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Old 07-07-2013, 11:03 AM   #1
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Repaint, vinyl cover or trade up?

We have a 2003 Windsport with a beautiful interior and relatively low mileage. The only drawback is that the exterior has dulled . The question is due to the age should we repaint or just bite the bullet and trade-up. Looking for some feedback from those who have their units repainted or knows of someone that has. Also estimated cost as we are clueless. We are just starting our investigation so all feedback will be appreciated .
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I'd say if it's paid for and you love it you could paint it. If not trade you will never get the money out of that new paint job it will be 10's of thousands depending on how fancy you want.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:08 PM   #3
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Consider a wrap.
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Depending where you are at I've heard great storied of people getting their MH painted in Mexico for around $5k and it comes out great. There is a certain shop that people recommend.
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The dull exterior does not create any functional issue, correct? Does it really bother you that much? Have you exhausted efforts to rejuvenate the existing finish?
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The dull exterior does not create any functional issue, correct? Does it really bother you that much? Have you exhausted efforts to rejuvenate the existing finish?
Actually the real issue is that the previous owners parked the unit in a garage with windows with small panes of which the sun projected onto the sides of the coach leaving a checkerboard pattern in the paint and graphics. And yes..the MH was buffed and looks great except for the window patterns on the sides.
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I agree with previous responses, if it really bothers you, you can have it painted but it will likely cost at least $5-10k (probably more) and you'll never recover that money on resale (not that familiar with prices for your model but I'm guessing it might be worth around $20k)
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It comes down to what will make you happy. There are shops that will not only paint, but can "upgrade" the front and rear caps to give the RV a more modern appearance. Technology hasn't really advanced all that much that you can't fairly easily upgrade the electronics in your coach as well. Getting the interior refurbished is also fairly straight forward and not really all that expensive.

If you like your coach and are happy with it mechanically, then a refurbishment may be a cost effective alternative. Granted, you can't recover the costs on resale, but then again you also can't recover all the depreciation on a new coach either.
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Everyone else is right....but if you asked the question; you really want a new one. So I say trade UP!
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