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Old 03-08-2014, 07:51 AM   #15
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When we were at Tiffin they had made an all whte coach for a customer that was going to hafe it "wraped" in a special custome design.
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We are currently in Austin and I also saw that white coach this week. Looked pretty good.
Thanks for the confirmation. I was on 620 near Hudson Bend Rd. Are you just visiting the area or staying here for the winter?
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When we were at Tiffin they had made an all whte coach for a customer that was going to hafe it "wraped" in a special custome design.
I like that idea of having the ability to stay all white or change the scheme whenever you want. That is pretty much the standard in motorsports since they change sponsors so often. I am amazed at how well the vinyl graphic hold up on our boats too. We are supposed to be getting new graphics this year but the old ones still look good a=fter 4 years of abuse.



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Mine is not a Class A but I am all white. Had a fancy painted Class A before and for me, I like the white much better.
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Mine is not a Class A but I am all white. Had a fancy painted Class A before and for me, I like the white much better.
Hey Ed. I see yours has a Volvo under it. How do you like it compared to the freightliners? The stacker I showed above is towed by a United on a Freightliner and with MB power. It is white under the wrap.

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I like the Volvo very much with the 12 speed IShift, 485HP. Gets me up and the the big hills without any issues. Cab is set up just fine for me.
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Maybe not so much of a problem with the high end coaches, but an all white unit will go a long way towards maintaining inside temps. The dark colored roofs and skin areas draw some very high temps in the open Sun.
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Not totally white but close! My 98 Monaco Dynasty.
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Maybe not so much of a problem with the high end coaches, but an all white unit will go a long way towards maintaining inside temps. The dark colored roofs and skin areas draw some very high temps in the open Sun.
I agree with you. The dark color used by most coach makers sure looks nice on the showroom floor but make no sense given the way a coach is typically used. Most people either camp in the summer or follow the warm sun in the winter. The temperature differential between a white surface and a black one in the sun is substantial. I prefer a cool interior without the noise of an AC running. But that's just me.
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Not totally white but close! My 98 Monaco Dynasty.
I'm liking the white, even with some accent colors. Maybe they will start offering more of them.

The temperature difference between something painted white and a dark color is amazing. The black tool box on my truck will melt about anything, including tubes of grease, if I forget and leave them in there.
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We've got one of those infrared temp guns & DH did a test one year of our coach vs a dark painted coach. On the sunny side in mid-summer, there was a nearly 90-degree difference (dark=higher) to where you could burn your fingers touching the dark coach & on the inside sunny-side wall, there was a 25-degree difference. Think how much your A/C has to work to cool that extra 25-degrees inside.

If nothing else on a coach is a must have, a light exterior paint-scheme is the one must-have I won't compromise on.

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We've got one of those infrared temp guns & DH did a test one year of our coach vs a dark painted coach. On the sunny side in mid-summer, there was a nearly 90-degree difference (dark=higher) to where you could burn your fingers touching the dark coach & on the inside sunny-side wall, there was a 25-degree difference. Think how much your A/C has to work to cool that extra 25-degrees inside.

If nothing else on a coach is a must have, a light exterior paint-scheme is the one must-have I won't compromise on.

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Good post.

When I posted my earlier comment I kept it low key. Your info is right on the money. I have seen several posts on this forum that relate to cooling problems on newer darker colored units. There have been a couple of others that offered up temperature comparisons. For the life of me I cannot imagine why a manufacturer would put a colored roof on an RV.

My unit is approaching 20 years old and is light colored, no problem maintaining comfortable temp and traveling with dash air only. With newer materials and better air systems the newer RV's should be doing better. When I look at newer units for potential upgrade light color is a must.
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