Originally Posted by spoon059
Its not heat that changes the color... its the SUN. I imagine that if the trailer was covered or you used UV protectant the cover would still be black.
you are correct in that the UV causes problems, but, in many parts of the country covering a rig can also cause problems. If you have not lived where the sun is intense, with high temperatures then perhaps you do not understand the unique issues. Where it's no uncommon for vehicles to reach 150 160 degrees within minutes of being parked. Covering may protect from UV but, even with reflective covers, items will still reach temperatures unheard in most of the country. It's why you rarely see black vehicles sold here, white and light colors are much more practical.
Heat alone, will affect decals, and, propane tank safety.
The bigger issue is to make a change after people have purchased a rig with no notice. If a change is not mandated by things beyond the control of the mfg, (BK, fire etc) than changes should be either phased in as an option, or, make the change when model years change.