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Old 02-11-2013, 10:54 AM   #1
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Wood Frame vs. Aluminum Frame looking for your input!

Wood Frame vs. Aluminum Frame,
Wood frame vs. Aluminum/Wood combo Frame
The walls/frame that surround us, where not talking
about your cabinets here and itís got to be nice to have
Hickory cabinets.
Ever since Iíve been trying to find the best RV 5er.
I have heard wood frame is better. Some say the heavier
rigs are the best made rigs. And these rigs have wood frames.
These tend to be more expensive coaches.
And then ďanother topicĒ because you pay a 100,000 plus is it quality?
Should be!
Some companies there frames are all Aluminum.
Screws in Aluminum can wallow out.
Aluminum transfers temperatures
better than wood. This can cause moister due to sweating.
Thereís a company that shows people holding up and
caring a Aluminum frame.
Other companies have where the side walls are Aluminum.
but the front cap area and rear cap area is wood frame. Helps
Connecting the caps to frame!
Lets donít get into bashing companies, mines better than that SOB.
IíM not looking for that.
Wood Frame VS All aluminum Frame VS combo Frame.
Someone said ďI know there not making any more wooden planes!Ē
A wooden framed 747, donít think so..
Thanks every one..

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Each has advantages and disadvantages. Not all full-time rigs are wood-framed.

I don't see in your discussion where you list susceptability to rot from water intrusion as a disadvantage for wood-framed rigs. There are plenty of threads here on iRV2 dealing with repairs of rotted wood framing due to water intrusion.

By the way, I've owned both and have never had a structural problem with either construction method, but I stay on top of maintenance so that I don't have water leakage problems, either.


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Rust thanks. Your reply is one reason I asked the question, for more info.
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Rusty stated the key for either construction, preventive maintenance! If you wait until you see water signs you are too late_damage has occurred.
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