Originally Posted by es335
I have looked a couple other brands. Agree with Pumapro-some are laminated some are covered and loose. I checked three other Lodges in the lo and another brand (forget the name) , they were "loose laminations" on the slides only. I also looked and some pics of new lodges on the net. Sure enough, slide sides are not tightly laminated. Looks like some brands are , some are not....go figure.
On some units (Keystone products, R-vision, I think Heartland), the whole front & rear of the coach isn't laminated at all. On the rears, the fiberglass can bow out an inch and a half or more. It looks like crap, but it also adds insulation value in the dead air space. Also, possible de-lamination doesn't affect the structure. Much easier to make repairs, IMHO.