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Old 01-31-2004, 06:57 PM   #1
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Have any of you had your coach painted? I'm considering such an investment and would like to know any experiences that you might have had. Costs? Who did it? Anything that you might want to tell me about your experience. Thanks.
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Old 01-31-2004, 08:38 PM   #2
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.....Since you are in South Florida I assume you have a better/cheaper/more durable[sun fade] painting systems than we do up north[Ohio]...painting a tractor costs $1500 here in Cincinnati at a used truck painting shop for what is considered a "good job" AKA "reasonable job" ....since delamination[peeling] is a problem with Volvos-I understand it has something to do with the plastic used in the fairings- I'd look for a truck paint shop around larger cities up north or in central Florida rather than in south Florida...I'd also insist on a written warranty spelling out specifics-one being peeling-fadeing-staining from mold like on roofs and things like that.....I have been in many RV parks and the trailers/coaches look bad/green mossy color after one year without a lot of maintenance/cleaning/waxing...etc etc...'specially the tan colors.....geof
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Old 02-04-2004, 07:39 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info, geof. I was hoping to find someone who had their entire motorhome painted with some graphics in a two part system like they do on conventional coaches.
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Old 02-04-2004, 02:37 PM   #4
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Here's at least one source ...

http://www.performancepaintinginc.com/index.htm

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Old 02-04-2004, 02:45 PM   #5
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BTW, anyone know who made this rig? It looks like the rear axles are proportioned well for front to rear weight distribution. What is this, a 30' unit?
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Old 02-04-2004, 03:18 PM   #6
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The cab over looks like a NRC or a Trendsetter by United Specialities
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It's a NRC, they use it on their website.

cjc -

Are you talking full body paint, or a design or some strips? I did some investigating on this and called a number of shops last year and did not get far before we where talking $15,000 plus on a full paint job.

Here are some links I ran across

http://www.rvsg.com/com_trucks.asp
http://www.carreradesigns.com/ctt.html
http://www.rswilsons.com/index.htm
http://users.cwnet.com/~thall/starje...to_reality.htm

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Old 02-04-2004, 08:39 PM   #8
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Thanks to all of you. Warpath, those are the numbers that I heard about also. It's not very encouraging. The gray coach with the graphics is definitely an NRC. That one was done by Performance Painting in Elkhart. I heard that the cost of that paint job was in the neighborhood of $22000. They seem to be at the high end of the industry.
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Old 02-05-2004, 01:01 PM   #9
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Kinda makes white of whatever color your rig is look very good

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Old 02-05-2004, 02:06 PM   #10
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Personally, I think most motorhome paint jobs, and even some of the white ones with extensive graphics are a bit much.

The following vehicle has graphics more in line with my taste. Anything more is a bit too gaudy.

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