Originally Posted by KarenH
Yes, custom vinyl can be pricey. Escape pays about $6 per square meter of vinyl (an unbelievably low price!) and the customer picks up the difference between their product and the custom product (multiplied by the number of square yards/meters required). In my case for the 15A, it came to over $400 in upcharge, but I am very pleased with my choice.
I have to admit that I didn't realize what a good deal Escape had on their vinyl so got quite the sticker shock when the bill came in for my choice. But it's done and I'm kind of glad I didn't know at the time.
When I ordered my Escape 17B, I purchased my own vinyl and brought it to Escape to install. The only requirement was it had to be a full glue-down vinyl. Yes it's usually more costly because of quantity - Vinyl is manufactured in 12' widths so you have to buy more than you'll actually use. (I have a nice chunk left over that would probably be enough to do someones bathroom - or redo the Escape down the road when it wears - if I don't get tired of it) . Escape orders theirs in large quantities so they get a much better deal plus they cut it as they need it so have very little waste.
I picked a neutral color with a faint graphic pattern in it - makes the floor space look so much larger.
It's great having these options because you can make your trailer as unique as you want - or don't!