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Old 05-18-2015, 06:34 PM   #1
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Dealer selling us exterior protective coating.

I've been pitched to buy the dealer applied protective coatings to our new to pick up TT. He said they'd put protective coating on the outside that would last 5 years and keep us from having to wax the exterior at all during this time. My question is to all you owners for this noob, should I have any of this done? I plan on passing on the interior spray, awning spray and undercoating, but the question of exterior. We will store outside but with a full RV cover. Thanks for any advice you can give. Is this really needed or is it just a dealer ploy to line their pockets? I believe we'll have to wax anyway. This will be on our new 28' TT that we are to pick up this next week. Upgrading from a tent trailer.

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Old 05-18-2015, 06:49 PM   #2
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Old 05-18-2015, 06:52 PM   #3
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If it is anything like the coatings they offer for the cars I'd pass... They claimed to never need waxing for years... By the end of the first year the car was dull and needed waxing. Then the next issue, wife hit a deer and now the coating was gone due to repairs. Who can put it on and guess what insurance would not pay for it... I'd pass. We did do the scotch guard though since we have a 2 year old!

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Old 05-18-2015, 06:57 PM   #4
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I'd pass on the exterior coating and you can buy a lot of Scotch guard spray cans and do the interior yourself for what they will charge you. ( thats all they use anyways !!!)
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:41 PM   #5
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I paid for the Zilon (sp) on mine more for the interior guarantee. I have kids and now I'm covered for 5 years against any stains inside. Read the fine print on the exterior spray. If I remember it didn't cover the side walls and I know it didn't cover the roof. Basically it covers the front and rear cap which is fiberglass on mine and the easiest piece to keep clean and shiny.
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:00 PM   #6
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Money maker for dealer! Like extended warranty save your money!
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:16 PM   #7
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One of the first things I did to our new camper was to put on a good quality paste wax. I did the front and rear sections and was surprised by how easily the hazed wax came off (that first coat can be somewhat of a bear to remove). Then it started raining. The next day I noticed the front and rear beaded very nicely. But so did the sides. I think the dealership may have waxed the unit as part of the prep. They did try to sell me special exterior and interior treatments which I declined
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:50 PM   #8
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The dealer tried to sell me the same thing when we picked up our new trailer last week. I declined. I just finished waxing mine with Mequiars Paint Protect. I think if you want to keep it looking good, wax will be required.
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:23 PM   #9
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Thank you to everyone for your quick and informative replies. I agree with all your posts and just needed to hear from the experts. Thank you.
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