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Old 01-29-2012, 01:42 PM   #1
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Aluminum framing -VS- wood framing

I was wondering what everyone thought about the differance between aluminum and wood framing. What are some Pos and Cons of either.

Thanks for your input on this matter.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:22 PM   #2
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personally, i would never buy a trailer with wood framing.
just makes things worse if a leak ever happens.
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Wood transmits less heat/cold than Aluminum does. Wood is easier to repair or modify than aluminum. But I probably, if given the choice would opt for aluminum over a wood frame.
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:07 PM   #4
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Aluminum is worth more as scrap than wood.


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Old 01-29-2012, 03:12 PM   #5
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It is also a weight consideration, Aluminum is lighter and as such you can either have a larger TT or have a lower tow weight of a similar sized wood framed TT.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:23 PM   #6
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Most of it is preference and you will get mixed reviews on this one.

Aluminum framed trailer's are smooth versus a wood framed trailer has the rippled siding.

Pro's
Aluminum doesnt soak water
Aluminum -Overall Lighter weighed trailer

Con's
Aluminum - Delmaination to Fiberglass side when you get a leak.
Wood Rot when get's wet.
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:46 PM   #7
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personally, i would never buy a trailer with wood framing.
just makes things worse if a leak ever happens.

Wood can rot???
Oh, you mean like this:


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Leak prevention is one of the most important things you have to do.

Let me also add that repairs to wood are cheaper than composite structures. When the corner of my Trailmanor was whacked by a car, splitting it from floor to ceiling, it resulted in $12K repair bill.
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