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Old 12-01-2009, 02:16 PM   #1
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My new coach is at Silver Crown, I have asked them to give me a price on adding a new Exterior door to my garage area, currently the only access is via the large rear ramp style door. The new door will be about 60" tall with the screen door attachment. The new door will also have to be painted to match the existing graphics, any guesses on what the cost may be? Has anyone had anything like this done at a dealer? thanks Gene.
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:16 PM   #2
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I bet it's going to be a lot. They're going to have to likely peel back the sheathing and change the framing of the metal under it, aren't they? Just the cost of the door has got to be $500. I bet the total cost is $3k.
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:22 AM   #3
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Quote should be here any day, i will let you know how close you where. I am begining to think we are the only 2 posters here. Gene.
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Hahaha, yep, it's very quiet around here. Us t/c guys are a small bunch. Do you go on www.irv2.com ? They have a truck conversion portion of their forums. It's pretty dead, not much posting going on there either. There is a guy looking at t/c's and I posted there a couple times. One of the things he said he was hesitant to buy one because he doesn't see very many in the campgrounds. You should read it here: http://www.irv2.com/forums/f18...otor-home-58701.html

Silver Crown is a pretty high end place too. I'm guessing my $3k was too low. I'm revising to $4k.
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.....a 30 inch door white plastic/aluminum is 200.00 and a new saw blade is 1.00...tube of caulk is 5.50 and then a trim piece is about 20.00 so the rest of it is labor....not too bad for 2 hours work without paint.....geofkaye
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:33 PM   #6
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Since you said we weren't answering,I'll give you the econo-answer.

I bought a door of a wrecked RV for little of nothing. The trick is to get up the courage to take a SawZall to the side of your RV. I have less than $200 in the whole thing. I also have a few extra blood pressure points

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Old 12-04-2009, 03:40 PM   #7
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$2600, from Silver Crown, custom size ht, with screen door, Graphics to match existing paint job. The interior has diamond plate 16" up all around the garage. It seems a little more involved than just plunging a sawzall into the side of my rig. Gene
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I wasn't that far off then.
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While 2600 seems like allot, I have 2 guys coming over to just replace my single 42" commercial walk thru door on the front of our office lowest bid -$3000! and it isn't going to painted pretty like yours.

I would be wary of just cutting a door in with a sawzall too, you don't know where the ran wires that may need to be re-located, or my luck they would have a cross brace or other form of structure that may cause you to move your door fore/aft just to avoid. We want to see before and after pictures!
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......the whole trick is measure twice and cut once....i have moved supports after cutting and wires by lengthening after cutting...the doors for MH have rigid frames that is where the support comes from...it needs to be fastened at the end/bottom of the legs and at the top too....the rest can be a glue job with a mastic....just use a fine tooth blade and _go_slow_...also use duct tape to keep from scratching the painted aluminum......the insulation will come out very easily as most is pink glass....foam board is easier and spray foam is the easiest as the two wall panels are glued together by the foam....it comes out as a blank...if any wires are cut just rewire and tuck inside of the frame....nothing too it.....the only trick is to _go slow_ when cutting with a saws-all....if the panels are not glued together a jig saw will do the trick- drill the corners first and draw the cutting lines on both sides...._.cut_slowly_.......doors can be made any size you need as most are custom made now days.......geofkaye and the Rivercity Group
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