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Old 01-17-2016, 05:00 PM   #1
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Stone chipping on front of Vibe 268 RKS

Now that my first full season is over with my new Vibe, I have been noticing a lot of stone chipping on the dark brown painted nose of the trailer. I added mud flaps to my truck right away but it didnt help. I checked out a new 2016 268RKS and noticed that they have done a stone guard type of paint on the bottom 5 feet or so of the front of the trailer. That tells me that they are very aware of the issue and are trying to find a solution...

What are you all doing with this issue? Anyone approach Forest River, asking them to repaint the nose with the upgraded stone guard paint? My warranty runs out mid-May so I want to get right on it in the spring.... I can only imagine what a few more years of towing will do to the front end of my trailer.....
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Old 01-17-2016, 06:15 PM   #2
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I would just goto a bedliner place and have them spray your trailer...probably only cost you a couple hundred dollars and it will even cover over your existing chips.

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Old 01-17-2016, 07:51 PM   #3
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I would just goto a bedliner place and have them spray your trailer...probably only cost you a couple hundred dollars and it will even cover over your existing chips.

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I guess the question is, can they tint the bed liner brown? I think it only comes in black... anyone know? I really like the look of the front of the trailer with the brown and cream. the 2016's are painted in a brown stone guard.
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:21 PM   #4
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I guess the question is, can they tint the bed liner brown? I think it only comes in black... anyone know? I really like the look of the front of the trailer with the brown and cream. the 2016's are painted in a brown stone guard.
I have brown bed liner sprayed on the front of my trailer and its a perfect match. A good company should be able to match your color pretty close I would think.
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:25 PM   #5
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I bought some 1/16" aluminum diamond plate and attached it to the front cap of our last RV and it looked factory made.

As for the bedliner paint, most shops can spray custom colors and get it pretty close as mentioned above.
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Old 01-18-2016, 01:05 PM   #6
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Had anyone approached Forest River about this issue. This is obviously a design/paint flaw.... they corrected the issue with the 2015 model....
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Old 01-21-2016, 08:20 PM   #7
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I have the same issue my dealer made touch up paint I just ordered diamond plate Vinyl three feet high by ten feel long for 35.00 looks like the real thing and will also protect the camper


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Now that my first full season is over with my new Vibe, I have been noticing a lot of stone chipping on the dark brown painted nose of the trailer. I added mud flaps to my truck right away but it didnt help. I checked out a new 2016 268RKS and noticed that they have done a stone guard type of paint on the bottom 5 feet or so of the front of the trailer. That tells me that they are very aware of the issue and are trying to find a solution...

What are you all doing with this issue? Anyone approach Forest River, asking them to repaint the nose with the upgraded stone guard paint? My warranty runs out mid-May so I want to get right on it in the spring.... I can only imagine what a few more years of towing will do to the front end of my trailer.....
How about this;
Chip Guard Products | SEM Products. I believe it's widely distributed.
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I have the same issue my dealer made touch up paint I just ordered diamond plate Vinyl three feet high by ten feel long for 35.00 looks like the real thing and will also protect the camper


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Sounds interesting... do you have a link as to where you ordered this through? That is looking like a really good price!
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We've got a 268RKS & same problem. Can't use diamond plate due to the curvature. Dealer said best bet bed was quality spray on liner. Since I'm a fan of LineX, we'll gitter' done with them before the camping season.
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