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Old 11-16-2010, 08:01 PM   #1
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Full body paint option

New guy here who has learned a lot from lurking here. We have decided that the Georgetown 360DS is the best choice for our family. The dealer we are working with has one with all the options we want except full body paint. Other then aesthetics, what functional benefits are there to choosing the full body paint option? If we choose to go that route we will have to order a unit and the one the dealer has in stock is an excellent price.

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Old 11-16-2010, 08:09 PM   #2
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pros: easier to clean
cons: costs alot

I have the full body paint and really like it alot for looks and ease of care.

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Old 11-16-2010, 10:30 PM   #3
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I too have fully body paint. I even waxed it 6 months ago. I think it looks good, but I do not believe there is any other value. It is expensive, but I didn't buy the unit to make money or even spend wisely. We could have made a lot of trips to Europe, Hawaii and many other places, traveling 1st class, for what we paid on the unit.

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Old 11-17-2010, 07:34 AM   #4
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This is a choice that everyone has to make on his or hers own. full body paint looks nice and so is the Georgetown paint job. This qustion has been around a long time. Its a personal choice. Is it worth the money, questionable at resale, its adds a good 200 lbs to the coach weight, But it looks nice. Since we were coming from a 5th wheel without the full body paint and it was easy to keep clean and waxed. we chose not to add it to our list of wants when we ordered ours.

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Old 11-17-2010, 10:17 AM   #5
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Also if you choose a dark color full body paint the coach will probably be hotter when sitting in the sun. Compared to the mostly white standard look. But then again it probably won't show the black streaks from the roof as much.
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:45 PM   #6
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it just looks sooooooooooooooooo gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:35 AM   #7
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Get the full body paint, in 4 years the white on the other unit will be chalky. They do not clear coat the white and the weather chalks them up. Then you get a bleed of white chalk down the sides. Trust me I own a Collision repair shop and we have customer coming in all the time what there units painted. Or buy it and take to a shop and have the unit clear coated with a high quality clear coat UV protected.

I have full body paint and love it, in 2010 units the full body paint was a free option for several months. It is easy to clean and UV protected.
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:28 AM   #8
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Thanks for the inputs

We decided to go with the full body paint. We ordered our360DS exactly how we wanted it and the price was comparable to the unit that was in stock. The info above made my decision easy. Thanks!

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