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Old 07-05-2011, 11:54 AM   #11
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I have to agree with BigRed on this one.
Time is a huge issue in manufacturing.
Did you happen to see the video that was floating around for a while where they showed how fast they put a trailer together?
It was amazing to watch.
No wonder things get missed at the factory.
They caulked the roof in nothing flat.
It would take 10-15 times longer to tape it.

I put the tape over the cap seams on my rig.
Kind of a belt and suspenders thing.
We will see how the tape holds up.


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Old 07-05-2011, 04:29 PM   #12
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Yeah, I can see that the time it would take to apply during manufacturing would be a big factor compared to applying Dicor. Cost of materials shouldn't be much extra since they would be buying in huge quantities.

As far as the extra time it would take dealerships to repair. Well they're already dealing with that on units where people have applied it themselves. They just add the extra time to the bill. I'm sure warranty work would be adjusted as well.

Again I'll point out that Brandon York said if they thought it was better way to go, they would do it. He hasn't steered me wrong so far, so I have to give him the benifit of the doubt.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to say Eternabond isn't any good. There is always two sides to a coin and I'm just taking a look at both sides.


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