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Old 04-23-2012, 12:45 PM   #1
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Body damage question: quotes seem really expensive

I bought a 2004 Itasca Horizon 40AD, and it had some body damage. The damage is limited to the storage compartment panels, so I didn't think it would be that expensive to fix. I was hoping that I could just buy the panels, and then have pretty much any paint place do the paint.

When I took it to a place that does RV body repair he said that it's more work than just that. It will require painting more than the damage to blend the paint.

What have other people found?

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Had some similar damage the other month caused by me (:() and it cost around $1,600 to repair, which included replacement of a tire as well.

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Old 04-23-2012, 12:58 PM   #3
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Had some similar damage the other month caused by me (:() and it cost around $1,600 to repair, which included replacement of a tire as well.
WOW - that's cheap. How is that possible - did it include replacement panels? I got a quote from Winnebago parts and off the top of my head the quote was about $2500 for the 3 panels without paint.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:53 PM   #4
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I had a similiar issue, replaced one metal door and one fiberglass fender. Unexpectedly high costs came from shipment charges for the above items, electric door lock repair, door hinge and clasp repair/replacement, and five different colors of custom paint to match. Cost of door and fender, plus shipment was $1180, total a bit under $2900. Broken down as parts $1599, labor $1045 and the always present tax $238.

Your quote for $2500...doesn't look too bad.
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Front bumper of mine was hit when it was 3 days old. 2 small fiberglass dents & they charged $5,000.00. Thought it was outrageous but the other parties insurance paid it.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:23 PM   #6
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Door panesl seem to be about $800 each and paint is running $175 a QT, then add the labor so the quote doesn't seem to be out of line.
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Thieves destroyed my entry door for a $40 DVD player. Cost to replace door and paint $5,600.
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Don't ask why. I asked for a quote on replacing a compartment door. I was at the factory service center. Quote came back as $2500 for door. I did not ask if the included painting and installation.
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I think you need to get at least one more estimate, preferably two.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:08 AM   #10
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It seems the absolute worst place to take a hit is on the panel doors as they are alumimum and can not be repaired.Did you get a quote from camping world?I don't know how expensive they are ,but like you it seems the dealers prices are out of sight mainly because they farm this stuff out to third partys in most cases.

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