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Old 04-27-2011, 12:46 PM   #15
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I'm with you Mike black on your unit was the only way to go.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:52 PM   #16
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Well, My roof is white, The stuff that sticks up above the roof, Polychromatic
(One antenna black, another silver, air conditnoners and fridge antique bronze (Same as coach) vents Milky white or smoke, stink pipes white now those could be black and I'd not mind)

I like white, Warmer in winter (Does not radiate) cooler in summer (Does not absorbe eitehr) as much as black.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:56 PM   #17
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What do you think about the new idea to have anything on the roof painted black instead of white? I was at a dealer recently and 75% of the inventory had black satellite domes and black roof top air units. The dealer said that is what people want. Joe
I think it looks good with dark full body paint on the coach. On mine the only things black are the sat dish and the sewer vents. My ac is in the basement. the roof is white. I doubt the black sat dish makes a bit of difference to the heat inside the coach.
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:25 PM   #18
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I'm with you Mike black on your unit was the only way to go.

The black paint scheme is just as bad for any southern climate.

Yes the black accessories look good with black paint but both are bad news in hot weather. Very inefficient.

If you only use the MH in areas that stay below 80deg.....well I guess it could help warm the unit in the winter...
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Black domes, eeehhhhh OK. But, WHITE roof for me.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:41 PM   #20
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Black domes, eeehhhhh OK. But, WHITE roof for me.
I have never seen a black roof.
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We could start a much bigger debate here than any of us are willing to admit. But I might as well add my 1/2 a cent. Lighter colors such as white absorb absorb much less illuminating light (thus they 'look' white). Because of this they heat up less than darker colors. There's much more thermodynamics than I can remember or care to at my age.... LOL. Good luck guys!

By the way, as long as the roof itself is not something other then white, I think its totally a matter of personal taste as to what the 'accessories' mounted on the roof should be painted. After all 1)beauty is in the eye of the beholder and 2)I'm not paying for the RV so is it really my opinion that matters - nah. Have a great day all.
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Old 04-27-2011, 04:21 PM   #22
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I think using black for all roof attachments flattens the roof line giving a more appealing appearance. It takes away the prominence of the roof attachments. If you notice the roof line on luxury coaches, especially Prevost, there is a roof molding around the roof edge hiding the attachments. Also if you have to replace any of the attachments you don't have to match it with the coach paint.
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Awnings hide mine......but they are black.......maybe that's why I have 3 airs.
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Bullheaded, you have those raised runners down each side of your roof which came later for Monaco. They pretty well hide everything on top and really clean up the appearance. Do they also help in stopping the white streaks down the side from water run off.
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Bullheaded- sweet paint job!
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I think the black covers are really a matter of personal preference. I like them on some rigs and not on others. I wouldn't think a couple of air conditioners and other covers would add much to the heat of the rig. Obviously a black roof would but that isn't the issue here.
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Bullheaded, you have those raised runners down each side of your roof which came later for Monaco. They pretty well hide everything on top and really clean up the appearance. Do they also help in stopping the white streaks down the side from water run off.
I want to say yes, but I think a lot of those stains come from a constant water drain from the roof airs. This coach has water drains through the walls and out the bottom.
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