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Old 05-10-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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Hi, just received bid to wax and detail 39 ft painted coach. It included washing the roof, waxing the intire coach, buffing the alcoa wheels, dressing the tires and painting the steps and fender wells. All for $400. What do you think, fair price?
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:44 PM   #2
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My guy at home goes around 10 bucks a foot, so sounds pretty fair to me... Might tell him to skip the tire dressing though, that's the worst thing you can do to them.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:29 PM   #3
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That sounds about right to me i pay $350 for mine 40 foot.
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Depends on what part of the country you are in . That is normal price but if you get to Yuma next winter it is about 1/3 that. They wash rv's for $35 and your car, do a darn good job.
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A place here in Tucson quoted me $14 a foot for wash and hand wax.
38 X $14 = $532.....
That was too much for me, I declined. Will try elsewhere.

Right now it's in the shop for new O2 sensors and all new brakes.


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A place here in Tucson quoted me $14 a foot for wash and hand wax.
38 X $14 = $532.....
That was too much for me, I declined. Will try elsewhere.

Right now it's in the shop for new O2 sensors and all new brakes.


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At Rincon Country West in Tucson you can get it done on site for a less than 200 for a wax---wash us one hundred. They would have names in the office, I've used them and they are all good.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:17 PM   #7
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I made an appointment for a guy to come to my house.he will wash and machine buff my 35' coach for 240.i live in apache junction Az
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Lots of work

I did my own. It took 3 days and I was sore for an additional 2. So maybe $400 is not so bad.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:36 PM   #9
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I pay my wash guy $100 to wash and wax mine, he'll charge me an extra $40 to detail the inside, and he does a great job. I get him a lot of business.

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Things are a little high in the northeast. My guy charges 12/ft for exterior detail, including the roof. I actually got a quote from another outfit that wanted 25/ft, vertical areas only. Yikes.
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Here west of Phoenix the prices I've found are similar to your quote but we find the occasional advertised special for about half that.

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i would be a little more worried about the "quality" of the job you get rather than concentrating so much on the price. i'd rather spend a little extra coin for the guy who has pride in his work than the cheap guy who is just there to get the job done...
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Hi, just received bid to wax and detail 39 ft painted coach. It included washing the roof, waxing the intire coach, buffing the alcoa wheels, dressing the tires and painting the steps and fender wells. All for $400. What do you think, fair price?
On a painted coach it's a bit easier. On a faded 1999 coach you have to make sure they polish it with a high speed buffer and good wax. Also, it's best to be there to make sure they don't just do a "nice sample area." Like the jerk did in North County San Diego!!!!
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Hi, just received bid to wax and detail 39 ft painted coach. It included washing the roof, waxing the intire coach, buffing the alcoa wheels, dressing the tires and painting the steps and fender wells. All for $400. What do you think, fair price?
WOW, $400. I sure am glad I spend my winters near Harlingin, TX. We get this job done for $90. I paid a local unemployed man$90. today, wash and wax only, no windows, no roof. I must be a conservative old fart. If you just want one washed, most truck washes are about $1.00 per ft (wash only) not 12.to 14. have fun, old trucker
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