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Old 03-12-2013, 01:56 PM   #43
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Have 11k in my 79 minuet 7.3. Not including labor. All new systems, elec, upgraded plumbing, repaired belly pan, home made window shields, battery axles etc etc etc. back from Fl now and getting ready for paint.
Labor? I'm 69, love to work. Who cares how many hrs, it's great fun.

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Old 03-12-2013, 02:55 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by 62overlander View Post
... I think ones time has value in everything one does. It is one thing to say I have $12,000 in my trailer. It is another thing to say I have $12,000 and 1200 hours of my time. If you were to buy a house and renovate it then sell it you wouldn't say, "just give me $75,000 instead of $252,000... I did all the work myself" Would you? If that same house burnt the ground you wouldn't tell your insurance company, "hey I only have $75,000 for the purchase price and $25,000 in materials so just give me $100,000." The same is true of your trailer. Say it got wrecked. "Oh, JQ Insurance, I only have $8,500 in it" No, you would want the full amount you feel it worth.
I couldn't agree more!

Those two years working on our trailer were weekends we could have been on the road to somewhere...(but it was worth it. Now our trailer feels like part of the family.)

I could never talk about the cost of our trailer without talking about the time it has taken. We have WAY more time in our trailer than money.


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