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Old 06-05-2012, 11:20 AM   #1
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Finding obsolete parts

Just had to post about my experience at Northwest RV Supply and Surplus.

A few weeks ago I was trying to locate a replacement Carling switch for my ICC lights. I found one on ebay, but $35 seemed kind of high. Then I saw one at Northwest RV's site for $9.95. After reading about them on their website, it seems they buy most of their stock surplus from RV manufactures that are selling out their old inventories.

Yesterday I stopped in to browse the store for the first time. I felt like a kid in a candy store. Rows and rows of RV surplus, mostly from the late nineties and newer.

As soon as I walked in I found an uncountable number of bins full of different Carling switches all priced $9.95 each. I quickly grabbed the switch I needed plus back up replacements for other switches that might go bad in the future.

Then I wandered around the store in amazement of all the cool stuff everywhere. I found myself loosing all track of time, looking at parts trying to figure out If I could use them or what they were for.

I pulled myself out of the store before I could buy too much stuff, it seemed there was something I wanted around every corner. Got back to the RV and DW asked if I had fun and informed me I had been gone for 2 hours! Wow, seemed like 15 minutes.

If you have an older RV (more then a few years old) and are traveling near Eugene Oregon via I-5, stop by and check them out. They also ship parts, but not all inventory is cataloged. Staff seems friendly and knowledgeable about what they do or do not have.

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Old 06-05-2012, 11:39 AM   #2
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Wow, I bet I could spend a few days there! Too bad they're 2000 miles away

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Old 06-05-2012, 10:04 PM   #3
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Yep, Northwest is like a candy store, and the people there are helpful and friendly.
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