View Poll Results: Where do you buy your bits & pieces? (Check all that apply)
Camping World 293 57.34%
Airstream Dealership 176 34.44%
Other RV Dealership 183 35.81%
Inland RV 154 30.14%
Vintage Trailer Supply 132 25.83%
Home Depot 216 42.27%
WalMart 258 50.49%
eBay 147 28.77%
Various Online Stores 139 27.20%
Other (please tell) 69 13.50%
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Old 05-02-2004, 10:47 PM   #15
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Camping world.... for generic parts, outdoor furniture
Home Depot/local hardware... for hardware
Westmarine... Marinco products (replacement inlet, power cord) and metal polish (which I later found at Wallymart )
Vintage Trailer Supply... gaskets, toy trailer on my desk!, marker lights
Walmart... tires
Local RV dealer... hitch mis. parts

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Old 05-05-2004, 03:52 PM   #16
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One of the best places I find is at the International Rally Flea Market or at the Region Rallies. Many of us have items we no longer need or we are searching for "just that right piece" we cannot find anywhere else. There are so many items and you need to be quick looking and buying. Besides it is a lot of fun!

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Old 05-09-2004, 07:01 PM   #17
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Vintage Trailer
JC Whitney on line
E-bay for specific original parts
Several automotive or truck parts sites
Local authorized Airstream Service center
"would you rather have a mansion full of money or a trailer full of love?"

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Old 07-05-2005, 12:01 AM   #18
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Parkrose Hardware is the other place I get a lot of things. It's here in Portland.
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Old 07-14-2005, 11:20 AM   #19
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Images: 7, rvwarehouse, Camping World, Camper's Choice (now part of Camping World, Wal-Mart,, Airstream, local hardware store, Target, and the dealer.
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Old 07-14-2005, 11:54 AM   #20
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We bought a number of items at target - plates, cups, containers, table cloth, etc, as well as IKEA - bed spreads, pillows, decor items, etc.
'05 Int'l CCD 28' >sold then 8 years later> '13 FB Int'l CCD 25'
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Old 07-14-2005, 05:03 PM   #21
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Cabela, West Marine, Boat US, Bass Pro Shop anyplace that carries boating, camping or outdoor supplies. I have found many things that cross from one to the other.
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Old 07-14-2005, 05:19 PM   #22
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K-Mart, Sears, Red Dot Boutique, Wal-Mart, are stores that handle RV parts or supplies as well.

That's the primary reason most RV dealers, no longer sell those items.

Dealers support of the RV owners needs for those items, has rapidly dwindled.

But so has the RV owners support dwindled towards the typical dealer.

Dealers will some day sell coaches, and offer no repair support.

Central repair companies will represent several RV manufacturers, and offer no sales, just warranty and customer pay services.

Manufacturers that also sell retail, will soon find themselves overwelmed with considerable retail activity, that will dig deeply into their pockets and profits, when they see the bottom line.

This has already begun to happen.

Where will all of this wind up? Who Knows, other than the buying public, will certainly be on the short end of the stick.

How sad.

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Old 07-14-2005, 05:26 PM   #23
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Old 07-14-2005, 06:10 PM   #24
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I use "Various online stores".
I have compiled quite a comprehensive list of suppliers. All it took was research. LOTS of research!
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Old 07-14-2005, 08:35 PM   #25
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My "other" explained..

I also get stuff at Ace hardware.
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Old 07-14-2005, 10:17 PM   #26
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Swap meets - typically the automotive - such as Monroe, WA twice yearly and Cloverdale, BC in the spring are great places to find neat RV parts. It's amazing what's at the old parts swaps - quite a few vintage car vendors also end up with something old RV-wise in their stuff for sale and there's a limited number of buyers for it, so prices are very good. A few examples - a fantastic fan, the one that closes when it rains, $25, a very good working Dometic 3 way fridge for $50 and a door lock assembly for my '51 Airstream, brand new, with keys for $10. I also hunt the local bargain finder classified newspaper weekly and it's amazing what new or close to new parts can be obtained for. Barry
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Old 07-10-2006, 06:33 AM   #27
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I saw this old poll on the rotation on the portal page and updated the name for Airstream Dreams to their new name Vintage Trailer Supply. Steve at Vintage Trailer Supply has been very helpful in securing hard to find parts for both my trailer and motor home. he has even gone so far as to have them made in the case of the tail light lens on my 75 Tradewind trailer which he now stocks. Further he helped solve the problem of the weep hole covers all of us classic motor home owners were suffering. He truly deserves praise for the service and extra mile he is will to go for his customers.
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Old 07-10-2006, 08:45 AM   #28
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Andy --- I know exactly where you're coming from. It's funny how we go everywhere looking for the cheapest price until we're in trouble, away from home,with no one close by to help. THEN I'm on the phone to JOE at OASIS RV where I bought our AS. "JOE HELP!!!!!!!!!" For that reason I will do as much business as possible with Him and other dealers.-----Pieman

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