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Old 05-21-2015, 02:34 PM   #1
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Xzilon Exterior Paint Protection

We take delivery of our new 2015 36LA in a few weeks. I opted to purchase the Xzilon exterior paint protectant (to be applied by the dealership). However, as the delivery date approaches, I am getting concerned because the reviews I am reading on different websites are about 50/50. Most reviews (negative and positive) are from car owners not RV'ers. Also, all the comments appear to be fairly dated and seem to confuse the Xzilon exterior paint protection with undercoat protection...which it is not. Has anyone else purchased the Xzilon exterior paint protectant? If so, how is it performing? Is it worth it? The dealership is very reputable and we have purchased from them before. They are charging $1,695 which sounds about right because most of the comments I have read state charges of around $800 for cars. All input is welcome.
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Old 05-21-2015, 02:44 PM   #2
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I looked at and we decided to pass on the Xzillon. If you want to put it on yourself it will cost about 65 for the product on Amazon.

I talked to the Xzillon warranty manager and was not impressed. IMO there seems to be no standard of what the performance is and when or if you could get 'warranty' reapplication

A friend who had an autobody shop says he likes the product and uses it but would apply it himself as the retail cost is too high.

We were offered the application for 1295 in Iowa.
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Old 05-21-2015, 04:41 PM   #3
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I think you are wasting good money....there are numerous coats of clear coat on your new MH. A good coat of wax/ sealant once or twice a year will do it....try and get your Money back...that money can buy a lot of campsites or fuel....
The only one benefitting from this deal is the RV dealer..according to Gordon(above), the dealer is making $1630.00 on this deal....
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:17 PM   #4
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Tiffin national sales mgr gave a seminar at Rally in Orlando back in March about taking care of the outside of the motorhome and stated that the finish should cure for 9 months before waxing or anything was done to outside of motorhome. Also, never to do anything to tires other than soap and water. My wife fell for this at Camping World with the used Tiffin we got. Your money, but a waste of time. Dave
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Old 05-22-2015, 01:47 PM   #5
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I waited 6 months before waxing the MH. I can' true all what the manual says, I think it's a couple of months
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Old 05-22-2015, 03:31 PM   #6
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Dealership Response

I emailed my concerns along with the forum responses from my post to the sales manager at the dealership last night. Again, this is a very reputable dealership that is extremely customer focused. My wife and I have never felt pressured to purchase anything and they always make good on what they say. So it was no surprise that I already received this response back from Ryan their Service and Parts Director today:

"...Of course the way Xzilon is presented and sold is what causes these mis
conceptions. Xzilon is a great product. It keeps the condition of the
exterior finish protected. It is important to make sure that the washing of
the motorhome or trailer is done with Xzilon brand soap which we usually
have in stock. Any of the heavy detergent soaps will begin to remove the
coating. I personally have seen it work. Two Heartland Big Country owners
bought at the same time (friends). One got the coating and the other didn't.
They spent the summer in Arizona and when they came back the Big Country
without the Xzilon has hazy and faded on the front cap. The other was not.
Take a glass of water and splash it on a coach with and without Xzilon. You
will see the water bead up 100% and roll off the unit with Xzilon. The one
without you will see it streak. By no means is Xzilon a force field but it
makes cleaning a lot easier because debris has such a hard time sticking to
it.

As far as the Xzilon warranty goes we have only had a hand full of claims.
Xzilon paid every time to have the oxidation build up removed and the
coating re-applied. But to be honest all the times I can think this happened
the wrong types of soap were being used and it removed some of the coating.
But none the less they stood behind their product. Sure the money spent is
not a small amount of money. But the value depreciation when a coach finish
fades far exceeds the pricing."


At this point I feel like I am getting good advice from someone that has a lot of experience with this product. Thanks for everybody's input.
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You seem to have your mind made up, but if you want a Tiffin opinion call the factory and ask for Andy Baer. I couldn't remember his name, when I made my other post. Dave
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The dealer will love you for the purchase. They call these sales "cash Cows"
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You are getting the pin strips and floor mats too .....right !
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