Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-27-2015, 08:03 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
gowestwardho's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 14
Is FibreGlass or FBP best if storing under Pine tree sap? Advice needed...

I'm looking to purchase a new Jayco Precept 31UL and they just announced a Full Body Paint Option. Since I plan to store the coach in Prescott under some Ponderosa Pines I am concerned about which finish would be best in regards to the pine sap? Or doesn't it matter much? Or should I consider using a MH Cover to protect it?
Full Body Paint?
Standard FibreGlass GelCoat?
RV Motorhome Cover?
__________________

__________________
gowestwardho is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-27-2015, 08:17 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Dave Fernandez's Avatar
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Ontario, CA USA
Posts: 1,294
I do not know about Jayco but when other manufacturers say full body paint it does not include the roof. I would contact Jayco for clarification regarding the definition of full body paint. I will always question the seller/salesman about their definition of full body paint.

I would use the cover either way even though putting a cover on is a pain in the butt.

What about putting up a motorhome/large car port structure? I think that would be easier and last longer than a cover.
__________________

__________________
Dave Fernandez
2001, 38ft FDDS, 350 ISC, Tow 2004 Yukon
http://www.alpinesocal.com
Dave Fernandez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 09:47 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Motor7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 556
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Fernandez View Post
What about putting up a motorhome/large car port structure? I think that would be easier and last longer than a cover.
^this

You are going to spend a lot of money on a rv, why not put it under a carport to protect it from mother nature?
__________________
2004 Fleetwood Bounder 32W "Sheila"
Workhorse 8.1, Ally 1000
Motor7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 11:21 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
keymastr's Avatar
 
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 801
I would never willingly park long term under pine trees. That being said, paint is more durable than gelcoat and is easier to maintain.
__________________
keymastr is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 02:30 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
2500HD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: DEL-MAR-VA
Posts: 362
Wax wax wax and a carport
__________________
2016 Jayflight 32 BHDS Fiberglass sides. 16" wheels and LT TIRES
2017 Ford F-250 CCLB 6.2 with 4.30 gears
Traded06' Chevy CC Dually 6.0.
2500HD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2015, 08:43 AM   #6
Moderator Emeritus
 
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 18,073
Hmmm. We are talking about a carport that is more than 32 feet long, 12 feet wide and 12+ feet tall. While very desirable, it's hardly in the same cost league as a cover. Plus he may not have the option of a permanent or semi-permanent structure.
__________________
Gary Brinck
Former owner of 2004 American Tradition
Home is in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Summers in Black Mountain, NC
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2015, 09:30 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Posts: 2,272
While I normally would never use or recommend a cover, given your situation I would say get the cover. Pine sap is messy stuff but it does remove easily with alcohol. However, I don't think you want to wash your motorhome down with alcohol everytime you want to go somewhere.
__________________
Roger & Mary
2017 Winnebago Navion 24V
2014 Tiffin Phaeton 36GH (Sold)
luvlabs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2015, 09:36 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Tha_Rooster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 4,513
Carport or cut tree down sap not good for anything.
__________________
2007 Fleetwood Revolution LE 40V
Tha_Rooster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2015, 10:48 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
PDR John's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3,627
The gel coat will handle the sap better then any paint will.

Full body paint will look way nicer then plain gel coat.

I'd get a cover.

The only way to fix sap damage to paint, is by stripping it down the the bare surface and start over.
__________________
2013 DSDP 4347, all electric, 450 H.P. ISL
Air & hydraulic leveling
14 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland toad
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
PDR John is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2015, 11:10 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Lincolnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Artesia NM
Posts: 132
You don't have to ask me how I know but you will not like that cover after it sits under the tree sap very long.......You may/will only get to use that first cover one time and then you will buy another or a car/MH port.......That cover will be stiff and may be struck to the MH...

..JMHO you do not want to use a cover........I dare say it is easier to clean the coach.............

Mike
__________________
2005 30 ft HR Admiral SE, F53 with V10
Peggy Sue the dog and the DW my Little Angel..
Having Fun with the T Bucket in that trailer behind my MH.......
Lincolnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2015, 11:14 AM   #11
Registered User
 
mel s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 8,777
Quote:
Originally Posted by luvlabs View Post
While I normally would never use or recommend a cover, given your situation I would say get the cover. Pine sap is messy stuff but it does remove easily with alcohol. However, I don't think you want to wash your motorhome down with alcohol everytime you want to go somewhere.
luvlabs
That would be "turpentine" or "mineral spirit paint thinner".... (NOT alcohol).
Mel
'96 Safari, stored for 12 winters under Red Pine, (Pinus resinosa), trees.
__________________
mel s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2015, 08:22 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 13,688
Back when we had to store the RV outside, I bought a cheap farm-type woven plastic tarp to cover the RV. It completely covered the roof, sides and ends. I used elastic straps to hold it taut, 3X as many as it originally had eyelets. Our RV never had any wear marks on the gel-coat from the tarp. The tarp would get holes in it after a few years, but they are so cheap it didn't matter.
__________________

__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA 1SG, retired;PPA,Good Sam Life member,FMCA."We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts - not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution. "Abraham Lincoln"
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
advice



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice needed on upgrade Rookie RVer Class A Motorhome Discussions 5 02-23-2015 07:43 AM
Roasters, Hams and Turkeys Needed Madame Boomer Texas Boomers 9 11-14-2014 12:13 PM
Solar advice needed please RonInFlorida Going Green 23 04-15-2014 10:19 AM
New Member Needs a Little Advice about towing setup pattieatte Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 6 01-19-2014 03:14 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.