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Old 01-14-2015, 10:57 PM   #15
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Deryk are you sure the Ninja body panels were made of fiberglass? Many were ABS plastic.
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Old 01-14-2015, 11:53 PM   #16
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hmmm don't honestly remember lol was 20 years ago.
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:53 AM   #17
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My old ventura survived outside since new and we hit -40C or -40F(about the same) on a regular basis. There were a lot of spider cracks but that was probably caused by flexing due to snow load on the flat roof.

Randy, I lived in Duluth and I can agree with your statement about knowing cold! Some of the worst snow storms I have ever been in were in Duluth and yes I know you guys all blame us in Canada for those storms! We do have to send them somewhere you know.
Yeah, Thanks a lot!

Some of them even make it down here to Florida a few times a winter. Not often but some...But by then they have blown their strength out over the more northern folk and it just means i have to pull on a small fleece over my Tee shirt, but still wearing my shorts and sandals. AAAHHHHHhhhh, our Florida winters.....
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With the glass strands lending strength, fiberglass is stronger than plastic in such conditions. You should be fine.

Also, keep in mind that not all FG trailers have a FG belly. Of those that do, there's an interior floor overtop that FG belly. I'm not sure if anyone besides Eggcamper coats the top of their wood floor with FG resin. So, I don't think you'll have any problem.
Trillium floors have plywood sandwiched between a layer of fiberglass top and bottom in the main sections. Makes for a very strong floor.

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My 2000 Casita 16' does too-fiberglass top and bottom.
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Old 01-15-2015, 11:43 AM   #20
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hmmm don't honestly remember lol was 20 years ago.
My Yamaha RZ350 had no fibreglass, only polycarbonate panels. Not much fun to ride in the winter, but that didn't stop me.
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