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Old 03-03-2019, 09:29 AM   #1
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Kudos to Entegra and their paint design people

I ordered my 2019 Cornerstone very early February 2018 from NIRVC. All that was available were pictures of the 5 exterior paint jobs and choices. To be honest, I was not happy with any of the 5 choices, and voiced my hesitation to the sales people. I have liked and "coveted" the Topaz paint job and the light gray what I call "filigree" design over-top of one of the main colors since it was first introduced about 2015. VERY nice looking coach to me. Sadly, I discovered that Entegra dropped that color scheme in 2019. I was devastated. The way I put it to my sales-person is "I don't really like any of the color choices". I was told that if I really wanted my new coach painted in the 2018 Topaz color scheme, they would do it for me, but then I would have a 2019 with 2016-2018 exterior paint which might be a problem on resale. Probably true.... avoid odd-balls if at all possible. So, I studied all the pictures for a long time and found the one that I disliked the least: Imperial. So, that went on the order. My experience with Entegra's artist renderings with my 2015 Anthem was that the pictures did not do justice to the coach when I finally saw it in front of me. Very different and much nicer combination when I saw it "in the flesh". So, I prayed that my opinion would be the same on my new 2019. And the early feedback from those that attended Perry last year (I was doing chemo at the time) said it looked "pretty good", so that helped.

So, here is the rest of the story. We took delivery of the coach May 21st. The exterior paint was much nicer looking actually when looking at the coach than it was in the preliminary pictures. That was a relief.

However, here is the bottom line. If I have stopped 60 times for fuel, rest stops, food at a Sams or WalMart, or wherever over the last 15,000 miles, then 40 of those times, while outside of the coach or fueling or whatever, a complete stranger has walked up to me and said something like: "Congratulations! That is sure a beautiful coach!, or "I've never noticed a motor home before, but your coach sure is pretty", or "Wow, you must have hit the lottery.... that is a beautiful coach", or "People will certainly see you coming down the road". No lie. I have been knocked out every time that this occurs. Almost can't step outside the coach without someone complimenting what it looks like. Amazing! So, one of my bigger surprises is that a lot of people notice this paint job. So, I want to congratulate Entegra on their work. My salesperson said that Entegra was "beginning to get a name for itself on its exterior paint schemes (after I said that I really was not impressed with them). I have realized that the colors used in the Imperial paint job are exactly the same colors used in the Topaz paint job, just implemented very differently which is probably why I picked it.

Now, I have had an opportunity to examine all the Cornerstone paint jobs (except the lightest paint job) on Cornerstone coaches others have purchased or are sitting on lots and they really look very nice also. The implementation of the color schemes are really sophisticated in my opinion, and apparently in the opinion of strangers also. I have also noted that other manufacturers seem to be stuck in the "all shades of gray or beige mode" for their coaches. You definitely don't "see them coming down the road". So, kudos Entegra!! Apparently what you are doing is attracting attention. I also feel better about my choice and all the other 2019 optional color schemes. Job well done design shop!

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Old 03-03-2019, 10:22 AM   #2
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Picture or it didn't happen.
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I know it is a bit self-serving, but it IS the truth of the past 9 months.

Now, if everything else on the coach worked as well as the paint scheme, I'd be a very happy camper.... Someone needs to invest more money or attention to the pre-delivery artist's rendering.

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Gary, I have received many compliments on our Coach maybe not as many as you. Mostly from Truck Drivers which I grown to respect their patience more and more each day on the road dealing with idiots in cars. So maybe they do have an eye for something other than Chrome!
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It's funny, my two Entegra's I still don't know the names of the color schemes. The Travel Supreme was easy, "full body paint, silver".
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Gary, I couldn’t agree with you more... however my color FIRESTORM is the FASTEST color they have! Ha ha ha ....disappointed they discontinued it for 2020.
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Youíre right Gary, Topaz is a beautiful paint job.
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Iíve been working in the graphics industry for the last 19 years, someone at EC has/had a nice eye for colors, patterns, textures. Especially the years you mentioned, certainly my favs.
As many have said before, photos donít do justice to how impressive these machines are in person.
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Youíre right Gary, Topaz is a beautiful paint job.


How did you mount your Flags on the back?

My previous coach used the ladder for the FLag Pole Buddy, but with no ladder I am searching for a good way to mount the flags.
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Im guessing the hitch, or maybe the tire sits on a base that hold the flag. Just a guess. Often what I have seen.

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I agree, I love the designs, colors, and schemes. Though I would like a few more lighter color choices.

I just can't believe they can't do a better job with the renderings on the website.

If we hadn't gone to the factory and had someone take us around to look at the different paint schemes in person, I know we would have never chosen the one we did. Many of the designs looked awful, in our opinion, on the website, but when you see them in person, wow!

I don't think there was a bad one in the bunch, just one that we liked better than the rest, and it wasn't the one we thought we wanted originally.

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I bought a 2018 Cornerstone 45y tenth anniversary edition with the ďfired upĒ red paint job. They claim there were only 10 like this built. Honestly, the DW and I were so taken by the paint job which is the most beautiful I have seen on a motor home we decided we had to have it. Got a pretty decent deal also. Credit entirely to the creative people at Entegra. We already had a Itasca Elipse that we were happy with, but the Cornerstone paint stole the show for us. We constantly have people coming up and asking if they can take pictures when we travel. I have a few pictures that I have taken and there are some on the web but unsure how to post yet. Here is a link to a few pictures from the web.

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How did you mount your Flags on the back?

My previous coach used the ladder for the FLag Pole Buddy, but with no ladder I am searching for a good way to mount the flags.
Hitch mount for the flag pole, like Gary said. I donít think Iíd mount the pole to the ladder even if I had one. Thereís a considerable amount of stress on there when the wind is blowing.
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Gary, I couldnít agree with you more... however my color FIRESTORM is the FASTEST color they have! Ha ha ha ....disappointed they discontinued it for 2020.
I guess you'll have to keep that old worn out 18 !
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