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Old 02-24-2015, 05:22 PM   #11
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We ordered ours in late 2014 and expected the white trim based on the model we looked at on the lot. To our surprise, we got one with black trim, and I love it. Contrary to what others are saying here, I think it looks great.

Other companies have been using blacks/grays for a while, and in my area I haven't noticed any fading.....or any exploding propane tanks in the heat of summer.
I know you mock "exploding tanks" but, they don't explode they vent propane when overheated, and yes, it does happen. That propane can, cause problems, including fires. Perhaps you have never been in 110 120 degree heat, a car will reach 150 degrees in minutes. It is an issue for parts of the country. Esthetics are one thing, but, proper applications of products is more important.

Not a matter of taste, matter of safety.
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Another recent thread on this question:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f7...ite-24763.html
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The aerolite in this picture is a 2015. The propane cover was black. It's been exposed to at least 6 months of Texas heat. What color is it now? It used to be black, but now it's gray.
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Old 03-01-2015, 08:20 AM   #14
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The aerolite in this picture is a 2015. The propane cover was black. It's been exposed to at least 6 months of Texas heat. What color is it now? It used to be black, but now it's gray.
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.
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White, black, grey.....whatever. Wags999, however, has some good points living in AZ NM, etc. Mine's all white and I love it but right now; IMHO the black trim does look a little classier. Maybe not so much when it's grey or starts cracking. But enjoy what you have as the grass is not always greener.
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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.
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