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Old 02-25-2012, 01:15 PM   #15
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:57 PM   #16
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I would if that new mustang look strangely like a new vett
So I guess we would all like the Vantage more if it had rivets and a shiny surface.......but then we would be all over their case for trying to duplicate our marvelous AS.I guess we need to take the Vantage for what it is; outside a little "off" but some of the interior design looks pretty good. Someone also threw out a price of $35K for the 32" unit..........some people who aren't in to the "mystique" (as someone put it earlier) of our AS will find this unit very attractive. Appears to be lots of bang for the buck.
I'll stick with my 85 Limited for now......
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:39 PM   #17
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So it is fiberglass over wood like most of the newer SOB trailers? I was considering fiberglass till I found out about delamination problems. Someone needs to make a trailer with no wood in the structure. Do Scamps have wood in them or are they solid fiberglass? If there are no seams in the roof that would be a plus.

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Old 02-25-2012, 02:47 PM   #18
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:24 PM   #19
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So it is fiberglass over wood like most of the newer SOB trailers? I was considering fiberglass till I found out about delamination problems. Someone needs to make a trailer with no wood in the structure. Do Scamps have wood in them or are they solid fiberglass? If there are no seams in the roof that would be a plus.

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I thought the video on You Tube said the fiberglass was over an aluminum frame?? Is that what you are referring to? Running the duct through the floor sounds appealing also.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:44 PM   #20
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Do you really think these will still be admired 80 (or even 8) years from now? If the idea would become popular, they'll all be faking it before long . . . Airstream fakes everywhere.

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Old 02-25-2012, 04:01 PM   #21
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:07 PM   #22
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:34 PM   #23
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This is my concern.

What Would Cause A Bulge On The Side Wall Of Our RV?

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I thought the video on You Tube said the fiberglass was over an aluminum frame?? Is that what you are referring to? Running the duct through the floor sounds appealing also.
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:46 PM   #24
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:21 PM   #25
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Me too Perry. The vacuum bonding with the foam in between and the aluminum "studs" all unitized makes a great, strong, light wall, but they have a propensity to leak as well. and when they do, they delaminate. Both of the people I know with glass walled units have delamination at 8 - 10 years. The only proper repair is an entire wall replacement.

Edit: excuse me, I forgot about the guy at church. Make that 3 people I know with delamination.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:56 PM   #26
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Fiberglass and wood don't mix. I have seen many boats that were really just wooden boats with fiberglass skins. Water gets into the wood and the boat falls apart.

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Looks to me inside like any other sob,...cheap and worthless.

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Old 02-26-2012, 08:56 AM   #28
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I would have to visit the factory to see how they are actually made before I would spend that kind of money on one. I think the RV industry in general is designed around a 5-10 yr lifetime MAX. Anything more than that and you kill your future sales because no one would by a new unit if they can buy an old one in good shape for a fraction of new.

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