RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Travel Trailers: Exterior/Interior coatings on new travel trailers

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Travel Trailers

Open Roads Forum  >  Travel Trailers  >  General Q&A

 > Exterior/Interior coatings on new travel trailers

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next
Sponsored By:
Jan42013

Rural

New Member

Joined: 03/08/2021

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/08/21 08:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When purchasing a new travel trailer dealerships often promote a surface preservation package to keep the unit looking nicer (prevent fading, staining, etc.) Can cost over $1000. Is it worth it?

Gooma

Iowa

New Member

Joined: 12/26/2020

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/09/21 05:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

To the dealer it's all well worth it. To you, not so much. Get a can of spray wax nd Scotch guard and do it yourself.

Lynnmor

Red Lion

Senior Member

Joined: 07/16/2011

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 03/09/21 05:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It might be better to just hand him $900 and tell him to leave your trailer alone. [emoticon]





MFL

Midwest

Senior Member

Joined: 11/28/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Online
Posted: 03/09/21 06:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't let them talk you into the extended warranty either.

Jerry





12th Man Fan

Flower Mound , Texas

Senior Member

Joined: 03/05/2009

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 03/09/21 07:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In 2005 I paid for the exterior coating on my new all white RV. After a few years it had turned darker. I had to hand rub the whole RV with simple green to remove it.

I would not recommend the coatings.


2014 GMC Duramax 4X4 DRW Crew

2015 DRV Tradition

gbopp

The Keystone State

Senior Member

Joined: 08/03/2008

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/09/21 07:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gooma wrote:

To the dealer it's all well worth it. To you, not so much. Get a can of spray wax nd Scotch guard and do it yourself.

X2. Don't waste your money.

JKJavelin

Milwaukee, WI

Senior Member

Joined: 12/31/2016

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/09/21 09:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When we bought ours, we got a great deal on our rig, so I decided to get the product. 5 year guarantee. After 3 years, the gray fiberglass was oxidizing. I sent them pics and they sent their guy out to my house. Looked like brand new when he reapplied it. Now after the 4th year, oxidation is coming back on the rear which faces south in storage,so I will call them again. But one thing is, the decals really held up well. Never faded, no cracking. When the 5 years are up, I will try the Poly Coat(?), but I'm very happy with how the decals are doing.
JK


2018 Ram 3500 Laramie Cummins 6.7
2016 Open Range RF316RLS
Titan Disc Brakes
Trailair pinbox
Morryde SRE-4000 w/ wetbolt kit
Demco Hijacker Autoslide 18k
570 watts of Solar

2017- 21 Nights
2018- 75 Nights
2019- 138 Nights
2020- 72 Nights
2021- 122 Nights
2022-

kellem

Shenandoah valley,VA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/07/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/09/21 12:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Depending on how much time and effort you want to put into caring for the exterior of trailer, I find aerospace 303 UV protectant to be an excellent product but requires 6-7 applications per year.....which I do.

rexlion

Broken Arrow OK

Senior Member

Joined: 04/01/2005

View Profile



Posted: 03/09/21 03:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you get the surface preservative, the unit should still look great when it leaks and the inner walls mold or delam. [emoticon]


Mike G.
Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one's thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. --Frederick Douglass
photo: Yosemite Valley view from Taft Point


time2roll

Southern California

Senior Member

Joined: 03/21/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 03/09/21 04:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jan42013 wrote:

When purchasing a new travel trailer dealerships often promote a surface preservation package to keep the unit looking nicer (prevent fading, staining, etc.) Can cost over $1000. Is it worth it?
NO!
Are they offering undercoating also? [emoticon]


2001 F150 SuperCrew
2006 Keystone Springdale 249FWBHLS
675w Solar pictures back up

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Travel Trailers  >  General Q&A

 > Exterior/Interior coatings on new travel trailers
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Travel Trailers


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2022 CWI, Inc. © 2022 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.