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Old 09-26-2015, 12:06 AM   #1
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Lightbulb New trend in RV body color???

How about starting a new trend of getting away from the flamboyant pinstripes, swooshes and swirls that every motorhome on the road has? I am thinking about ordering my new Georgetown painted 100% white, similar to the one pictured here. And shouldn't a white motorhome be cooler in the summer than the mostly black that Forest River paints them?
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Old 09-26-2015, 01:02 AM   #2
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Hmmm. I am guessing this is custom.

Back in the day they had stripes. They look really dated now.
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Old 09-26-2015, 07:42 AM   #3
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How about silver? White shows every spec of dirt.
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Old 09-26-2015, 08:13 AM   #4
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IMO our white vehicles always look clean whereas dark colors, especially black, are hardest to keep clean. I agree that white surfaces stay cooler which also reduces the possibility of the surface itself overheating & warping or fading...

For the last couple years FR has been using a lot of brown on their TT's & 5ers & now at 2-3 years-old their brown fiberglass caps are fading across the top. When I saw them introduce all of those dark brown color schemes a few years ago I thought to myself, "These will look really bad when they fade..." I was right & glad I bought a (slightly) used white TT...
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Old 09-26-2015, 08:35 AM   #5
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I really like some of the Monaco paint. Some accents but not too wild with lighter base colors.

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I do like the tans and Browns over the white with blues and pinks from a few years ago. However, I agree white should be cooler and easier to keep clean. Also white will not fade as bad, it may dull but not fade. I'm just thankful they have started making the interiors a little more modern. The leaves and flower patterns are in every rv and horrible.


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Don't care for the 'milk truck' look.
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Old 09-26-2015, 11:21 AM   #8
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I never understood the trend of going with all those swirls and dark colors. Seems tacky to me. I like the mostly white with just a little flair. And contrary to a persons emotional response to a white vehicle of any kind showing more dirt, white actually hides dirt better than most of the dark colors. I've had cars of all colors and only the whites let you get away with not washing as much.

I agree with the thought of going white or mostly white If for no other reason than staying cooer.
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I really like some of the Monaco paint. Some accents but not too wild with lighter base colors.

I agree. That is a good use of just enough of flair and looks classier that all the swirls.
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I have never really been a fan of the large/wild graphics used on RV's these days. Toy haulers in particular seem to be VERY wild in general. I seriously considered removing the graphics stickers on our trailer. However, after paying close attention to the few RV's out there without graphics, I decided that all one color was too plain. In my opinion, something small/basic is needed. And on that note...If I am not mistaken, it looks like the motorhome in the OP's picture has a thin pin stripe design? I like it.

I snapped a pic of this trailer I saw last year. I REALLY liked how it had some design to it but without the glaring graphics (plus I am a sucker for grays/silvers). If you look closely, you'll see that even the AC's are detailed to match the area they are mounted in.


edit...funny...I just took a closer look at the OP's picture and see that it is in fact a toyhauler!
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