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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.
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Postby doug hodder » Fri May 07, 2010 11:33 pm 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
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Postby Barefoot » Sat May 08, 2010 2:11 am

Pet Cool, aka none of the above, as seems usual with me.
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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.
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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:

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

I'm thinking fenders, maybe skin.
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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.
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Postby dovaka » Mon May 10, 2010 9:15 am

mine was definitely my doors at almost $600
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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.
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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.
About everything else was found including the trailer that came off a pop up that was given to me.
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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.

I am not a complete idiot, some parts are missing...
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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.
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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.
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