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Old 11-10-2012, 06:25 PM   #15
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Yeah, love BRC, been many years.

Always took my '77 GMC (26' class A) only used the gen-set and
roof top air a little but had no problems.

Just got a 2006 Monaco 41' and am not sure how much abuse
I want to give it on the Playa.

I would be concerned about the clear-coat finish, but will likely take
it anyway.

Tell us more about the 10 gallons of paint you applied, is this for the roof only?
What kind of coach do you have?

My brother rented a big coach out of Las Vegas, told him where he was
headed and they had no issues with it. Spent 5/6 hours cleaning it
before dropping it back off.

Originally Posted by Gregmaz View Post
I' ve been 6 times, and this time I am doing it proper with an RV for the family. No really worried about getting it dirty, just hot. Hence the concern about keeping my AC running throughout dust storms which could clog or fry it all up.
My thinking was to block one side of the shroud (the one exposed the wind) and put mesh on the other side, but so far I ve been advised against heat trapping.
Any other idea?
Just for info I ve coated the coach with about 10 gallons of elastomeric paint.

2006 Monaco Diplomat Atrium model, 41'
Cummins ISL-400HP CM850
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:34 AM   #16
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I used elastomeric paint, bought 2 x 5 gal. of elastomeric paint at walmart for $65 ea. because I painted the whole rig (81 Winn. Brave class A) for best insulation and sealing (the usual roof leaks and side panel joints cracks).
That stuff does wonders against sun mirroring effect, when the rays of the sun make surfaces scorching to the touch and the heat gets transfered inside the vehicle, but also against cold and water penetration.
It is the 3rd car I did it on, without primer or scratching the surface, just a mild bleach rinse prior. For the two previous cars I did the roof only and it stays on no prob.
This insulation effect works proportionally to the thickness of the paint. Therefore the first coat will be generous and the hardest to apply, then 8 others coats on top is no luxury. Be carefully to mask the rest of the rig but it is fairly easy to remove any drops or even fully dried paint afterwards.
On this old thing, I painted everything. This year at BM the weather was clement, I used the AC once and it was too chilly on max cold. my windows on 3 sides were covered on the outside with aluminum foil bubble wrap.

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