Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-18-2012, 02:11 AM   #1
Weekend Camper
32FR's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 15
Hello all,
I'm am new to the forum, and a new owner of crossroads sunset trail reserve 32FR. My question is this. Is the protection plan offered by dealers wroth the money? It to protect the paint from fading and make washing and care easier, but it's almost a extra $1500.00. This is my first new trailer and I plan to have it for a very long time. Thanks for your input.
32FR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 02:18 AM   #2
Family Vacation Member
we-canoe's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: St.Cloud,MN
Posts: 227
We bought the paint and interior plan (coatings). I feel that it has made cleaning bugs ( the masive amounts MN has) a lot easier to get off. Ask to feel how slippery the outside is on a coated to noncoated is.Then again maybe a good waxing good feel the same.It did seem that I was told the trailer didn't need waxing for 5 years though. The interior is SIMILAR to Scotch-Gaurd but on the floor as well.Edited by: we-canoe
Steve & Sandy

2006 GMC Duramax-Edge Evolution

2011 CT29RLX

we-canoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 03:44 AM   #3
Full Time Camper
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,415

I believe you can get the same thing for 9 dollars a qt. and free elbogrease.
cwit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 03:45 AM   #4
Full Time Camper
Hunter11's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 2,510
For $1500 I can wax or have our trailer waxed many times over the years. Use Rejex or Rain X on the front and it will help in bug clean up. Ask them how long they are going to warrantythe exterior of your trailer for that $1500. Get it in writing.
17 Chevy 3500 DRW 4X4
16 Mobile Suites 36RSSB4
2 Mini Dachshunds
Hunter11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 02:40 AM   #5
Full Time Camper
coastn's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Breckenridge,CO
Posts: 894

One of my rights of spring is waxing the trailer. Wait for a nice day, turn on some music, keep the beer close and do one side a day. Works like a charm.

Breckenridge, CO
'08 ST30BH Traded
'15 Canyon Trail 31FBHS 5er
'16 Fox Mountain 235 RLS 5er
'14 RAM 2500 4X4 CTD
coastn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 11:29 AM   #6
Seasonal Camper
CygnusSailor's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 260
What if you don't like beer?????????

Gary and Pat Harkins

Dodge 3500, 2011 CF305SKP
CygnusSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 12:42 PM   #7
Full Time Camper
longhauler's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Illinois
Posts: 660
Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new camper. I have only been part of this forum for a couple weeks and everyone has been great and I have learned a lot already. The wife already gives me a hard time for the amount of time I spend on here.

That exterior deal sounds like a good idea, but when I bought my truck the guy I bought it from said he always had the special wax job done that lasts a year. Not sure if its even close to the same type of product used on a camper, but it doesn't seem to work on my truck all that great and I still end up waxing. I guess it also depends on if you a type of person that likes to tinker with the camper and likes to spend time cleaning and don't care about waxing. If you don't mind waxing for a day then you could prolly save yourself some money. If you don't then I would spend the money.

Chris & Karen- Heyworth, Illinois
2009 CF32BL pulled by a 2011 RAM 2500 CTD 4x4
PullRite Superglide 18K hitch
Nights: 28
Miles: 3245
longhauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 01:36 PM   #8
Full Time Camper
anaro's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Mebane, NC
Posts: 2,394

We skipped it. They will offer you all sorts of extra warranties and extra coatings etc. Bottom line, you need to decide what its worth to you. We decided we could just wax the trailer ourselves.

2014 Chevy Silverado 3500 SRW Duramax
2011 Zinger ZT26BL-sold
2014 Sabre 34REQS

***Member of the Mason-Dixon Group***
anaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 10:10 PM   #9
Full Time Camper
artgpo's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 780

I would be willing to bet this cost the dealer about $75 tops. In the vehicle trade this is called a "pack", along with extended warranties, pre-paid service plans, undercoating, gap insurance, etc. Keep in mind that the sales department and finance departments at the RV dealer are separate cost centers whose main goal is to make a profit for the dealer.

This is just a very expensive item with little advantage for you and a huge profit for the dealer.

Edited by: artgpo

Art and Karen
2013 Itasca Sunstar 35F, 2013 Ford C Max toad.
170 nights in 2013
132 in 2014
artgpo is offline   Reply With Quote

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

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

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:58 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.