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Old 07-10-2015, 03:13 PM   #1
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This is probably for bclemens...when a unit with full paint is special ordered, is it built and then put in line for the full paint, or is built and painted at the same time? The reason for the question is I recall someone mentioning that the paint department was like 12 weeks behind. Just wondering if the build and paint departments are both that far behind?
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Old 07-11-2015, 11:29 AM   #2
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Unless things have changed recently the units are not painted in house but sent to outside paint/body shops. The unit is completed except for a few items such as decals of course, awning, ladder, and door grab handle then driven to the scheduled shop for painting. They just mask around things like the windows etc. In 2012 my dealer told me there were 4 different shops that were used, some were better than others.
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Old 07-11-2015, 12:01 PM   #3
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I'm surprised about the painting I went to fleetwood factory two times they had there own paint shop had my revolution and discovery built there two different lines thou working on Brian Vickers when he went up to drive for Rick Hendrix really big deal state of the art in 2006


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Old 07-11-2015, 01:32 PM   #4
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The Sunseekers and Foresters are sent to a few different paint shops...12 weeks is an exaggeration, they have never been behind 12 weeks. We normally get them back in 7-10 days. At one point they were probably 14 days out, but of course that is added to what can be an already long build time.

At Dynamax we have our own paint booths so we paint in house.
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:00 AM   #5
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To BC - here is a quote from Joshua Cavitt from 7/16/2015
"Sage, It is a little early to get a estimated date. We are about 12 weeks out with paint. Right now you're looking at early to mid September".
Expanding on my original question...once the factory starts the build, how long does it take to build the unit start to finish?
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That quote is an estimation of the entire production process from the time the order is placed to when the unit comes offline and goes through paint. That does not mean that paint is 12 weeks behind.
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:05 PM   #7
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^^ what he said ^^
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Lol...you guys are funny. That makes more sense on the time frame. That is why I asked the question.
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...and once the factory starts the build, how long does it take to build the unit start to finish?
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With paint, roughly 3 weeks.
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