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Old 09-07-2018, 06:53 PM   #1
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RV Parts/Accessories in Elkhart area

Have been in the Elkhart area since before Labor Day and will be here another 5 days or so. Have been trying to find a retail outlet for RV parts and accessories--sadly, I tried CW but the South Bend store is closed and others are over 150 miles south.
Looking for LED exterior light selection and other such stuff--would have expected several walk-in stores with big supply of stuff--but that is not the case, or I can't find one.
Anyone know of a CW-type store around? Seems like all the ones I have been by or called only sells to the mfgs around, or work on RVs. One advertised store with parts is just a part of a Hyundai dealer and seems to sell RVs on the side, no parts store visible.
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:04 PM   #2
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Why not just try beating on the front door of one of the factories?
After all: Elkhart is "RV Central"!
Even if they won't sell it to you: they probably know where they can be found...

Happy hunting!
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:07 PM   #3
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Try - <https://www.totalvaluerv.com/>. They are really good about finding parts for Thor products. They have a good parts department. They are next door to the Elkhart RVP.
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:44 PM   #4
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It would seem that logic does not prevail in Elkhart. Any luck with any of the RV dealers around? Internet may still be the best choice. Try?

http://www.m4products.com/
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:18 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the quick replies...

Not looking for a factory part, tried one mfg--they sent me to their dist, who handles ONLY the microwaves for the mfg, nothing else. Tried Tiara RV--only saw sales desks.
TotalValueRV looks like a possibility.
Needing an ext LED light and leaving too soon to have one shipped, tho I am trying Amazon if their promise holds.
Seems to me there ought to be a CW in the area that makes most of what they sell???

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Old 09-08-2018, 12:15 AM   #6
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I thought the same thing when I was in Elkhart. The RV Capitol of the world did not have a camper supply place. I think they want you to buy the whole camper not a piece at a time. Why are you there so long?
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Old 09-08-2018, 01:15 AM   #7
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Waiting on wife to finish visiting cousins....camped at Elkhart Fairgrounds, not too bad a place. Thousands of RVs in every direction, coming/going/parked. Every shop with a bay has an RV in it, doesn't seem to be any lack of repair work--DUH.
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Old 09-08-2018, 04:00 AM   #8
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Waiting on wife to finish visiting cousins....camped at Elkhart Fairgrounds, not too bad a place. Thousands of RVs in every direction, coming/going/parked. Every shop with a bay has an RV in it, doesn't seem to be any lack of repair work--DUH.
Maybe that is because the manufactures are no longer taking cash customers. Hmmmm, Iím guessing you are not going with her?
It is great visiting family when you bring your own home with you.
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Old 09-08-2018, 10:08 AM   #9
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Bontrager's RV Surplus Store

You may want to try Bontrager's Surplus. They have a large inventory and you are within 25 miles of the store. Their address is 18719 US-12, White Pigeon, Michigan. Website is WWW.Bontragers.Com.
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Old 09-08-2018, 12:23 PM   #10
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DLFoust,
Thanks, but already been by there--very light (pun) on LED fixtures. Tons of other stuff tho...
Ryan,
Sherri's sisters are up from TX and I don't need to be around all those gals...me and dogs are batching it over at Elkhart Fairgrounds whilst I catch up on minor stuff like screws backing out, power cords-to-slide support broken.
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Old 09-08-2018, 01:00 PM   #11
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wow... have none of you actually BEEN to Elkhart?? The largest FACTORY RV SURPLUS store I've ever seen, in the whole country, is right THERE in the middle of town!


https://factoryrvsurplus.com/

you can find anything, and I mean anything you want here - new, and factory surplus.
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Old 09-08-2018, 06:40 PM   #12
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Never showed up on a google search.....was right by there this am and did not see it.
Will take a look Monday.
Thanks.
STILL looking for a CW style NEW accessories store--TotalValue is closed Sat, but went by there and if building is any clue to size of inventory, won't work for me...will go back by Monday also when checking out the fabulous FactoryRVSurplus
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:12 AM   #13
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wow... have none of you actually BEEN to Elkhart?? The largest FACTORY RV SURPLUS store I've ever seen, in the whole country, is right THERE in the middle of town!


https://factoryrvsurplus.com/

you can find anything, and I mean anything you want here - new, and factory surplus.
Looked at their hardware selection.Very expensive for surplus store.
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Old 09-11-2018, 01:29 PM   #14
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Factory RV Surplus

Factory RV Surplus has a great selection of LED & incandescent lights & taillights, marker lights etc.

I’m at Morryde for a suspension rebuild. I’ve been to that store 3 times. Some prices are very good such as an OEM replacement 7 blade power cord for &19. Other items were the same price as Camping World. They have a whole room of lights. Bought bulbs for $1each versus $3 at Auto Zone. Some of the LED lbulbs were very expensive but LED taillights & market lights were cheap.

If you need something they don’t have in stock they will call a distributor one block away & have it there in a few minutes for you to pick up. The distributor does not sell to public so you pay Factory Surplus & Drive one block to distributor to pick up. Address is 1631 W Bristol Street, Elkhart.
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Old 09-11-2018, 10:47 PM   #15
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Thank you for the report. Amazon came thru with the stuff I was looking for yesterday.
Should have found it earlier, but didn't.
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