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Old 12-10-2012, 08:28 PM   #15
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Mobile Scout is a woodless TT

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Old 12-11-2012, 04:23 AM   #16
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Wood framing is one thing, Luan wood backing in the walls, plywood roofs and floors are the other. Leaks from the outside is an issue as well as leaks from the inside. The luan in the walls can cause delamination if it gets wet. The TT's that I know of with the least amount of wood are the Skyline Koala made with Azdel composite, the Open Range made with Symalite composite and Coachman Express made with Azdel.
I am talking about the side walls. Not sure what these trailers have for roofing or flooring material. I would guess plywood. Oh - some manufacturers use a marine grade plywood which is a good thing.

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My airstream has riveted aluminum exterior skin, riveted aluminum interior skin, aluminum ribs inbetween. Steel frame, plywood subfloor.
The seams and openings get a regular inspection/seal with trempro/vulkem to maintain "watertightness". The roof and walls are the same construction and the rib framing is continuous from one side to the other (similar to a small aircraft)
Like everything else, maintenance is the key.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:17 AM   #18
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Seal everything up from the start when it's new or when you find a good one that has not leaked.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:39 AM   #19
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If you only want a small trailer you can get an all molded fiberglass one, like the Casita, Scamp, Escape, or EggCamper. The EggCamper even has a molded interior so everything except the floor is fiberglass, even the cabinets! They are more expensive than stick and staple trailers, but a lot less than Airstream.

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