 PM   #38
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Pretty basic to me---do you want an aluminum frame with fiberglass walls or a wood frame with thin sheets of aluminum covering it? No brainer to me, I'll pass on the stick and tin!

I'm not opposed to fiberglass trailers- but you do know that the fiberglass is paper thin, right?
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Old 07-28-2015, 04:57 PM   #39
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I'm not opposed to fiberglass trailers- but you do know that the fiberglass is paper thin, right?
So is Aluminum.
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Better watch out!!!! The Kalifornia water police will get ya!
We are directly affected by the "water police" and the politicians who own this state. No worries though, the four times a year wash happen when it rains.
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