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Old 12-12-2005, 09:34 AM   #1
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$10,000 to $12,000 refurb cost???

Hmpfff - wonder how much the writer intends on doing himself -



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Old 12-12-2005, 11:44 AM   #2
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I don't think..

it's too far off. Depends entirely what one intends to do. Full frame off, then no. But I'm not in it that far, and I think I've done alot (excluding cost to buy the trailer) - whole new inside systems, cushions, covers, stripping 90% of the trailer, and new wheels and tires.

But besides, who's counting?
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Old 12-12-2005, 11:53 AM   #3
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I think this is not too far off.... If they do all the work themselves

Consider the cost of tires, axles, new mechanicals....
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Old 12-12-2005, 12:25 PM   #4
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hmmm...

So now I'm thinking of counting...
Trailer - $3500
Cushions and fabric $1000.00 (or so) + a year of my labor
AC $750
Hot water tank 350
Fridge 500
Water pump 50
oven 300
plumbing 100
misc lumber 300
paint and supp 400
polishing stuff 200
toilet 150
wheels 450
tires 500
brakes/bearings 200

So (pause for math time).... in it so far for ...$8750. Whew, that wasn't so bad! (hyperventilation slowing)
I'm sure this is a low ball estimate, as I can't remember (or don't want to!) everything, but doing it yourself is always cheaper (most everything in my list was my own labor)
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Old 12-12-2005, 01:06 PM   #5
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I don't think that estimate is far off at all - he paid 5900 for it and plans another 6100 - you could spend that very easily - I'll have more than 12000 in mine and I only paid 2500 for mine.......

But as Marc said - who's counting

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Old 12-12-2005, 01:58 PM   #6
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Trailer - $3500
Cushions and fabric $1000.00 (or so) + a year of my labor
AC $750
Hot water tank 350
Fridge 500
Water pump 50
oven 300
plumbing 100
misc lumber 300
paint and supp 400
polishing stuff 200
toilet 150
wheels 450
tires 500
brakes/bearings 200
that first camping trip AFTER the labor of love is done: priceless.


for everything else, there's mastercard.

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Old 12-12-2005, 03:20 PM   #7
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We in herited ours and I hope to come in under $9k and thats with me doing ALL the work. The only appance we want to salvage is the Princess stove. Everythign elese has either a cheep non RV replacement or is just plain shot.

So just the new floor and frame repairs alone as been nearly $1.5k. About another $300 in wiring and other materials. I still need to decide about the axle.

Now I can decide about the interior paint once the walls ar back in.


No I really think he's going to really have to watch his money to come in at that figure.
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