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Where Can I Get Parts For My Sun Valley RV Sunlite Camper?

by Lee
(Muscatine, Iowa)

I have a 2001 Sunlite camper with a fold down screen room in the back and it is rotten and the hinge is bad. Model number is 2001WS Eclipse were can I get parts for this model since they are out of Business?

ANSWER Greetings Lee thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.

Unfortunately you are now the proud owner of an Orphan RV (RV no longer made). Sun Valley RV Incorporated closed down permanently a few months ago. This is just another RV industry victim of our poor US economy.

Now for the even badder news, I do not know where you are going to be able to find replacement parts for your camper. Sun Valley RV Inc.; liquidated all of their assets at a sale that took place on January 23, 2009. If there were any parts to be had they are in the hands of the highest bidder for those parts. I have searched the internet to see if I could find a parts source for you, but to no avail.

Even if they were still in business, I doubt seriously that they would have still stocked parts for a 2001 camper. But all hope is not lost. RVers are known to be ingenious when it comes to repairing older RVs. If you are a do-it-yourselfer, I would suggest that you look for the parts that you need to repair this at some of the larger home improvement stores such as Home Depot and Lowes. You should have no problem locating screening and you should also be able to find some hinges that can be used to replace the bad hinge.

Now if you are not comfortable doing these repairs yourself, you might want to reach out to an RV Repair shop that is willing and capable of doing the repairs. Yes, this is going to cost you some money, mostly for labor, as I don't think the parts are going to cost as much as you might think they would. Now if you choose to buy the parts at an RV supply store, they will probably cost more than they would at a hardware store.

If this is the only problem that you are having with the camper and you plan to continue to use it for a few more years, then go and do the repairs. Now, if you really want to help the RV Industry in their time of need, you can always trade this camper in, in its present condition and buy a brand new RV.

Hopefully some of our visitors can also give you some additional advice by adding their own comments. If you would like to add a comment you can do so by clicking on the add a comment link towards the bottom of this page.

I wish you best of luck and Happy RVing

RVing Al

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raise/lower crank
by: Don Ramos

I bought a 1991 Sun-lite pop-up camper, Skyhawk SE model. It did not have the crank to raise or lower it. Does anyone know where I can find one?
Please, I love camper, but cannot use it

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Crank for Sun-Lite popup Pickup camper.
by: Anonymous

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for it.
I understand the Sun-Lite Company was taken over by
Truck-Lite Co., they are still mfr. Campers. I don't know if their crank would work or not.....

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Hi, I don't have a pop up but a 14 ft trailer and want to buy new cushions for dinette and couch. Does anyone know where I can find new ones at good price? Thanks,

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Sun-lite door striker
by: Robert

I have a sun-lite pickup camper. The door lock was bad and I took it off and wasted time locally searching for one. Since found one online but the striker is completely different and will not work. The original was very thin steel and had some funky rivets instead of screws with 2 1/4 hole centers. Like the dummy I am I took it off because it was loose and lost it. If anyone can point me to one I would be most appreciative. The new lock is working but wearing the aluminum jam pretty fast.
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Canvas replacements
by: Mk Specialties LLC

we are company that will pattern any camper canvas that you have. All you have to do is send us your canvas and we will duplicate whatever you have. Contact us by email @ mkspecialties@hotmail.com for a request and pricing.

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Finding a manual
by: Mason

We just purchased a used Sun Lite Pop Up camper
1993 in good shape -but no manual. Any idea on were I can get a manual as I have just found out that Sun Lite went out of business. Also should I need parts in the future

Thanks

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thanks
by: Anonymous

i'm so glad to find more info about my pop-up's manufacturer. sad to hear they bit the dust, but am glad to get closure on that part of my search.

i have a sun-lite firebird IV. i'm trying to repair (TEAR AID) the "windows". i'd like to know if it is vinyl, or some other material, as the tear aid tape comes in 2(two) types: A and B. one is for vinyl only. the other for a variety of materials. so, i need the correct info on what sun-lite used for the windows when they made the Firebird IV.

also, if anyone could suggest fixes, experience, resources, clues, hints, insight, or general support/reassurance about the zippers on the windows, and their repair or replacement, i'd much appreciate it. one of the main window zippers quit holding together, so i just have had to roll it up. but, i'd like to fix it at best, replace it if need be.

there are several places where the seam "tween the vinyl/plastic "window" material and the zipper(s) have come undone. how could i repair these?

thanks,at and thanks to this online forum site/all for the opportunity to get these inquiries/answers into neighborhood .

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canvas replacement
by: Anonymous

Check with Bear Creek Canvas or Canvas Replacements Inc. They should be able to help you out, as they may already have the patterns for your camper or would be able to make new ones using your old, bad ones.

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Used and obsolete RV parts for sale @
by: Shelly

I found MagneTek Converter Series 6400/Model 6415 Fuse Holder or Fuse Cap at:

Laurelhurst Distributors
Portland, Oregon
800-234-4328
(503) 236-2679

They sell used and obsolete RV parts.

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by: LLOYD

Am looking to locate replacement for the canvas sides of a 2001 sun lite eagle ws popup truck camper. The screens and the zippered inserts need replacing on all sides. Just bought this and should have been more investigative about the condition.

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by: Doug

looking to replace our screen/canvas on our 1994 sunlite pull behind camper. The back folds down and some mice ate big holes into our canvas and screen. Lots of work to be done. Really need it replaced!

Any help?

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rotted screen room
by: Anonymous

We had a Sunlite camper with the same problem. My husband removed the aluminum skin from the rear of the camper and replaced the wood inside with better grade plywood. He then replaced the hinge with a stainless steel "piano hinge" type hinge and laid new vinyl flooring. He re-attached the hardware and the canvas. It was a lot of work but the result was better than new.

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CANVAS REPLACEMENT
by: RV TECH

AT WORK A HAVE A CATALOG FROM A CANVAS REPLACEMENT COMPANY THAT WILL TAKE YOUR ORIGINAL CANVAS AND USE IT AS A PATTERN TO MAKE YOU ANOTHER ONE. THEY ORIGINALLY STARTED WITH POP UPS AND WILL NOW DO ALMOST ANYTHING. NOT SURE ABOUT YOUR HINGE WOULD NEED A PHOTO TO GIVE YOU AN IDEAL.
WAS REALLY SORRY ABOUT SUNLITE, WE SOLD ALOT OF SLIDE IN TRUCK CAMPERS FOR THEM. IF YOU WANT MORE INFO ABOUT THE REPAIR COMPANYS NAME SEND AN EMAIL TO ME AT brand_timothy@hotmail.com and when I GO TO WORK TOMORROW i WILL FORWARD THEIR INFO TO YOU.

EDITORS NOTE I would like to thank Timothy for providing answers to a lot of the questions we have in our ask RV Questions section. Here help is greatly appreciated.

RVing Al

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