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Zev Nadler

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Posted: 03/25/02 08:38pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just got my 1992 33' Cobra Spinnaker 5th wheel 4 days ago, and I already damaged it. Sheesh! I made this checklist and was sure I'd remember everything...especially the tailgate. I parked it on our street last Friday so we could clean it and get it ready for 5 days in Rocky Point, Mexico. I even called all the cranky neighbors and told them I'd get it off the street by this Thursday AM. Wouldn't you know it that one of them called the cops who promptly rang my doorbell and told me I had an hour to move it or get a $50 ticket.

So we walk thru the checklist and feel pretty confident testing the hitch before we raise the legs, etc. But I left the gate down and gashed the front compartment door while executing a "brilliant" reverse manuever :-(

Does anybody know where I can go to get a replacement? Are there RV graveyards like we have an airplane graveyard outside of Tucson?

Thanks for your help.

*This Message was edited on 25-Mar-02 08:41 PM by Zev Nadler*



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I printed out a list of RV salvage yards about a year ago, but now I can't locate the website. Seems it has disappeared. Try running a search for RV salvage yards, if that doesn't work let me know and I'll email my list. It contains 20 yards across the U.S.A. You might phone local insurance agencies and inquire where they send wrecked units.

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Posted: 03/26/02 01:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Zev - No help to offer with the storage door, but I've got to sympathize with you about Scottsdale. Last Spring I stayed with an old friend who has made some $$ and lives in a gated community with guards on the gate. I think my new Silverado looked pretty good and I dress OK and speak American, but the guards always seemed to think I must be working construction if I was driving a pickup. No Lexus, no Mercedes, no status. Problem was, the gate people were not super good at maintaining their authorized access list. One day, after going in and out many times for over a week, they refused me entry and turned me away! I think they realized they had made a mistake when I parked my truck 100 ft away, walked back to the pedestrian gate, entered the combination, and walked into their hallowed grounds.

Moral of the story: If I have to choose between driving a truck or having money and a Mercedes..... I'll take the money and buy a bigger truck.




Regards, Allen
2005 Silverado SB, 2500HD Crew Cab, D/A, 42 gal aux tank, Garmin 1490T, XM Sat Radio,
2005 Alpenlite Valhalla, 16K Reese Manual Sliding Hitch,
Tonka the Rat Terrier guards the rig.
Lucky the Chihuahua guards Tonka.

chuckm4689

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Ray
Is this the list you were refering to?


All Rite Exteriors. Hollister CA. 800-262-6541

Collision repair parts for all RV exteriors
Arizonia RV Salvage Phoeniox AZ. 602-272-0301

New and used parts. Shipping nationwide
Bontrager's Surplus parts. White Pigeon MI. 616-483-7017

Appliances
Brandon Auto Salvage Balrico FL. 800-282-7462, 813-689-8131

All types of RV parts
Cherokee RV Salvage, Denver CO. 303-295-3433

Largest RV salvage this side of the Mississippi.
Cinnabar Engineering Inc. Sandusky MI. 800-720-2227

All GMC moterhome parts and publications
Colaw RV Salvage, Carthage, MO. 417-358-4640

Actively dismantling hundreds of damaged RVs for the purpose
of reselling used RV parts.
Cooper RV Salvage Elkhart IN. 219-293-3027

all types of parts for all types of RVs.
Dixie Trailer Supply/RV parts/Service FT. Lauderdale FL.
305-565-9210

New and hard to find trailer and RV parts.
D.T.L. Inc. Parts Unlimited, New Middlebury IN. 800-289-0919,
219-825-5858

Reconditioned/scratch and dent appliances. RV appliance
parts.
Economy Used RV Parts, Apche Junction AZ. 800-224-2601,
520-982-2678

Salvage and surplus. Discount prices/obsolete parts.
Used/new/recondition.
Elkhart Surplus Salvage. Elkhart IN. 219-295-8903

Graber Ind. Inc. Constantine MI. 616-279-5288

Obsolete and new RV parts and supplies.
Gundie's Inc. 800-444-4344, 360-733-5036

Large number of rebuildable RVs. all types of parts for all
types of RVs.
Howell's RV Appliance Repair. El Cajon CA. 619-441-0066

New, used and reconditioned RV appliances.
Icke's RV Surplus, Montpelier IN. 317-728-5668

new/surplus RV parts. UPS nationwide
Ideal RV and Trailer Supply. Redwood City CA. 415-365-1574

Hard to find new and used parts.
LaPorte's Parts Distributors. Hartsville SC.803-332-0191

Unique inventroy of new and obsolete heating, AC. and
appliance parts.Wholesale only, have dealers call.
Mather Auto Wrecking. Sacramento CA. 800-822-6110,
916-366-8211

Buy insurance wrecks. Specialize in Dodge Moterhomes.
Midwest Salvage shipshewanna IN. 219-825-9822

National Recovery Service Inc. Liberty NC. 800-903-7285,
910-622-7285

Rebuilds damaged RVs. Engines and drive train parts.
R.V. Recyclers Rancho Cordova CA. 916-635-9303

All used parts from 1990 and newer stock. open 7 days ship
nationwide.
RV Specialist Augusta KS. 316-775-3098

RV repairs. Does alot of skin jobs.
RVS Corp. Morgan Hill CA. 800-821-2266

Parts available for 1973-76 FMC 2900R-- all molds, tooling,
dies. Onan generators doc. back to early 70's.
Singleton RV Salvage & Sales Rochester WA. 360-273-9566

check them before you buy. appliance, propane tanks, axles,
body parts, door, windows, jack and more. Open Thur-sunday.
Walt's RV Supply 16616 Valley Blvd. Fontana CA. 909-823-0563

new/surplus RV parts. Specializing in Fleetwood as well as
National and Cobra RV's.
Weller Auto Grand Rapids MI. 616-528-5000

Wrecked RVsgas and diesel. Drive train parts plus.
Manuals.
Airstream Manuals.Henel Davis, PO Box 484 Sidney OH. 44536

Private individual has copies of onwers manuals and shop
manuals for models going back to mid 60's. most are $35, plus postage.
Cinnabar Engineering Inc. Sandusky OH. 800-720-2227.

GMC motorhome parts and Publication.
Faxon Auto Literature, Corona, CA. 800-458-2734

Repair and owners manuals
Irv Bishko Auto Lit. Novelty OH. 800-544-3312

Owners and shop manuals primarily for Dodge Chassis MH.in
the 1970's

RVS Corp. Morgan Hill CA 800-821-2266
Large collection of owner's and service manuals for
Moterhomes pre 1985


Zev Nadler

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To Allen:

Ah yes...the joys of living in Snobsdale, or is it Snottsdale. There is more money, and silicon, on these streets than anywhere I've ever been :-)

You must have been North of Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. to get a reaction like that...there are some beautiful trucks out here. Matter of fact, I think people buy $55k duallys just to look cool. There is actually a huge markup on pickups - priced the same truck in MN and it was 15% less expensive there!

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Thank you Chuck!

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Zev, that's the reason for having checklists; so we DON'T have to remember everything. Sorry for your damaged FW. That hurts even to read about it.

I try to ALWAYS follow my checklists word for word and step by step. When I'm alone I tend to cheat, but I'm really trying to get over that! (G).

If you send me an email I will send you a copy of my checklist. It's about 4 pages in MS Word format or I can send it in text format if you wish. Just tell me which format you want.

I also have a "packing/loading" checklist if you'd like that. Again, tell me if you'd like it and which format.

This offer goes out to anyone who'd like copies; please advise via email. Please put "Checklist" in the subject line somewhere as I delete 3 dozen 'junk emails' every morning!!




Doug and Kathy
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Boy, someone should archive that list. Waddia' think Admin??

chuckm4689

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Zev

Thank Ray he must have busted his proverbial butt collecting the names and addresses on this list. I just stole it!!!!!!!!! :~)

*This Message was edited on 26-Mar-02 07:22 PM by chuckm4689*


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Zev Nadler, Yes know how you feel I backed my brand new Cedar Creek into a bank and cracked the rear cap in two places have not even used it yet.

So remember if you are backing over a small bank the back of your trailer will hit it before your tires to lift the trailer so never try and back into a spot that has a bank higher than your ground clearance.

I am getting an estimate on fixing mine tomarrow just hope thay can fix it fast we were leaving April 13th for a very long trip round the USA.


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