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If you have been following our story on the purchase of our new Zinger 31SB TT, you might remember that the last dealer we were working with sprung a $799 finance fee on us, so, I politely told him to shove it and went looking for a new and honest dealer. We think that we have found one and has made us a good offer on a unit. My question is that both the DW and myself love the look of the E-Stone counter tops, however, we have been told by this dealer that they scratch easy and it is hard to take the scratches out. He also said that they could possibly crack due to the harsh cold winters that we have. What is your experience with them ? Good, bad, or, just stay away from ? How difficult is it to remove the scratches ? Your feed back is greatly appreciated.

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We have e-stone in our Zinger. The counter top and table top look really nice.

Yes they scratch easily but furniture polish seems to hide all but the deepest ones.

No problem with cracks in the cold. That's the first I've heard of that.

As long as you are careful about what you drag across the counter top, I think the e-stone is worth it.


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Since it's not real stone, it doesn't way any more than a normal countertop.

Here's a pic of the counter in our Zinger. The table top is the same material...



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That stuff has to weight a LOT?????

Any Ideas of the diff between a wood top and one of the fake stone????


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Primetime discontinued use in their trailers for 2013 because it scratched to easily. Sure does look good though


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Love my fake solid surface counter. Easy to clean up. Wish the table was the same material.


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Has anyone used the CounterTop Magic ? What does it look like afterwards ? We love the look as well, but, don't want to have to ***** foot around while camping and being afraid to put anything down on it. I don't mind being cautious, but, to what point ?

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E-Stone actually recommends a product called Countertop Magic to remove the scratches. I have yet to try it - seems like just a furniture polish that fills them in however.

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Just thinking, maybe current dealer does not have one with your preferred countertop in stock. Our Cameo has Corian and we love it.


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We have solid surface counter tops in our Heartland. and yes they scratcth very easy. Had I known that before we got it I would've looked for a TT that didn't have it. If your cooking and just lay a metal spatchula down it will scratch. We have to be carefull when were cooking, so we put some plastic pads down to set stuff on. We also use a plastic cutting board with rubber pads on the bottom. It does look real nice though, adds some style to the kitchen area. But is a pain to keep from sctacthing. Can't even walk in the TT and set yur truck keys on it. It's an added maintenance item.

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