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Old 08-21-2019, 10:33 AM   #1
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Full Body Paint

Full Body Paint worth the extra money or stick to the basic skin.

Looking for feed back from owners that have full body paint jobs, easy to maintain, how well does it look over time.

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Old 08-21-2019, 11:16 AM   #2
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Make your best deal on one without. Then after the dealer already knows how much he will make on the deal see if they will sell the full body paint for their cost. That is what I did and saved over $2,000. I feel it will be easier to sell with it. Also, no decals to worry about peeling off.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:19 AM   #3
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I had the same question as you. It's an expensive option and probably won't get it all back at trade in. But we went for it on our motorhome and are glad we did. It's probably more of an aesthetic issue than a maintenance issue. I'm not sure the care is much different than one with out the paint. Care and cleaning is just like your car. I wash it using a little car wash soap with wax in it. We've only had it a little over two years so it remains to be seen how long it holds up, but so far it still looks like new.
And like mentioned above, our dealer sold the option at his cost.
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:35 PM   #4
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We went with the FBP on our Sunseeker, because the plain Jane factory white just looked boring. We did get a good deal on our coach and paid less than retail on the paint. One thing to watch closely is the finish, and don't let it oxidize. Bug splatter will come off much easier too. Clean well and apply some wax occasionally. We accidentally parked too close to the lawn sprinklers one time, and in a week the hard water scale build up was terrible. Took four hours with vinegar to get it all off, and then cleaned and waxed again.
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Old 08-21-2019, 09:07 PM   #5
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Get the full body paint. It's worth it. After a few years, the suns' UV rays will start to go to work on the fiberglass gelcoat & start turning dull......even with meticulous care & waxing.
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Old 08-21-2019, 09:49 PM   #6
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My 2011 Cedar Creek 36CKTS Touring Edition with FBP looks as good as any new 5th wheel out there. Wax it once a year and it will pay you back with positive comments from everyone.
You may not get all of your $$$$ back at sale time but I bet it will sell faster than similar gelcoat models
I am sold on FBP.
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Old 08-22-2019, 06:23 AM   #7
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Only way to go if you have the dough for it. 10 grand list on my Riverstone Legacy. No peeling. Keeps a shine, easier to maintain. Even though I won't get it back at trade in, it looks so much better than units that have decals. Worth it to me.
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Old 08-22-2019, 07:59 AM   #8
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My 2011 Cedar Creek 36CKTS Touring Edition with FBP looks as good as any new 5th wheel out there. Wax it once a year and it will pay you back with positive comments from everyone.
You may not get all of your $$$$ back at sale time but I bet it will sell faster than similar gelcoat models
I am sold on FBP.
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X2 My 2012 Cedar Creek which is also a 36CKTS Touring Edition looks as good as the day it was painted. Except for some tree branch scratches, that is!
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Old 08-22-2019, 11:40 AM   #9
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We have a 2016 Sunseeker with full body paint and I say it all the time to my wife: thank goodness we got the full body paint. To me it looks so much nicer. We have only owned it 16 months and it still shines very nice. I wash it after every trip and wax it twice a year.
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Another vote for the full body paint
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