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Old 02-22-2011, 09:27 PM   #1
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Full body paint or not???

Hi all, Looking at 2011 Georgetown 350TS and I am not sure about the full body paint, it sure is an expensive option. Is the fulll body paint merely cosmetic or does it serve any other purpose (i.e. stand up better over time). Any comments on the 350TS as well? Currently have a Travel Trailer and thinking about the Class A route...

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Old 02-22-2011, 09:32 PM   #2
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Yes the full body paint should stand up better over time. Of coarse you still need to wash and wax to fully take care of it. For the price unsure. You can always take the stickers off and put new ones on. Takes lots of time . Overall unsure how much quicker the stickers will faint vs. paint.

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Old 02-23-2011, 02:16 AM   #3
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The full body paint really makes the coach stand out. When we bought ours there was only one color scheme but now there are 4. All are very nicely designed patterns and colors. As stated you do have to wash and wash it but you still have to do that without the full body paint. It adds to the value of the coach for resale as well, although to me that's not such a big deal. We love ours!!!

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Old 02-23-2011, 06:08 AM   #4
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:40 AM   #5
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Full Body Paint..I have had many without it and the last 3 motorhomes with full paint. I love the full body paint look and I can attest to the extra value when it is time to sell. Also, maybe I have attended too many happy hours but I think it is easier to keep clean. Without a doubt I always feel more enthusiastic about washing it because it looks so darn good when you are done.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:54 AM   #6
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OK Guys I will admit that the full body paint looks good. But I question weather it will add to the resale of the Georgetown. By the time your ready to sell, the entire coachs condition will determine its value. We chose not to get the full body paint because it adds weight to the coach, and we liked the white glossy finish that comes standard. As far as taking care of the finish. I would say both are the same. I wax mine once a year with FAST WAX and the water just roles off.

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Old 02-23-2011, 09:03 AM   #7
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Don't know what the actual cost is for full body paint........we got our special internet priced unit from inventory, and it was not painted. Guess the cost would be up to the individual, but I agree some of the painted ones look pretty impressive.

Only thing we have heard from those that camp in the warmer (read hot) climates, is that the basic white models are easier to cool in the direct sun.

Never bought anything new, while at the same time judging what the resale value would be. Some things should be for the satisfaction and justification of may not sway the next purchaser.

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Old 02-23-2011, 09:14 AM   #8
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Probably most people who buy a RV, do not take the time to wax them. I recall a earlier thread where someone who owned a paint and body shop said, "When RVs came in for body repair or for painting their was a lot of peeling on the RV". Be it decals and paint.
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:19 PM   #9
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This is the first time for full body paint for us. Not just the fact that it looks nice but on our last 5th wheel the stickers started fading with in a couple years. I removed all that I could with a heat gun, but was very time consuming trying to remove something that had been baked on. I would agree that there is someting to be said for keeping clean and waxed for any RV. Just did ours on Monday..and wow that whooped me...wax on, wax off, wax on wax off..on and on and on..geez ...hehehe but sure looks shiney when done.

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Old 02-24-2011, 07:41 AM   #10
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Just you so are aware, the dealer cost on fulll body paint option is $7000. Dealers are marking that up to $11000 in some cases. Last fall Forest River had a deal where they were giving dealers the full body paint option for free as a promo....

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