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Old 12-27-2022, 06:44 AM   #1
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2005 TropiCal National RV

Just purchased 2005 TropiCal,

Can someone please tell me who took over this brand? Where do I get coach parts?
who has the coach cockpit AC parts?

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Old 12-27-2022, 07:38 PM   #2
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National was shut down completely. A lot of their parts were sold to various suppliers. You may be able to find AC parts from whoever provided the chassis. My 2007 Tropi-Cal has a Freightliner chassis and their main shop is in SC.
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Old 12-27-2022, 07:51 PM   #3
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What kind of parts are you looking for? Most are off the shelf parts, same as used by Ford, Chevy, etc
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Old 12-29-2022, 07:25 AM   #4
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My 02 National has an Evans Temp Con HVAC unit for dash heat and air.
Almost every system in any coach is made by aftermarket manufacturers. Coach makers just install them. You should be able to get replacement parts for virtually every system on your coach if you know who manufactured the part.
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Old 01-03-2023, 05:19 PM   #5
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I bought our 04 new & watched National RV go under in 08 & have been keeping our rig in reasonable working order since!

Last summer, our local shop ordered an A/C hose from freightliner & had the system recharged & cooling us off in a couple weeks' time.

Most of what you'll need for the coach is available through various OEMs & the chassis manufacturer. Unique National RV items you'll just need to find good carpenters, fiberglass layers, plumbers, etc. to fix things. I even found a passenger side windshield in a day's search.
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Old 01-03-2023, 09:56 PM   #6
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The AC unit is a Chevrolet omega/Oldsmobile AC system
The difference is that the hoses are longer. At least in a diesel pusher
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Anyone know the manufacture of the slides for a 2005 Tropical?T398 XL model
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Old 01-31-2023, 01:02 AM   #8
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Anyone know the manufacture of the slides for a 2005 Tropical?T398 XL model
Box by National RV, mechanism by Power Gear which was bought out by Libbert.
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