3 Ways To Easily Get Rid Of Your Old RV
After years of service, things on your old motorhome or trailer started to fall apart. Of course, RVs aren’t designed to last forever. So now the old RV sits wasting away, rotting in the backyard. No dealer will even consider the value of an old RV that’s seen better days. You can’t just haul it to the local dump and be done with it either.
You might be wondering, “So, how do I get rid of an old RV?” We’ve outlined three ways you can get rid of your old motorhome or trailer.
1. Advertise your old RV on the internet
There is always someone who is looking for a bargain. Get a free valuation from National Vehicle or try advertising your old RV as for sale for a few hundred dollars on social media marketplaces such as Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist. You’ll be surprised at the number of people who are looking for a decrepit bargain RV they can fix up or rebuild as a project.
2. Donate your old RV
We don’t tend to think about our local fire department until we need them. But your fire department needs to have old vehicles and RVs to practice their firefighting and extrication skills and technologies. Each fire department is different, but they’ll often have the means to arrange to pick up your RV and take it away.
You may be able to get a tax credit for the value of your old RV. You’ll certainly be able to feel good about helping your local fire department do what they do best. This is certainly the most honorable end for an RV’s useful life.
Onlinecardonations.com provides free pick-up and transportation of your RV to fire departments that need RVs to practice on.
3. Sell your old RV for scrap
You can also get a scrap dealer or auto/RV wrecker to come and pick up your old RV. They’ll often give you a few hundred dollars for it and it will be gone forever.
RV salvage yards are easy to find. Just search online for RV Scrap and Salvage Yards and Google will find a few in your area.
Forums such as iRV2.com and blog sites like RV LIFE, Do It Yourself RV, and Camper Report provide all the information you need to enjoy your RV. You’ll also find brand-specific information on additional forums like Air Forums, Forest River Forums, and Jayco Owners Forum.