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Old 04-10-2013, 08:23 PM   #43
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I want 6 more inches of ground clearance don't like driving across my yard to get in and out.
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Something we thought we didn't want/need but came to love was the fireplace. We've ended up using it a lot.

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Old 04-10-2013, 09:33 PM   #45
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Love my W/D. Love my Norcold. Love my floor plan. Wouldn't change a thing except remove the outside decals and put on body paint. Very happy camper.
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I've noticed a couple of references to the Diamond Shield....what is the main problem with it?
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:16 AM   #47
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I second the question about Diamond Shield. Our new coach arrived with it and I have no experience with it. What's the issue? Our Discovery came with an oven and a convection oven/microwave. My wife would love to trade the oven for a dishwasher.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:52 AM   #48
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Spray green windshield washer on bugs before washing. It helps remove them.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:14 PM   #49
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I second the carpet. Maybe in the bedroom it's ok but having it in the entrance is just silly. And we don't use the dish but I can see it being useful for a lot of people. We pretty much never used the oven from our old coach so I don't mind having the convection micro instead of the oven in our new one.

For us, the W/D is a must have and I'd like to have a dishwasher (just not sure I'm willing to lose the cabinet space).
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:00 PM   #50
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Well a dishwasher would be unusual! We use all disposal items and only wash out our coffee cups and coffee pot.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:39 PM   #51
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There should be law...or at least a RVIA policy restricting the use of these evil things.

Seems like it doesn't matter how well you protect them, unless you can afford covered storage* (not me - not in SoCal) some day they will fail.

So, they are getting removed in the next couple of months.

*But, if the rig is inside that much - you might want to think about a different hobby.
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I've noticed a couple of references to the Diamond Shield....what is the main problem with it?
OK. From personal experience.

You put Diamond Shield, or 3M, or whatever, on the front of your coach to ..... protect the paint!

Then, eventually, the Diamond Shield, or 3M, or whatever, deteriorates, and must be removed. Then you learn that the process of removing it destroys the paint!

So, then you have to repaint the entire front of your coach!

And the purpose of the Diamond Shield, or 3M, or whatever, was WHAT ?
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OK. From personal experience.

You put Diamond Shield, or 3M, or whatever, on the front of your coach to ..... protect the paint!

Then, eventually, the Diamond Shield, or 3M, or whatever, deteriorates, and must be removed. The process of removing it destroys the paint!

So, then you have to repaint the entire front of your coach!

And the purpose of the Diamond Shield, or 3M, or whatever, was WHAT ?


Here here!

I tried to sell my used Diamond Shield on Craigslist but found no takers. Seriously though, it was installed at the factory over water spots on the paint so had to be removed following PDI and the front cap had to be repainted. That's before a single night on the road. I think it's a solution looking for a problem.

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On the Diamond Shield issue; the stuff will give you some protection from very small gravel paint chips, but the bigger rocks still chip the paint. It's just under the Diamond Shield. Of course you can't fix these chips because they're under the Diamond Shield---duh! Also, when cleaning the bugs off the DS, it's very easy to scrub the shine off the DS and nothing you can do will re-polish it. In addition, when the DS starts to dull due to age, it's still too soft to polish , so you end up with DS making the rig look terrible. Finally, as others have said, if you want to peel the stuff off it will take either clear coat or the clear and color coat off with it. I can fix paint chips if I can get to the paint. The Diamond Shield seems to be a salesman's product rather than something that gives me real utility.
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Dish washers in MH ? Im wondering where you buy washable paper plates ??
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Hmmmm nothing I would get rid of yet, but somethings I would add, depending on our camping local. I love our w/d! Small loads for just the two of us and and take home clean clothes - yes please! Less to do when I get home!! But we only weekend or a week out at vacation time!!
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