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Old 10-01-2014, 03:23 AM   #1
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Fading gel coat

is anyone having issues with fading of coloring and gel coat on the nose piece of their trailer -thnx
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Old 10-01-2014, 04:34 AM   #2
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Yep - we had problems on both the front and rear caps. Contacted Redwood and had them make a note on our file as I knew we would run out off our 2 year warranty before we could get it in for paint. We had the caps painted and gel coated at our dealer this past Spring. Redwood covered the costs.
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:56 PM   #3
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is anyone having issues with fading of coloring and gel coat on the nose piece of their trailer -thnx
Several who have the standard Gel-Coat exterior have had issues with fading on the end caps, I believe more so on the front than the rear.

This doesn't seem to be an issue for those who have the full paint option.

Redwood has been stepping up to the plate and paying for the fix, at least during the warranty period, for those having these issues.

If you are having problems while under warranty you need to get it documented ASAP so it can be covered!!
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Old 10-01-2014, 05:48 PM   #4
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Both end caps were repainted while at the Redwood Service Center in Indiana. No issues since.
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:52 PM   #5
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We have a 2012 and it is currently in shop at lazy days being painted, it is still under warranty and being paid by redwood
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Old 10-03-2014, 01:45 AM   #6
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Just got mine back from the dealer... front and back cap painted no charge and roof seals redone where caps meet roof.
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Old 10-03-2014, 03:53 PM   #7
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Are they actually painting the caps, like a full paint, or are they applying something else?
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:17 PM   #8
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Am I wrong in thinking that the caps would be covered under warranty for 5 years, not 2? When I had mine in the Service Center I asked them to look into whether mine needed painting and they said at that time they were fine but for the most part my fifth wheel is under cover but we hope to go full time within 6 months. I figure once it is out in the sun we may see a problem but that would be beyond the 2 year point.
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:28 PM   #9
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I would think that the gelcoate would be part of the structure and therefore covered for the 5 years
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:34 PM   #10
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Thanks Dave, I was thinking the same thing. I would hate to lose the paint opportunity if needed just because I went past the 2 years. I was told by Rick Drinkwine at the time that not all of the caps were a problem but I really believe they were just trying to get out of painting them. He stated that if I had a problem in the future they would look at it then.
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