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Old 06-13-2013, 12:05 AM   #1
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And getting quote to add RV and roadside assistance to my home/auto Allstate policy.
Going to bring the wife Friday to see if we are going to finally pull the trigger. I plan to have Redlands Truck/ Rv do the PPI (110 miles away so the salesman was suggesting more local ones but he came around).

Want to have full body paint done (3 colors)- getting quotes. Final Touch (Valencia) wanted $19k but I don't like the look of 18kt gold leaf on the exterior Got one for $5k at A1 Truck (in town) but he was checking the rv first. My budget is up to $8k. Anyone have experience with FBPaint cost on 38 footer? I like the 2010 Diplomat scheme better than the newer ones. Want to use that as design template. Opinions welcome on better designs from other models.

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Old 06-13-2013, 12:24 AM   #2
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Good quality paint is running close to $200 a quart now according to the shop that did some touchup work late last year. In 2002 the full body paint was an over $7,000 option over decals. Figuring are least $2,000 for the decals that would make the paint job almost $10,000 over bare.
Maybe you could drive it to Mexico and get it painted there. They seem to do good work and it's much less expensive.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:48 PM   #3
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Suggest to compare your insurance ERS features and coverage to Good Sam ERS or Coach-Net ERS, both of which are very popular and widely discussed here.
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Suggest to compare your insurance ERS features and coverage to Good Sam ERS or Coach-Net ERS, both of which are very popular and widely discussed here.
Allstate's RV RoadHelp is priced comparably to the others, and with similar RV coverage. We have both Allstate and Coach-net, since we bought the Allstate before we realized we got a couple of years of Coach-net free with our new RV. Oops!
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Look at this web site: http://xtremegraphics.net/previous.html

Click on "Painted Motorhomes" on sidebar list. In my opinion this outfit is the top of the heap when it comes to flawless full body paint jobs. They painted our bus last year. Not a single flaw anywhere.
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Allstate's ERS network is who Good Sam contracts with, so probably no real difference in the service provided. Prices and other details may vary, though. Just make sure anything added to your regular policy takes into account that it is a motorhome and not a car.

I think you need to be in the $10k range to get a decent full-body paint job. High end coaches spend more like $20k for their mirror-like finishes, but you can get a nice one for around $10-$12k. The difference is in prep work, number of coats, and between-coat sanding.

Some shops with good reps include Precision Painting and Mikes Custom Painting, both in Bremen, IN, and Bruce Deaton's Custom Paint and Body in Red Bay, AL. Mike's Collision in Wilmington, NC, is another shop that specializes in motorhomes and does a nice job.
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With advise of my Allstate agent I did not get Allstate roadside we went with Coach-net Basic. Once I get my RV back I plan to do a write of the process of my purchase and bringing up to snuff the 38ft DP. We are having a place in San Bernardino give an estimate on graphics. All the other six in SoCal where over budget. Since son and myself were stationed in San Antonio thirty years apart (we have seen the state) so it will be a while until we pass thru again (have childhood friend in LA [lower alabama] so its on the list just not soon.
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