Fiberglass Body - CargoMAX
- Made of Durable High tech Fiberglass - not FTP
- Repaired at Body Shops Nationwide
- Easier to Repair than Metal Bodies
- More Strength Per Pound Than Aluminum
- Easier to Body Wrap for Advertising
- Seamless Body Eliminates Leaks
ADVANTAGES OF FIBERGLASS
- Our true fiberglass vs aluminum:
- Same low weight as .040 aluminum but 5 times stronger! The CargoMAX body will take a LOT more impact without denting or structural damage. This can be demonstrated with a rubber mallet slammed with full force on the side of the fiberglass body. Try that with an aluminum body!
- Three times thicker than .040 aluminum to reduce vibration and noise on the road.
- Fiberglass is easier and less costly to repair than aluminum. Not only does it take a LOT more force to damage the fiberglass, but a typical fiberglass repair requires about 1/3 of the body shop labor needed for a comparable aluminum body repair. Less shop labor means lower cost to you and less down time for your truck.
- The fiberglass body is molded as one piece -- no rivets or seams to leak!
- Graphics looks better on smooth fiberglass sides.
- Fiberglass does not rust or corrode!
- Superior Aerodynamics -- improves handling and saves up to 15% fuel on highway driving compared to a box body with similar capacity.
- 5 year warranty against defects - industry standard is one year.
- Full length seamless skylight is standard. The skylight can be made narrower or eliminated completely at no additional charge (special order)
Other so-called "fiberglass bodies:
- Some manufacturers sell "fiberglass" bodies that are actually made of FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics).
- FRP is a lot heavier than our true fiberglass.
- FRP will deteriorate and weaken if it is punctured or its outside paint surface is scratched.
- Other manufactures sell "fiberglass" bodies that are actually plywood with a thin fiberglass surface. Again, this is heavier than our true fiberglass body, and the plywood absorbs and retains moisture if the fiberglass surface is damaged or if a seam leaks. You know what happens to wet plywood!