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Old 09-07-2014, 12:51 AM   #1
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Info on having our Class A painted & sofa replaced

We live in So. OREGON. We have a 2000 Fleetwood Pace Arrow Vision mdl.36B. Our rig is paid for and has 43,000 miles on it. We've considered purchasing a newer used diesel rig, but feel our rig has pretty much everything we need/want, the interior is in good shape; and we don't want to make huge payments over a long period of time, esp. at our age (81 and 65).
We are thinking about having the outside of our 38 ft painted as it's faded and decals are worn. Also want to replace sofa with a leather one that reclines (if that's even possible).

Anyone out there who has recently had their older rig painted? Where did you have it done and what was the cost? Are you pleased with the finish job? Any advice or lessons learned? We want to get rid of the decals and get the rig painted in totally different colors than it is now - something like those we've seen on newer rigs like Monaco Camelot ('07 gold with black and burgundy long swipes/swirls ).

Is it possible to replace the original sofa with a leather reclining one? How do you get the old one out and the new one into the rig? We have a living room slideout.
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:57 AM   #2
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A full body paint job on your motorhome is probably in the range of $10,000-$15,000, depending on the number of colors chosen and the complexity of the pattern.

Here are some RV paint specialists in Oregon:
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Custom Auto Body Repair & Paint - Straight Line Auto Body - Eugene, Oregon
Joe's RV Collision Center | Portland Metro located in Hillsboro, Oregon

Replacing the sofa is usually easy and many companies sell RV furniture. Most of the sofas come apart into sections, but for some it may be necessary to remove a side window (not a big job either) to get it in or out. I recently pulled mine out to replace the carpet - only took an hour to unbolt from the floor and remove the two ends so we could slide it down the hall and out of the way.

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Info on having our Class A painted & sofa replaced

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precision painting in Bremen Indiana. Worth the drive. Area is a great place to visit.
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Replace your sofa with a lazy boy sofa. Most have removable backs that will be easy to get in/out.
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Living in So. Oregon I recommend Commercial Collision and Paint. Address says Central Point but they're closer to White City. I have my 40' DP scheduled there for vinyl graphics removal and re-painting in two weeks. I've had a lot of dealings with him (Bill) in the business I'm in and he's always done a first class job.
Camping World (on line) has a lot of options for replacing your couch. Best wishes!
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If you're the least bit handy and if you have the time to invest, a DIY project is possible and out-of-pocket costs become significantly less than $1000...that's everything.
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Replace your sofa with a lazy boy sofa. Most have removable backs that will be easy to get in/out.
Hi DebbieMH: To remove the existing sofa, do you need to have it in the open bed/laying flat position, with the floor bolts removed, in order to remove it through the window?

Can I just go to a Lazy Boy Gallery and pick out a sofa of similar size with a removable back, or would I need to go through an RV interiors type business to get a Lazy Boy RV sofa? I'd like a leather one with reclining ends or at least one reclining end. How is it secured to the floor of the rig if it's from the Gallery and not specifically designed for an RV?

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Living in So. Oregon I recommend Commercial Collision and Paint. Address says Central Point but they're closer to White City. I have my 40' DP scheduled there for vinyl graphics removal and re-painting in two weeks. I've had a lot of dealings with him (Bill) in the business I'm in and he's always done a first class job.
Camping World (on line) has a lot of options for replacing your couch. Best wishes!
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Hi Steve: Would appreciate knowing how much the job is going to cost you at this place in White City OR, which is an easy drive from our house. Are you only having the decals removed and then repainted on your rig for this price?
We want to have the entire 38 ft. RV surface painted and then have the decal/striping painted on in colors of our choice, as our decals are faded and lifting, plus the background overall surface needs fresh paInt as well.
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Hi DebbieMH: To remove the existing sofa, do you need to have it in the open bed/laying flat position, with the floor bolts removed, in order to remove it through the window?

Can I just go to a Lazy Boy Gallery and pick out a sofa of similar size with a removable back, or would I need to go through an RV interiors type business to get a Lazy Boy RV sofa? I'd like a leather one with reclining ends or at least one reclining end. How is it secured to the floor of the rig if it's from the Gallery and not specifically designed for an RV?

Thanks,

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Yes, you can get a residential type lazy boy. I haven't done it yet, but several have in the Fleetwood owners forum. Post your question over there about replacing the sofa. I think most used the seat belt holders to fasten it down. This is a mod I want to do someday as well. Good luck!
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Hi Susan and Jim,
We got a quote of $2422 to remove the existing decals, paint on graphics in the same pattern as before (we choose colors) and buff the entire exterior to remove any oxidation. We also asked for a quote on re-painting entire exterior with two base colors and paint on graphics which was around $9500 dollars.
We felt we'd get most bang for the buck by going for the less expensive option as our bottom half paint and top half gel-coat were in fairly good condition.
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