How Much Does It Cost to Wrap An RV

How Much Does It Cost to Wrap An RV with Examples

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Wrapping an RV can be a costly procedure, but it implies a few quite significant benefits. Aside from making your RV more eye-catching and appealing for your own taste, an RV wrap actually allows you to preserve the original coating and paint of your RV for future reselling!

No matter what your reasoning behind RV wrapping is though, you will need to prepare a decent budget for it. However, how much exactly does an RV wrap cost nowadays? Let’s try to find that out below!

How much does it cost to wrap an RV?

We will be using the RV live pricing tool of Wake Graphics to show pricing examples. Wake Graphics has a good breakdown of prices by RV types, so you should be able to get a good idea of how costly a vinyl wrap will be for your RV. 

We are using Wake Graphics’ info since they were the only company we found to show more or less specific prices. Wake Graphics shows pricing for wrapping of the sides, front, back, slide outs, and windows. Aside from that, you may have them create a wrap design for you and ship the wrap to you for an additional fee.

Wake Graphics claims to use wrap material and window film manufactured by 3M, Avery, Arlon, and some other companies. This means that their pricing should be pretty representative of the prices you would get elsewhere.

Wake Graphics also writes that they use solvent-based UV-resistant inks that are designed for outdoor use. After printing, the wrap is laminated with a UV-resistant laminate for protection from outdoor elements. As Wake Graphics claims, their prints are rated for 3-4 years of exterior exposure.

All of the above means that Wake Graphics wraps are middle-to-high-end wraps, so their pricing should represent the upper bound of prices you are going to encounter out there.

With that being said, let’s see what money you should expect to pay depending on your RV’s class. Keep in mind that the pricing you will see appears not to include any labor costs.

Wrap cost for class A RV

Sides

Wake Graphics offers full, 3/4, and half wrapping for RV sides. The price of side wrapping mainly depends on the height and length of the RV. Width would probably also have a role, but Wake Graphics omitted it from the calculations.

You are allowed to type in the length and height of the RV to then calculate the price. Below is the pricing based on lengths and heights that we think most realistically represent what to expect with class A motorhomes.

RV length, feet202428323640
RV height, feet9
Full wrap price$3,240$3,888$4,536$5,184$5,832$6,480
3/4 wrap price$2,430$2,916$3,402$3,888$4,374$4,860
Half wrap price$1,620$1,944$2,268$2,592$2,916$3,240

Front & back

Wake Graphics again offers full, 3/4, and half wrapping for the RV front and back, but it appears not to depend on the RV’s size.

WrapFull3/4 wrapHalf wrap
Front price$548$411$274
Back price$822$616.50$411

Slide outs

Wake Graphics also does vinyl wrapping of RV slide outs. Their pricing is a little weird since the wrapping of two slide out costs more than you’d expect (two times $247 would be $494, less than $548). However, maybe Wake Graphics has mixed up their numbers – if the price of wrapping one slide out was $274, all the numbers would make sense.

Nonetheless, here are the numbers Wake Graphics provides on slide out wrapping.

Number of slide outs1234
Price$247$548$822$1,095

Windows

Wake Graphics also offers perforated graphics on windows, which is a thing that may or may not be offered by other companies.

The cost of window graphics is $93 per window on either the passenger or driver side of the RV. Window wrapping on the back costs $186 per window.

Design & shipping

Wake Graphics also imposes a $450 design fee and a $200 shipping fee. You don’t have to pay for these services if you don’t need them. The shipping fee is probably for shipping the wrap to your address without installation on the RV.

Wrap cost for class C & B RVs

As you will see in a bit, wrapping class C & B RVs is a little bit cheaper. Aside from that, there are some other minor differences that you will see along the way.

Sides

Like it was with class A motorhomes, we picked RV height and length that would be representative of reality. 

The flat pricing doesn’t differ between RV classes at all – if you type in the same height and length, the price will be same for all RV types. But since class C & B motorhomes tend to be much smaller than class A RVs, the cost of wrapping should be not as high, as demonstrated by the chart below. 

RV length, feet162024283236
RV height, feet7
Full wrap price$2,016$2,520$3,024$3,528$4,032$4,536
3/4 wrap price$1,512$1,890$2,268$2,646$3,204$3,402
Half wrap price$1,008$1,260$1,512$1,764$2,016$2,268

Front & back

Again, like with class A RVs, Wake Graphics does RV front and back wrapping. However, they list front wrapping options a little bit differently – instead of full, 3/4, and half wrapping, they list wrapping of doors and front fenders, the overhang above the cab, and the hood.

Overall, judging by the numbers, if you were to wrap the front of the RV fully with Wake Graphics, it would cost more than fully wrapping the front of a class A motorhome. This may seem strange, but it’s expectable given that the fronts of class A RVs actually tend to be flatter and easier to work with.

WrapDoors and front fendersOverhang above cabHood
Front wrap price$650$548$240

The rear side though appears a little cheaper than in class A motorhomes:

WrapFull3/4 wrapHalf wrap
Back wrap price$548$411$274

Slide outs

With class B & C motorhomes, the pricing of slide out wrapping is the same as in class A RVs:

Number of slide outs1234
Price$247$548$822$1,095

Windows

The cost of window wrapping is the same for class C & B motorhomes – $93 per window on the sides and $186 per window on the back.

Design & shipping

The design and shipping fees are likewise identical across different classes of motorhomes.

Wrap cost for travel trailers

Now come travel trailers. We once again picked numbers that would represent real travel trailer dimensions as closely as possible. Judging by the numbers we selected, travel trailer wrapping costs somewhere in between that of class A and B & C motorhomes.

Sides

RV length, feet1216202428323640
RV height, feet8
Full wrap price$1,728$2,304$2,880$3,456$4,032$4,608$5,184$5,760
3/4 wrap price$1,296$1,728$2,160$2,592$3,024$3,456$3,888$4,320
Half wrap price$864$1,152$1,440$1,728$2,016$2,304$2,592$2,880

Front & back

With front & back wrapping, the pricing was identical for travel trailers, unlike the pricing of motorhomes.

WrapFull wrap3/4 wrapHalf wrap
Wrap price$513$384.75$256.50

Slide outs

The slide out wrapping pricing is again identical to that with motorhomes.

Number of slide outs1234
Price$247$548$822$1,095

Windows

Window wrapping likewise costs the same – $93 per window on the sides and $186 per window on the back.

Design & shipping

The design and shipping costs are again the same – $450 and $200 respectively, which you don’t have to pay necessarily if you don’t need these services.

Wrap cost for fifth wheels

Last come fifth wheels. Since fifth wheels tend to be larger than travel trailers, expect to pay more for their wrapping, at least for the sides.

Sides

Since we picked the same measurements for fifth wheels as for class A motorhomes, we got the exact same numbers for side wrapping:

RV length, feet202428323640
RV height, feet9
Full wrap price$3,240$3,888$4,536$5,184$5,832$6,480
3/4 wrap price$2,430$2,916$3,402$3,888$4,374$4,860
Half wrap price$1,620$1,944$2,268$2,592$2,916$3,240

Front & back

Front wrapping appeared to be the cheapest among RV types. Back wrapping is priced the same as it was with travel trailers, which also is the cheapest among RV types.

WrapFull3/4 wrapHalf wrap
Front price$205$187.50$102.50
Back price$513$384.75$256.50

Slide outs

Slide out wrap pricing doesn’t differ from that of other RV classes.

Number of slide outs1234
Price$247$548$822$1,095

Windows

The cost of window graphics is nothing new – $93 per window on the sides and $186 per window on the back.

Design & shipping

Design & shipping are charged the same $450 design fee and a $200 shipping fee.

What factors impact the cost of RV wrapping?

While the numbers you’ve seen above should give you a good idea of what costs to expect, there are some things that the Wake Graphics’ live price calculator doesn’t take into account. There are many other individual factors that may significantly impact the final pricing of the RV wrapping.

Overall, here are the factors that may impact the cost of RV wrapping:

  • The size of the RV, as the charts have already demonstrated.
  • The features of your vehicle. If there are a lot of curves in the RV, then it will be more difficult for workers to wrap it, which will increase the labor costs.

Aside from that, there may be other unique features in your RV that can change the pricing of the wrap.

  • Whether you get a full or partial wrap.
  • Whether the vinyl is graphics or a solid color.
  • Whether 3D materials are used in the wrap.
  • Whether chrome is used in the wrap.
  • The quality and vinyl brand used for wrapping the RV.

Since all these factors will be very individual for your RV and your needs, you won’t know exactly how much the wrap will cost until getting a quote from a body shop.

RV commercial wrapping

There is also a thing called commercial wrapping where the wrap contains advertisement of some brand, be it yours or not. Commercial wrapping may be more expensive than non-commercial wrapping. But it may be not because the wrap has a promotional intent but because commercial wraps tend to have complex graphics on them.

On the other hand, if you, for example, have an RV renting business and want to wrap your entire RV fleet with your business’ insignia, then you may actually be offered a discounted price.

Should you wrap your RV yourself?

One question that RVers ask themselves is whether they should wrap their RV on their own.

The answer to this question is simple – if you know how to do it, then you should indeed wrap your RV yourself if you have the time for it. Labor can cost quite a lot with RV wrapping, and while it will be just a portion of the cost of wrap manufacturer, you can save a good amount of money by not hiring a professional for the job.

If you don’t know how to do wrapping though, then we’d recommend you have your RV wrapped by a professional. If the shop that supplies wraps offers to install the wrap for you, then you don’t even need to look for some third party for the installation, unless you know someone who will do it much cheaper.

If you don’t know what you are doing and attempt to wrap your RV on your own, you may just end up wasting your money. It takes skill to apply the wrap evenly without bubbles. Aside from that, handling vinyl wrap also requires skill, and mistreatment may mean wasted wrap and huge costs for you.

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