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Old 12-28-2007, 04:55 PM   #15
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Is that your Karma list...Are you sure your name is not Earl?

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Old 12-28-2007, 08:06 PM   #16
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...Are you sure your name is not Earl
happy new year zam' and family!

earl and i are distant relatives and share the affliction...

for lists.

i agree susan keep those motors tuned and serviced...

and regularly check the electrical stuff, that's where many of the fires originate.

hey safari57 there IS another a/s boneyead in the pacific northwest.

not nearly has much stuff as the missouri spot, but much closer for ya.


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Old 12-28-2007, 08:32 PM   #17
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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.
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:26 PM   #18
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Top notch photojournalistic reporting Lois, I mean Susan!

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Old 12-28-2007, 09:31 PM   #19
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susan, thanks so much for sharing. kind of eerie and cool all wrapped into one.

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the search feature to the best of my ability...
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:54 PM   #20
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This is a wonderfull post, no amount of words can really show how these airstream boneyards effect us aluminum addicts. Thank you thank you Alumatube / Susan, and overlander63 / Terry

How does Sonny in AL and RichardT in NC feel about the photo journal touch?
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Old 12-29-2007, 12:36 AM   #21
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Thanks for posting the pictures--I have often wondered what Colaws looked like. Hope your microwave oven is still working fine.

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Old 12-29-2007, 10:28 AM   #22
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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.

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Old 12-29-2007, 02:54 PM   #23
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I had almost as much fun as you did being there. The pictures were great! Thank you.
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Old 12-29-2007, 03:14 PM   #24
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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.
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:52 AM   #25
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Great thread. It certainly is bittersweet to look at these pictures.

Thank you Susan, Terry and Barry.

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Old 07-24-2008, 11:12 AM   #26
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Not "salvage"

Colaw's doesn't call it "salvage"--they are pretty specific about calling the stuff "treasures".
Jim and Sandy

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Old 07-24-2008, 09:28 PM   #27
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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.
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:49 PM   #28
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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.
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