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Old 09-11-2015, 10:12 PM   #151
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I believe I've seen every Color do this. My white cap keystone had oxidation on top but because the chalking was white it was far less obvious. Just a lack of shine.


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Old 09-11-2015, 10:14 PM   #152
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I'm tempted to winter cover my newly painted brown cap with a full fiver cover.


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Old 09-13-2015, 01:11 AM   #153
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Old 09-17-2015, 12:57 AM   #154
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So i picked up my 5th wheel today from the Forest River factory in Oregon after they replaced the front cap. They left off all of the decals from the front, they put them inside the trailer. So my question is that since I am still seeing the people are still having oxidation issues on new rigs i am wondering if i should take this opportunity being brand new if i should have a automotive clear coat sprayed on the entire cap. FR is telling me that this cap has the new and improved gel coat but i dont want to have a fading issue again in two years it was pretty bad. What does everyone think?
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Old 09-17-2015, 03:49 AM   #155
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Id ask someone who paints boats professionally.


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Old 09-17-2015, 05:16 AM   #156
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Going to follow this thread as I see many 5ers with this front cap top fading issue at my seasonal lot camground. Like 5th wheels but the fading just makes me re-think ever getting a 5th wheel. Hopefully they will resolve issue in the coming years.
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Old 09-17-2015, 09:00 AM   #157
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Talking to FR reps, it's a problem with the "dark colors" on the fiberglass caps. The manufacturer of the fiberglass knows about this issue and is correcting the problem. I'd be willing to bet that some of the trailers that have those dark brown front caps may begin to show the same problems as us 5th. wheel owners. Of course I surely hope not.
Forest River is doing a wonderful job at standing behind these problems, even when the units are out of warranty.
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Old 09-17-2015, 09:57 AM   #158
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Going to follow this thread as I see many 5ers with this front cap top fading issue at my seasonal lot camground. Like 5th wheels but the fading just makes me re-think ever getting a 5th wheel. Hopefully they will resolve issue in the coming years.

Mine is a TT with a grey nose cap that is fading.


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Old 09-17-2015, 01:23 PM   #159
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I've seen many travel trailers with the same problem


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Old 09-18-2015, 09:51 PM   #160
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"Forest River is doing a wonderful job at standing behind these problems, even when the units are out of warranty."


Forest River is doing a wonderful job in some cases, and a very poor job in others.
They will try and avoid covering costs or offer part of the cost sometimes, even when under warranty.


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