Apache Parts & Service Info. & Manual

The following places carry parts for and/or perform services on Apache trailers. There's also a parts manual listed toward the bottom of the page.

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Apache Sales Corp 
587 S. Court Street, Suite 200 Lapeer, MI 48446 
Phone:(810) 664-9961     Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm EST
"Ole' Elmer" has been employed there for 35+ years!  He knows all there is to know about Apache's. Ole' Elmer's Parts & Service Manual is an incredible resource. They will ship parts right to your door. Visit the Ole' Elmer page.

04/16/02 "Just a little note to say I would recommend to any one looking for Apache parts to contact "Ole Elmer" he is such a gentleman! He is so knowledgeable in what he does. mct"

Apache Camper Center -  Apache Camper Center Inc., 1120 Fort Crook Rd. S. Bellevue Nebraska maintains a small inventory of gear boxes, lift chains, living hinge, and curtain tape, along with a few other small items at both the Lincoln and Bellevue stores - THEY DO NOT SHIP PARTS ANYWHERE. These parts are available for purchase at the stores only.

Apache Trailer Experts
117 Langstaff E., Thornhill Ont. Canada L3T 3M5   Phone: (905) 889-6300
The folks at Apache Trailer Experts have been very friendly and helpful. Their web site has an online Apache parts manual with nice diagrams and parts numbers listed. They even sell manuals! Check out the website and click on their Apache Trailer Parts link. They WILL ship parts anywhere! (They recently shipped parts to an Apache owner in the Philippines!)

Apache RV Center 11350 NE HWY 65 Blaine, MN   Phone: (763) 757-3449

Apache-shaped Signs & Frames  I make real 3/4 inch pine Apache shaped signs and photo frames. The large frames hold approx. 11 pictures and measures 23x10 inches. The small ones are 14x7 and hold 3 pictures (1 4x6). Also, I make name signs Apache shaped. I can e-mail pictures of samples. The large frames/signs are $20.00 plus $3.00 shipping. The small ones are $10.00 plus shipping. guzzi@nep.net

Apache Vinyls   I have the Apache vinyl replacements for sale. These are the logo's on the side of the boxes. The outline lettering is for the 1978 makes and the solid colored lettering is for the 1980 thru 1986 makes. I am unsure of the 1979 logo and if anyone could help me out I would be glad to do them also. I can also do the stripping associated with these makes and the model name. In a perfect world I would like to apply these vinyls for everyone but seeing that I can not I will include instructions on how to apply (it really isn't all that hard). Each set of logo's is $50.00. If you are in need of a whole vinyl replacement package for your Apache please e-mail me at tschaefer26@comcast.net with your make and model. Photo's would be helpful in assessing your vinyl needs also. In some cases they can be cleaned and brought back to vibrant life. In addition to the logo's and stripping I do offer one more vinyl service. I can make a vinyl for a name for your Apache. People with boats and cars have been doing it for years. I have named mine and you can see the name on the Pictures page of this web site. Please e-mail with your ideas and for a quote, thank you. Tim.

AME 4932 Budlong St. Anaheim, CA 92807 Phone: (714) 779-1115; voice & fax. Contact: Dick Habegger amej@pacbell.net Replacement aluminum hinge extrusion for side walls ($3.00 per foot, plus UPS shipping charges). Visit www.netcom.com/~amej/apache.html for additional information on restoration projects.

Andover Trailerama  Byram Township, NJ.  Located on Rt.206   Their mechanic told me that they are the only dealer that still services Apaches on the east coast. Phone: (973) 347-2225.

Augusta RV  159th Street East @ Hwy 54 Andover  KS 67002  Phone: 1-800-748-7306 or (316) 733-8300 Augusta apparently carries Drape Tape for $1.99 a yard. They will take phone orders and ship nationally.

Bear Creek Canvas  N7972 County Highway Y Spencer, Wisconsin 54479 Phone & Fax (715) 255-8216 Toll Free 1-800-701-TENT Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Complete canvas replacements.

Beds & Bunks  6131 W. Layton AV. Milwaukee, Wisconsin   Phone:(414) 281-3320 fax (414) 281-3380. Beds & Bunks carries futons that folks have used in their Apaches. They apparently will also make custom sizes. The price for a standard full size futon with synthetic inside & cotton cover is around $119 + tax & shipping.

Bob Cox Camper Country Knoxville TN 1-800-688-0825  This site has nice pictures and diagrams of Apache parts, including lift systems. Apache name plates available.

Byron White  Nashville, TN  Phone: (615) 883-6579 I have been in RV service since 1965 and have owned several Apaches. I no longer work for the dealer that I used to; Chad's Camping Center in Nashville, TN. I do however still work on Apaches at my home in Nashville. Any person needing Apache repairs can contact me. Byron White

Campers Paradise 20804 John R., Hazel Park, MI 48030.  Phone (248) 545-9026. They have a good stock of Apache parts.

Camping World Phone: 1-800-626-5944.  I have a 1980 Ramada and needed a new red side marker lens for the rear. Happened to be in Tampa , FL over the 3 day weekend we just had and there was a Camping World store down the road. Stopped in and low and behold, they carry side marker lights that are exact replacements for my Apache ( assuming mine are originals , which I believe they are ) !!! They are listed as : clearance light , #378 series , red. Part # 34-37-801. The manufacturer is Bargman products of Tekonsha, MI. Cost was about $3.70 ea. Comes with base, lens and a bulb. Measurements are ( as positioned vertically on camper ) 2 " wide x 4" tall x 1" deep and is rectangular in shape.

I popped off my broken lens and popped on the new one. Perfect fit !! Hope this info is helpful to someone in the never ending quest of finding hard to find parts for our Apaches !! God Bless, Douglas

Camp Trailer Parts    2287 Millville Rd  Lapeer, MI  48446   Phone: (810) 664-3080

Canvas Replacements  W2299 Hwy. 98, Loyal, WI 54446  Phone: 800-232-2079  Stocking new canvas for tent campers. Any make, any model, any year. Working with tent campers since 1957. email: cmprcvs@tznet.com

Counter, Table, & Cabinet   If you're looking for molding to rebuild or replace edge moldings on the counter, table, or cabinet tops, the following web site has them. http://www.outwater.com/teewood.html

Crouch Campers  Located 8 miles east of Roanoke, Va. on Route 460.  Phone: (540) 947-2686 or E-mail crouchcampers@hotmail.com.  I was an Apache dealer for many years and I do have a lot of misc. Apache parts on hand. I will be happy to give advice on repairing the Apache camper to anyone who needs help. I can get replacement tent tops for the Apache too. Thank you.  Dorothy Crouch

Dyers Online many parts and accessories available online for RV's and campers at good prices.

Emblems   Thanks to Tom Mathews of Plymouth, MN, Tony Lotz of TX, Jack Mann of Lake Worth, FL, Jeff Henry of Marysville, TN, Luke Kawecki of Farmington, MI, John MacIntyre of Nederland, Colorado, Sharon McKay of Newark, Delaware, and Bruce & Denise Henning of Norfolk, Virginia, our tight-knit community now has access to Apache camper logo emblems for Falcon, Buffalo, Mesa, Roamer, Royal, Ramada, and Ranger, as well as the "Apache" side emblem, and a black and silver older Apache emblem that says "Apache, The Vesely Company." Thanks to Apache lover Cindy Harrington of Texas, I now have good molds for the Buffalo in script, as well as the 2.5-inch individual APACHE letters often found on the spare tires cover. 

I'm still looking for any other good original emblems that Apache owners are willing to lend to me so that I can make master molds. If you wish to obtain any of these emblems, I ask for a $6 "donation" per emblem to help me manage the many costs of plastic casting, mold making and postage. You can see the emblems I have available below (click to enlarge).

Apache Emblem Collection  Ranger emblem

My reproduction emblems do not have mounting pegs and so they should be mounted using automotive trim adhesive.  Gary Burch

Gearbox Repair Instructions on CD "For all of you who have lifting problems this CD is a must. It is in Microsoft Powerpoint format and will guide you step by step through the gear box. Filled with simple instructions, color photographs and diagrams to help you understand the lifting and lowering process. If your roof is lifting uneven, making a clunk, clunk noise or is just plain hard to crank, than this is exactly the cure you need. Don't spend your hard earned money on a new gear box when in most cases a little bit of maintenance is all that is needed, and this CD will show you how. You can order via paypal at www.paypal.com  using my email address or email me directly at tschaefer26@comcast.net The CD is $14.95 + $3.85 shipping. If you are not a Paypal user and would like more information, please go to this link: http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/gen/about-outside"

"A very nice presentation that does a great job at explaining & simplifying an important maintenance task - cleaning and lubing your gearboxes." -Webmaster's review

Gregory's Canvas Products 1404 Imlay City Rd Lapeer MI 48446   Phone: (810) 664-3520 Gregory purchased the original canvas patterns from Apache when they went out of business. I  received a few complaints about their replacement canvases in 1999. Two people reported having to send theirs back more than once for adjustments. I believe Apache Sales Corp gets their canvas's from Gregory.

Hanna Trailer Supply  8509 S. Howell Av. Oak Creek WI. 53154  Phone: (414) 762-7950  Fax 1-414-762-7904 PAUL DOWNS   They carry the domed chrome hub caps that fit some Apache wheels plus many more parts, including new utility hatch covers, corner stabilizers, etc. Below are a few shots of parts they stock that will work with various Apaches.

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JC Whitney  This mail order giant carries inexpensive awnings and screen rooms, as well as lots of various parts and accessories for campers and RV's (and vehicles). The web site contains a decent online catalog, but the printed catalog has a lot more stuff. Catalogs are free. They've been in business for a long time. I used to get parts for my VW Campmobile from them way back when.

Mark's RV Supplies  Phone 800-713-3235 (716-589-1609) Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern time. RV appliance parts, RV awnings, Norcold refrigerators and parts, Electric brake controls, Wiring supplies, Electric brake parts, RV plumbing supplies, RV toilets & parts, Waste valves, tanks, caps, hoses, Hubs, bearings, seals, Roof vents, LP gas hoses & fittings.

Mattress Replacement Info. For those who own a 1973 Ramada or similar (most all hard-sided Apaches) and are looking for mattresses, I found mine at a mattress place here in Michigan. They measured to be 73" by 48" by 4" and fit as snug as a bug - tight and they did squeeze in very nicely.  $70 plus tax.  The place was in west side Detroit called Tri County Mattresses on Telegraph between 5 and 6 mile roads.   16706 Telegraph Rd. Detroit MI  48219   (313) 535-2500 Store hours M-F 10-8, Sat. 10-6, and Sun. 12-5 Any more info just email me and maybe I can find out for you. Kim, Jim and family

Paigo Inc. 7822 n.w. 2ct. Miami Fla. 33014.   Phone: (305) 762-6788  Fax: (305) 762-6799  Bob Paigo has been into Apache campers since 1968 when his father and uncle (Tony and Bill Paigo/ Paigo Bros.) started the Miami store. Paigo Inc. has Apache parts in stock, maintains a service facility for Apache campers, and will service any model or year Apache. Call (or email) for info.  paigoinc@bellsouth.net

Portable Outhouse  Check out this neat little "outhouse"! These are very deluxe units! Go to www.pahaque.com and select Gear, then Teepee. They even have a virtual tour of it - too cool. Thank you Popup Times!

Richfield Trailers (330) 659-4134 (Richfield, Ohio)  "I got our Apache curtain tape from Richfield Trailers. .80 a yard. This guy is wonderful - also carries old Apache parts and in fact replaced our links when we first bought the camper, popped it up and it broke - couldn't get down and it was in our garage. This guy drove to our house (40 minute drive) to help us get it down and never charged us anything other than replacing the links. Great guy!!"  - Jan B.

RV Extras - Awnings, Cushion Replacement, Mattresses, Curtains, etc. 

RV WorkShop  8729 Lyon Valley Rd New Tripoli, PA. 18066 Email - rvworkshop@prodigy.net  Phone: (800) 929-1231 Replacement pop-up canvas, RV parts & accessories, major appliance parts, etc. We carry gear boxes for Apache campers! please visit our online store.

Southern RV 7001 Jefferson Davis Hwy Richmond, VA 23237  Phone: (804) 275-8345
8:30-6:00 M-F and 9:00-5:00 Sat. Have parts in stock and do repairs on all models

Window Replacement:  Window plastic sheeting is available from a company called Laird Plastics. They have more than fifty warehouses and have bronze tinted acrylic from .060 up to .080 tinted from light to dark. The cost to replace all the windows in my Cimarron with the thicker .080 dark acrylic was $140.00 including UPS shipping to my home. Another Company to check is A&C Plastics, although they were $41.00 more for the same thickness and tint. - Paul K. Cornell  (For more information on replacing your windows, see the How To page.)

More Parts: The For Sale/Wanted page often includes many used Apache parts.

Parts Manual!

These are indispensable files for those of you looking for Apache repair information. They contain detailed diagrams, descriptions, part numbers, instructions, etc. The complete manual and all available replacement parts can be ordered from Ole' Elmer at:

Apache Sales Corp.
587 S. Court Street,Suite 200  Lapeer, MI 48446.
Phone: (810) 664-9961  Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm EST.

Thank you Jim Strong for scanning these pages and putting them in pdf format! This is truly a great resource to offer here on the web.

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1967-69 lift system diagrams, instructions, replacement procedures, etc.

2 pages

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1970 lift system diagrams, troubleshooting, pictures, parts, etc.

5 pages

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1967-86 lift system diagrams, parts, pictures, etc. including: operation, timing, troubleshooting, gear boxes, repairs, chain & upper box replacement, middle & outer stop replacement, etc. Wow!

10 pages
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Pictures of canvas tents, road covers, & canopies for older Apaches.

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ABS plastic repair instructions and repair formula part #'s.

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Typical solid state wiring diagram for 1971-80 Apaches.

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Diagrams, parts, & numbers for multiple year Apaches including: side walls, bed mechanisms, body panels, bezels (rear end stuff), doors, bed panels, bed framing, bed roof/rear wall, beds, roof vent, road cover, etc. This file covers a lot - very useful indeed!

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