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Aluminum Frame Truck Camper Manufacturers
« on: January 29, 2012, 01:41:40 PM »
I am looking for a truck camper with aluminum wall framing.  The outside sking can be either aluminum or Fiberglass.

1.  What year did Lance start using aluminum wall framing?

2.  I know Artic Fox started using aluminum wall studs in 2005

3.  What other campers have aluminum wall framing?

Am considering Bigfoot and Northern lite as well.


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Re: Aluminum Frame Truck Camper Manufacturers
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 02:24:40 PM »
AlpenLite had some.  Lance was late switching over, I used to ask and was told wood was superior, then they switched. 

I have has a Sunline where I learned why wood was not superior, a Coachmen that solidified that outlook, an Arctic Fox and the AlpenLite.  The AlpenLite was the best by far.  Arctic Fox a close second, but mine was a year or two before they went to alum. 

Hold out for the alum, while wood is good, if there is any poisture, and there will be, it gets bad.

Bill & Jolene W & Koda

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