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Old 06-08-2013, 05:28 PM   #21
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I've looked at that RV roof deal before. Kind of stashed it away in the memory bank for, if all else fails and I really wanted to keep the MH long term. Wonder why nobody's tried this in production yet? I'd love to see one in person.
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:41 PM   #22
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It's funny you mention the spray in bedliner. Coulda you imagine how rock solid these roofs would be with line X? I wonder if that comes in polar white? Lol. I'm glad you're having fun with yours and problem free.
Probably not practical but, Rhinoliner comes in many different colors. Your favorite school color. Wonder what it would weigh? Just thinking out loud.
I have line-x in my GMC. Tough as nails.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:35 PM   #23
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Haha! Even though I'm from FL, I'm a TN Volunteer fan. How would TN orange look?!
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:40 PM   #24
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Newmar Factory & Fiberglass Roofs

I was at the Newmar Factory this past summer. The Dutchstar is their most popular diesel pusher and at the time I owned a 2010 model. During the factory tour I found out a fiberglass roof is an upgrade on Dutchstars. My unit did not have the fiberglass roof. I saw the large one piece fiberglass roofs stacked and ready to be installed. Also, all of their luxury coaches get a one piece fiberglass roof. $800K King Aire's!

Their work force is mostly Amish and Mennonite. Their work ethic and attention to detail was impressive. I also got the chance to meet Mahon Miller the owner of Newmar and inventor of the RV Slide!

So, I was happy to find a fiberglass roof on my new 2013 Forester #3051S. This to me is an upgrade and a longer lasting then other roofing materials. Now downsized to my first Class "C" and getting ready for a four month trip.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:46 PM   #25
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Haha! Even though I'm from FL, I'm a TN Volunteer fan. How would TN orange look?!
Well, I was thinking Clemson Orange, would look awesome and so confusing with the VOLS orange.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:12 PM   #26
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I don't know about you trwmodela..but I'm always a little concerned with the Amish running all the electrical.

Maybe that's why the Mennonites are there
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I don't know about you trwmodela..but I'm always a little concerned with the Amish running all the electrical.

Maybe that's why the Mennonites are there
Wonder why? They have 12V battery powered tail and signal lights.....
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:13 PM   #28
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I was disappointed too. Although, the thought of parting with our unit for weeks to get a roof isn't appealing either.. There isn't really a good outcome to be had. I'm trying to put things in perspective, and not fight over a motorhome. We chose FR, nobody forced us. We'll do some searching for a replacement, but as for us, Forest River products will not be a choice.
Reading all of this has my wife researching other brands. We liked Thor and also REALLY like a canadian brand called Triple E
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:06 AM   #29
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As you know there are others working the line besides Amish and Mennonites. I took two tours over a four day period and talked to several employees. But my plans of going full-time in my Newmar Class "A" has changed. So, I am keeping my house and trying the Class "C" RV's.
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:06 AM   #30
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Jim, you should look into Nexus class C units. I have heard really good feedback from folks who own them. They have a much smaller production line so I hear they do top notch work and customize units for the owners. I didn't choose them before because they are not sold on lots, and I assumed that a local dealer who sells primarily FR products would see to it that FR stand behind the product. Well, you the story since you've been reading. I think the key is finding a unit that doesn't need to frequently be in the shop for warranty repairs. I would happily pay a few more bucks to get that.
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