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Old 10-31-2022, 01:11 PM   #1
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Did Sunline use aluminum for frame ever?

I tried the search bar but didn't see any topics. Looking at a 1995 Sunline 5th wheel. After my last wood frame RV imploded, I worry about wood frames now.

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Wood rot in the walls, ceiling and floor of used older camper is very possible, it all depends on how the prior owner took care of and stored the camper. You can inspect for water damage with a moisture meter, and suggest you do so before buying to know what you are getting into before hand. I'm not saying not to buy a camper with a low level of damage, just know going into the deal better educated to make a decision you can fix yourself or live with it. This link can help show how to get one and use it.

Sunline did make a few aluminum wall studs and floor joists travel trailers, they were limited though. I do not know of any Sunline 5th wheels made with aluminum wall studs etc.

After dealing with many water infected campers, both aluminum wall studs and floors and all wood studded campers on several brands, the materials the studs and joists where made from is not the issue. The leak that went on a long time never discovered was the issue.

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