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Old 03-30-2013, 07:41 PM   #1
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opinion needed on exterior shield

We just bought a 2013 Winnebago Sunova and plan to go full time later this year. A salesperson at the RV dealership is pushing for us to purchase the Exterior Shield and Micro Repel protections. He emphasized it would protect the paint and the harmful gases being emitted inside the coach. I must say it all sounds scary. First the price was $1695.00 and today he offered to reduce it to $1295.00 We welcome and appreciate your advice! BillnDiane

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Old 03-30-2013, 08:05 PM   #2
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Can't advise in the exterior product but how much for the hazmat suit for sleeping inside the unit? Are the gasses flammable?

Salesman's lips were moving. 'Nuff said.

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Old 03-30-2013, 08:05 PM   #3
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Pass on the extra stuff that helps line the dealer's pocket. The sales person has already given you an idea of how valuable it isn't.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:27 PM   #4
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I would pass on the protection. Just keep it cleaned and waxed really well and after a number of years down the road you can have it repainted to look like new again for about the same cost.

I have 3M protection on my front cap and it looks like crap after 12 years in the sun and the weather.

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Old 03-30-2013, 09:07 PM   #5
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Another brand of mouse milk designed to separate a man from his money.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:34 PM   #7
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Total ripoff.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:37 PM   #8
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"harmful gasses inside the coach"

a picture of a MK5 gas mask comes to mind
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:10 AM   #9
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There's one in every crowd. That is why the salesmen and finance guy keep trying to pitch the "Value Added" BS. Just shake your head and give a sly grin when you tell em that you pass, and if he keeps talking then you start walking.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:03 AM   #10
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Like any new material (carpet, vinyl, upholstery) there will be a little "off gassing) which can't be helped or prevented by the dealer. Keep windows and roof vents open as much as possible for the first few weeks.
Remember the fiasco following Katrina when the "guvment" provided trailer housing for the less fortunate who promptly moved in - shut the windows & doors and turned on the a/c ignoring the warnings to "air out" the units.
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The only off gassing I worry about is from that last bean burrito!!
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Don't do it.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:21 PM   #13
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And don't fall for are even listen to their extended warranty BS. They will try to brain wash you into be leaving you have to have it. Nothing but a big bonus for the salesman and dealer!
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:15 PM   #14
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if you want it just go get a roll of 3M shield from a sign shop for 125$ its not hard to do after you play with it for a min and you get a lot so you can add it any where where keys go bay doors i have a roll of it you can even find it here or there online for 75$

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