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Old 11-01-2016, 10:00 PM   #1
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Shasta construction

Thinking about trading in my Rockwood for a Shasta Revere. I am looking to get a better built than the ultra lite are. Does any know the frame construction and the trailer construction and material used in each. Jayco has a very good website showing this sure wished Forest river had the same.
I may have to call the factory just hope some one here had already ask and found out.
Thanks for any help on this
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Old 11-03-2016, 07:42 PM   #2
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We have a 2012 Shasta Revere 26RBSS it is wood framed aluminum skinned but it is not a light weight. The print I viewed showed 2 x 2, 16 " O.C. with plywood reinforcement it has a GVWR of 10,972 with a 3,600 rated cargo capacity we scale fully loaded @ 10,000 to 10,200. I went with Shasta for this model with the bedroom slide (full queen) downsizing from a 40' toy box 5er. Aluminum skin exterior was important to me after the 5er had delamination issues although to be fair it had a lot of travel miles in 12 years, but I never want to have that issue in the future. Overall we have been very happy with the Revere no more than usual problems it is holding up well traveling no leaks noted but condensation early and late season is noticeable. Construction and quality is average for the price point with some nice features. It is not an Airstream (quality wise) but I can replace it 3 times for the price. We did look at Jayco jay flight not wanting a light weight but decided on the Shasta.
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Thanks that is the kind info I am looking for since I am not a fan of the lite weights they just do not hold up well on the rough roads we travel on.
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Old 11-04-2016, 05:29 PM   #4
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I agree, after my delamination experience I look at bonded walls differently. I have seen other TT's with far less travel mileage in rough shape before ever reaching the 10 year mark. Water intrusion, freezing weather and road vibration take their toll. Probably lack of maintenance also. Wish you well if you decide to upgrade with whatever unit you decide on.
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Old 11-15-2016, 10:00 PM   #5
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sent email to factory they sent me details of construction and components on the Shasta Revere. Pleased so far but I am looking at several that are not ultra lites got plenty of time to decide.
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