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I see the aluminum versus wood issue as presented by Rex as more marketing than substance (my opinion). I worked on literally hundreds of aluminum framed RVs of all persuasions for decades and his suggestion that all aluminum framed campers delam is simply off the mark.

Delam depends on how something is built and how seals are maintained. There thousands of aluminum framed rigs that are decades old and not delamed. Heck, our fifth wheel is 12 years old and not a spot of delam anywhere except the back wall because Keystone short sheeted the rubber roof. Just saying plenty of examples pro and con either way. I also worked for a truck camper dealer for a time who carried entry level wood framed campers. Quality construction was simply not there.

We just bought a new Laredo SC yesterday and also have a Hallmark so I am not a proponent of one material over another, but you can also jump on SearchTempest to find examples of delam in Northstars. My opinion here is delam is a complex issue with honest disagreement for both types of framing material.

Steve and Andra
2012 F350 6.2 gasser SRW LB
Fab Fours front and rear in case we run into a rhino
2019 Northstar Laredo SC