Part interchangeability between brands

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Repairs & Maintenance' started by PopUpLarge, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. PopUpLarge

    PopUpLarge New Member

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    Question: how much part interchangeability is there between brands?

    For example, I have a 1991 Viking Deluxe 180. My partner in garage mod crimes and I are thinking about picking up a junker pop-up to strip for parts and then use the frame to make him a tear drop camper. I found a 97 Rookwood Premier 1901 that would be a good candidate if some or all parts are interchangeable. (I mean anything, LP lines, wiring harness, water supply, fridge, etc.) In my limited understanding, both were produced by Forest River, so can parts be swappable?
     
  2. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Some and maybe even most parts are interchangeable, and some might need a little modification.
     
  3. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    The appliances should be swapable but I could not bring myself to reuse wiring, propane lines or any plumbing from a cheap CL find. Just be happy to find something that has a good frame & axle and dont forget to check the wheel barrings.
     
  4. PopUpLarge

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    Thanks guys. I was mostly using those things as examples, but if I can strip it for parts it would be helpful.
     
  5. PopUpLarge

    PopUpLarge New Member

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    For example, my other option is a 88 Viking 180 (which would be really compatible with my 91), but it seems like the Rookwood is in better structural shape.
     

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