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Old 06-21-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
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Paint or no paint?

OK we are sold on the new Premier 22RBPR. Because this is a brand new model for 2013 we want to tour one before ordering so we have a little wait time (exp'd @ dealer in Aug).

In talking with my dealer this past week I had inquired about full body paint so he checked on the factory price and it was quoted as $5k. He said his rep at Premier reminded him he could do it cheaper there at the dealership. This dealer (Lazy Days - Tucson) has a collision repair center with a massive "state of the art" paint booth and a very good reputation. He is thinking Lazy Days can do it for around $3k. One added advantage is that my truck is cherry red and the dealer can replace the burgundy with a color matched cherry.

So ... My questions are:

Is the advantage of paint over decals worth the $?

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Would you opt for the factory or dealer performing the work?

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Well why not? If you're going to spend money to look good, you might as well spend more on a custom paint job.
I would check for reviews from the dealer for the work they do. If they do a good job, they should have good reviews, and plenty of them.
The factory work is usually done pretty fast, and they have a routine system that doesn't allow for mistakes. But the material might be less durable too.
I would check to see if there is a warranty for any of the custom decal work before I spend extra money on it.
But I'm cheap about those things.
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Well worth it! On our DSDP it was a $7,000 option, but it still looks as good (minus a few rock chips) as when it left the factory. When we joined a local Good Sam chapter they thought is was brand new.
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Thanks for the replies I really appreciate it!
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Update: We decided to go with the dealer painted option. I'll post pics in a few months when we pick it up. Thanks again!
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