FIBREGLASS CLADDING, DONE PROPERLY, NOT JUST PLASTIC BOXES

 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:01 pm    Post subject: FIBREGLASS CLADDING, DONE PROPERLY, NOT JUST PLASTIC BOXES Reply with quote

Hello Friends,

As you would already know we do offer the fiberglass cladding, but not the plastic box construction of the very thin layer over 25mm styrofoam boxes you see at the Shows. They have no structural integrity. Instead as you would know if you have been here, our fibreglass cladding goes over the same frame as the aluminium cladding and it is the strongest in Australia.

To get that fine finish, we had to import the fibreglass skins from Italy. That was always a problem if you had to have major repairs. It is one of the faults of the fibreglass skins, it is very difficult to get a satisfactory repair, and many caravan repairers will not even do the job. You cannot just bog it up and paint over it, you would always see the repairs in the right light, it has to be re-skinned.

One of the advantages, is that it is more immune to hail damage, but the biggest disadvantage is the repair-ability. It is also a bit heavier, we can talk about the pros and cons of it all when you come for visit..

Now, the reason for this Post, is we have a new skin being made. It is more rigid, and has an increased R-Factor of insulation with a close cell foam structural core. It is smoother, more rigid, stronger, and actually more repairable. It costs a little more, but it does make for an exciting new option for those that like the look of the fibreglass. This new skin will available in May, and you can also see it on the first two prototypes we built with it at the Sydney Show on the 16' and the 23' Bushtrackers on display.




It is more rigid, finish is more uniform, and it is more repairable for small damage... It will be a little more expensive, but has an extra R-Factor of insulation in that it is about 6.5mm thick. I think it looks better and is more end User Friendly.. An improvement..




Here is a picture of the 16' in process. By no means am I suggesting it is better than the aluminium cladding, or the only way to go. Just understand this is a quality version available for those of you that like the look of the fibreglass OK? It does have a slight expense factor, and also a weight factor to consider as well as repair-ability..



We can talk more with you about the pros and cons to help you make the choice, during the design process.

Kind regards, Steven Gibbs, Director
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