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Old 07-02-2009, 07:19 AM   #1
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Good morning all:

Have a quote to put a 16 foot box on my Volvo 770 for slightly less than $16,000 dollars. This is a 2 inch square side wall frames, 3 inch floor and 4 inch on the ceiling. The rationale behind the sizes is to have room for foam in each of those locations. It includes installing 3 dual pane windows and a door, cutting out the entrance to the rear of the 770, accordion foam on the junction. It also includes a 4 foot under the floor of the 16 foot box, a "basement" for the holding tanks etc behind the rear wheels.

How does that cost compare to others?

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Old 07-02-2009, 08:15 AM   #2
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1000 dollars a foot? windows and doors included? Plus cutting out your cab/box entrance? Sounds like a great deal to me.

I'd have him get started asap before he changes his mind.
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Whose doing it? Has he done a Volvo before? Just wondering who else is up in this region (I'm in Fargo)
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....hell yes! go for it!.....even I can't come that close. [he doesn't know the value of his own labor]-grab up on that deal!....BUT hold the cash for the end of the job-just in case he tries to "up" you some. Of Course, you will get it written out....it should include the outside aluminum- .060- with a insulator between the steel and aluminum and stainless screws-not galvanized...corners are to be glued on with a mastic of your choice-before being screwed on- also a 30ga. a one piece aluminum roof-again glued on to 16" centers-with an insulator between the steel and roofing......walls,ceiling and floor need to be 16" on center....I'd specify the 23/32 Ameri-tec flooring with the 50 year warranty. Have the underside of the flooring primed with a cost of truck bed coating also-so all you have to do is spray the seams from the underside-quick and easy that way....make sure all the steel is painted-brushed with a primer and a top coat of Rust-o-leum....after cleaning with a solvent....and all the welds chipped/wire brushed and painted....now, your are talking a deal!....geofkaye
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Cool. You know there's a shop in Rochester that builds the box too. I can find out his contact info if you want to see how he would compare. You've got my email, just send me a message and I can get it and reply if you want. He did the boxes for Tony Desnick back when he was building coaches.
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BOb86ZZ4...WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO TONY DESNICK ANYWAY?....haven't seen him around or heard from him in a year or two?...LMK...geofkaye
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He got a job in Seatle. Moved there for about a year. Then decided to come back to MN. Started working for a architecture firm here in Mpls. He's an architect too. So, he's staying busy doing that and let the custom coach business go into hibernation. He lives about a mile from me and I see him and talk to him once in awhile.
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....Tony built a good coach on the utilitarian side of things-which is what I do....but that industry is DOA now....I do uplifting and a lot of other things to keep busy so I don't walk the floor and drive myself nuts.....[this retirement thing is over rated-I'm retiring again in December from another career] Next life, I'm coming back as a one armed bricklayer....been told they are busy all the time. ;&gt.....geofkaye
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