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Old 08-12-2019, 01:52 AM   #1
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Buying a new Motorhome from Camping World. One of the things they trying to sell me additionally is a $1900 sealer to protect against sunlight etc. Iím in California. Did I need this? Is it money well spent or just a waste?
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:56 AM   #2
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Congratulations and welcome.

Don't know if the sealer works or not but sun damage to RV's is a real thing.

When in storage we keep all the windows covered and over winter the entire RV is covered.

We had a 5th wheel for 10 years: UV faded the outside, faded all the wallpaper inside, destroyed the decals, and turned all the vents brittle (a hailstorm then destroyed them--replaced them all with fantastic fans).
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:21 AM   #3
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Sun damage does happen, but you can apply wax, F11, or the like yourself for a lot less money.
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:51 AM   #4
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Buying a new Motorhome from Camping World. One of the things they trying to sell me additionally is a $1900 sealer to protect against sunlight etc. Iím in California. Did I need this? Is it money well spent or just a waste?
Snake oil and profit generator for the dealer! DO NOT PURCHASE A SEALER PACKAGE!!! Good quality wax and a little elbow grease will accomplish the same thing a LOT cheaper! Save your money for something useful!
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Old 08-12-2019, 03:15 AM   #5
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Mine did NOT WORK. WASTE OF $$ !
... I would not leave till they refunded my $$. Looked like a 12 yr. Old waxed my rig. They did refund the whole amount. Welcome to the Forum!
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Old 08-12-2019, 03:16 AM   #6
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Buying a new Motorhome from Camping World. One of the things they trying to sell me additionally is a $1900 sealer to protect against sunlight etc. Iím in California. Did I need this? Is it money well spent or just a waste?
We bought a similar package thinking that it would make a difference like some of the "Teflon" applications that are on regular automobile finishes. We had a contract employee come to the house and applied wax by hand... no orbital buffer. Our front cap oxidized terribly before the first year was up. The policy actually paid to have the front cap painted minus the deductible. Next, the rear cap was becoming oxidized. Contract detailer came out and buffed it to a gloss finish which didn't last more than a few months. I agree with the other post on not purchasing the policy because it sort of gives you the idea that they will keep your finish as it was when brand new. Parking the rig in the sun, especially one that does not have full body paint is a finish killer along with any exposed rubber, curtains (ours fell apart before the first year was up), etc. I would invest in a professional detailer or a professional orbital buffer and good quality oxidation remover/wax.
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:33 PM   #7
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I agree with the "snake oil" comment. The original owners of our ws31 bought several of the extra BS the dealer offered. We managed to get $600 bucks out of them for the cheap vinyl deteriorating on the cab seats. I wish I had stuck to my original wish when purchasing. I really wanted full body paint. The DW talked me out of it... :/
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