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Old 10-21-2018, 03:51 AM   #1
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GT5 - Probably going to try again

After our debacle with ordering a 30X3 the way we wanted it and having it come in COMPLETELY DIFFERENTLY, we pulled the plug on the whole deal and are thinking about trying this again. Our dealer did their part: I saw all the paperwork submitted to Forest River and they routinely followed up to make sure the coach was going to come in as we expected .. until it didn't. I've since spoken directly to the Factory Rep and hope that if we try this again it is done right. Our dealer refunded our deposit for the original order even though it wasn't supposed to be refundable. They agreed that the surprises were too much.

Also . . one of the reasons we chose to order is that we must be the only people in existence who do not want a loft bed. I've never seen any model of Georgetown that can be equipped with a loft bed that doesn't have one. IMO, the manual loft bed is pretty useless and we have no need for it ever. It just gets in the way of the front storage cabinets. We had ordered the 30X3 without it . . and they installed one anyway along with doing other things not specified on the build sheet. This was one of the beefs. The dealer offered to remove it but there'd still be about 14-20 holes that we knew were there. I have a strong suspicion if we do this again the same thing might happen in which case we'd be better off just to go buy one from a dealer somewhere (none of our local dealers have the interior color my wife wants).

We are also trying to decide between the new graphics or full body paint. I like both options with the full body paint being a bit pricier but it does look nice.

I'd love to know what folks think of their full body paint jobs.

Pete Githens
Reading, PA
Formerly - 2007 Itasca Navion (Sold and gone)
2019 Georgetown GT5 31R5
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Old 10-21-2018, 05:48 AM   #2
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I have the full body paint on my Forester 3011 and it looks so much better. Before ordering I did some research and it appeared there was not much loss due to depreciation. My dealer already knew what he was making off the deal so he agreed to add the full body paint at his cost. No decals to worry about but one problem I have had is the 3M paint shield they install with it. The strip on the hood has what looks like mold under it and will need to be removed.

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Old 10-21-2018, 08:09 AM   #3
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Full body paint will be a worthwhile investment.
No chalking or fading. No decals that peel. (been there, done that )
My 2011 Cedar Creek looks as good as any new unit. I wash by hand when it needs it and apply Meguire’s wax once a year.
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