Why Aluminum Sided Trailers are Better:
Sample Photos of Fiberglass Delamination
Why do you find this sticker located by the entry door of one of the largest manufacturer's of fiberglass exterior trailers?
The owner of this Riverside trailer accidentally backed into the left front corner of their trailer. The total repair cost for this damage was $368.52. What do you think the repair costs to replace an entire laminated sidewall front and left side would be?
January 2013 Trailer Life
February 2013 Trailer Life
Wood framed aluminum sidewalls will flex with road motions, fiberglass walls are rigid and do not flex. Because of this many manufacturer's cut the fiberglass in high stress areas and cover the cut with moldings so that you will not experience a crack. The preventative procedure creates another opportunity for water to enter the wall.