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Old 02-04-2015, 03:29 PM   #21
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There are roughly 3000 rivets and at least 6 seams in an Airstream, and each rivet and seam can leak. The exterior shell will last a long time and thus the reason so many are still on the road. The floors are the weak spot in Airstreams and most over 20 years have had their's replaced. If they installed a composite floor then you would have a winner. According to latest news, the cheaper gas means they are producing something like 50 Airstreams a week while creating a 12-18 month backlog.

But aluminum trailers are hotter and colder than fiberglass units due to the nature of their exterior walls transmitting the temperature to the inside. With white fiberglass walls most of the heat is not transmitted to the inside.
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Old 02-04-2015, 03:41 PM   #22
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yep that wood floor at :40 and 4:27
Installing a New Airstream RV Floor (with Vinnie's Airstream Repair ) - YouTube
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Old 07-29-2015, 01:48 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Uplander View Post

The molded fiberglass units seem more "Spartan" than the stick framed units. A visit to a RV dealership to view interior creature comforts will illustrate that best.
From what I have seen the Big Foot Line of molded travel trailers have the best interior creature comforts...
Enjoy the search and Happy Camping!
So you have never seen a Scamp Custom Deluxe trailer, or an Escape?
Slide outs would be a deal breaker for me in the purchase of an RV or Motorhome. pop outs are nearly as problematic as pop-ups.
Still I guess you can't beat the versatility or durability of a Canned Ham, especially Mickey's Trailer!!... and talk about creature comforts!!!

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Old 07-29-2015, 03:57 PM   #24
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I'm new to the forum and I have a few questions. What are the advantages to a fiberglass travel trailer? I had been looking at all aluminum travel trailers specifically the livin lite brand. Is fiberglass better or just different. Thanks for your help.
Good day Ben. I am a big fan of fiberglass and aluminum trailers. They both have their advantages and disadvantages but both are very good at holding or appreciating in value if taken care of.

We bought our 23' Airstream 12 years ago for $6,000 and used it for many years. Market value now is around 10K. Many folks on this forum have similar stories so whether glass or aluminum they can be a good investment.
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