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Old 03-16-2013, 06:20 PM   #1
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Getting New Carpet

Okay, here;s the inquiry. I own a 2005 Vectra 40FD. The carpet is beyond cleaning and needs to be replaced. We don't want to go to hard floors. This MH has four slides. I have a quote to replace the carpet and padding throughout. including the rear closet, drivers compartment and all step wells, including a few new runners made from the leftover pieces. I would like to know if you think the quote $2700 is a reasonable price for the work that needs to be performed?
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:42 PM   #2
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I had a quote of 2200 to put in laminate or hardwood with carpet in the cab. That included a large slide. Maybe things cost less in S Texas but 2700 seems a little high to me.
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I would think that the labor is where you might want to comparing costs, since the cost of the material mostly depends on your taste. Labor is more intensive in an RV.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:48 PM   #5
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I understand that the Material Cost (Carpet) is pretty well set at between $500-$750. I believe based on discussions with the installer that he is estimating between 16 and 24 manhours. Does this sound right?
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Okay, here;s the inquiry. I own a 2005 Vectra 40FD. The carpet is beyond cleaning and needs to be replaced. We don't want to go to hard floors. This MH has four slides. I have a quote to replace the carpet and padding throughout. including the rear closet, drivers compartment and all step wells, including a few new runners made from the leftover pieces. I would like to know if you think the quote $2700 is a reasonable price for the work that needs to be performed?
Do I understand you to mean that you don't want hard flooring because of the slides?
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maybe the price for wood is double?
in an rv, you cannot price labor as you have been accustomed to in your home. installers are after volume, not time
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:02 PM   #8
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The choice of carpet again is ours. It has nothing to do with the slides. I based the Labor hours on the RV installers estimate, not a home installation. I understand the complexity of installation in an RV. I'm just asking if the quote is in the ballpark? Thanks for your reply.
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I have been to a dealer who quoted between $2-$3000 and to installers in a few small towns in our travels that quoted $800 for the same job. The dealer would remove all appliances and install under them then reinstall them, the others would cut around them and install a tack strip like a home install. Also the price for a tile job was much cheaper in the small towns away from the metro area.
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remove all appliances- whatever for????
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Carpet Job is complete and looks great. DW loves it. Thanks for all the replies.
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