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Old 09-20-2018, 12:39 PM   #1
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Cost of resealing roof/trim

Went into a local dealer to inquire on the following maintenance items:

1) Reseal the dicor on the roof
2) Reseal the silicone on the sides
3) Inspect brakes
4) Repack bearings

They quoted the following:

1) 900
2) 900
3) 300
4) 300

Did I misunderstand or are these an accurate reflection of the cost?
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:29 PM   #2
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Anyone ever had similar repairs at a dealer and remember the costs?
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Old 09-22-2018, 06:57 AM   #3
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Only one about right is #4, also #3 should be included in #4, the first 2 should only be about 75.00 dollars in material and maybe the most 3 or 4 hrs of labor. What a friggen joke this dealer is.
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Old 09-22-2018, 07:05 AM   #4
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My brother in law owns a auto repair shop. He charges $125 an hour for certified and ongoing training technicians. He just told me he stopped by General and was told labor rate is $195 an hour. If that's accurate, that's a ton of money.
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:13 AM   #5
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NEVER use silicone on your rig. The factory didn't do it. You shouldn't do it.

Those prices are WAY too high. You can do the side yourself with a little practice.
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:36 AM   #6
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Our dealers labor rate is $65 an hour, they will inspect the roof and reseal any trouble areas for $35 total. I have never had the roof totally resealed. They winterize for $35. They repack bearings at $160. Not sure if they charge to inspect the brakes never paid to have that done. (The $16 state inspection is supposed to cover that)

I have purchased 3 trailers from them over the years so maybe the cut me a deal. But their posted labor rate says $65 hour.


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Your dealer is a nice exception! $165 rate at my dealer. This is why most of us do a lot of our work.
To the OP, have you looked into applying Permabond tape yourself? Not difficult to do. Much info on the forum or YouTube. Can be applied over the existing Dicor after cleaning.
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Old 09-22-2018, 10:17 AM   #8
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They are a small dealership and go the extra mile. In the past FR sent warranty work to them as CW (an hour away) was too high. But they only have one full and one part time mechanic. One salesperson (two sometimes) and the owner.

Most RVs there are under $35K. No haggle pricing the price is posted in the RV the RV doors are never locked until sold. "Sunday" shopping is welcomed. Buyers have come 5 hours away to buy ..........

Our area is in bad shape, before the recession we had up to 23% unemployment, not now as either everyone timed out or moved away.

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Well this is not true, in Goshen, Coachmen gave me 2 tubes of the sealant they use. It is clear 100% silicone. So OP be careful of ststements.
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Well this is not true, in Goshen, Coachmen gave me 2 tubes of the sealant they use. It is clear 100% silicone. So OP be careful of ststements.Attachment 187230Attachment 187231
Oh trust me. I am careful with my statements. It is the consciences of I'm gonna guess 80% of the people on this and other board s NOT to put silicone on your camper. Very hard to remove. Nothing else will stick to it. I have purchased a couple of sailboats that someone used silicone and was VERY PISSED. I'm very surprised that a manufacturer would use it. There are many non-silicone sealers on the market that will do the job. Dicore for one.
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