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Lamilox 1000

Postby Cinewolf » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:26 pm

I contacted Hemet Valley RV about buying 40 feet of Filon. I asked if I could get it pre-cut as I need sheets that are 66 wide, not 103 inches they sell. They said they don't cut to width, just lengths. I got a quote of $25.50 a linear foot. I would like to do my Teardrop in two side pieces, 15 foot long and a 16 foot piece for the roof/hatch. My question is, it the price good? Or is there another sourse in SoCal?

Thanks for any answers given. :D

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Re: Lamilox 1000

Postby tony.latham » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:24 pm

John Roy Morgan wrote:I contacted Hemet Valley RV about buying 40 feet of Filon. I asked if I could get it pre-cut as I need sheets that are 66 wide, not 103 inches they sell. They said they don't cut to width, just lengths. I got a quote of $25.50 a linear foot. I would like to do my Teardrop in two side pieces, 15 foot long and a 16 foot piece for the roof/hatch. My question is, it the price good? Or is there another sourse in SoCal?

Thanks for any answers given. :D

John


John: I saw your post and was stunned by the price. I've never purchased Filon so I apoligize for sticking my nose in this. It costs me less than $400 to skin (minus the trim) a 5x10 tearop with .040 mill finish aluminum. And I'm in the middle of no-where and they deliver it from three hours away (along with any steel sheet the local welding shop needs).

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Re: Lamilox 1000

Postby Cinewolf » Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:46 pm

Tony, thanks for your reply. I know I am still stunned by the price. My problem is I need continuous lengths that are 66 inch wide. Hard part is finding that width. Can you tell me how you attached your aluminum to your trailer?

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Re: Lamilox 1000

Postby tony.latham » Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:45 am

John Roy Morgan wrote:Tony, thanks for your reply. I know I am still stunned by the price. My problem is I need continuous lengths that are 66 inch wide. Hard part is finding that width. Can you tell me how you attached your aluminum to your trailer?

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I used the float method. No glue. Trim, doors, fan etc. Sealant under all the trim of course.

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Re: Lamilox 1000

Postby RAYVILLIAN » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:45 am

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I'd keep looking I priced it at Colaws in Joplin MO about 5 yrs ago at half that price I wouldn't think that it would have double in 5 yrs. If I remember right though I had also priced it at a local Kansas City RV dealer and they wanted about twice what Colaws wanted at the about the same time. Colaws is a RV salvage/rebuild shop that keeps it in stock on a roll and the other place might have had to order it in. That might have made the difference. Anyway I'd keep looking.

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Re: Lamilox 1000

Postby kayakdlk » Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:59 am

http://www.factoryrvsurplus.com/ They sell if for $23 a foot so your price is in the ball park

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Re: Lamilox 1000

Postby Cinewolf » Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:30 pm

I am starting to see the light, I am agreeing with Kayakdlk. Guess I will have to bite the bullet and drop $1,000.00 to skin my monster!

Thanks to all of you who took the time to answer.

John

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Re: Lamilox 1000

Postby Gold5one » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:18 pm

John Roy Morgan wrote:I am starting to see the light, I am agreeing with Kayakdlk. Guess I will have to bite the bullet and drop $1,000.00 to skin my monster!

$1000! My wife complains when she sees a $100 bill from Lowes or Home depot. I'm a tightwad, like Jack Benny.
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