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Old 06-22-2016, 09:42 PM   #1
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HD Max / Full body paint

Hi new member here. The family and I have decided that the Miramar 34.2 meets our needs, wants, and budget at this time. I have been doing research on this for a year or so. One thing I can't find a lot of info on is the HD Max exterior. Interested in your thoughts on the HD Max vs the full body paint. Members who have the HD Max how do you like it? How old is it? Any problems or special maintenance for it?

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Old 06-23-2016, 12:28 AM   #2
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Hi new member here. The family and I have decided that the Miramar 34.2 meets our needs, wants, and budget at this time. I have been doing research on this for a year or so. One thing I can't find a lot of info on is the HD Max exterior. Interested in your thoughts on the HD Max vs the full body paint. Members who have the HD Max how do you like it? How old is it? Any problems or special maintenance for it?

Thanks for any replies.
pretty sure that's what mine has. Personally, I'd skip it.
Based on my experience.... and what I have see here and on the road, the color quickly fades and oxidizes. I think I'd prefer to have a more simple white, with some basic graphics.
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:45 AM   #3
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:30 AM   #4
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Wolfpacker,

A couple other items to consider:

Besides wear and maintenance, the other issue is trade-in or resale value. From experience, if FBP is an option and it is not on a coach at trade in the owner will take a hit on the trade in value.

Body repair for FBP is more expensive and may be reflected in your insurance premiums. If something happens to my coach that requires body repair, most areas will require someone shooting 4 colors of paint rather than shooting one color and then applying stickers.

Between my prior coach which was not FBP and the current one that is, I can wash this 38 foot coach in half the time and when it is washed and waxed it looks good rolling down the road.
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Old 08-27-2016, 04:27 PM   #5
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Before we bought our ace(with full body paint) we were at a local camp ground and there happened to be 2 ace motorhomes there. Don't remember the model numbers(which doesn't matter) one had the full body paint and one did not. The one with out was faded bad on the front and just didn't look as good. That made up my decision. Also our 5th wheel we had the decals started peeling and once that starts there is no stopping it.
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