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Old 04-18-2013, 03:53 PM   #1
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Full Body Paint, or no...?

Hello all,

New to the forum here, but not new to RVs. We have a class A Diesel pusher that we're looking to trade on a class C. We've been looking seriously at a 3010DS, and a dealer near us has a 2014 unit on the lot. It's the standard color scheme, and we were contemplating whether or not to pay the extra $$$ to get a unit with full body paint? It's not cheap by any stretch of the imagination--but it sure does improve the look of the unit.

Not sure what way to lean at this point. The stock color unit is there on the lot, and of course is available MUCH more quickly than ordering one built..especially since we'd probably choose all the options this one has anyway. So really then, the only real dilemma for us is exterior color.

Worth it...or not?

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Old 04-18-2013, 04:01 PM   #2
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Different product for me- but we opted to pay the money for partial paint on the fifth wheel. We were ordering anyway, so that didn't come into play. We figured, if we were spending that much money, might as well get exactly what we wanted.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:27 PM   #3
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We are going to go look at the in-stock unit this weekend or on Monday, and then decide. I've been researching the Sunseeker units though for about a week now, and really like the features/standard items thus far. We also looked at a Coachmen unit, and liked that as well. But I love the fiberglass roof, and a couple other "standard" options that Sunseeker puts on these units. We had a 2001 Coachmen unit back about 10 years ago, and that thing served us well--but then we got a major case of "twofootitis" and moved to a Class A unit. Now we're moving back. Live and learn I suppose--we just didn't use the larger DP coach nearly as much as we thought, and it was a whole lot more expensive to maintain (especially given that the previous owner chose not to...lol). So someone will get a very nice DP, with its maintenance now up-to-date, and we'll be getting a new Class C.

The other thing is that we want to get a boat at some point in the next year, and I'd like to be able to use the Class C to launch/recover it. I was hoping to stay at 29-30' for that purpose, but the boss wants more floor space. Works for me I guess--we'll figure out the boat thing as we go. But the paint would look pretty slick with a similarly-colored boat, I will say!

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Old 04-18-2013, 04:33 PM   #4
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I do know that this is a very busy time of year, so the ordering timeframes are longer than normal.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:38 PM   #5
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Yea, agreed... We'd be hard-pressed to get it before July 4th, for sure. Still though, I don't know if that would stop us. I guess if we find that there are some other things we'd order differently, that will be the deciding factor. If it's a week or two later than we'd like it to be, then it's a week or two later than we'd like it to be. Seems like a small price to pay to get it the way we'd like. But from what I've seen so far, I can't say there's much we would change.

More study required I suppose...

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Good luck!
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:12 PM   #8
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I read in some other threads that people who chose the full body paint, did so b/c they wanted the clear coat or gel coat that comes with it...it has the added benefit of keeping the graphics in place and prevents them from peeling. That's just what I read. Enjoy your new purchase and journeys.
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I ordered my Sunseeker 2860 at the Hershey show last September. This is my 3rd class C and I opted to special order the full body paint. My reasoning was that the white in time seems to fade to a yellowish color, more so if not waxed on a regular basis. Also the white always seemed to show the black streaking. It seems like I was always washing the unit to keep it looking nicely.

The full body paint is a $5000 plus option, but in my opinion, definitely worth it. I just got back from Florida, it's maiden voyage. Yes, it does need to be washed now, but it doesn't show the dirt nearly as much as a white unit. Close up, the dirt is visible on the black painted areas, but at a distance, it's not as noticeable. I was also surprised to get a number of postive comments from fellow RVers in the parks liking the full paint.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:47 PM   #10
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Yes, I think it's about $5200 to get the paint. The last Class C we owned was the standard white, and it was fine. So it's not something we would absolutely need to have of course--and of course the one on the lot is available now, so there wouldn't be much problem having it for the July 4th holiday! We'll see how it goes when we take a look at it this weekend.

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