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Old 09-07-2011, 05:16 AM   #1
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exterior coating

We have just purchased a new 2012 Jay flight 22 HB. My question is, the dealership has tried to sell me the extended warranty,which includes the coating to protect the exterior against any fading,discoloration,ect. They claim that I will not have to wax the trailer and this coating is good for 5 years. I have to reapply after 5 years at half of the original cost. Has anyone used this coating?
Am I wasting money on an extended warranty?
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:24 AM   #2
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I do not know about the coating but I do know in the years I had an extended warranty I only saved $150.00 by having it, and it cost me 10 times that amount to purchase the warranty. On my new TT I did not get the extended warranty this time. I am betting that after 7 years I will not have to shell out $1,000.00 in repairs that would of been covered.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:27 AM   #3
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Pismobird,

Welcome to the Jayco forums.

IMO if you put a little effort in maintaining your TT over the same five year period you would still have most of the extended warranty cost $$$ still in your pocket.

As far as the exterior coating, I have yet to run across a product or service that will last longer than a year, and in the southern states maybe less time....., but that's just my personal opinion.

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As far as coating the exterior fiberglass side walls goes, a lot of folks on other forums have been reporting good luck with Lowe's Red Max Pro #3 (RMP #3), a floor finish (yes, a floor finish!). It goes on like and is similar to Poli-Glo (sp?), lasts at least a year before needing a touch up coat, leaves a buff free shine that outshines wax, and runs only $15-$20 a gallon (a gallon is enough for most rigs), a small fraction of what Poli-Glo costs. Reportedly, bugs will rinse off a front cap treated with RMP #3 with minimal scrubbing. Fading decals reportedly get a new life when covered with the stuff (if they aren't too far gone).

You might search some of the other RV forums for more info. There are quite a few threads on the subject. The only negative posts I've seen have been from scoffers who haven't actually tried it and a small handful who admit they didn't properly prepare the surface (it has to be scrubbed completely clean with all traces of wax removed).
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:54 AM   #5
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Put those $$$ in the bank. Warranty companys dont make money if they pay out claims.. as far as the coating is concerned it is the same as what comes out of the back end of a bull... The fine print will say you have to reapply a special material (read EXPENSIVE) every year to keep the warranty valid.
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:14 AM   #6
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum PismoBird. There is a "Pismo Beach" in our 'neck o the woods'; anything to do with your moniker? I'm reading this thread with interest
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:30 PM   #7
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So thanks all for your input,i pretty much was leaning that way,just needed some reassurance that my gut feelings were right!
Money spent better elsewhere---not on a warranty!
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:46 PM   #8
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Put that money in the bank. Those miracle coatings are a gimmick IMO.
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What happens if the warranty company goes out of business? I stay away from them as its a roll of the dice. To me it sounds like paying for undercoating on a car.
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One of the few Extended Warnties I've bought was on a 52 in LCD TV. A month after I bought it the Company went out of bussiness. Luckily I have not had any reason to use it, wouldn't know who to contact if I did need it. The moral to this story be careful with extended warranties. I don't think I'll ever buy another.
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