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Old 01-30-2005, 12:37 PM   #15
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We have a 2004 HR Admiral with aluminum sides and have been very happy with it. Had a fiberglass Jayco before that and also happy with it. Don't know, but just like the looks of the aluminum sides better!

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Old 02-02-2006, 06:30 AM   #16
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I have a 2002 winnie minnie with delaminated sidewalls. Does anyone have the same probles

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Old 02-02-2006, 02:44 PM   #17
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in this part of the world there are 2 types of RVs, those that have been severly damaged by hail, and those that have not yet been hit........aluminum dents easily by hail while the fiberglass is much more resistant to hail damage.
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Old 02-04-2006, 09:52 AM   #18
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Our first HR motor home ('85 Imperial Class C-bought used 1991 from a friend) had the aluminum roof and sides with the fiberglass caps. It was easy to keep the painted aluminum shiny. The fiberglass (gelcoat) caps were a bear to keep looking good. The roof did accumulate a few dents from hail. But who really sees the roof.

Our 2nd motor home - my2000 HR 32' Vacationer has been the same as to external upkeep. Plus the aluminum gives you a wee bit more CCC than fiberglass.

I notice on the HR web site that all 2006 motor homes have fiberglass roofs and exterior walls (and full width windshields-bet those are pricey to replace). But if the cost of aluminum sheeting has increased in price, I can see why the factory changed.

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