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Old 07-07-2019, 08:09 AM   #1
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Polycarbonate Front on Cougar TT

I have a 2011 Cougar TT that I've maintained over the years. The front laminated face material is bubbling showing signs of de-lamination. I have seen pictures of 2013 Cougars that appear to have polycarbonate front cap that I would be interested in replacing my failed front face material. I emailed Keystone directly with this question. Their response was to visit my Friendly Authorized Keystone Dealer. My FAD didn't seem to want to bother with me so I'm out on the internet trying to find an answer to my question.

Does anyone have a 2013 Keystone Cougar with the polycarbonate front cap? I'm keying off of that date as the front curvature on the 2013 seems to be the same as my 2011 Cougar.

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Old 07-07-2019, 08:59 AM   #2
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I don't know of any Keystone product that has a polycarbonate front cap.

There are several changes that have occurred through the years with Keystone products with fiberglass sidewalls and a fiberglass front cap.

First was a "wrapped FILON front sheet" as is still used on a number of trailer brands.

Next came the fiberglass MOLDED front cap. Initially it was white and matched the FILON siding. Some had a gelcoat finish, some didn't. Those without usually pitted in a couple of years.

Next came that same fiberglass MOLDED front cap with color added to the fiberglass resin. With them, some had gelcoat, some didn't. Pitting was accompanied with significant fading of the color.

Next came "spray painted fiberglass MOLDED front caps with a gelcoat finish. They seem to have become the "upper grade standard build" and have, for the most part, eliminated the issues with fading and pitting of the front cap.

As for polycarbonate, SOME newer trailers from Keystone have a polycarbonate window in the front cap, but I don't know of any brand produced by Keystone that has a "true polycarbonate cap".

In 2013, Cougar was installing fiberglass MOLDED front caps. I believe (If I remember correctly) they didn't start the automotive paint finish until 2015 on the Cougar line. The gelcoat finish was applied to 2013 and 2014 models over the "white fiberglass" while the 2015's were painted over the white fiberglass. There's no polycarbonate caps on any Cougar that I'm aware of.
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