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Old 05-08-2013, 11:01 PM   #15
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Gosh, they are only 30 miles or so from Greensboro and from Out of Doors Mart.
Thanks for the heads up about this place.
Looks like everything is too new , or to old, to do me any good though.

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Old 05-08-2013, 11:11 PM   #16
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will keep my eyes out for everyone. I have the airforums app installed on my phone so ill just take you all along with me. The photos inserted into the thread help. for big items (wheels) or hard to remove items (tongue jack?) I'll just scope and note which trailer it's on to make it easy for them to ship it to you or hold them for you. The emblems should be easy, denise, if they have them.

Also, it's lauren posting. Adam doesn't really 'do' the forums, but i figured i'd include him in my sig so he didn't feel left out when i am surfing the forums sitting next to him
Lauren, The tongue jack should just be 3 or 4 bolts to remove entire jack. If they have one let me know and I will call them. Thanks, Ed
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:22 PM   #17
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I need a couple of these window operators. The whole thing. If you see any. 4 rivets 4 screws.

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Old 05-10-2013, 10:44 AM   #18
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My curiosty got the best of me and I went there yesterday.
Don't get your hopes up. This is not your normal rv junk/recycling center. I found the elderly owner sitting in the office watching tv. He said no help with parts removal until Sunda or Monday when John is there. I found about 8 or 9 70's and 80's Airstreams (wrecked) sitting in the woods. They look like they have been sitting there open to the elements for years.

I saw one good pano window. I asked the owner about it. He said that he really doesn't want to part them out. He wants to sell them as whole units. It all makes no sense. He sounds like he owns half the county and is not in good health. I saw no other customers. I was there for about an hour. I took lots of photos. I will load them later. Quite depressing.

The only chance for buying parts is to see John on Sundays or Mondays.

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Old 05-10-2013, 10:15 PM   #19
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Thanks Dan. I'm 3 hours away and wouldn't mind making the trip, but it sounds like I won't have to.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:21 PM   #20
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i talked to John last week. he said it was too muddy to go out last week and i'd have to try this week. WTH.... Won't part them out?!?!? whats the point?!
John did say the oldest he had was a 68 and the newest a 2000.
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:09 PM   #21
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Lauren, The jack for the '68 would fit my trailer if he's willing to sell any parts. Seems strange that if he has them in a salvage yard that he wouldn't want to make more money off them by selling individual parts! The scrap value to sell the entire unit with a scrap title would be way less than parting out could earn him... WTH! See if you can speak to John and determine if there will be any parts for sale or not and let me know! Thanks, Ed
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:32 AM   #22
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I don't believe I saw anything as old as a 69, but I could be wrong. I believe the oldest I saw was about a 71 International.

I took about 50 photos overall. Here are 10 of a late 80's Excella. The curb side pano window is salvageable.

Looks like the provision for adding photos has been removed. I can't see how to add photos.

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Old 05-16-2013, 07:46 PM   #23
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ok, after confirming that i definitely got poison ivy during this scouting trip, i am happy to confirm these airstreams are very, very, rough. Picture trailers from the 80's , mostly 90's that are salvaged due to roll overs and have been sitting exposed for 20 years. Welcome to national recovery service.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1073971...eat=directlink

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eerg. the google+ app won't upload the rest... try these for now.


The gentleman who owns this place has owned it for 40+ years and wants to get rid of the remaining RV's; he doesn't want to waste his time with parting them out and does want to sell them whole and is willing to do a good deal on them. He is older and seems to want to get out of the biz.





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Old 05-16-2013, 07:55 PM   #24
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:00 PM   #25
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i forgot to mention. it appears that they have been here since the mid 90's. not parted out, just sitting, waiting...














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Old 05-16-2013, 08:05 PM   #27
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Is it just me or are those pictures really heartbreaking?

And sorry about your PI - that's never fun.

Wonder if those visible ghost numbers can be tracked down?
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Agreed, heartbreaking.
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