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Old 10-20-2014, 12:24 PM   #1
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Exterior composition

Hi Everyone,

I'm curious about the exterior composition of the Surveyor. Mine is a 2007 and the sticker next to the door says it is a SV291 and has a laminated aluminum structure.

Is the outside of the structure fiberglass?

The reason I ask is that I'm wanting to know the best (easiest, fastest, cheapest) product to clean it with. I don't think the PO ever cleaned it and it's looking dirty and dull.

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Old 10-20-2014, 09:09 PM   #2
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Mine is an 13 SP260 and its exterior is fiberglass. I did a quick Google on yours and it does look to be the same. As far as cleaning I have taken advice from folks on here, LA's Awesome cleaner from Dollar General. Very happy with it.

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Old 10-24-2014, 03:51 PM   #3
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The exterior is actually a thin coat of fiberglass matt bonded to luan plywood. I would rather have this be a thicker layer of just fiberglass weave instead of the thin (about 1/8") plywood, but, it is what it is. The production cost would be higher for thicker glass, but I believe I would pay the difference. I'm pretty sure the delamination issues most trailers have are attributed to delamination between the plywood layers from moisture getting in there. Sad... but the RV industry needs a good kick in the pants. I keep mine in covered storage, to prevent the sun and rain from getting to it on a daily basis. I think it will last a long time like that... If not, I'm paying for nothing...
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