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Author Topic: Anyone looking for any RV surplus items in Elkhart?  (Read 3107 times)
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« on: December 31, 2008, 06:52:57 PM »

I am heading to Elkhart Thursday to shop at the RV surplus places on Friday.  I plan to hit up RV Surplus, Bontragers, and Tri State Surplus.  (Grabers is closed until March.)  I don't know of any other places still in business.

If anyone wants me to check on availability and price of anything let me know.

I may also be making a 250 mile detour on the way home Saturday to see Ron the Busnut, but I'll only be there long enough to pick up an item.
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2008, 08:40:40 PM »

If you are going to Ron's ask him about His select comfort beds. I was in contact with him he said we would let me know when one was available. I was going to hit him up again but maybe you could in person!

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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2008, 09:20:34 PM »

20 foot Zip Dee awning.  We can't really afford one anymore but check anyway.
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2008, 09:34:13 PM »

I want to check to see if Bontrager's still has any deals on dual pane sliding windows but I haven't measured mine to see what size they are yet.
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2009, 06:30:47 AM »

Dale they will crate and ship if you ask them too, there is an additional charge to do that but when your only paying 20 to 40 buckes each for a new window that has a selling price of 300 to 400 bucks it's still a good deal, be sure you get the clamp rings for them too.
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2009, 08:11:34 AM »

Thanks cody. I already have new Peninsula sliders that came with the bus when I bought it but they are not dual pane. I figure at the prices they are offering them for, it is at least worth checking. My windows are in the middle of the center bay with junk piled on each side of them so I haven't gotten them out yet. Honestly, at this point it probably doesn't matter about size. Since I don't have the sides on yet I could change the size of the holes if I got a good enough deal.

Do any of you Eagle guys know off the top of your head what size window you used?
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2009, 08:18:29 AM »

Do any of you Eagle guys know off the top of your head what size window you used?

How about the nautical look, with a row of portholes down the side . . ?  Cheesy

And you could get one of those electronic horns to play the "Pirates of the Caribbean" song . . .



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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2009, 08:24:24 AM »

Dale, the windows I got for my bus and pauls bus measure 271/2 by 521/4 long, the new windows fit perfectly side to side but the top to bottom required filling in a half inch at the top and bottom, for that I used shims I cut from a pressure treated 2x4, the standard wall thickness provided by eagle was perfect for the windows and clamp rings, the window opening framework was 1 1/2 inches thick, exactly what the windows I got measured out at.  If you want to adjust your windows sizes, they have hundreds of different windows in both black painted frames and white painted frames, all different opening configurations, mine and pauls are thermopane sliders with screens. lol, I didn't see any round ones tho lol but the radius corners were exactly the same as what I removed, also check out the ones you pick cause many of the windows they have a available in both double pane and single pane and some of them are mixed together on the racks.
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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2009, 09:45:37 AM »

Thanks Cody, I will give them a call next week with that newfound information.
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2009, 07:32:19 PM »

Dale, as you've mentioned already, in your case I would get windows as close to the size you want and just weld in steel tubing to fit the windows.  You have the side the bus anyhow.

I'll see what Bontragers has when I am there in the morning.  I am currently in Elkhart.
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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2009, 08:55:26 AM »

I found one double pane window at Bontragers that was 48"x28" at the edge of the window itself (Not the edge of the outside flange).  I thgouth I saw three more some place, but when I looked again I couldn't find them.

Note that trim rings are not included although they have stacks of them that might fit.
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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2009, 09:54:44 AM »

Awnings Brian - a w n i n g s - AWNINGS - awnings.  Think awnings.
 
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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2009, 10:20:07 AM »

Dale and others,

I live a few miles from that RV surplus store in Eugene that advertises in MAK.  I have bought a ton over there and I am satisfied with the price (barely) and the service.  They have AAWWNNIINNGGSS!

They have double pane windows with rings, piles of 2.5KW inverters and just about everything else under the sun including entire dash boards out of high line S&S.  Their prices are not low but I have found that if you are going to spend a grand or more they chop the prices in half....amazing.  I don't know about shipping and packing and I don't need a job.  You contact them and negotiate your deal and I will go over and look at what they want to send you if you want me to.  Happy to help any Knut.

Dale I will store and hold your stuff till you can have it picked up if you want.  Might save you some shipping, I guess.

I know this place cannot touch Bontrager type places in Indiana, etc. but it might be more accessable to some.

John
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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2009, 10:45:55 AM »

Brian,

If you are still looking and shopping, I am looking for two reclining swivel chairs. Would prefer it be a cream or off white, Ultra sweade(sp), or fabric or leather.

Thanks,

Stop by New Jersey and I will put up for couple nites by the ocean.

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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2009, 02:20:53 PM »

Brian,

I NEED a "shunt" for a Link 2000.  How much shipped?  I will do the money part.....Bontragers phone number is?


Many thanks,

John
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« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2009, 07:15:24 PM »

JohnEd, those shunts are commonly available. You are looking for 500A @ 50MV, and I remember finding them many places when we needed to round up a few. The singles are about $50 list, and I don't think that the doubles are twice that.

Search for them using Google shopping; Blue Sea 8255 is what I used for search criteria. I think there are some less expensive ones around but the Blue Sea line seems to be good quality.

Happy New Year!

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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2009, 12:54:16 AM »

Thank you Tom and right back at you.

As you said in your PM, Sean got me to the victory lane.  My thanks to you both. 

That RV surplus place wants $75 each for those shunts and I need two.  I think I will let him try to hatch them.

Thanks again ALL,

John
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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2009, 09:23:26 PM »

I quite literally just got back from trip to Elkhart and to see Ron the Busnut.  Freezing rain started just before I got to Ron's place in Spencer, IA.  It took me almost double as long as normal to drive from Spencer to home due to freezing rain and snow.  Sometimes I had to stop every 10 miles to scrape ice off the windshield.  The last 250 miles was not fun.  I rented a minivan as it was still less expensive and easier than driving the bus.  (Need the floor space in the minivan.)

All the surplus places had your typical awnings like on travel trailers.  $450 for 17 to 18 foot and bit more/less for longer or shorter.  I didn't see any of the fancy motorized awnings except Ron the Busnut had a fancy Girard awning for $1800.  The price seemed high, but I have never priced one.

Ron doesn't have any queen size Select Comfort beds, but he thinks he has a king.  No idea if that is a full sized king or an RV king.  (Are there RV king sized mattresses like RV queens?)

I didn't see the posting about the captain's chairs until I was already out of the Elkhart area.
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« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2009, 04:26:31 AM »

Glad you returned safe & sound, despite the severe weather, Thanks for asking, as you were generious to take the time to look for others.

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« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2009, 06:32:51 AM »

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« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2009, 06:35:04 AM »

Thank you Brian. 
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« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2009, 03:30:18 PM »

John,

I appreciate the offer. I might just take you up on that! I wish we could have had more time when Don and I were up that way!
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