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Old 04-26-2017, 11:54 AM   #1
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Front cap

We are picking up our new Sunset Trail SS-291RK on Friday. So I have been reading a lot about the fading front caps and I want to do what I can to prevent it. The brochure says it is painted with Clear shield. Is this a change from gel coated front cap? I think most of the ones I have read about with fading were gel coat???
Also what is the best way of preventing problems short of keeping it covered? I have read about different UV products just don't know what is the best.

Thanks for any advise.
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:30 PM   #2
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I have a new 289QB...the redesigned sunset trails have a completely different front cap design than the ones notorious for fading. In looking at ours it appears to be a different finish but not 100% on that possibly someone with more knowledge of paint finishes could speak on it.
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:39 PM   #3
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One of the front decals is peeling on its edge. Not a good start on a brand new trailer. The decals on our Rockwood starting to peel when we sold it but it was seven years old.

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Old 04-28-2017, 05:42 PM   #4
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If they haven't changed from gel coat to a painted front cap, your best bet is to keep an eye on it and get it in before your warranty is up. I would suggest at least a few months before the warranty is up, as most dealers are slow to do anything and you don't want to take any chances of them trying to wiggle out of fixing it. If you try to prevent it you may prolong it...but I'm willing to bet money it will fade eventually not matter what you do. Then you are stuck with a faded front cap outside of your warranty. If you get it painted before your year is up it will last much much longer, and you won't have to pay for it. Our 2016 got painted 7 months after we purchased it and I'm glad we did. It looks great and now I don't have to worry about the fixing the design flaw on my dime.

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Old 05-02-2017, 08:19 PM   #5
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I agree ,I have a 2013 with a faded cap and have to pay $2000 to get it painted . This will be the last product I buy from this company due to them not standing by their product
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:47 PM   #6
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Good luck with other companies. They all have the same problem with fading caps. And I'm sure they all have the same problem with paying for repairs.
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