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Offline travelingfools

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Bontragers trip a success !
« on: July 16, 2013, 05:28:04 PM »
Had a successful trip to Indiana to Bontragers. For those that don't know, its like a salvage yard for the RV industry. You could literally build an RV from the wheels to the roof and everything in between ! They have a lot across the street you can park in and work on your vehicle. We didn't bring the bus this time, but we wish we had. Went Sunday from noon to 4 and saw about 2/3 of what they had. Back Monday for two more hours, then loaded up our cache and headed back east. We got windows, blinds, hardware etc. When we build our next bus, we will strip it at home and head there for a week... It would be like working in the factory..Good times !

There is also a place about 6 miles east of there called Johnsons. They had as much stuff, but we didn't have another day to spend there. Scored a couple roof vents with fans there at a good price..
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Re: Bontragers trip a success !
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2013, 05:47:59 PM »
Sounds like a kid in a candy store! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Bontragers trip a success !
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2013, 06:17:05 PM »
Glad to hear it was fruitful. I'll include them both in my next visit. Happy bus building. Gerry H ;D
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Re: Bontragers trip a success !
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 07:04:52 AM »
Disney World for the bus converter!! Glad to hear it has not changed.  JIm
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Re: Bontragers trip a success !
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2013, 09:15:03 AM »
Sounds like a kid in a candy store! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
The first day there, my wife was joking with me about how excited I was.. By the end of the day, she couldn't wait to get back !
John P, Lewiston NY   1987 MC 9 ...ex NJT

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Re: Bontragers trip a success !
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2013, 06:20:49 PM »
John, Do you know the address of the Johnson one? I could spend days at Bontragers, we were out in the spring and it was almost to cold to look around. Rv salvage doesn't have much any more other than new stuff at camping world prices. JMO.
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Re: Bontragers trip a success !
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2013, 07:10:20 PM »
There is a place west of Bontrager's...west of US 131 on the south side of the road.  It may be Johnsons.  I don't remember the name.  They have a bunch of surplus stuff too.  I haven't been there though because I seem to spend too much at Bontragers.  It is a great place to stop for sure.  I'm glad I only live about 30 miles from there. 
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Re: Bontragers trip a success !
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2013, 07:29:21 PM »
We bought all of
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Re: Bontragers trip a success !
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2013, 12:28:02 AM »
John, Do you know the address of the Johnson one? I could spend days at Bontragers, we were out in the spring and it was almost to cold to look around. Rv salvage doesn't have much any more other than new stuff at camping world prices. JMO.
Jason
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Re: Bontragers trip a success !
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2013, 10:11:30 AM »
I heard there was also a rv salvage yard in Joplin Missouri? Does anyone know the name of it?
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Re: Bontragers trip a success !
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2013, 01:20:57 PM »
perhaps
Colaw RV parts and salvage
0389 Cimmaron Rd  Carthage, MO 64836
(417) 548-2125

just east of Joplin on I44
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