It really wasn't as difficult as I had expected. I got the idea from our friend Stu Mitchell here on GORVs. Stu reccommended a method called "roll and tip" and a brand called Interlux Brightside. I knew that I couldn't spray paint my MH and I certainly could not afford from 3,000 to 20,000 dollars for a professional paint job. (some of the quotes I received by calling around). I thought by gosh I can roll paint, I have done several houses and many walls, why not a MH. So I proceded to do some investigating.
I went to the web site for Interlux Paints (this is a fiberglass boat paint) and low and behold they have all kinds of instructions even videos of how to do this roll and tip and the necessary preparation steps to do it right. I then started to check paint prices and ended up at the Jamestown Distributors web site. They also have the instructions and videos.
The Interlux brand did not have the color scheme that we were wanting so I checked out another brand "Pettits" that Jamestown also carries and they had what we were wanting. Both paints are supposed to be about the same. One step, Polyurethane based epoxy. After going over the instructions a few times, I decided that I could do it. I placed my order and started the prep, wash job first, removing all accessories that I could. My supplies arrived, I started step two, wipe down the entire vehicle with their cleaner to remove old wax, etc. step three, using 220 sandpaper and an orbital sander remove any remaining residue and just break the glare off of the original paint. Step four, again wipe down the vehicle with the cleaner to remove sanding dust. Step five wipe an area to be painted with a tack cloth and Step six, mask off the vehicle and begin roll and tip. I did buy one quart of primer to use where I did some minor fiberglass bondo repair and where I went through paint to raw fiberglass (a few spots).
I ended up using one gallon and a small portion of 1 quart of paint plus a small amount of the primer. My MH is 23 feet long (bumper to bumper) 8 feet wide and 8 feet 6 inches high. I painted the fiberglass roof also as it is molded fiberglass and does not require rubberized sealant, etc.
My total bill for all of this was under 400.00. If you are interested in doing this I will be glad to answer or help you find answers to any of your questions.