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Very cool!

I put in my VIN and found the basics on my rig.

Interestingly, it shows Alpin Haus in Amsterdam NY as the distributor and Customer as Holland RV in Michigan. A search on the Internet showed nothing, but I put in Miller (the name engraved on the entry handle) and Holland and got Dick and Peg Miller of Jacksonville, Fl. Not sure if these were the Millers that owned my LXi. It appears Dick passed away in 2000 according to an older post by Randy. Anyone know any more?
Peg is known fondly as "Mouse",dick had a Rolls Royce and a big compound on the river in Jax,he was in the insurance business and his sons still run the business,Dick played the french horn and he went to New Orleans and played in the clubs there for fun.
He was known to take a drink!
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Peg is known fondly as "Mouse",dick had a Rolls Royce and a big compound on the river in Jax,he was in the insurance business and his sons still run the business,Dick played the french horn and he went to New Orleans and played in the clubs there for fun.
He was known to take a drink!
Any chance they were the past owners of my bird?
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Too bad the database doesn't go back further into history.
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Any chance they were the past owners of my bird?
I'm not sure,but i can find out.
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I'm surprised to see on my body and chassis parts list all the raw materials for the slide body: aluminum skin, many feet of 1.5"x2.0"x0.25" aluminum tubing, and lots of other assorted aluminum bits. I always thought that BB bought the slide bodies from HWH. There is an HWH slide body 'kit' in the parts list, but I think this is only the actuating parts. Does anyone remember seeing BB weld together the slide bodies on the factory floor?

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I'm surprised to see in my body and chassis parts list all the raw materials for the slide body, aluminum skin, many feet of 1.5"x2.0"x0.25" aluminum tubing, and lots of other assorted aluminum bits. I always thought that BB bought the slide bodies from HWH. There is an HWH slide body 'kit' in the parts list, but I think this is only the actuating parts. Does anyone remember seeing BB weld together the slide bodies on the factory floor?
I don't recall for sure but I believe I remember them building the slide body there at the factory. In fact I had seen a couple outside in various stages of build.....
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I'm surprised to see in my body and chassis parts list all the raw materials for the slide body, aluminum skin, many feet of 1.5"x2.0"x0.25" aluminum tubing, and lots of other assorted aluminum bits. I always thought that BB bought the slide bodies from HWH. There is an HWH slide body 'kit' in the parts list, but I think this is only the actuating parts. Does anyone remember seeing BB weld together the slide bodies on the factory floor?
I have, I walked the floor for both yours, m380's, and m450's. BB built the "cages/slides"..HWH or other vendors supplied the mechanisms, seals, etc.......
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I have seen them as well,for the 380,never for the LX-LXI
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I have seen them as well,for the 380,never for the LX-LXI
Thanks Guys,

It's interesting Randy, some of the LXi 'parts lists' don't list the many feet of 1.5"x2.0"x0.25" aluminum slide tubing and slide skin, but some do. Could it be that BB bought the slide bodies from HWH for the earlier coaches and built them for the later LXi's? Maybe since they were building them for the M380, some of the last LXi's were also home built? Or, is it definitely an impossibility?
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I have seen them as well,for the 380,never for the LX-LXI
David,
I forgot to add CCW did their own as well with double wipe seals, M450's, single wipe...... Concerning Randy's comment, when I saw the LXI and cage I asked the "tour guide", he told me BB made them........whether or not he was "selling" BB and masking a 3rd party vendor, who knows.......but it was a privilege to walk the floor and I wasn't going to challenge him.......so I guess the bottom line is who knows!
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