I am restoring a 66 30foot duke. Is there any where out there to get the interior parts...cabinets, stove oven, frig...
Your question is very confusing. Duke never made a 66 that I have ever seen. And definitely not a machine 30 ft long that is A cabinet, a stove/range, and a cooler. Perhaps you are referring to a kitchen line built in 1966? that is 30 ft long. To help you we would need to know what make and model each machine is. That being said, If they are 50 years old, you will not find much. There has been a lot of take overs and mergers in 50 years. And once a company takes over another, they provide parts for the mandated 10 years and drop them after that.
I don't get how we get these passers-through who ask about campers parts, home appliances, etc.
There's a big banner across the top of this site's home page that says "THE RESTAURANT TECH COMMUNITY". Otherwise, the PartsTOWN home page beckons one to "FIND RESTAURANT PARTS".
I thought that the stuff on the home pages was sorta meant to serve as the big signs out in front of brick-and-mortar stores.
Therefore, from a sign saying "CAMPING WORLD", I could surmise that they probably DON'T sell (or make) replacement parts for a commercial deep fryer and that my walking in there asking for a Pitco Frialator thermostat could potentially serve as the entire places comedy relief for the day.
As this one is ours. Never thought that it would be a camper trailer. However, I can fix there fridge as it will be a Dometic absortion unit. Filled with really good stuff like ammonia and hydrogen. .
Dear JILL C HERNANDEZ,
Based upon your question, it sounds like you're talking about some 30' long dwelling such as a boat or a travel trailer.
So, I did an internet search and, indeed, found links for Streamline DUKE travel trailers that were made some fifty years ago.
Here's an example of that:
1964 Streamline Duke
The DUKE stuff that WE see, work on and seek parts for within this forum is equipment made by Duke Manufacturing. The kind of stuff that's used in restaurants and food service venues - like convection ovens, food service lines, steam tables, food holding units, power sinks and dish tables.
Just to be sure, I'll post for you the greeting you should have read before posting your question:
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Now that we have riddiculed this poor soul for posting on the wrong site, I would like to give a bit of information to them. I did do a ecessive amount of RV and boat work in the past. About the age of there camper.
Range, stove-top, oven will be a Magic Chef, Suburban, Atwood or Lippert. in that time frame
refig is only one, Dormetic.There was a second brand, but not popular or used by many. gone by 1985 Today there is Norcold, and Advent, and Atwood competing with Dometic..
As for your cabinets, That was done by Duke. You'll have to find a cabinet maker to duplicate them.
The real key would be if you have the original books that came with it.
Point well taken. My apologies to you...and CERTAINLY to Jill. I will lighten up. Probably some personal introspection is in order for me to remedy my intolerance that's taken over as I've gotten older.
This post makes me reflect upon my aspirations of seven years ago:
That's me at the wheel up there in 2011. On a newly acquired 1965 34' Pacemaker Flybridge Sedan. A forty-six year old wooden boat. Five years younger than me. I was casting off on a four day, 290 mile cruise down the Tennessee River and up the Cumberland. Only 90 miles if was simply traveling by by car, on this boat cruise - I had to cross the TN state line TWICE and venture up to a mere 70 miles from Paducah KY...just to get me from one point in the state of TN to the other...by river.
Prior to this cruise, I learned that finding maps for guidance to traverse river systems is a difficult resource to find on the internet. Google maps and Mapquest doesn't cover it. That cruise took me through MANY winding RIVER miles, past many landmarks and nautical markers & buoys.
Beforehand, I'd spent countless hours studying up on nautical terms, rules and laws. I bought several river CHARTS (one for each river) and learned to keep where I was at (as ON a chart) immediately presented to me in my lap or very nearby.
Anyway. After all those river miles, a man-made canal and several locks at the dams, I ultimately landed at the marina I'd rented a slip at - just a few miles from home.
I did all this because??? Because my naive and uneducated brain had me intent upon restoring this old woody to her former glory. I had NO clue what I was doing.
She weighed 18,000 lbs (as far as I now know). She would be quite the beast to pull for dry dock and restoration.
The next two years taught me what B.O.A.T. REALLY stands for. I made LITTLE-to-NO progress in my goal. TN isn't accommodating AT ALL for working on huge boats.
Unlike the live-aboard couple I'd acquired her from, who had brought her via the river system from Lake Michigan to the Nashville vicinity, we have absolutely NO places offering any yard space for rent to dry dock her around Nashville. My ambitions of repairing the hull and giving her a new leash on life proved impossible without hords of money that I didn't have.
I did spent many nights on her as a brief weekend getaway...and made a few excursions out on Old Hickory Lake. Maybe up river a bit. After more money spent than I care to admit in order to keep her moored at that marina, I had to give her up.
While still in dream mode, I spied numerous RVs just a few years ago...while I actually owned a truck to tow one. W-E-L-L...my life denied that. Had to sell the truck to buy a house....if that makes any sense.
I think we all at one point in our lives have done the same thing. And the definition of a boat, "Hole in the water one dumps money into". Been there, done that. But not as nice of boat as that one.
Today with a 35 footer one would have to have Coast Guard approved electronic charting plus other navigational items. Let alone that a lot of high traffic area's require a Pilot depending on length and class. I don't know about Tennessee, But the Eire canal now has some hefty lock fees. It was free till about 5 years ago when the Governor turned it over to the Thruway authority..
Hey, Great story and that boat is beautiful. ! Thank you, Now I want one lol
Thanks for sharing your stories guys! Sorry I missed this thread's development until the most recent comment.
I've always dreamed about sailing, having done some as a teen in Boy Scouts. Had an incredible time in the Florida Keys. But I don't know if I ever will sail on my own. Something about being surrounded by water that you can't drink scares me more as I age. Living in the U.P. for a decade probably has something to do with it.
These days, I mostly rent a boat with friends for a day of fishing and sunshine. I'm lucky to have a friend with a nice Lund and a good sized lake in Wisconsin to fish on. It's easy to love boating when you've got a newer craft with few issues. I've got another buddy with one that's not so new; too many times rowing ourselves back or using a trolling motor to putt putt around. Dry rot under the seat mounts--don't go flying!
I don't know how to feel about today's RVs. I saw a ton from the most recent RV show in Chicago and they're rolling luxury suites. It's not camping anymore, and perhaps that's the point for different people. I can't see someone like my dad, with hip and knee replacements, sleeping on a ground pad in a tent. We had a popup camper when I was a child and that was a great time, but I've come to love the backwoods experience.
I know I've mentioned there are plans for an update in this space--one of the things I plan to have is an off-topic discussion forum. Things like this make me think it's a good decision, and I hope to get your thoughts as well.
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