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Old 11-13-2004, 11:57 PM   #11
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Hi Jerry, Thanks for the info. I guess Iwill have to call them before I drive down. It's a long way for me since I live 221 miles north of the Oregon border. Good place to know about.

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Old 11-14-2004, 11:13 AM   #12
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Hi Les, Ron is coming up with his Crown "Thundercoach" tommorrow. He took the 671 out and replaced it with a big cam Cummins. I made him promise that he would wave when he passed me on the way up the pass. He is leaving for Cal next week. I need to see his bus as I am like you tired of working on mine.. I need a shot in the arm also. Call me before you come over to make sure that I am home. I could use another supervisor and some fresh ideas.

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Old 11-14-2004, 11:28 AM   #13
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Here's a website for them. They have almost everything but you have to wheel and deal.
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http://www.rverschoice.com/nwrv_supply/
Hey Jerry, I'm about 15 miles from J.B. over here on Whidbey Island (no Crown though, justa Bluebird ). When you say "wheel and deal" whatcha got in mind? Are they way overpriced to start with or is it that they'll just give you a better price if you ask? Wished I had had time to stop there on my way to or from Lake Shasta in October but that trip is always a keep 'em rollin' affair. I'm 250 miles north of the Columbia River and what, another 120 or so into Oregon where NW RV Supply is? If I'm going to travel that far I'd like to make it worth the effort. I'd drive the bus down; maybe J.B. could make the trip with me
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Old 11-14-2004, 10:14 PM   #14
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Hey Les,
I've spent quite a few hundred dollars there and they've always given me a good deal. BUT their prices on a lot of stuff is top dollar. Most of their stuffr is from newer rigs, whereas Singletons is mostly off older rigs. If you know what things are going for, you can talk them down. Lets face it, it IS a salvage yard and these ARE hard times. I have found the prices to be what they want and not what they will take. I've also found that it's better to catch them on a day when their not making much money. When they found out I wanted to buy not just one window but ten, they gave me 15% off. They are nice people. They are about 2 and 1/2 hours south of me or I'd run down there for you. I only have a couple of weeks before departure so no time for siteseeing trips. If I need something from them and have to go there I will let you Know.
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Old 11-15-2004, 12:49 AM   #15
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Hey Les, if you do make the trip I am about 30 miles south of Portland. I am not too far off I5 so if you want to stop by you are welcome.
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Old 11-15-2004, 09:06 PM   #16
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Hi Jerry and Busone...thanks for the replies.

Jerry, thanks for the "inside scoop" on the pricing. I *think* I've finally convinced my self to pull out the windows on the bus, skin the sides and install radius corner RV windows (Bruin Gilda sure ended up looking great!). The decision would be a lot easier if I knew how to weld but what's life without a little challenge! I'll give them a call and tell them what I'm looking for and if they've got them what kind of $ they need. I think I'm at 9 windows; 6 of them about 48" long and maybe 15" tall and three of them about 24" wide and 15" tall. The lengths will be close but I've got to go out to the bus and double check the height. I'd also like to find a motorhome door to replace the bi-fold up front. And, I'm sure there will lots more goodies on the list!

Busone, I'll let you know if I head down that way. I may try and stop at Singleton's on the way down to check them out too. The schedule here is pretty tight right now and Christmas is getting way to close so this caper may have to wait until January or February...we'll see.
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Old 11-17-2004, 12:10 AM   #17
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I bought a brand new motorhome door with a deadbold for $25. I would tell you where I got it but I forgot the phone number. The guy bought his property for cheap because the previous owner owned a glass shop and the barns and shop were filled with glass. He has motorhome doors and a few windows. Everything and anything is $25, he just wants every piece of glass gone. The door was a new one still in the box, there were a few others as well. I think I posted the phone number on the yahoo skoolie group. I would search the archives but the owner banned me from the group. He may also have deleted all the posts I ever posted. If not you might be able to find it.
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Old 11-17-2004, 10:00 AM   #18
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Well I got a quick reply on my request for a quote on new Hehr windows for the bus. There were nine total; six 48" long windows and three 24" wide windows. The total was $2200 plus freight. Probably not a bad price for all new windows but more than I want to spend! Guess it'll be trips to Singleton's and NW RV Supply for sure.
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Old 11-17-2004, 10:33 AM   #19
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sorry looked for post on yahoo i remember reading it but could not find the post with # some of your post are still there -- surprised they where
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Old 11-17-2004, 11:47 AM   #20
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Hi Jerry, Would you tell me what gauge metal you used to skin your bus with? Did you screw the metal on or weld it to the body. What size windows did you use? I was thinking of using 16 Ga metal(1/8") but I may be able to use 18 Ga. Any tips or ideas you may be able to share would be appreciated.

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