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Old 06-14-2011, 03:13 PM   #1
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fabric and paint protection

Just put a deposit on a new Keystone Cougar 276RLS and while I have a lot of questions regarding 5th Wheels (I've always had truck campers), I've never been offered a fabric protection ($555.00) or paint protection
($595.00) option. Any advice on if I should or should not get either or both of these. thanks for your input.

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Old 06-14-2011, 03:32 PM   #2
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Speaking from the Automotive Industry only paint sealers, protectors, undercoatings, and similar items are more beneficial to the dealer (financially) then to the end user.
Most new upholstery is already treated with stain resistor from the factory.
I've always found the same or better add-on protection is available from someone that specializes in it for less money then the dealer will offer it.
Routine washing/waxing on your part will outlive any dealer applied protection.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:01 PM   #4
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Save your money.
For sure...it's a way for the dealer to increase his bottom line.
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A lot of $$ for a can of Scotch Guard and a wax job. Do it yourself.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:20 PM   #6
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Save your money.
I couldn't agree more. Car dealerships have the same "option". It's nothing you can't do yourself for a lot less.
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I couldn't agree more. Car dealerships have the same "option". It's nothing you can't do yourself for a lot less.
Same here. Waste of money.

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