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Old 09-19-2015, 09:15 PM   #1
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Front cap fading issues

So on Monday I plan on going and getting the Apex 300bhs with the 50th ann. package that has the fiberglass front cap. I've seen quit a few with fading issues ( other brands ) and was wondering how this model has help up. I realize this may be a relatively new option but I dont want to spend this kind of money and it fade to white after a few years. Any thoughts on this?
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Old 09-20-2015, 08:09 AM   #2
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Don't know about the Apex,but my Chaparral just showed fading about a week ago.At least that's when I noticed it.I always wash and wax the front,at least,before a trip.Haven't talked with my dealer yet.Our warranty was out in April.Hope to know something this week.We won't be home for awhile,but would like to have something settled before we get back.
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Old 09-20-2015, 10:21 AM   #3
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Old 09-20-2015, 12:09 PM   #4
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The fading issue, these are painted caps or tinted fiberglass?
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:44 PM   #5
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I would think it's a gel coat,but probably painted.
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Old 09-20-2015, 06:48 PM   #6
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At the RV show today my local dealer stated the cap fade was resolved in 2015 and 2016 models by applying a gel coat. I would assume the old was painted. Not for certain though.
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Old 09-20-2015, 06:58 PM   #7
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Doing some more research, it does look like the problem is the colored gel coat.
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Everything I hear is that fade is from bad gelcoat. Here mine.


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Old 09-20-2015, 07:07 PM   #9
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Wow, I didn't know the fading was that noticeable.
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My 2015 Chaparral is having the fading issue as mine has the dark brown cap. What a mess. Dealer does not want to deal with it so I have been in touch with Coachmen and under warranty they will fix it but I have to find a body shop, provide them with a quote, they need to approve, I pay and then they reimburse me. The dealer that I bought this from sucks.
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