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Old 01-12-2015, 10:35 AM   #1
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Diamond front plate.

Looking for some opinions on this. Right now I have my TT that I ordered back in the fall siting in the dealer lot waiting for the spring to come so I can take possession. I stopped by to admire it and noticed that the diamond plate that is supposed to be on the front isn't there. (FR website says it comes standard. See first pic) also I don't think there is anyway to put one on after market (see pic 2) as the front is no longer flat. There are also some lights in the way. I was told by anouther camper that FR has put on a special fiberglass front to protect it but in my opinion a steel plate vs fiberglass is a no brainer.
Does anyone know anything about this? What are your trailers like? I've emailed FR about this and am waiting for a response. Click image for larger version

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Old 01-12-2015, 10:41 AM   #2
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The plate you are asking about is aluminum diamond plate not steel.
Have the dealer add it on or do it yourself, or forget about it and buy some Rock Tamer mud flaps.
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Old 01-12-2015, 10:44 AM   #3
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Looks to me the (Flat Front) have DP,the (Fancy Front) do NOT have DP! Youroo!!
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Does anyone know anything about this?
Yep. If you read the fine print, you'll note they say specs can change. Of course no one thinks to ask if they have changed before he orders his trailer.
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Yep. If you read the fine print, you'll note they say specs can change. Of course no one thinks to ask if they have changed before he orders his trailer.

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Old 01-12-2015, 11:06 AM   #6
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No, the fiberglass front caps DO NOT get the stone guard, and you wouldn't want the metal on it because of when it will actually cause in that cap - cracking!. Only the standard laminate fronts come with it (and should IMO). What you want on your fiberglass is to have a clear protection film installed. I prefer the Xpel brand for the quality of the film and the warranty. There are many shops that install this on automobiles and will be happy to do your camper. I run the film on all of my vehicles where stone dings would be likely! GREAT STUFF! I had our new Heritage Glen done as quickly as I could get it home, but I was too late and already had several rock chips in the dark brown paint from towing! Touched them up and filmed it for many years of service!
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Old 01-12-2015, 01:10 PM   #7
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Well I just got a response from FR. They tell me just before I ordered the TT, they changed the fiberglass front to a TPO molded front cap. Trying to figure out what exactly that is. Lol.

Here is an excerpt from they email they sent me....
"we changed this front wall from a fiberglass wall to a TPO molded front cap. The TPO front cap is more durable than the fiberglass wall so it doesnít need the diamond plate on it."

Anyone have experience with this type of front cap?


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Well I just got a response from FR. They tell me just before I ordered the TT, they changed the fiberglass front to a TPO molded front cap. Trying to figure out what exactly that is. Lol.

Here is an excerpt from they email they sent me....
"we changed this front wall from a fiberglass wall to a TPO molded front cap. The TPO front cap is more durable than the fiberglass wall so it doesnít need the diamond plate on it."

Anyone have experience with this type of front cap?


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Fancy acronym for a thermoplastic polyolefin - a type of polymer material, or in layman's terms, plastic. TPOs are actually durable blends of several polymers and filler materials. They are used extensively in the automotive industry. I will stand by recommending putting a protective film on it. I have a couple of vehicles in the driveway that have their TPO covered (bumper/fascia).
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My 2011 Rockwood TT had a TPO front cap, had no problems other than a couple of rock chips, I could see where the transparent film would have helped.
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Old 01-12-2015, 03:38 PM   #10
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Thanks for the help everyone. I'll definitely be liking into that protective film. Is it something one could apply themselves?


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