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Old 06-20-2019, 01:29 PM   #1
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Raising the roof, literally

Hey Skoolie community! I was wondering if anyone has paid to have their roof raised, and if so, who did it and how much? I'd feel better if a professional did the body work. However, I'm having difficulty finding where to have the work done. Live in KCMO area.
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Old 06-20-2019, 02:01 PM   #2
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I've seen roof raises that should cost about $300-$500 to do and places charging anywhere from $3k to $9k. It's not that hard to do.
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Old 06-20-2019, 02:26 PM   #3
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Wess Lewis with Transcend Existence is known to be a mobile roof raiser. Don't know what he charges, but his work looks good.
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Wess Lewis with Transcend Existence is known to be a mobile roof raiser. Don't know what he charges, but his work looks good.
I had my roof raised but had not completed the sheet metal on the front and rear caps. He quoted me $2000+ travel expenses to assist me with the finish work.

If you find someone to do it for $300-$500 PLEASE send me their contact info. I have spent close to $1600 on materials and I am not quite done yet.
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I had my roof raised but had not completed the sheet metal on the front and rear caps. He quoted me $2000+ travel expenses to assist me with the finish work.

If you find someone to do it for $300-$500 PLEASE send me their contact info. I have spent close to $1600 on materials and I am not quite done yet.
One question that has never been answer. and I've asked several times, is how much is involved for the money. How much does the bus need to be ready for a raise, how much more after raising do they do for the money? Is skinning included. Lots of questions with no answers.

What is included in your $1600 besides $450 in sheet metal and the rib extensions, surely they don't cost $1000?
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One question that has never been answer. and I've asked several times, is how much is involved for the money. How much does the bus need to be ready for a raise, how much more after raising do they do for the money? Is skinning included. Lots of questions with no answers.

What is included in your $1600 besides $450 in sheet metal and the rib extensions, surely they don't cost $1000?


what gauge are the hat channels in ( most ) buses?
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Old 06-20-2019, 04:13 PM   #7
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what gauge are the hat channels in ( most ) buses?
In mine, roughly 17g, or .0580"
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what gauge are the hat channels in ( most ) buses?
14-ish.

Guess it depends on the maker of the bus.
Mine were DEFINITELY 14ga.
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One question that has never been answer. and I've asked several times, is how much is involved for the money. How much does the bus need to be ready for a raise, how much more after raising do they do for the money? Is skinning included. Lots of questions with no answers.

What is included in your $1600 besides $450 in sheet metal and the rib extensions, surely they don't cost $1000?
I started this project a bit North of Seattle. I priced materials there but did not get to the point of buying metal before I moved to a rural area. About 5,000 people and one stop light in the entire county.

When I priced metal over here it was MUCH more expensive than Seattle. I looked at buying the materials in Seattle and having them shipped over. It worked out to be about the same price.

I am envious of you folks that have cheap metal suppliers and scrap yards available.

I shopped every metal supplier within 120 miles and took the lowest quote.
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In mine, roughly 17g, or .0580"
hey, thanks for that
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