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Old 04-24-2014, 11:00 AM   #11
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I am out of my lane too....but white all the way in the South! And to me it just looks cleaner...

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Old 04-24-2014, 02:07 PM   #12
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I did look at the colored unit and was it very nice. We liked it until we saw the price. As I recall it was $8000. Wife says it was even higher then that. Gel-Coat has worked on our boats so we stuck with that.

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Old 04-24-2014, 02:38 PM   #13
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I prefer the white as an option, mainly due to heat in the south. Had our run with 2 painted motorhomes, darker colors, and won't do it again. Our SB has the colored fiberglass with gel coat, but it's a very light color, otherwise I wouldn't have bought it.

I think if the colored glass was a very light color, it'd be fine. Otherwise, I'd stick with white. A lot of people still like function over bling.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:06 PM   #14
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We also like the earth colors of the Rockwood but bought the Wildcat for the larger tanks, carrying capicity and the 2" walls.

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Old 04-24-2014, 10:00 PM   #15
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Here in west Texas, white to keep cooler. Love the looks of full paint schemes though.
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:01 PM   #16
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We ordered our XLR in gray. Can't wait to see it. I'm not a huge fan of white, but then, I live in the northeast where the blistering heat isn't really a factor (maybe for a month or so.) I liked the idea of a color NOT like everyone else's, plus it blends in out in the yard better. Maybe. We'll see.
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:35 AM   #17
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Paint please

I like the look of the paint with a clear coat. From a manuafacturing perspective, filler and paint can hide some minor imperfections, i am not sure you have the same latitude with colored fibreglass

I personally like the clean look of the white and not sure I like having that option taken away.

One thing I have never understood is why FR (or the industry) needs to up-charge for a color other than white. Almost every paint shop in the world can accomodate different colors....I assume the upcharge is because the unit is painted white and then re-painted in the darker color...Twice the material twice the labor....because other than red.....there is not a lot of difference between the cost of white paint and tinted (in fact zero comes to mind).

Can you imagine our response if we were told a white car will cost you 15K but a blue one will cost you 19K.....We would have a LOT of white cars on the road....You can have any color you want long as it is black
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:22 PM   #18
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Color is more expensive, because white comes white. its not painted.

For us to do color...the glass has to add pigment (not as high volume as white so a tiny more there), but also all the rest of the parts come in white or black. So you either deal with the parts being black or you paint them, which adds cost.

Even on automotive....custom or special colors "pearl" always cost more than the regular.
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:35 PM   #19
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BC, I looked at both Thor and Jayco C's with colored glass before ordering a Sunseeker with FBP. I liked the color on the Thor better than the Jayco, but really wasn't that impressed with either. I think I like white just as well, as long as it's clean, and that of course, is the problem with white. It will show dirt easier than, perhaps, colored glass.

I'd like to see you offer skirt paint like the Forester, only with more color options.
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:10 PM   #20
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If colored glass were an option, I most likely would have ordered it. I didn't opt for paint since I was worried about upkeep. Looking out at my gelcoat PU cap, it still looks great after 15 years....

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