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Baxter Springs,KS

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Posted: 02/26/05 10:11am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try Colaw RV Salvage in Carthage MO. Sorry to burst the bubbles of everybody here who said there was no such thing.

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Holland, MI

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Posted: 02/26/05 03:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What part of Michigan? We live in a big state with two peninsulas.

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Western, Pa

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Posted: 02/27/05 09:07am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought serveral windows from Cherokee RV salvage yard via the internet, they are in Denver, they have a website, that is how I found them.

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All Auto Truck Recycle, Rancho Cordova, CA (800) 477-3086 vehicle parts
incl MH.

Arizona RV Salvage, Phoenix, (602) 272-0301 appliances, plumbing, A/C,
lights, windows, doors, holding tanks, hubs, rotors, axles, running gears,
rear ends, will ship nationwide

Bill's RV - Elkhart, IN (219)522-1569 - Salvage yard.

20651 84th Ave S.
Kent, WA 98032
(206) 393-4065
Surplus aluminum sheeting, honeycomb insulation and mylar. Large quantity
orders call, Jon Thurman at (206) 393-4049.

Bontragers' Surplus Parts, White Pigeon, MI (616) 483-7017 friges, ranges,
hot water heaters, furnaces

Brandon Auto Salvage, Balrico FL (800) 282-7462 all types of RV parts for
all types of RV

Rt. 1 Box 238
Loyal, WI 54446
(715) 255-8142
Replacement canvas tops. Will manufacture canvas for any folding trailer even
without pattern if old canvas is available.

S.H. 2419 Hwy 98
Loyal, WI 54446
(715) 255-9332
Canvas replacements for any type of RV.

Cherokee RV Salvage
5050 Humboldt
Denver, CO 80216
local # (303) 295-3433
"We are the largest RV Parts and Salvage company in North America

Colaw RV Parts & Salvage
Rt. 4 Box 515A, I-44 & 71A
10389 Cimarron Rd.
Carthage, MO 64836
(417)548-2125, (417) 358-4640
Actively dismantling hundreds of damaged RVs for the purpose of reselling
used RV parts.

Cooper RV Salvage, Elkhart, (219) 293-3027 all types of parts for all
types of RV

304 1/2 N. Main
Middlebury, IN 46540
(800) 289-0919, (219) 825-5858.
Reconditioned/Scratch and dent appliances. RV appliance parts.

#8 1678 W. Superstition
Apache Jct., AZ 85220
(800) 224-2601, (520) 982-2678.
Salvage and surplus. Discount Prices/Obsolete Parts. Used-New-Reconditioned.

Elkhart Surplus Salvage, 28301 US33
West Elkhart, In 46516 (219) 295-8903

Factory RV Surplus
1537 W. Bristol
Elkhart, IN

Graber Industries
Constantine, MI

1283 Mt. Baker Hwy.
Bellingham, WA 98226
(800) 444-4344, (360) 733-5036
Large number of rebuildable RVs, auto recycling center, appliances, all types
of parts for all types of RVs.

Huckaby's Recreational Vehicle Salvage
1293 NW 50 Highway
Holden Mo., 64040
email: carhuck@swbell.net

Icke's RV Surplus, Montpilier, IN, (317) 728-5668
Raymond Ickes Supplies
701 W Huntington St
Montpelier, IN 47359
New/Surplus RV parts, 29 years in business, 4 warehouses. UPS nationwide

L&M Salvage
Mishawaka, Indiana

Mather Auto Wrecking/Mather's Auto Dismantlers
4095 Happy Ln
Sacramento, CA 95827
(800) 822-6110, (916)366-8211
We buy Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Mitsubishi wrecks. Specialize in Dodge

Midwest Salvage Inc
1700 N State Road 5
Shipshewana, IN 46565

National Recovery Service
PO Box 310
3241 Leonard Dr
Liberty, NC 27298
(800) 903-7285, (336)622-7285
Rebuilds damaged RVs. Engines, nose/tail cones, differentials, transmissions
and other new and old hard-to-find parts.

http://www.rvaccessories.com/ Great for advice all RV issues

RV Doctor George
1142 Dixieanne Avenue
Sacramento CA 95815
Office (916) 927-7837
Fax (916) 927-3866
Email: doc@rvdoctorgeorge.com

RV.net has an obsolete parts resource

RV Recyclers
3391 Fitzgerald, Ste B
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
(916) 635-9303, FAX (916) 635-3776, 1-888-635-9303
All used parts from 1990 and newer stock; refrigerators, generatores,
furnaces, waste tanks, windows and more. Reconditioned and new available
also. 90-Day exchange available. Open 7 days/week. Ship nationwide.


RV Surplus Salvage
1400 W. Bristol Street
Elkhart, IN 46514

Shaw & Co
6374 State Rd. 303
Albuquerque, NM 87105
(505) 877-8949
Mainly trailers and large appliances.

Singleton RV Salvage and Sales
383 Nelson Rd.
Rochester, WA (360) 273-9566
Sinks, fridges, stoves, lights, awnings, roof air, propane tanks, axles, body parts, doors, windows, jacks, and much more. Open four days a week: Thur., Fri., Sat. and Sun.

• Southweat Wheel - Trailer parts
Lubbock and Dallas, TX

51027-2 St. Rd. 13
Middlebury, IN 46540
(219) 825-7540
Van seats, tires, VCRs, TVs, drink trays, consoles and misc. van/RV

Truck and RV Supply
Elkhart, IN

Vanderhaag's, Inc.
3809 4th Ave. W.
Spencer, IA 51301
(800) 831-5164, (712) 262-7000
Oshkosh and Winnebago surplus parts, plus new and rebuilt engines,
transmissions, rearends, wheels, manifolds and rotors. Installation available
on all parts. Free mailer available.

Walt's RV Surplus
16616 Valley Blvd.
Fontana, CA 92335
(909) 823-0563, FAX (909) 823-8515
New/Surplus RV parts. Specializing in Fleetwood, as well as National and
Cobra RVs. , CA (909) 823-0563

Weller Auto
2525 Chicago Dr.
Grand Rapids, MI 49509 (616) 538-5000, FAX (616) 538-4159
Wrecked RVs - gas/diesel. Specializing in driveline components, new and
rebuilt motorhome driveshafts, used engines, used/rebuilt transmissions,
brakes, rotors, drums, Chrysler exhaust manifolds, ratio changes and axles.
Also, generators, appliances, roof airs, glass.


way upstate new york/lake george area

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Posted: 03/04/05 11:30am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rvs and trailers end up as offices in junk yards and storage sheds,on tv there was a show that had a rv park that you could rent a vintage rv to stay in while you were there,you dont find many around ,all aluminum ones like mine probably get recycled for the medal thats in them scrap alum can bring a good price,most rvs keep getting recycled from one person to another its beginning to be a hobby to restore them just like the old cars,gives a person something to do in there off times and use them camping,i work on mine more then i camp in it at the moment,i would like to see it looking like it did on the showroom floor 20 years ago,and knowing that i did it myself,in the long run you could buy a new one cheaper then redoing one,i also hate oweing the bank every month for years and paying insurance and the rv sitting in the yard not being used while i pay for it,

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Posted: 08/23/05 01:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think they end up being drug to the local county fair. [emoticon]

We went to the fair 3 weeks ago and saw a bunch of RVs that were not road worthy.


Lake Villa, Il.

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Posted: 02/27/05 09:33am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have tried to deal with several salvage yards, via the internet, and/or telephone.....The problem is the want to be able to recoup their investment, not only in parts, but also the labor to dismantle..I checked into hydraulic levelers and found that they were within a few hundred dollars of what I could purchase remenufactured units and the remans were warranteed....Also they don't mess with engines, transmissions, or their components, because of the amount of labor required to remove them.....In many cases, a little internet shopping or EBAY could easily better their prices on most items.....Also they don't mess with used exhaust systems, tires, converters, etc.....Their big thing is providing obsolete components for people trying to repair/restore older units, and are looking to match existing components in their units....I did find a place in Iowa that had a used set of Banks headers, but wanted $1800 for them, and would not guarentee they would fit my unit....and there were no returns, once they removed them.....The problem with that is, I can get a Banks exhaust system INSTALLED for $2300....NEW!!!......Pat

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Sparta, TN

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Posted: 02/27/05 01:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I live in southeast MI. I have been trying some truck grave yards also, but so far no luck on driveline parts. I did find two Bostrom Air Ride seats that are both in tan leather. Now I will be able to change the floor plan a little bit. I am making seat bases for the old captains chairs and will be able to replace the couch with the swivel chairs in the living room or change it back to the couch, depending on whether I need the extra room for sleeping.
Has anyone tried to build their own custom headers? I remember that from the old days of racing, we used to be able to buy the flanges and some mandrel bent pipes and weld them all together.


Lake Villa, Il.

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Posted: 02/27/05 03:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you're trying to save money.....Why not install a new set of Gibsons headers that can be ordered to fit you specific vehicle....Any kind of Rube Goldberg setup is not going to give the performance and durability that one is looking for in a MH, and can only be accomplished by getting ones designed for the year and model of vehicle you are installing them on.....JMHO....Pat


Cottage Grove, OR

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Posted: 08/24/05 11:33pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Look at my signature! 29' class A. Newly rebuilt Dodge 440 engine with Edelbrock MPFI, Allison 545 tranny and now it "runs with the wolves!" Four wheel independent suspension with rear torsion bar, swing axel suspension. Needs cruise control to keep it down to 70 mph and still gets 8.1 mpg. Center of gravity is 30 inches above ground and corners 10 mph above the posted curve speed (except when DW is copiloting when maximum speed is that which will balance the craft sissors on the dining table!). Love passing the big DP rigs going up 7% grades!

The well designed rigs live forever (and agree not all rigs are well designed and deserve to become Cabins).

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