Of course big tires are availaable in Mexico. There are many thousands of 18 wheelers! But unless you want really bad chinese tires they are more expensive here than in the USA. XRV are usually special order from the USA. Jim: Your unit looks just great!
I got to ask are you sleeping in the rv why they work on it!
Yep. I'm usually inside while they do the prep work, with the AC running. When they are about ready to paint, I shut off the AC to prevent water from running down the sides and grab my book and laptop and head for the palapa 50' away. They usually stop painting between 3:30 and 5:00, and once they're done, I go back in, open the windows and let the Mazatlan breeze clear out the RV. Usually has a little paint smell inside but it's gone in a few minutes.
They got the other side, the mirrors, and the steps done today. Finish up tomorrow I believe. Six days so far.
First a full shot. I've moved to another location for shade. This was necessary because the suns been getting hot, and it makes the tape stick to the fiberglass to strongly.
Then the rear...I'll be getting the ladder fixed soon.
Then the same side I posted earlier with the cracked and crazed vinyl striping, looks much better now:
Thing with trying to live here while they do the work is that I've tried to run my AC too soon after they've finished painting for the day and now I have a couple minor spots where the paint isn't drying. I've stopped doing that.
I think all they have left is the window surrounds and the clear coat.
Yeah, Dale, and because she's a 18yo, it didn't make sense to do a $3,000-$4000 paint job on her. Since I plan on selling soon, maybe next spring, or even this summer if I get my tail in gear, I really had to brighten her up. The old faded and cracked vinyl treatment was making her look pretty sad.