Originally Posted by sundancer 87
Or, take a small sample to your local sheet metal shop and have them order a sheet of it. It most likely is aluminum and will come in a 4x8 sheet. They can cut it to size and bend it if necessary.
The new part can then be vinyl wrapped at your local sign shop.
If you were to order the pre-bent material it would entail paying the price for having a 12 foot section shipped from the factory. It would still have to have the color applied and you would have a lot of waste left over. Shipping would be more than what the wrap and the 8 foot sheet would cost altogether from your local sources.
Been there, done that and have a new quarter panel for my efforts.
And the moral of the story is always "Shop Local".
First rule of RVing is to know that you bought yourself, a hole in the road that pour money into.
You can find just about every type of material that is used in the construction of an RV, at a local shop and at a significant discount to the RV industry prices.
Metal fab shops, plumbing, heating, electrical departments at the big box stores, etc, can supply construction materials. Local spring and axle shops can supply most running gear components. Local auto parts stores have unending list of parts that are direct replacement to OEM equipement.
You can pour lots of money into that hole in the road and into the RV fat cats bank account or you can support your local economy and keep some of that money in your own pocket.
My bank account sure likes the savings.