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Old 08-09-2008, 03:22 PM   #1
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It was with sadness I learned today while awaiting service at the plant that the surplus store has shuttered its doors for good. Quite an end to an era. Evidently, more layoffs have occurred and the plant's production line will be silent again next week. Sure hope there is a turnaround in the economy soon!
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Old 08-09-2008, 03:22 PM   #2
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It was with sadness I learned today while awaiting service at the plant that the surplus store has shuttered its doors for good. Quite an end to an era. Evidently, more layoffs have occurred and the plant's production line will be silent again next week. Sure hope there is a turnaround in the economy soon!
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Old 08-09-2008, 04:00 PM   #3
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That is sad news. We've never visited the plant and had planned to do so in September on the way out to Yellowstone. My wife and I were looking forward to checking out the surplus store.
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Old 08-09-2008, 05:17 PM   #4
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What a shame - I heard a rumor it was shutting down while chatting with some folks at the GNR. It was a poor cousin of what it used to be when located across from Pammel Park. Their prices were never very realistic and I suspect they could have moved much more stuff with 'garage sale' pricing.

Supposedly Winnie is going to sell the surplus in large lots to get it off their hands.

Gary - swing by Elkhart on your way to/from Yellowstone. There is a huge RV surplus store in town and a large one about 20 miles east of Elkhart. Mostly it is Monaco surplus, but lots of it is generic RV stuff.
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Old 08-09-2008, 05:22 PM   #5
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I'm sort of glad that I took the opportunity to tour the store. It was always some thing to do while in Forest City. We'll miss not having it. I did actually buy something from the store for depchief's coach while there.
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Old 08-10-2008, 07:11 AM   #6
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Darn I hate to see it close.
I picked up several neat things there.
Pull down driver and passenger side shades for one. Five bucks instead of $50 each?

Got a lock for the fuel door for a couple of bucks.

Oh well....
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Old 08-10-2008, 01:04 PM   #7
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That is indeed bad news. Bought some things again this year while at GNR. It will be missed.
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Wow - and we were there the week after the GNR. We bought a bunch of odds and ends, two remnants of the fabric that they used to make the View privacy curtains, and a pair of Vectra headlight assemblies.
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Oh man, bummer. I knew I sould of bouht a couple of those ten dollar side view mirrors when I had the chance!
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We didn't need them on our 08, but everyone in our club that was at GNR got a set of the $10 mirrors! It was really funny. The first guy came back from the store and said "Look what I got for $10". The rest of the crowd "beat feet" to the store and came back with a set. They spent Weds. afternoon putting them on all the coaches. Don't even ask be about the water pump story! I got a great mirror for $2 and added it to our bathroom. Matches the wood perfectly. Sorry to hear the store is closing. Maybe by GNR next year, they will decide to reopen.
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