One of the questions regularly asked of us is, “How budget friendly is building a Dinoot?” To assist in understanding the cost we’ve put together a ‘build sheet’ of items necessary to put a Base Compact Dinoot together. These are normal retail prices, using all new parts.
|Compact Base (without tailgate) tub kit in black paint-prep ready gel coat||$789|
|Harbor Freight heavy duty, 4’x8’, 12” wheels, frame kit. They are regularly sale priced at $350.00. Also, there are 20% off coupons regularly floating around||$280|
|(1) sheet of 4’x8’ 5/8” ACX plywood||$32.00|
|(3) 1”x2” – 6’ Pine, $4.00 each||$12.00|
|Quart of exterior polyurethane varnish||$18.00|
|(3) spray cans, Spatter Trunk paint for inside of tub, $7.00 each (O’Reilly)||$21.00|
|HW; tub panel bolts, tub to floor bolts, screws for floor assembly||$20.00|
|16oz tube of Titebond glue for floor assembly||$6.00|
|Quart fiberglass repair kit for bonding inner fender (O’Reilly)||$30.00|
As you can see, for a hair over $1200, you can get a Dinoot on the road and join the ranks of Trailer Supported Adventuring.
Couple of Notes: If you don’t have them, figure in the cost of some disposal brushes and gloves. Build sheet prices do not include shipping.