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Old 06-20-2005, 09:28 PM   #15
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Can't wait for the bedtime story. To tell you the truth, I think I might have already come across it (I can't be positive though), remember I am a "research every little thing" kind o' girl. . Seems like I read something about a sales guy that threw the Permaplate option on last minute (after financing had been long signed off). Was that you or somebody else that got a Permaplate schpeel (sp?)? I'm anxious to even hear what Permaplate is! Refresh the ol' memory on whether you ended up walking away or not...are you satisfied with whatever you ended up going with? Oh man...yet another issue to roll over...does it ever end ? Until tomorrow night's bedtime chat...Thanks again
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Old 06-20-2005, 09:35 PM   #16
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Sorry it took me so long...I'm back. It looks as though we are definately doing the fiberglass. Yes, you guys did very good! I'm sure Rod will be thanking you the first time he washes his new baby (which knowing him will be 10 minutes after he pulls it into the driveway for the first time ). He is big on the maintenance thing, so it sounds like fiberglass will make a big difference in the time put out (which means more time for me ). Thanks again for all the reassurance...your input is priceless (or at least worth the additional $3000 price tag for the fiberglass. )
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Old 06-21-2005, 06:54 AM   #17
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well then i'll be the voice of unreasonableness,
i prefer aluminum to the beauty of that beautiful slick gel coat,
finally got that off my chest,

i've never believed in fancy paint jobs on my street machines or harleys,
i prefer the sleeper look,
when i think of packing extra weight, i think more tools, beer, bikes, and babes...ehhhh I mean more food in the fridge, NOT a 1000 pound gel coat,
yes i know it looks better (i guess...), i know it cleans better (are you sure about that?), i know it costs more (!!),
but this is a rugged toyhaulin' beast we're talkin here, not Cordie's linen closet for Pete's sake,

so my weight allocation goes to stuff i can buy from Craftsman and Piggly-Wiggly, not Dupont.

And actually, the FIRST fancy paint I have ever bought in my life was this last WW where i got the BILLET in and out treatment. That was a first for me. I will repent for that.
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Old 06-21-2005, 07:30 AM   #18
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Hey FatDog-
Thanks for your true feelings about the gel coat issue. I know its tough to pipe up when you don't have the popular view point. I wish you would have jumped in last night...I would have liked to have seen you and WWfan go back and forth . Doesn't your new LE have the gelcoat...you prefer the aluminum huh? Great, just when I thought I had made up my mind...at least you know I value your input!

What to do...What to do...
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Old 06-21-2005, 07:47 AM   #19
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Hi Deb
no my new LE has the aluminum siding,
but i would caution anyone to get what will make them the happiest with their new trailer.
That is really important.
If gelcoat is going to make you happy and allow you to appreciate your trailer more, then it is a good idea.
just not for me. And thats no big deal. Every trailer i see that has the coating, i love its looks.
I am just in tune with using my weight allocation for other things, and that "beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.." thing too.
I've never done fancy well.


<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">... I would have liked to have seen you and WWfan go back and forth . ... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
And WWFan and I will talk back and forth constantly about everything anyway , as do we all here
if someone says that piano keys are black and white, we'll even talk that over for a few days, easily.

Gelcoat=good, if it makes you happy.
If it had been a $100 option, i would have been mildly interested, and then declined. It isn't. But i still love its looks.
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Old 06-21-2005, 07:59 AM   #20
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Well said...Thanks . Who knows what we will end up with. I guess we will know by tonight.
You guys are all so great...I just love this place.
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Wow! I take an evening off to watch some TV and miss the whole thread. Well, at least I can still put my comments in, although it doesn't mean anything at this point.

The reason we like fiberglass out this way is because of the hail, talk about dents. I would never consider anything else, and fiberglass does clean so easily. It's pretty too. In racing circles there's an old saying: "Its not how you drive but how you arrive" that counts. Now, I don't necessary subscribe to that theory but I like the quote anyway. Get the fiberglass!
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Old 06-21-2005, 01:42 PM   #22
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Gosh Tom:

I was wondering whether you were gonna wake up outta that new recliner to come join us and yack!!

Good choice on your answer, if I must say so myself!

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by FatDog:
well then i'll be the voice of unreasonableness,
i prefer aluminum to the beauty of that beautiful slick gel coat,
finally got that off my chest,

Boy, that took some stones with this crowd. Props to my boy Fat Dog.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Wow! I take an evening off to watch some TV and miss the whole thread. Well, at least I can still put my comments in, although it doesn't mean anything at this point.
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The reason we like fiberglass out this way is ... .........(so) ..... Get the fiberglass!

Tom </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

ohhhhh....... sure Tom,
you sneak in at the eleventh hour with that polite "its probably too late" ahshucks,
and you cinch the deal for the gel-coat team!
alright, i see how this works
Mike

and one more time, Congrats Rod and Deb, you are going to Love It!!
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We always knew Mikey was a little metal rebel

It just comes down to personal choice. After my first aluminum trailer, I thought about going hardside. But I went aluminum again, because of the looks and some weight issues. After having the aluminum Nomad for a year, and looking at all the nicks and small dents, and black streaks I seemed to always be cleaning, I knew that I was going to go fiberglass next time. I didn't get a choice with the Alfa, and I really love the fiberglass finish. It is so easy to clean, and as Howie said, if you lean against it a little to hard, you don't have to worry about denting it.

Just my .02 worth.

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Our last trailer had aluminum siding, and we ended up with little dents and creases that we just couldn't explain. Lean aginst the trailer, get a dent. Heck, even waxing the trailer front cap dented it. So, we went with fiberglass this time, and yes we have a Gearbox, and no, we don't have any delam. And yes, I'd get fiberglass again if I were doing it over.
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yeah, thats about the gist of what everyone else has been getting at, I mean almost everyone, (way to go FD)
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I love it when a plan comes together!

Ron and Deb, Congrats on the trailer and the decision for the Gel. You'll love it.
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