Well I can't help myself but to give a little advice... and this is coming from another post but the bottom line is this, decals will fail no doubt about it so why have them? Anyone, can you give me one good reason why they are on your RV? I would like to hear it and share why it is a good thing. RV's are a tough outdoor machine and stickers are out as far as I am concerned. Yeah it is pretty at first but then what? They fail ...you replace it that costs$$$...and time. WHY, WHY, WHY? Even if you can get the same ones who wants to do this? Not me and that is why I'm nek'ked...no worries, not one, look at my profile.
....decals are a branding ~ name recognition thang. Some like them, some, um, can live without 'em
From time to time, owners have removed their decals entirely, or partially. Some manufacturers (I know one in particular) will abstain entirely from applying decals if requested (the benefits of working through a direct purchase from manufacturer).
It'll be interesting to read how many prefer not to have them...
The only reason any manufacture puts their label on anything is for advertising. Yes, with labels, you're paying THEM to advertise THEIR stuff, which has been a gripe of mine all my life. It doesn't matter what the product is, from a simple comb in your bathroom drawer to the largest machine at a manufacturing plant.
I do find it interesting living, working, and playing North of Indianapolis and having access to several North-South roads that the RV transporters use from Northern Indiana going South, how many I've seen in transport have no labels. So the labels are installed at the dealerships. But, just try to purchase any of them in a plain wrapper and see how far you get! ARRRRR!
(I never quite understood why anyone purchases sports clothing with team logos ... with YOUR money ... to advertise them when those sports players get paid in 6 months more than I've made in my entire life. Shouldn't they PAY you to wear their advertisement? And the same is true for the automobile you drive!)
2005 Chevy Silverado 3500 Dually Duramax 6.6L V8 Turbo
Century Truck Cap Commercial /Toolboxes
Northeast Outfitters Canoe
My last motorhome I had for 10 years. The original decals were still on it and still looked good. I think the "swope" and "swirl" decals dress up my TC and if you are lucky enough to have them color matched to your truck, that even looks better. I just dont consider decals a big maintenance issue. In fact I had two small areas on my outer filon that showed small spider cracking, so I added a few matching decals over those areas to help seal them. I will admit that all my RV's are stored inside when not being used.
Our decals are 8 1/2 years old and still look as good as the day we took delivery January 4, 2004...darn it!!! If we loved'em they'd have cracked, faded, and peeled years ago. We wish our decals would crack, fade, peel, or something to give us a good reason to have them removed!!! But oh no, not ours!!! Seems like everyone we know with an older RV has decal issues...except us!!!!! WHY NOT US?????
Happy camping!!! See y'all down the road!!!
USAF RETIRED. "EITHER LEAD, FOLLOW, OR GET OUTTA THE WAY"!:
2006 GMC 3500 CC DRW D/A LBZ 4X4 SLT "THE SILVER FOX"
2000 DODGE 3500 QUAD CAB DRW CTD LARAMIE "THE ROAD LOCOMOTIVE"
I had a friend that went in to buy a car and could not believe the stickers on the car advertising the dealer - had one on the trunk and one on the rear window that went from one side to the other, also had the licence plate frame with the dealers name. Like he said the car looked like a mobile billboard. Worked out the price for the car then told the dealer that they needed to take an additional amount off the selling price, dealer wanted to know why. He told them that he figured out the amount for the advertising that he would be providing. Dealer said no way so he told them to remove the signs, dealer said they would not - signs had to be there. He walked away from the deal, next day got a call that they would remove the signs.
Saw a truck the other day with not only the dealer name on the tailgate and the rear window but also on the tailgate a sticker that said the salesman's name who sold it and his phone number - this is really getting carried away.
I do not mind a logo or two but it needs to be kept tasteful.
2002 GMC 2500HD 4x4 4 Door
1992 Northern Lite 9'- 6" Camper
Homemade Cargo Trailer for hauling supplies
Advanced Elements Kayaks
Border Collie Guard Dog
i dont mind the decals. the camper i have now is my 3rd one and the first with decals. the others had the "tin" painted. i wonder....can the filon be painted? is that why they do the decals because they cant paint it, or is it just cheaper to put decals on it? well so far i have no issues with the decals but mine is a 2010. my mind may change in a few years.
I don't mind the decals of the brand. BTW, I like seeing the different brands of RVs going down the highway. Since TCs are pretty similar, without decals it would be very hard to know if the TC you passed was one brand or the other.
It isn't that easy to remove the stickers though since you end up with ghosting.
I wouldn't leave the goofy license plate frame on my vehicle, but what's really classless is a frame from a Chevrolet dealer on a Ford or similar. I'm not to crazy about a Corvette with a Lexus frame either.
'06 F350 Lariat Supercab SRW, 6.0 PSD 4x4 Long Bed, Intake Elbow, Walker Big Truck Muffler. '06 Host Rainer 950 Double Slide, Fastguns. Firestone Air Bags, Rancho 9000s, Vision 19.5s with Hankook DH-01 245s, Energy Suspension bump stops.