Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-12-2022, 11:25 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
GTXRAS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 230
Paint Weather Checking

We have 2015 tan & burgundy 39MB. We were in a bad hail storm last August. All 4 roofs, all J Panels, both fenders and most plastic had to be replaced.

In the Burgundy paint you can see what I call impact breaks in the paint. Very hard to see in the lighter colors as the breaks look white. I requested the front cap and the left side be repainted because of the breaks in the paint. The front and left side took the hits from the largest hail. The insurance company and the painters have decided the breaks are from sitting in the AZ heat each winter. The right side does not have these breaks in the paint. We have had it washed and waxed twice a year by the same guys since we bought it new. So it is not from not waxing it.

Google pulls up a YouTube video of motorhomes that have similar looking breaks. They claim it is common on 10-15 year old RV's. And some motorhomes had to have the side walls replaced dues to bad fiberglass.


My question to those that have older RW's, Is your paint still looking good or do you have breaks in your dark paint?

Thanks for your input
Rick
__________________
2015 Ram 3500 SLT Mega Cab DRW, SS Nerf Bars, Andersen Ultimate Hitch, ATTA Freedom Fill System
Living Full Time in a 2015 39MB Tan & Burgundy Urban Clay/Caramel, Wineguard Dish, Res Fridge & Induction Cook Top, myRV Linc Remote, MorRyde 8K IS, Titan Disk Brakes, 17.5 Sailun S637's
GTXRAS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2022, 12:00 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
NW Snowbirds's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 334
Send a message via AIM to NW Snowbirds
2012 Redwood 31SL painted Black & Tan full body paint with Sikkens paint. Still looks perfect and zero checking. Stored outside year round without cover.
__________________
2012 Redwood 31SL chasing 2019 Denali HD 3500 Duramax SRW
NW Snowbirds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2022, 12:05 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
mhs4771's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,717
We have a very early 2016 (like March 2015) 39MB That sits in the Florida Sun for 6 to 7 months each year and just survived a Florida Hail Storm in early April. Cracked the shower sky lite, stove vent, dented the J Panel and Furnace door, destroyed both awning all three slide topers, and the bedroom window awning, but no cracks in the paint. Ours is the Black & Maroon paint.
__________________
Michelle & Ann
2018 Chevy 3500HD Crew Cab High Country DRW, D/A, 2016 RW39MB, Dual ACs, Auto Level, Auto Sat Dish, Stack W/D, King Sleep #, 17.5" Sailuns w/Disc, MORryde IS & Pin, Comfort Ride Hitch, 5.5 Onan, Res Fridge & Induction Cook Top
mhs4771 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2022, 12:18 AM   #4
Member
 
Andrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 54
2012 36rl bought new. Front cap clear coat burnt off. Rv is black and grey all dark colors are cracking. Washed n wax 2 to 3 times a year.
Andrew is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2022, 08:18 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
GTXRAS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 230
Thank you all for your responses.

Rick
__________________
2015 Ram 3500 SLT Mega Cab DRW, SS Nerf Bars, Andersen Ultimate Hitch, ATTA Freedom Fill System
Living Full Time in a 2015 39MB Tan & Burgundy Urban Clay/Caramel, Wineguard Dish, Res Fridge & Induction Cook Top, myRV Linc Remote, MorRyde 8K IS, Titan Disk Brakes, 17.5 Sailun S637's
GTXRAS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Redwood RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×