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Old 08-31-2005, 05:13 PM   #1
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We are planning to buy an additional TT to leave at a campground at the beach. It's one of those places that move your RV from a storage area to a site when you want to stay at the campground, and then put it back in storage.

I would like to have some opinions on which type of siding would be best at the beach - or would either one be OK?

Thanks for your input!
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We are planning to buy an additional TT to leave at a campground at the beach. It's one of those places that move your RV from a storage area to a site when you want to stay at the campground, and then put it back in storage.

I would like to have some opinions on which type of siding would be best at the beach - or would either one be OK?

Thanks for your input!
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Old 08-31-2005, 06:07 PM   #3
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Either will work!! Aluminum will not hold up to hail storms, dents very easily. Cheap to repair.

Fiberglass requires a good waxing atleast 2-3 times a year to prevent chalking, if damaged will cost alot more for repairs.

I would recomend just getting what comes on the trailer that you like best, and enjoy camping.
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Fiberglass with gelcoat. It will not chalk like the fiberon sides. I had aluminum too. To many bleeding knuckles when I did try to wax it.
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Old 09-10-2005, 04:08 PM   #5
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I think the best benefit of aluminum is weight. I'm not sure of the added weight of Filon,but have been told by a manufacturer that gelcoat fiberglas adds 500-600# per side depending on lenth. Something to consider. Weight = fewer MPG.
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Old 09-22-2005, 03:01 PM   #6
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I prefer fiberglass. I live in Kansas where hail is a common word! Camp 7 months out of the year right next to an aluminum sided camper. Yes the hail does do a nice job of denting aluminum sided campers! Also as a matter of interest (at least here where I am) fiberglass siding, and rubber roofs qualify for discounts on RV insurance. Wonder why? Just my 2 cents.
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Fiberglass all the way for me. Had both, prefer the no dent factor of fiberglass. much stronger sides as well....
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Old 09-22-2005, 08:08 PM   #8
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Gelcoat...only way to go...had a 1995 WW with Fiberglass, and it will chalk up on ya. And trying to buff out a 37 foot TH is a good reason to have someone else do it.

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