View Poll Results: If you could waive a magic wand and make your Class B ANY color, what would it be?
White 8 21.05%
Silver 15 39.47%
Tan 1 2.63%
Dark Grey 7 18.42%
Black 0 0%
Red 5 13.16%
Yellow 0 0%
Blue 1 2.63%
Green 2 5.26%
Other 0 0%
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Old 07-02-2017, 03:20 PM   #1
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Default Poll: Your favorite exterior color

Do you like color on your Class B? Now that Iíve been looking a while, Iíve noticed that most vans are somewhere in the black-to-white spectrum, but recently manufacturers are selling vans in red, yellow and blue (not all at once!). Seems that in the past, manufacturers have offered a very limited palette so I find the change refreshing, but wondered what others thought.

I wish I could make this a two-part poll, because Iíve also noticed that while exteriors tended to be white, older interiors could be anything, from green and gold in the 70ís, teal in the late 90ís and (apparently) pink in the early 2000ís. Iíd be interested in whether folks like their outside plain but the inside wild, or vice-versa, but, alas, I can only ask one thing so Iím going to focus on the exterior.
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Red. I don't do stealth.
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Hi Phoebe,

my RV is mostly white with gold-coloured highlights ... stands out like a sore thumb when boon docking (which is not necessarily what I want). More muted colours suit my preference.

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Old 07-02-2017, 03:59 PM   #4
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I live where it's hot- I wouldn;t consider a dark vehicle



( last car shopping cycle most of the cars on the chev lot were black/black- I bought a light green toyota with a light tan interior)

our van is white, tan seats, maple cabinetry.

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Old 07-02-2017, 04:23 PM   #5
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Hey there, Eric, if you selected Red in the poll, it didn't show up - Red hasn't been selected at all.
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Old 07-02-2017, 05:54 PM   #6
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I prefer silver because it doesn't show the dust and dirt. LOL


My previous RV was a dark gray, which looked great, but showed EVERYTHING... every rain drop... dew drop... grain of dust... (I don't have an obsession with washing cars or RVs... LOL... OK... I'm lazy)
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Old 07-02-2017, 07:51 PM   #7
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Good to hear - we bought a silver van, color secondary to price - can't wait to pick it up in a couple of days. Very excited!
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How exciting! Which one did you decide to get? Are you traveling to another state to pick it up?
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I think dark gray looks the best. However, white (which is what I actually have) is by far the most practical, from a heat management perspective.
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Advanced RV gives you the choice of color - all 24 of them from Mercedes Benz Sprinter. My next one, if there is a next one, will be green. I selected Metallic Graphite Grey for my current one when there were very few of that color and thought I was been different. Now that is a very popular choice for many manufacturers and not so unusual now. Not too long ago you could only get white, silver or light bronze or whatever that color was. The Promaster made Red a popular color. Of course the FitRV made Yellow acceptable. Maybe not. I haven't seen another yellow one.
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When I was in grade school, my dad bought a "Forest Service Green" Dodge van. He put a couple of bunk cots in it, a box for cooking gear and a box of food and off we would go. Back then, the engine was between the seats so he put a table on it. You had to exit the back of the van if you wanted to go sit in the front and eat at the table. Mostly we sat on tri-leg stools in front of the campfire, where he cooked on a copper plate.

If my brother went, I sat in a folding lawn chair that Dad strapped down in the back. No seat-belt laws back then.

My brother still has the round metal pan I used for washing dishes (and sliding down hills).
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The Travato 59k - we're going to Ohio. I can't wait! Spent today packing cardboard boxes of stuff to jam into the rental car to avoid having to buy a lot of stuff while "on the road".
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My RV is white with metallic green all along the bottom, I'm okay with the white and actually like the green. I only chose silver as color preference because it keeps cars cooler than any color I've ever had, even cooler than white and I like to travel with my dog. So in this case, whatever works for him, works for me.
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To be honest, I'm a little sorry no one has picked blue. The RV we are looking at comes in dark grey and blue. I'd pick a lighter color (silver) because of the heat, but you take what you can get unless you are willing to have one custom made.

DH and I have discussed which color to get. The grey seems "stealthier" and we suspect it will be better for resale since it's so neutral (although we tend to keep vehicles for more than 20 years so color might not be the issue when it comes to resale). The grey is the same color (Magnetic) as the WGO Paseo, only without the bling.

But we think the blue is a pretty color, too...
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That is a pretty blue. You're probably right about the grey being stealthier.
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You don't see many blue RV's out there. I like it.

I find that the dark colors seem to blend in if you want to stealth camp. So if you go for that kind of thing, the dark gray seems to work pretty well.
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Really? You think the dark gray is stealthy? I think it is the opposite. Plain white (or maybe silver) will look the most like a rig owned by a local tradesman... and thus stealthy.


Flashy colors like the deep gray, blue or red would seem to scream look at me, I'm no plumber. LOL
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Yep. Looking down a street or a crowded parking lot, the dark van blends in with the rest of the cars and trucks. White and bright colors stick out.

FWIW, nobody is going to mistake any of these for a tradesman's van. In fact, such a van may draw attention to itself as curious people want to know what it's doing there.

For the most part, stealth is a delusion anyways. Most people really don't care.
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This stealth stuff is silly. You're not fooling anybody.
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I seriously don't think that many - if any - of the neighbors in my new place know that mine is an RV (even though the plates say so in MN). To them it is just a big pretty silver van. It has no lettering anywhere and no striping. Of course, these are not RVers and since it fits in the driveway, no one cares. They may think it is a conversion van. A few have mentioned what a pretty van it is... but that's it.

So many of the workmen around here seem to drive plain white vans with little or no writing. Of course, I could paint "Mumkin's Plumbing and Heating" on the side. But I don't look much like a plumber.
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