[Deedee] This will be my first RV purchase. I've heard that wood framing is out, aluminum is in but I've found a 5th wheel I'm interested in that still is being manufactured in wood - the Excel Classic. Excel's manfacturer stands by their wood frame citing their construction methods, etc. My husband wants aluminum but I think there's more to it since the Excel is rated so high. I'm open for any opinions please.