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Old 07-20-2004, 11:00 AM   #15
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I think it is awesome that you took the time to take pictures~!! Being 500 miles or better from colaws, it is a treat to see an A/S jink yard. I think I'll do the same a Camper World near Birmingham AL next month.
Do they have an inventory of wrecked AS as well? If so where are they? Birmingham is only 200 miles or so from me. May take a ride to look for some parts if they have a good stock.

Any info Appreciated.
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Old 07-20-2004, 12:04 PM   #16
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Every one of those was somebody's pride n' joy - it's heartbreaking! But I think I see a few parts I could use. I should give them a call.

Notice that second picture has a very low WBCCI number on the front. Probably an officer's trailer. In fact several of them were in the club. I'll bet the reason there's more big excellas there than Bambis is that they are used by fulltimers and caravanners, and unfortunately the more time you spend on the road, the more likely something will happen - Bambi's tend to go out for shorter trips. Also, I'll bet if things get out of control with a 30+ footer, they get REALLY out of control.

Drive carefully, everybody!
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Old 07-20-2004, 12:07 PM   #17
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If this forum had background noises, then this one would have the sound of crushing metal! Yiy!

Love 031's "Always Open" window! I suppose it wasn't ever intended to mean that there's just no way to shut it closed...

Great pics--and looks like a fantastic day!

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Old 07-20-2004, 03:25 PM   #18
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If this forum had background noises, then this one would have the sound of crushing metal! Yiy!

Love 031's "Always Open" window! I suppose it wasn't ever intended to mean that there's just no way to shut it closed...

Great pics--and looks like a fantastic day!

Mary
There's a great red glittered vinyl wrap around diner style couch in that one...it used to be a radio stations traveling diner.... I would love to buy that couch... But I don't have room....

OK, look PAST the bird Doo Doo...it's in excellent condition.
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Old 07-20-2004, 05:03 PM   #19
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hey can clean out your message bin so i can send you a pm
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Old 07-20-2004, 10:16 PM   #20
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Sorry

Just throwin this back up top... It's too interesting to look at to fall behind.

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Old 07-20-2004, 10:20 PM   #21
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Just throwin this back up top... It's too interesting to look at to fall behind.

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Tin Can Luv,

How are the prices there? Cheap? Reasonable? High?
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Old 07-20-2004, 10:31 PM   #22
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Imho

they are mid grade, to lower... You can haggle, but after only one other trip, they know me already,which means more to me than money, so, I didn't mess wiht the prices this trip.

I bought a 2 way reconditioned fridge, it's beautiful, for $750. Before I talked to this guy, I was going to order an $1800 3 way....

Their supply, in the field, used in the shop, the HUGE shop, and also new, is just AMAZING!!!

I am really impressed...

Thanks to Jmark for the reference!!!!
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Old 07-21-2004, 01:24 AM   #23
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The thought struck me, "As bad as these looks, have you ever seen pictures of an SOB wreck? Talk about something splattered across the landscape~!!"
My heart goes out to the former owners of these units, in that, I trust they came thru the experiences with no injuries~
Having said that, the next time I go by Carthage, MO., I've gotta stop in to see this place~!
Thanks for sharing your time and photos~
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We just ordered some items from Colaws sight unseen, vent covers, end caps, outside stuff that comes clean and is sturdy. We paid less that half what they would have been new. Wish we had this place closer to us, I would be there constantly!!

Thanks for post, Ron - I am seeing some things that make me want to call them again
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Old 07-21-2004, 04:57 PM   #25
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Greater than I expected

I just looked up the price for the window locks I bought for $10 each... They are on SALE at Inland for $29.95 regularly $42.90! !!!!
Glad I bought ten.. I wasn't sure how many I needed. There's still many more there too!!!...Maybe I should keep that a secret...LOL...

Glad you all are enjoying the pictures...

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Thanks for the ohhhheeeeee!!!! Man, there are a lot of potential beer cans in that lot.
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Old 07-21-2004, 06:57 PM   #27
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gulp gulp!

I'll drink to that!
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WOW! That's a "short" 6 hour drive from me... Were there some 72 Overlander's out there?
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