Most expensive item in your build

Here's where we keep the polls, and anyone can start a poll!

Most expensive item in your build

TV
2
4%
Axle
6
12%
Trailer (Purchased, not built)
27
52%
Trailer (Built, not purchased, excluding axle)
8
15%
Windows
9
17%
 
Total votes : 52

Most expensive item in your build

Postby dh » Fri May 07, 2010 10:35 pm

OK, so what was (or will be) the single most expensive item in your build?

Mine is the 12volt, 12" flat pannel LCD TV/DVD combo.
Ignorant doesn't know any better, Stupid knows better but does it anyway.

My build page: http://www.tdbuildlog.blogspot.com/
User avatar
dh
Gold Donating Member
 
Posts: 1647
Joined: Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:08 pm
Location: North East Arkansas

Postby doug hodder » Fri May 07, 2010 11:33 pm

dh....you ought to put in "other" in your poll...on the Voyager it was a close race between tires/wheels and paint, on my new build...hands down...siding. Doug
doug hodder
*Snoop Dougie Doug
 
Posts: 12625
Images: 562
Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:20 pm

Postby Barefoot » Sat May 08, 2010 2:11 am

Pet Cool, aka none of the above, as seems usual with me.
User avatar
Barefoot
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 138
Images: 52
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:44 am
Location: east central FL
Top

Postby davidrn » Sat May 08, 2010 4:56 am

I had most of the wood, and I got some great prices on the plywood., but for me it was the hardware. The door handles (3), and the windows were the main expense. So the choice for me would have to be other. I think I spent about 500 to 600$ in materials. The CPES wasn't cheap, but makes sense to protect the woody.
Suppose you were an idiot......and suppose you were a member of Congress.......But I repeat myself. Mark Twain



http://mysite.verizon.net/vze6oxyu/
User avatar
davidrn
Teardrop Builder
 
Posts: 31
Images: 16
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:44 pm
Location: N. Central Ma
Top

Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Sat May 08, 2010 10:02 am

Had to vote for windows, as there was no door option. I have the prefabricated tinted glass door/window combos. Bought 2 of them... not cheap! About a 1/3rd of my budget :shock:
User avatar
absolutsnwbrdr
Donating Member
 
Posts: 2555
Images: 365
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Location: Hanover, PA
Top

Postby goldcoop » Sat May 08, 2010 12:34 pm

CUSHIONS!!!

Cheers,

Coop
User avatar
goldcoop
Silver Donating Member
 
Posts: 1276
Images: 32
Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:02 pm
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Top

Postby Rigsby » Sat May 08, 2010 6:45 pm

Mine was the ally skin, cost me £50, which was 1/7th of the whole build cost
steve
DOOIN IT THE YAARKSHA WAY--FA NOWT, THA NUS !!
User avatar
Rigsby
500 Club
 
Posts: 587
Joined: Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:21 pm
Location: Doncaster, England
Top

Postby ssrjim » Sat May 08, 2010 7:06 pm

I'm thinking fenders, maybe skin.
93079
User avatar
ssrjim
1000 Club
1000 Club
 
Posts: 1151
Images: 12
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2005 7:02 pm
Location: Glendale, az
Top

Expence

Postby john curtis » Sat May 08, 2010 11:04 pm

The fenders were the most costly.Shipping to Canada is just about the same price as Grant's fenders.
John
User avatar
john curtis
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 175
Images: 141
Joined: Mon May 19, 2008 12:52 am
Location: Edmonton Ab. Canada
Top

Postby dovaka » Mon May 10, 2010 9:15 am

mine was definitely my doors at almost $600
User avatar
dovaka
The 300 Club
 
Posts: 314
Images: 6
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:29 pm
Location: Sterling, MA
Top

Postby asianflava » Mon May 10, 2010 10:53 am

Definitely the fenders. The skin was expensive once added up (fenders still cost more), but I didn't have to buy it all at once.
User avatar
asianflava
8000 Club
8000 Club
 
Posts: 8410
Images: 45
Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2004 5:11 am
Location: CO, Longmont
Top

Postby Jst83 » Mon May 10, 2010 10:54 am

:lol: Mine would have to be the total of the 2 plastic piano hinges I bought. Yes 2 :oops: I cut the first one wrong and had to by another one and when the camper is 6'6" wide they aren't cheap.
Image
About everything else was found including the trailer that came off a pop up that was given to me.
Image
User avatar
Jst83
3000 Club
3000 Club
 
Posts: 3594
Images: 215
Joined: Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:33 pm
Location: Indiana, Greenfield
Top

Postby steve smoot » Thu May 13, 2010 2:28 pm

I voted for windows..I first thought the trailer may be the most expensive item, and it was the most expensive single item at $280.

But, the windows for the sides are $117 each (need two), and the window for the top section is $95. The freight will be about $75, so $404 trumps $280.

Steve
I am not a complete idiot, some parts are missing...
User avatar
steve smoot
Lifetime member
 
Posts: 1355
Images: 62
Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:42 pm
Location: Boone NC
Top

Postby slowcowboy » Thu May 13, 2010 11:00 pm

might be aluniom trim for me. I am still burning though it. It gets pricy at 20 to 25 a wack for flat bar stock. the inch and a half angle though is more at 37 a wack. I used a lot of it. other than that probaly my moon roof. the axles and wheels were savalged for nothing. the most pricest thing was probaly my harbor freight trailer kit. My door was found at my local land fill. my plywood was salvaged as was most my wood.

I think I am going to vote for my brakes as most pricest. My stove windows was not bad ebay and they ran about half or a third as what the rv stores wanted on ebay. Over all I got a lot of cheap deals and really got the trailer for a big discount on all the building materels supension and appliances. You just have to be resoucrseful and forget the brand new rv store price or the brand new trailer part store price. Hit ebay most of my great deals came from it. Get savalged wood not real hard to build one of these teardrops with lack of cash or on a tight budget. any one can do it. this is not a big pricey Rv. My thoughts Slowcowboy. Teardrops are meant and designed for the common broke man and the do it your self guy. Drive up to a brand new rv and gloat as you know yours if owned free and clear and his is on big payments. Gloat as you fill just the normal amount of gas in your cars tank as he pours it in at 45 gallons a time. or desil at 3 a 11. and gloat as you drive by at the next town as he stops for more gas or desil and you keep going 300 or so miles still rving on fumes. Slowcowboy.
Plans. there was supposed to be plans to be followed when I built this thing. Opps! AH, gee, tum,tee tum. I think I forgot about the plans 2 years ago. ------Tow vehicles, 1995 ford explore, 1994 ford ranger, 1993 ford F-150, 2009 4x9 Off road teardrop, on harbor freight greatly modified frame.
User avatar
slowcowboy
6000 Club
6000 Club
 
Posts: 6902
Images: 164
Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:25 am
Location: pavillion, wyoming.
Top

Postby bledsoe3 » Wed May 26, 2010 7:24 am

My most expensive item(s) may have been everything I screwed up and had to replace/redo.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got.
User avatar
bledsoe3
3000 Club
3000 Club
 
Posts: 3694
Images: 112
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2005 5:55 am
Location: Oregon, Portland
Top

Next

Return to User Polls

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest