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Old 10-19-2015, 02:06 PM   #1
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full body paint

I just purchased a 2013 Solera with full body paint. I have heard that if you cover the rv it can void the paint warranty. Not to worried about that because I believe it's just a 12 month warranty but can get advice from other people that have full body paint do you cover your RV when storing it outside during the winter. I have always covered my class c but they never had the full body paint. Can the cover end up marking the paint where it rubs during windy conditions? Recommendations on a preferred cover to avoid this or go without? I don't want to remove it next spring to find rub marks all over the paint where it was touching the cover. The two choices I see are a tyvek/polypropylene ( Elements brand thinks its the same as adco) or a Ploy-oxford fabric (Elements premium) any advice out there?
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Old 10-19-2015, 02:26 PM   #2
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The only Guarantee that any cover used outside will NOT rub or wear your RV does NOT Exist! Store inside or have a Marina Shrink Wrap it! Youroo!!
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Old 10-19-2015, 03:00 PM   #3
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agreed and I get that just didn't know if full body paint had more exposure to rubbing or if it even needed a cover.
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Old 10-19-2015, 06:05 PM   #4
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Couple of things. When I was hauling a new bike home from NC to MI many years ago, I was informed to never cover it when hauled. It will rub the paint right off. Seen it on other bikes.


The paint, if like mine, is automotive grade, clear coated. Just like your car. It will protect, but you need to treat it like your cars paint.


Finally, Dicor reps/engineers were at the Coachmen rally in 2014. They recommended NO covers for trailers. Their opinion was that if you just take care of the roof, no cover is needed. Also, they noted that many people incorrectly install covers, often too tight, damaging the edges and corners of the roof. In other words they can cause more problems than they solve.


A fixed solid roof is a better solution. Wish I had one. But I put mine in covered storage over the winter.
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Old 10-21-2015, 10:41 PM   #5
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I am just confused about the term "full body paint" which FR has as an option for new RV's. What are the alternatives? Partial body paint? Do they also paint just half of it if it is not full body? And which half? Or which part?
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:29 AM   #6
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An example of partial paint (albeit a different manufacturer).

Seismic Toy Haulers | Jayco, Inc.

Scroll down. It says 3/4 front exterior.

Usually cheaper than full body paint.

Don't really know any more. Never really looked into one.
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:16 AM   #7
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An example of partial paint (albeit a different manufacturer).

Seismic Toy Haulers | Jayco, Inc.

Scroll down. It says 3/4 front exterior.

Usually cheaper than full body paint.

Don't really know any more. Never really looked into one.
It looks fully painted to me and with graphics like crazy.
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:46 AM   #8
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They can be hard to see any difference in a picture.

Here is another example of each.

Decor Options - Lifestyle Luxury Recreational Vehicles, LLC.

Like I said, I don't believe I have seen up close any partial paints, so I am not sure what that entails versus a full body.
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:06 PM   #9
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Full body paint also gives you 3M protection on the hood, cap and front facing parts of the coach. No decals to worry about peeling. I keep mine under a covered car port and would not even consider a cover even if it was out in the weather.
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Old 10-31-2015, 11:10 PM   #10
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Cool

I am buying a new FR Georgetown XL in a few months, and have pretty much decided to order it unpainted. The FR rep says the fiberglass is treated so that weather will effect it less than a painted coach. It will be an off-white vanilla color. I don't care for the swirly designs and like not worrying about the pinstriping and paint ever peeling. And I sure don't want it even partially painted black to attract the summer heat. Anyone have comments about this?
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