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Old 11-12-2013, 11:31 PM   #1
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Repainting the Mirada

Have just dropped the Mirada off at the panel beaters for a complete repaint. We will ditch the swirly stripes and logos, and go for a simple two-tone, darkish brown at the bottom, fawn/dark creamy colour on the top. The roof has been recoated already and is a bright white. The swirls and logos would be too expensive to redo. It will cost $12000 and take three weeks as it is, but we are full-timing from 21 Dec, and we won't get another chance once we are living in it. I would have liked a metallic finish, but that would be another $2500 so plain colours it is! The guy doing the job is experienced and will do a great job.
Currently selling up the entire contents of a 4 bedroom stick house, with a double garage and sleep-out, all full of the accumulation of 62 years of not throwing anything away. Funny how easy it is when the time actually comes, just wish we had started sooner.
Will post pics when it is done, and of the process if he lets me anywhere near it!
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Have just dropped the Mirada off at the panel beaters for a complete repaint. We will ditch the swirly stripes and logos, and go for a simple two-tone, darkish brown at the bottom, fawn/dark creamy colour on the top. The roof has been recoated already and is a bright white. The swirls and logos would be too expensive to redo. It will cost $12000 and take three weeks as it is, but we are full-timing from 21 Dec, and we won't get another chance once we are living in it. I would have liked a metallic finish, but that would be another $2500 so plain colours it is! The guy doing the job is experienced and will do a great job. Currently selling up the entire contents of a 4 bedroom stick house, with a double garage and sleep-out, all full of the accumulation of 62 years of not throwing anything away. Funny how easy it is when the time actually comes, just wish we had started sooner. Will post pics when it is done, and of the process if he lets me anywhere near it!
Which Mirada is that? It looks similar to the 2000 34MBS I had....
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:41 AM   #3
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Very similar - it is a 1999 that was imported from the States.
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I might just be naive, but fulltiming in New Zealand? Are there that many miles of hiway there?
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I might just be naive, but fulltiming in New Zealand? Are there that many miles of hiway there?
Does it matter? Whatever there are, I bet they are amazing!!!
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Not to be nosey....but did the shipping to beautiful NZ exceed the value of your RV?
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I was not the one that imported it, but I believe the shipping was around $7000. The value of the MH is in what someone else will pay for it, and the enjoyment you get out of it. My first DW took the family home (she now has five) and I got to keep my superannuation. I could not afford to buy another sticks and bricks so the MH was a very pleasing alternative.
As to the number of kilometres of highway in New Zealand, the scenery here is amazing, and it takes very little distance to go from scenic hot pools to amazing coastal views to mountains to rolling plains. Travel distances are shorter, but the scenery is as good as anywhere in the world. I will post some pics of the views and scenery with the new paint job.
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You live in an amazing place! Absolutely beautiful.

I can't wait to see the before and after photos of the new paint job. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:29 AM   #10
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Nice looking rig! I liked my 2000 34MBS so much that I upgraded to a 2013 Mirada 35DL this spring.

Would love to see pictures of New Zealand. That is definitely a place on my bucket list!!!
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Most of the decals are off - my rig is nearly naked! Have taken pics but can't upload them to the iPad. Haven't decided the exact colours yet, but hoping to decide this week.
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:02 AM   #12
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The decals still have to be stripped off the back, but they are about to take off all blinds and the ladder etc.
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The latest pics just before the top coat goes on. Should get it back by Friday, more pics tomorrow if I can.
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Subscribing to see the results. Amazingly beautiful country you have there.
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