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Old 05-20-2005, 08:20 AM   #1
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Went to a Winnebago dealer the other day. Looked at the new MH's. Asked how much more for the full body paint. Said it depended on MFG.($2,000.0 to $6,000.0) Asked why we had to have full body paint. Said you can get it without. They just order them with. So if you have a choice. Is it realy worth all that extra $$$ and work to keep up the finnish?
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Old 05-20-2005, 08:20 AM   #2
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Went to a Winnebago dealer the other day. Looked at the new MH's. Asked how much more for the full body paint. Said it depended on MFG.($2,000.0 to $6,000.0) Asked why we had to have full body paint. Said you can get it without. They just order them with. So if you have a choice. Is it realy worth all that extra $$$ and work to keep up the finnish?
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Old 05-20-2005, 08:30 AM   #3
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The advantages of the full body paint are that it does not yellow and it looks flashy. Although I swore we would never spend money for full body paint we ended up getting it on our new coach. The main reason we got it is that it was last of the 2005's and it had 2004 pricing (ordered before increases) so the dealer made us a great deal. The list price for the 37DB was the same as a 2005 34XB (this is what we were looking for). So we upgraded size and full body paint for what we would have paid for a smaller coach without the paint. If we hadn't gotten this deal we would not have gone for the full body paint. Yes, the rubber yellows, but I am not sure if it's worth $6,000 which is the going rate for the units we looked at: Winnebago Adventurer/Suncruiser; Newmar Mountain Aire and the Allegro Bay.
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Old 05-20-2005, 12:52 PM   #4
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if you can afford it... it sure looks pretty!!
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Old 05-20-2005, 05:10 PM   #5
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I would give 2 grand in a heart beat for full body paint. Six grand is another question. If you can afford it, get it!
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Old 05-21-2005, 03:23 AM   #6
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Just seams all the dealers buy full body paint RV's to sell. Full body paint shows dirt and scratches more. $$ for full body paint could be put into more usefull items on RV or on a trip useing it.
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Old 05-21-2005, 05:01 AM   #7
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Should be at least enough savings for a tank of gas/deisel.
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Old 05-21-2005, 05:53 AM   #8
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Full body paint does cost more initially, but it's in demand. Later on, when it's rtesale time you'll get some of that back. Plus it'll be easier to resell your coach. So that "somewhat" offsets the initial cost.

As to looks - sure it looks great, that's why everyone wants it. As to how much that's worth to you - only you can decide. Personally, I like it and will pay for it because it's just one more thing to like in my coach. If I have enough pride in all the little things maybe I'll be more apt to take care of it.

It's much easier to care for the full body paint than my previous gel coat fiberglass. After 18 months on the Suncruiser I could see the fading in the decals that were used in a non-full body paint coach. I could also see plenty of surface defects and checks in the glossy gel coat finish and chips were harder to cover. With full body paint you just care for it like any other automobile or truck and wax accordingly. Another advantage is that many RV manufacturers include the 3M or Diamond Shield anti-chip coating on the front to keep it looking sharp.
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Old 05-21-2005, 06:52 AM   #9
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Went to a Winnebago dealer the other day. Looked at the new MH's. Asked how much more for the full body paint. Said it depended on MFG.($2,000.0 to $6,000.0) Asked why we had to have full body paint. Said you can get it without. They just order them with. So if you have a choice. Is it realy worth all that extra $$$ and work to keep up the finnish? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Full body paint is easier to maintain than plain fiberglass. Don't for get to add the $1200 front mask option.

In my opinion it is worth the costs. Less maintenance, much sharper looks and much greater resale.

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Old 05-21-2005, 05:54 PM   #10
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I don't think I would get Full Body Paint on a Winnebago product, If you add eternabond to keep your roof seams from separating & leaking it wouldn't look too good. (wouldn't match unless you had it painted)
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Full body paint is not only easier to care for, but easier to repair. A fiberglass repair job can be smoothed down and pained just like any Corvette body repair job.

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Old 05-22-2005, 04:15 AM   #12
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Guess I am the odd one here. I see it as more work. Cleaning and waxing. I just use car wash soap with wax in it now. No hand waxing. Have heard from some owners with full body paint. That washing useing a soft brusch will give your brusch marks. Also I am not one to do what others do unless I want to. Not a follower.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> posted May 21, 2005 10:54 PM
I don't think I would get Full Body Paint on a Winnebago product, If you add eternabond to keep your roof seams from separating & leaking it wouldn't look too good. (wouldn't match unless you had it painted) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm not buying a $163,000 coach and then putting eternal bond on it.
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My husband loves the Full Body Paint on our Adventurer. On our previous motorhome we had the Gel Coat finish which he found quite frustrating to maintain. The denim color scheme acts like a mirror and doubles the view of all the beautiful and wonderful places we go to in our Winnebago. It is so good looking we traded in our white Jeep Liberty (a back breaker) for a storm grey Saturn Vue (lighter and much more comfortable) to complete the color scheme. WOW! Do we look good driving down the road. People are constantly telling us how attractive the coach is.
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