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Old 04-01-2011, 01:34 PM   #15
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Actually it just the axles that will be fiberglass rendering Henschen, Dexter and Axis axles obsolete so no more axle wars...
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:11 PM   #16
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Thanks for the chuckle. BTW, what's wrong with fiberglass?
If God wanted fiberglass boats He would have made fiberglass trees. Sal. P.S. ex wooden boat builder.
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:19 PM   #17
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That's right, just got off the phone with Jackson Center. I was trying to get some info on what will be new for 2013 when I expect to order a new one. Due to the cost of aluminum and how easily fiberglass is to repair Airstreams from 2013 on will be skinned with fiberglass. So order the 2012's if you want it to shine.
I'm holding out for carbon fiber.
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:21 PM   #18
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I'm holding out for carbon fiber.
Good idea, would be able to pull that light of a unit with a smart car!
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As an addition, with the fiberglass shell they promise none will leak.....ever.......
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:30 PM   #20
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That's right, just got off the phone with Jackson Center. I was trying to get some info on what will be new for 2013 when I expect to order a new one. Due to the cost of aluminum and how easily fiberglass is to repair Airstreams from 2013 on will be skinned with fiberglass. So order the 2012's if you want it to shine.

Not to worry about the shine.

I'll be selling a polishing kit that will make that fiberglass shine like chrome.
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and this was just at the time you got me !
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That would be very cool. With self balancing running gear.
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And the roofed with Solar Paint, and all Fiber Optic/LED lights and wiring...oh man, its gonna be the bomb!

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Carbon fiber is nice but it is now dated as BMG (bulk matalic glasses) will soon be the material of choice for strength and lightness. This is very cool stuff... Bulk Metallic Glass Development
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