1974 31' Sovereign
1993 21' Sovereign
, North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
We have one of those RV salvage places here in Florida, it's called Bob's RV Salvage. Bob has passed on, but the rest of his family are still operating the business.
Here are a couple of photos of Bob's...Kind of like Colaw, only from a simpler time.
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
I know of one in Bellingham, WA that wrecks RV's but haven't been there yet. Neighbors were there last year and didn't mention any Airstreams, but they sure got a deal on a bunch of parts. I also am aware of one south of Seattle - Singleton's, but the same neighbors were there this September and didn't seem impressed. They weren't allowed into the yard. They are the one's restoring the '58 Silver Streak Chico I started with.
We found a fellow near Poulsbo, WA with over 20 vintage Airstreams in his yard (including several Bambi's)as well as a few Silver Streaks, a couple of Silver Streams, and some others but he wasn't into parting any out at the time. His prices for complete shells was on the high side given their condition. None were wrecks but they'd been sitting on wet coastal grass for a long time and the frames of the couple we checked out closely were in tough shape - in our minds not tow able. (Picture below of some of them - veritable field of dreams)
If there's another one (or more) out there I'd love to learn of them. With my buddies both about to undergo restifications on Flying Clouds this would be very helpful.
Thanks, and Happy New Year.
__________________ Barry & Donna Life is short - so is the door on a '51 Flying Cloud (ouch)
Thanks for the reports and pics. I have had to order a "hard to find" replacement part from Colaw's and they did me right. I'll call them again if I need to (hopefully I won't need to!). It was great doing business with them.
Boneyards are wonderful. A friend and I took my son through one when he was in high school that was only cars from the 1950's, 60's and 70's. He is artist enough to enjoy the sensibility of this graveyard of yearnings, and my friend and I started to riff off of each others memories. I learned, for example, that at least one model of car from the 1950's even had a grease fitting for the speedometer/odometer cable, a touch missing from thereon thanks to some bean counter somewhere.
Am looking forward to Colaw's. I seem to have one trip for the West forming in me, and another toward the Maritime Provinces. Bits and pieces come together as I read what you 'streamers write.
It's been a couple if years since Susan posted the pictorial tour of Colaws RV Salvage. I was through there two weeks ago as I was on my way to Roaring River State Park (a great campgound on a trout fishing park). I thought I would post some recent pictures. There is one Airstream Land Yacht MH with a frontal lobotomy. I have to wonder what happened to it.