Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-16-2016, 06:55 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
florabama's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Northwest Florida
Posts: 229
Full Body Paint vs Gel Coat

Hi All - First post here but long time RVer. Moving from motorhome to fifth wheel soon and will be ordering a CC 34RL. We were all excited about the Cedar Creek until I started reading about the front/rear cap gel coat fade issues. We live in Florida and have covered (top) parking however the front and back will get sun exposure either morning or afternoon. (P.S. if building opened parking make sure it faces North/South and not East/West like mine) So this brings me to my question on the full body paint.
I understand this option is about 9K? So what is the warrantee? 12 months like most everything else? Is it really worth the expense considering I do want a good looking rig.
Also, is the paint close to the quality found on autos? Does it eventually begin to fade/peal as well?

Thanks, and happy trails.
__________________

__________________
florabama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2016, 10:32 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 8
Check this place out for full body paint http://www.southwestrvcenter.com/m_v...sp?pov=4561623
__________________

__________________
mikenjulie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2016, 11:50 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 477
Rumor has it there are some new models coming out in July with painted end caps...That's about as much as I've been able to find out so far..
__________________
2015 Chev Silverado 3500 dually D/A
2016 Cedar Creek 36CK
B&W Patriot 18K, Trail-Aire pinbox,
Level up, dual panes & all that stuff...
GOTTOYS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2016, 08:24 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
florabama's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Northwest Florida
Posts: 229
Quote:
Originally Posted by GOTTOYS View Post
Rumor has it there are some new models coming out in July with painted end caps...That's about as much as I've been able to find out so far..
I love rumors--keep us posted please.
__________________
florabama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2016, 09:49 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
EastlakeRoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Eastlake, Ohio
Posts: 463
I'd be interested in hearing about Full Body Paint as well since I have owned 2 trailers that needed side walls replaced due to delamination. Still working thru the issues with the one we have now but am interested in hearing about full body paint in terms of longevity, fading or any other issues.
__________________
2014 Wildwood 300BH
2014 Ford Explorer XLT
2011 Ford F350 FX4
Eastlake, OH
EastlakeRoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2016, 10:53 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Oregon
Posts: 511
Quote:
Originally Posted by EastlakeRoo View Post
I'd be interested in hearing about Full Body Paint as well since I have owned 2 trailers that needed side walls replaced due to delamination. Still working thru the issues with the one we have now but am interested in hearing about full body paint in terms of longevity, fading or any other issues.
How delamination be stopped with full body paint?
__________________
goduc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2016, 12:39 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 450
We have a Dutchmen (Keystone parent company), just recently got it back from the dealer for a front cap repair for stone chips during delivery to the dealer. Service advisor insisted our cap was a basecoat/clearcoat. They repaired the chips and repainted the bottom portion - it looks great. But. Was he mistaken or lying to me? Not sure if anyone at Dutchmen will be able to tell me with any certainty, I haven't called them yet.
__________________

__________________
David and Vicki
6 year old Springer rescues Sydney and Piper
2014 GMC Denali 3500HD Dually Crew Cab Duramax/Allison stock
2016 Dutchmen Denali 287RE "The Dog House"
Eaz Lift WDH 1400# w/ Blue Ox 2 1/2" trunion
EezRV TPMS
Springerdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:35 AM.