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Thing181
12-01-2010, 06:15 PM
I thought it might be nice to have a sticker for the window on my truck and the wifes jeep.
Does anyone sell these ?

boatdoc
12-01-2010, 07:03 PM
Now that's a heck of an idea!!

dbylinski
12-01-2010, 07:12 PM
I am currently working with brad at Martin Marketing on these.

dieselsweetheart
12-01-2010, 07:13 PM
Yes Debbie...and remember...it was OUR idea. Don't let anybody else take credit for this sticker except me and you. Oh, and Mike Walker who said it was a good idea.

gmc
12-01-2010, 07:33 PM
I'd like to have one to cover the whole back window like the one in Debbie's signature!

Thing181
12-01-2010, 08:16 PM
The HOC one is nice, The Heartland oval would be great also. Any time frame from Martin Mtg.

jbeletti
12-01-2010, 09:30 PM
I'd like to have one to cover the whole back window like the one in Debbie's signature!

Butch - Martin Marketing designed and produced a screenscape for the entire back window of my truck. Turned out very nice. Full color. But I left it too long before installation and it never adhered right and I had to toss it. Too bad too - it was awesome. Mine was a prototype so it was pretty expensive too. In quantity, we could get screenscapes down to maybe $75-$100. Just not sure we'd have enough takers to risk having Martin bring them into inventory.

Jim

gmc
12-02-2010, 01:11 AM
Jim keep in touch and let me know if there is enough takers to make it happen. I won't let it sit to long before I put it on (lol)

dbylinski
12-02-2010, 04:13 AM
I'd like to have one to cover the whole back window like the one in Debbie's signature!

I snapped a picture of a poster in a 3670 at the Atlantic City RV Show and cropped it for my signature.

funntheson
12-02-2010, 05:34 AM
The HOC sticker would be a bit cryptic to the general public, but some sort of full color graphic, or the screenscape would be awesome!

Maybe Heartland could offset a portion of the cost of the screenscape from their advertising budget? (hey, it's worth a try!)

gmc
12-02-2010, 09:32 AM
I agree whole heartedly, what better advertisement can they have, than the owners.

kkamshop
12-02-2010, 10:18 AM
On one of our visits to the factory, Ken asked if we could have a couple of the vinyl ovals that they stick on the trailers on the assembly line. If we could get Heartland to make those available, they would make a better advertisement than a plain generic sticker.

Why don't you ask them Jim?11219

jbeletti
12-02-2010, 10:38 AM
Good one Ken and Kathy.

Or, how about using the domed decal only from the hitch cover?

I'll check into a price for 100 each of the decal only and report back here.

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gmc
12-02-2010, 07:18 PM
that would also work

goldenbetty
12-02-2010, 09:30 PM
I agree. I think it should be ROBUST...lots of color! I'll be a taker on that one. In fact, I'll need 1 for my Jeep, 1 for the Chevy tow vehicle, one for my hubby's Jeep, and one for the BH, of course.

PSF513
12-02-2010, 09:45 PM
Make them colorful and llively. I will take 3

PSF513
01-09-2011, 09:13 AM
Has anyone heard anything more about these?

Jim-n-Leslie
01-17-2011, 03:04 PM
Definitely interested in two for us!

jbeletti
01-17-2011, 05:22 PM
Fell off my radar after I sent out a bid request. Will follow-up. What will the market bear? How much are these worth, each?

Just want to make sure we're all looking at this realistically. Full color and will hold up to the elements :)

Jim

SouthernNights
01-17-2011, 07:06 PM
Fell off my radar after I sent out a bid request. Will follow-up. What will the market bear? How much are these worth, each?

Just want to make sure we're all looking at this realistically. Full color and will hold up to the elements :)

Jim

Well, Jim, not sure how much you are thinking here but I wouldn't charge Heartland anything for letting them put their decal on my bumper. :D

larryanddonnakeever
01-17-2011, 08:34 PM
Being a new Heartland Big Horn owner. I would be pround to display those HOA stickers...

John T Bettencourt
01-17-2011, 09:18 PM
I could use three and will not charge Heartland one cent for display on my vehices

sdagro
01-25-2011, 10:25 PM
I could use three and will not charge Heartland one cent for display on my vehices

DITTO DAT!!! I never could see paying for something to advertise for someone else s product. Years ago when Coke came out with all of their apparel, I said "are you serious". JMOA. I would like to have a heartland sticker though. Steve

jbeletti
01-25-2011, 11:12 PM
In December, forum user Thing181 wanted to know (post #1 in this thread) if he could buy these somewhere. Since then, both Deb B and I have been on parallel paths to see if we can have them produced in a quantity and at a price that would make sense.

While it fell off my worklist, I picked it back up last week. Since then, most other commenters want them only if they are free. I get that, but that's not what's been on the table. I can't make a set of 2 for Thing181 but I can have a smaller run of maybe a couple hundred made. Before I got too far with that though, I kind of wanted to know what people would pay for them, so no one was wasting time chasing this down.

Now don't get me wrong, everyone likes free advertising and on its surface, paying to advertise for someone else's product makes no sense. But pride of ownership is the difference. I'm sure we all get that - though we may not all be interested in paying for decals. But bear in mind too, no one stepped up here offering free stuff, so that's never been on the table. I have no budget for this but I'll take a $500 risk to have some made if there's a market for it.

The pricing for the full-color domed decal - the same one with the epoxy coating that is used for the hitch plaques, came back @ $3.55 each in quantities of 250. Much higher than I want to pay. Though really nice product if you've seen the hitch plaques.

I believe the pricing Deb got back for oval bumper sticker-like decals was around $1.59 in quantities of 500. Note that these will last about a year. Honestly, if these would be used outdoors, I'd prefer to see something that is of a higher quality in terms of the inks and the coating. So we'll work on that and see how that comes in. My sense is that it will be in the $2 range. If it's in fact a longer lasting outdoor rated decal, I think $2 each, sold in pairs, shipped for around $5 total may work.

Works for me but does it work for anyone else?

If so, we'll pursue it further.

Jim

Ray LeTourneau
01-25-2011, 11:20 PM
I would go for the 2 fer $5 bucks.

GOTTOYS
01-25-2011, 11:36 PM
I really like my Big Country and Heartland has been wonderful to deal with but my personal preference just won't let me pay to advertise a product. JMHO..Don

JohnDar
01-25-2011, 11:44 PM
Seems to me the original idea was to promote the Heartland OWNERS Club, not Heartland RV. They just get to come along for the ride (and help support the club to some extent).

jmgratz
01-25-2011, 11:47 PM
They could make great door prizes at the national rally.

SouthernNights
01-26-2011, 05:07 AM
Jim, aren't we trying to reinvent the wheel here???

The heavy oval sticker that is used on the trailers works fine for a bumper sticker. HL already is buying that sticker by the thousands. Seems to me that would be the cheapest way to go for a heavy duty bumper sticker.

truknutt
01-26-2011, 05:22 AM
In December, forum user Thing181 wanted to know (post #1 in this thread) if he could buy these somewhere. Since then, both Deb B and I have been on parallel paths to see if we can have them produced in a quantity and at a price that would make sense.

While it fell off my worklist, I picked it back up last week. Since then, most other commenters want them only if they are free. I get that, but that's not what's been on the table. I can't make a set of 2 for Thing181 but I can have a smaller run of maybe a couple hundred made. Before I got too far with that though, I kind of wanted to know what people would pay for them, so no one was wasting time chasing this down.

Now don't get me wrong, everyone likes free advertising and on its surface, paying to advertise for someone else's product makes no sense. But pride of ownership is the difference. I'm sure we all get that - though we may not all be interested in paying for decals. But bear in mind too, no one stepped up here offering free stuff, so that's never been on the table. I have no budget for this but I'll take a $500 risk to have some made if there's a market for it.

The pricing for the full-color domed decal - the same one with the epoxy coating that is used for the hitch plaques, came back @ $3.55 each in quantities of 250. Much higher than I want to pay. Though really nice product if you've seen the hitch plaques.

I believe the pricing Deb got back for oval bumper sticker-like decals was around $1.59 in quantities of 500. Note that these will last about a year. Honestly, if these would be used outdoors, I'd prefer to see something that is of a higher quality in terms of the inks and the coating. So we'll work on that and see how that comes in. My sense is that it will be in the $2 range. If it's in fact a longer lasting outdoor rated decal, I think $2 each, sold in pairs, shipped for around $5 total may work.

Works for me but does it work for anyone else?

If so, we'll pursue it further.

Jim

Jim,

Would you like me to get with my guy regarding a rerun of the decals we did for Nashville? They were supposed to last at least 2-3 years (depending on direct UV ray exposure). I already paid for the "design & setup", so it should be just the run cost from here on out.

Dave

jbeletti
01-26-2011, 07:55 AM
Sure Dave. Shoot me the details via email. Ask your guy about the materials used too. Specifically, the brand and model of vinyl and the brand and type of coating.

With these decals used outdoors mostly, UV exposure will be great. Some used on the back of a vehicle may be exposed to salt, road grime and other deicing agents. So I'm thinking that for what we would pay for the absolute best decals, no one would want to pay that kind of money.


As I researched this stuff a bit more last night, it looks like the less expensive decals are good for about a year and the best decals are good for up to 3 years. Have not found any that guarantee 5 years and beyond.

Thanks Dave.

Jim

jbeletti
01-26-2011, 07:57 AM
Jim, aren't we trying to reinvent the wheel here???

The heavy oval sticker that is used on the trailers works fine for a bumper sticker. HL already is buying that sticker by the thousands. Seems to me that would be the cheapest way to go for a heavy duty bumper sticker.

Larry,

Good point and that's why I thought about using the domed decal like that that is used on the hitch plaque - but not for $3.55. Heartland was not able to get back with me on a cost on their oval domed decals used on most all coaches. And now we use black, not full-color decals for that. Still nice, but not near as nice as 4-color :)

Jim

gratton
01-26-2011, 10:58 AM
I would go 2 for $5.00. Or even a bit more for a longer life sticker.

jcarnevale
02-01-2011, 06:55 AM
As for the "Free Advertising issue" .........try and think of it as a conversation starter. We all love to talk about our rigs (funny thing, that's what we're all doing here LOL)....

leftyf
02-01-2011, 08:27 AM
Now we want to get into the "Free Advertising Schtick". If you would go out to the FRONT of your RV and look at that BILLBOARD on the front...NOW THAT'S FREE ADVERTISING!!!!

I remember the time when someone, two or three years ago, there would have been 25 people willing to jump on these things at $10 a piece. Cause it was cool.

Hey, I got an idea...roll up your pennies...get with one of the other members...and go halves!!!:p

Jim, put me down for 10. But only if you get them in shades of grey.:cool:

jcarnevale
02-01-2011, 12:11 PM
I'll take one if it comes in RealTree AP camo LOL....

JASMAR
03-04-2011, 03:03 AM
I guess I got carried away regarding a bumper sticker:)

12205

So here is my free adverstisement for Heartland Sundance
JASMAR

PSF513
03-04-2011, 06:45 AM
So, where are we with this? I am ready to buy some but don't know what, wherem, or how much? Seems like I'm clueless (OK Larry, no SA comments from you)

boatto5er
03-04-2011, 07:30 AM
So, where are we with this? I am ready to buy some but don't know what, wherem, or how much? Seems like I'm clueless (OK Larry, no SA comments from you)

But Pete - Larry would never do that....:rolleyes:

truknutt
03-04-2011, 02:03 PM
So, where are we with this? I am ready to buy some but don't know what, wherem, or how much? Seems like I'm clueless (OK Larry, no SA comments from you)

Begging Jim B's permission, I'll give the short answer. I have obtained a price dependant upon quantity ordered from the vendor. I am awaiting a nice, clear .jpg file from Jim and then the sticker guy can get printing. The size is 3" x 6" oval with UV protecting coating. More to follow.

Dave

SouthernNights
03-04-2011, 04:56 PM
But Pete - Larry would never do that....:rolleyes:

Thank you Gus I appreciate your support.

Boy, I'll tell you..some people....

Oh wait , were you being sarcastic too Gus?

jbeletti
03-04-2011, 11:46 PM
Begging Jim B's permission, I'll give the short answer. I have obtained a price dependant upon quantity ordered from the vendor. I am awaiting a nice, clear .jpg file from Jim and then the sticker guy can get printing. The size is 3" x 6" oval with UV protecting coating. More to follow.

Dave

Oops! Sorry 'bout that Dave. Sent you email with link to hi-res jpg. Try it out :)

Jim

klindgren
03-05-2011, 07:09 AM
Thank you Gus I appreciate your support.

Boy, I'll tell you..some people....

Oh wait , were you being sarcastic too Gus?

Gus being sarcastic?? Larry, I'm surprized at you!! Gus is a Chapter Leader. It's not in his blood to be sarcastic....Now Pete on the other hand......

boatto5er
03-05-2011, 01:35 PM
gus being sarcastic?? Larry, i'm surprized at you!! Gus is a chapter leader. It's not in his blood to be sarcastic....now pete on the other hand......

roflmao!!!!