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Old 06-24-2021, 03:49 PM   #1
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Wrapping or painting Motorhome

I want to here opinions on wrapping versus painting. I've had two estimates on painting. Both were around 28,000. To much for me.
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I want to here opinions on wrapping versus painting. I've had two estimates on painting. Both were around 28,000. To much for me.

Holly smokes 28K for a paint job tell me your rig is a double decker flexibus! I cannot wrap my mind around a 28K quote for a paintjob of reasonable paint scheme. Now if you want murals all over it perhaps!


Hey maybe find a graffiti artist in town and ask for a quote, make your bus look like a zebra, lion, whale, dolphin or a bison or some such.


There are a couple of threads on pulling off the clear protection layer off the front of the Rig, and how much work that was etc, you can get a sense of how long a wrap will last. I do believe it would be between 2 to 5 years depending on exposure etc if I recall correctly.


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Old 06-24-2021, 06:49 PM   #3
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I've seen some really nice wraps but I have been told the better materials will only last about 7 years. If you store your coach inside maybe longer because its the UV that is tough on them.
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Mexico, get a wrap replaced every 7 years or less or learn to paint yourself.
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I got an online ballpark quote to wrap our 38' MH in the same scheme as the original paint.

I was thinking it would be easier to care for since ladders are ending their tolerance for me.

It was @$10,000.

I store outside in the California Central Valley extreme heat, so UV damage would be a concern.

However, the $1,500 annual cost of the 7 year wrap would be cheaper than the cost of indoor storage here.

Perhaps the short life of a wrap is only justified by the advertising revenue it can generate?
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Old 06-24-2021, 07:11 PM   #6
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Paint is more or less permanent if properly cared for, wraps are not. I have a friend that has a semi trailer that was wrapped I believe in 2009 and now has quarter inch cracks in the wrap. Your coach your money but for me the paint is a no brainer but I also wouldn't pay $28,000 for paint job, it would probably stay like it is.
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Old 06-25-2021, 11:38 PM   #7
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Why paint? Is the old paint have an issue or just want a change of color?
Don't forget, if the paint is flaking / peeling...putting a wrap ontop of a bad foundation isn't ideal.

$28K is a premium paint price.
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A good pro shop I'm familiar with (they've done RV body work for me) gets upwards of $18k for a 3-color paint job without any bodywork involved. A rig in poor condition would be much more. I haven't talked with them lately - maybe its more now? In any case, it's Big Bucks. A buddy of mine got his 36 footer wrapped for US$8k in Canada several years ago, but US shops were quoting $10k at the time. Still big bucks, but much less than painting. The wrap looked fabulous and still looked great when he sold the rig 5 years later.
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Friend had his 40' Fleetwood with no slides wrapped in central Ohio about two years ago; think he said it was about $8K. Looks great!
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