I'm just wondering if there's a wrecking yard that ships body parts like this cheap so I can start shopping and determine if it would be cheaper to replace the parts or have a body shop fix them.
I've learned quickly that anything involving RV repair seems to be gratuitously overpriced. Like 10 times more than it should be for any given job.
So I'm always on the look out for the easy fix.
For example... a couple weeks ago an RV shop charged $65 to "inspect" my broken inverter. For that $65 he told me it didn't work. NO DUH!!! I told him that when I pulled in.
Then he offered to install a brand new one for $2000. I declined and brought the inverter into Batteries+.
They fixed the inverter for $14. It was a burnt out relay. They ordered the part and replaced it at cost with no labor charge.
Also! LED replacements for fluorescent tubes are $19 at Batteries+ and $59 at Camping World.
So the moral of the story is that... as far as I can tell... any business with RV on the sign is massively over priced. And I love coming here to iRV2 to find the gold nugget info from people who live the life.
I'm hoping to find a cheap junk yard solution rather than paying thousands for an RV body shop. I'm dreaming perhaps but I figured it's worth a shot.
1997 Beaver Patriot, Cat 330 DP, Magnum Chassis, Allison MD3060 Tranny, 50 amp 120v AC, 12v DC.