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Old 09-25-2014, 02:47 PM   #1
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How can I improve my 5'ers front end?

Hi, all, I own an older (1999) Jayco Eagle 243RKS. It's very nice, but the nose certainly is not as pretty as the newer ones are. What could I do around or under the front to make it look pretty sitting on it's seasonal lot?
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Old 09-25-2014, 02:58 PM   #2
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If you have the Filon (smooth surface) front cap the manufacture recommends a Turtle Wax rubbing compound to address the fading (UV, wind, etc.), then a coat of paste wax. I did this a few years back "by-hand" in it helped, but didn't give it that new look. IMO a power buffer in the right hands would have produced better results.

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No,Rustic Eagle, not the smooth surface front cap. The old style "ribbed" material. I was thinking maybe lattice underneath the unit to make sort of a "storage" area. Has anyone done that?
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No,Rustic Eagle, not the smooth surface front cap. The old style "ribbed" material. I was thinking maybe lattice underneath the unit to make sort of a "storage" area. Has anyone done that?
I've seen that done with lattice work. I've also seen some people build like a small fence just under the front cap, have a small gate or door on there, and if done right it looks like a nice little storage shed. Or you could use a nice siding material, just get something that looks nice. Put some potted plants around it, maybe even mount some hanging pots to the top with some flowers or whatever. Possibly hang some decorations like sheet metal lizards or butterflies... the possibilities are endless...
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Old 09-25-2014, 04:42 PM   #6
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No,Rustic Eagle, not the smooth surface front cap. The old style "ribbed" material.....snip
Oh, I thought you were referring to the FW front cap "and" the diamond plate splash guard area.

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No problem Bob, I didn't explain myself very well. I wish I had one of those big shiny rigs to wax, maybe someday.
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