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Old 05-27-2010, 07:46 PM   #15
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All the above may play a part, but I suspect it's largely a "style" thing, sorta like when the earlier "earth-tones" were in style, and avocado shag rugs - the current "style" is white outer colorings, and a move to hardwood floors - neither of those, nor the wild graphics down the sides would likely have been popular back in the '80's, because that simply wasn't the "in" style of the times. Our '88 Winnie in relatively conservative earth-tones looks sorta dated as compared to what is common today - but in another decade, BOTH will probably be dated by whatever the latest style statement happens to be...
Sure am glad those have gone out style.
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My best guess would be to help keep them cooler inside during hot summer days when the majority of RV's are being used.
I was going to say that's why Matt Divine painted his probe white when he got it... (Fictional character who lives in Las Vegas) So it would be cooler

Yup, that's the reason Or half of it. NOt only cooler in Summer

WARMER in winter as well, White does not RADIATE heat as quickly as dark colors do.
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Part of it is a heat thing. I had a painted MH and my friend had the same MH in white. His stayed 5 degrees cooler in the hot summer (Lake Havasu, AZ)
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Old 06-02-2010, 01:28 PM   #18
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My theory:most coaches are older. A few years back the coaches were nearly all white with either painted or stick on graphics. As the demand for more colors in the last several years has brought us full body paint jobs and higher prices. A full body paint job isn't cheap. Many entry level coaches still come in white.
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I think the manufactures think its funny me searching for my Wildcat in that sea of white in Quartasite ......
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Think of white as the base coat....a blank canvas. Easy to dress it up with ANY color combination of graphics.
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I agree with all of the above, cooler, and cheaper to build. We boondock in the desert a lot and I can't imagine living in a dark colored rig.

A question I can't get a good answer to is Why is Pepto-Bismol Pink? Why not white?

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Think of white as the base coat....a blank canvas. Easy to dress it up with ANY color combination of graphics.
Currently the cool white is the "fashionable" colour. Whereas a decade or so ago, the fashionable colour was a warmer white. Over the years, the "fashionable" colours have been lightening up just slightly from the popular "almond" of the late 70's to 80's. The RV manufacturers hire decorators to pick colour choices. These are the same folks who decide to put wall-to-wall plush carpet in a unit that will be used out in the dirt. It has nothing to do with functionality. Also the manufacturers' can use the base white as a blank canvas and add pretty much any graphic "sticker" to it. White tends to be a lower cost paint. It needs less coats to cover than a higher value hue such as primary red or primary blue (yellow is the most translucent of the paint colours). White is also the "safe" choice. More folks will buy neutral white (or beige ) than a bright colour.
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Currently the cool white is the "fashionable" colour. Whereas a decade or so ago, the fashionable colour was a warmer white. Over the years, the "fashionable" colours have been lightening up just slightly from the popular "almond" of the late 70's to 80's. The RV manufacturers hire decorators to pick colour choices. These are the same folks who decide to put wall-to-wall plush carpet in a unit that will be used out in the dirt. It has nothing to do with functionality. Also the manufacturers' can use the base white as a blank canvas and add pretty much any graphic "sticker" to it. White tends to be a lower cost paint. It needs less coats to cover than a higher value hue such as primary red or primary blue (yellow is the most translucent of the paint colours). White is also the "safe" choice. More folks will buy neutral white (or beige ) than a bright colour.
Yup - FAR more about "style" and economy, than functionality and efficiency!
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A question I can't get a good answer to is Why is Pepto-Bismol Pink? Why not white?
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