I think the "true noble classic" gel coat described by Forest River is only on the sidewalls and not the caps. While loading my kayak on my truck, which wasn't quite pulled far enough forward, the rudder slightly scratched the front cap. The scratch is about an inch long and can barely be felt with your fingers and is less than the thickness of a piece of paper. The brown scratched like a thin coat of paint, which I believe it is(I can actually scratch it further with my fingernail), and the white is showing. Now I don't really know much about fiberglass fabrication but I thought gel coat was thicker and more durable than paint. If the caps are gel coated as claimed then it's ultra thin and of far less quality than the sides... There were several Cedar Creeks where we wintered this year, most have some degree of fading on the front caps(mine doesn't, yet). Forest River can claim what they want and throw blame for it on the consumer, environment, supplier or whatever. But when they sit side by side with other older units in a campground and theirs is the one with obviously fading caps despite being obviously a newer unit, well it looks like 'buyer beware' and they get checked off the list for potential buyers. The side are beautiful, smooth, and shiny. The front caps, which is what you first look at to see the logo, look out of place, like it's several years older than the rest of the fifth wheel. It doesn't make a very favorable impression to say the least. It begs the question 'gee, I wonder what else goes wrong with those?' It's obvious there's a problem and the manufacturer hasn't stepped up to take care of it. Reputations are what you build and not what some joker on the phone tells you what they are. Forest River needs to step up and take care of it's customers instead of making them feel like now that they have their unit they're on their own.