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Old 11-06-2013, 01:38 PM   #15
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Just my own honest opinion.
I'd be embarrassed to drive that coach.
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:53 PM   #16
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I like it! Black and white might be a little monotone. Think a third color like silver would really set it off.

Do you plan on painting it yourself or have professionals do it?

Wonder what a wrap would cost.
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:55 PM   #17
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I like it.
My DW would not let me have it.
She even has a fit at the mention of the
old MOPAR Plum Crazy color.

I may be too individualistic for resale, as has been said before.
It will get you noticed, could be good or that could be bad.
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:55 PM   #18
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At least do it as a wrap and not paint. Then it can be peeled off when the novelty fades.
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:09 PM   #19
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Me, too.

However, you didn't do the design for me, you did it for yourself. If you like it, and can deal with the possibility of some negative perceptions, then go for it...

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Old 11-06-2013, 02:10 PM   #20
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I like it!........Wonder what a wrap would cost.
I found that "full body wraps" for Class A RV's (in the neighborhood of 37' length) run from $6000 -> up (most are more).

This "can" be cheaper than a professional paint shop, but is less impacted by the complexity of design vs. paint.

Partial body wraps - obviously cost less.

And, none of the shops I talked with can say that the materials they use have eliminated the fade and peel issues that are seen in OEM decal/stripe systems...they say it is better, but not as good as paint.

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Old 11-06-2013, 02:26 PM   #21
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Excelent comments! I really appreciate the honesty in your opinions, good and bad. I have already thought of most of the pro's and cons mentioned, and that is partly why I wanted to get some outside opinions. I don't figure on selling it any time soon, or maybe ever, as we love our "Pig", and have put a lot of time and energy (not much money) into it to make it our home away from home. I just never liked the old straight stripes, and the more modern "Horse tails", as one person called them, just didn't appeal to me, as every other motor home on the road has variations of that same design. I saw a diesel pusher with the "Tribal flames" design on TV, and instantly loved it. Of course the pictures I posted were very crude renderings of the idea, and I will spend the winter refining my sketches to make it look better. As to the "flying monkeys comment...I see pteradactyls myself I was trying to keep the windows within the black areas, and it's hard to draw flames in the space around them. I will be painting it myself, and have already purchased the paint...several gallons of black, and white, Imron. That's why I suggested maybe shades of grey, as I can mix the two as I wish. I'll keep refining the design, and we'll see where it goes from there. Oh, and as far as some parks not allowing a motor home like ours to rent a spot, well, if they have their noses that high in the air, then we really don't care to grace them with our company
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Don't be bashful!! Keep em comming, as I really enjoy seeing all the comments and suggestions. It will help me decide what I want to do in the future with the Pig. By the way, it IS old, but like new on the inside, including a custom built (by me) padded and upholstered fiberglass overhead console with an electricly retracting flat panel TV that disappears into it at the flip of a switch. I also added a small inverter so we can run the DVD player, VCR, and the TV when dry camping. Everything else, of course, is 12V. I've also got two tiny cameras and a monitor I'm going to set up underneath the coach to keep an eye on the rear tires of the coach and the tow bar and underside of the toad ('93 Honda Accord) just for a little added peace of mind. I know, they make tire sensor systems, but I already own the cameras :-)
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...By the way, it IS old, but like new on the inside, including a custom built (by me) padded and upholstered fiberglass overhead console with an electricly retracting flat panel TV that disappears into it at the flip of a switch. I also added a small inverter so we can run the DVD player, VCR, and the TV when dry camping...
Wild,

There are many here who want to do this exact mod...new front/overhead console with retracting TV...pictures please

With SO MANY RV's having the BIG FAT CRT TV in the front console, I believe there's enough demand for someone to build a generic model that can be trimmed to fit "most" Class A's, but no one has the idea yet, that I know of.

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Old 11-06-2013, 09:32 PM   #24
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hi i happon to like it but like others have said some silver or maybe
pinstripe around the flames would look cool. as for resale there right.
i was looking at a nice moterhome with slides that was painted blue
with flames a few years ago. it was for sale a long time the price started
in the mid $20.000 range. and had droped to $6000 obo after a year or
more up for sale. i liked it but thats me a custom car / bike guy. he said
he was tired of hearing prople tell him it was a great coach but needed
to be repainted . i was flying to nc to buy it but there was a screw up
at the airport. and when i called to tell him the next day he sold it for
$ 4500 just to get it sold. but like you said its not for sale so go for it.
i my self have never owned anything stock since i was a kid not even
a bicycle. have fun enjoy your ride others will like it . dont worry be happy
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Would NOT work for me.
Sorry
X2. Too busy. But different taste for each of us.
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Make the flames come off the rear wheels like front. Paint the bumpers and any chrome (use etching primer....Dupont makes it to).

I like the very light grey and med dark grey idea with a hint of metallic.

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Again, thank y'all for your comments. I really appreciate it! Scarab0088, I will have to search through my old pic's and try to find the ones of the console construction for you. I don't know about a "universal" setup, as it may be hard to come up with something that will fit all different types of older motor homes. Mine has the overhead vista windows above the console, so I had to make panels to go around those as well as building the console to fit with them. Most motor homes don't have windows above the windshield so I would have to look at a few to figure out if it can be made "universal". I will start a new thread with the heading "Custom overhead console" when I get time and can find the pictures and downsize them for attachment.
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Not for me, but then again it is not mine.

The only important thing is if you like it. Don't let naysayers talk you out of what you want.
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