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Racerguy
03-01-2009, 07:36 PM
I have a 05 Monticello. The plastic pull down (it releases the handle so you can fold it back up) broke. Does anyone know who manufactured the handle. I am needing to replace and cannot find that style of handle.

jbeletti
03-01-2009, 10:00 PM
Greg,

I don't know the manufacturer but I am told it is no longer made - which is why we moved away from it.

Jim

jbeletti
03-02-2009, 02:43 PM
Greg,

I have an update but the news is no better. Below, is what Purchasing was able to find out:


This is the part number – X053W9610300W / RV ASSIST HANDLE - WHITE (LM). It came from JSI/Hickory Springs Mfg. They discontinued manufacturing this item about 3 years ago when the “new” style handle everyone is using came out for half the price. I called them to see if maybe they had some parts left – they referred me to the plant they were actually built but there just isn’t anything left. The only suggestion she gave me was that maybe Kwikee (http://www.kwikee.com) makes a similar handle – probably won’t be able to replace just the broken piece, but maybe the entire handle. Sorry Jim – wish I had a better answer for you.

Racerguy
03-02-2009, 03:02 PM
Thanks for all the hard work Jim, I may google the part just to see if I can come up with anything..
Greg

mrcomer
03-02-2009, 04:11 PM
Greg, I wanted to give you a link to some places that carry older parts. They are in Elkhart. I think I have the info at home and will try to get it to you tonight.

Found them,try these,
http://www.factoryrvsurplus.com/
http://www.rvsurplussalvage.com/

Mark

jbeletti
03-03-2009, 01:33 PM
Greg,

I stopped by RV Surplus in Elkhart at 1400 Wet Bristol Street and they "do not" have this handle but they did know what I was talking about. This could be a tough item to locate.
The website for this place is www.rvsurplus.net which resolves to www.rvsurplussalvage.com as Mark posted.

Jim

Racerguy
03-05-2009, 09:33 AM
Thanks ALL for the hard work and effort. I think I will ponder fabricating a metal part for it. If I do, I will take pics and post here, hey who knows, I may become the next Forrest of the west!

cookie
03-05-2009, 09:53 AM
Here is one more RV surplus outfit to check for you part. BONTRAGERS (http://bontragers.com/site/index.php/page/html/1/Welcome-to-Bontragers-Surplus-Inc)

Peace
Dave