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Who Buys Salvage RVs?

Published on March 25th, 2022 by Lynne Fedorick

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There are a few places where you can get rid of salvage RVs.

3 Places That Buy Salvage RVs

Nothing lasts forever. On average, RVs help us to create happy memories for 10 to 20 years on average. After that, RVs often become too fraught with problems to continue as anything but a backyard monument.

Old RVs tend to get parked for too long before we sell them or get someone to haul them away. You probably already know you can give an old RV away to someone just by advertising it online as a salvage or parts RV. But did you know there are also people who will pay to take your junky old RV away? The key is finding out who they are. This article will explore who buys salvage RVs.

It’s not always easy to find a specific buyer who buys scrap RVs. We found 3 different options available to old RV owners in most areas of the USA and Canada.

Sell your RV online

If you have an old RV that is considered a sought-after vintage RV, there are plenty of private buyers and RV restoration companies that will pay you money for your old eyesore. Some RV brands and models are more popular than others for vintage RV renovation projects. Some sought-after vintage RVs include:

  • Airstream Trailers
  • Boler Fibreglass Trailers
  • Burro Fibreglass Trailers
  • Spartan Aluminum Trailers
  • Holiday Rambler
  • Volkswagen Westfalia
  • GMC Motorhome
  • Winnebago Brave
  • Pathfinder Trailers

If you have any of these RVs sitting in your backyard, try selling it through National Vehicle or even on RV forum classifieds. Be honest about its general condition and also about what works and what doesn’t work in it. There is probably somebody into vintage RV renovations who will be happy to buy an RV in fair to poor condition for the right price.

Automobile and RV scrap yards

RV scrapyards and even some automobile scrap yards will pay you cash AND take your decrepit RV away. How sweet is that? Here are a few companies that will either buy your scrap RV and take it away or provide a listing of RV scrap yards that will do so.

Sell your old RV for scrap metal

You probably have a company in your area that buys scrap metal. They pay by the pound of metal, but they might have a blanket rate that they pay for scrap RVs. This option is the most hassle since you’ll usually have to find a way to get your old RV to their scrap yard. If you still want to sell your old RV as metal scrap, you can Google “scrap metal dealers near me.”

RVers looking for valuable how-to information have learned to go to the experts. 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.

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29 thoughts on “Who Buys Salvage RVs?”

  1. I am looking for a small camper that is very cheap with no leaks to convert into a hunting blind I have a f350 and dual axel heavy duty steel trailer to move it. I would prefer it to be within a two hour drive of Boone NC. Thanks

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    • I have an 18 ft that’s been gutted and wood frame repaired. Solid camper really.. pulls good, tires are good. All lights there. All the glass is there, doesn’t leak but does need a vent cover or skylight. Floor is solid .. ideal. Sink, stove oven combo, fridge, toilet, portable toilet, shower 7064590800 text me if interested in pics -chris

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  2. This 1996 Montara by Fleetwood 29Z is not salvage. It defintely is flipable or once the cabover is repaired inside and out it would be useable by your family. Old damage from a tree falling on it and then water got through. Small area towards the rear had water leak and has been repaired. This motorhome runs great with approxiately 55,000 orginal miles. The generator will not stay running. All appliances work and plumbing and electrical are great too. Tires, furnance and air conditioning all good working condition. I am asking $6,500. and located in Columbiaville, Michigan. Contact 248-881-5037 if you are a serious buyer.

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  3. I have a 2007 Winnebago Sightseer 34a. 75,000 miles. Three slides, good tread on tires but they are on their 6th year. Needs manifolds and exhaust as well as a full interior make over. Too good for scrap. Any value?

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  4. Need to get rid of a 1971 Dodge Champion Motorhome. Does not run nor is it drivable. Need it gone out of the yard. Located in Charlotte, Michigan.

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  5. Need to find someone who would want my 1984 Holiday Rambler 5th wheel. 36 foot Strong body. Free/U Haul tows well. clean title. Needs lots of work inside.

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  6. I have a 2004 Fleetwood Utah model folding camper. Driven maybe 1500 miles and used approximately 45 days total. Toilet, shower, fridge and heater never used. All gas lines and burners work great. Electrical wiring needs to be checked. New tires and new battery. Make me an offer.

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  7. 97 Palomino pop up camper . when it was raised, the top collapsed into the camper. can be repaired just no time to do it. rest of body and all works. want to sell. make offer.

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  8. I have a 2010 Sunset Trail travel trailer, it has been in the sun so the front cover is wrinkled and there is a crack in the ceiling from the sun. The furniture inside is perfect condition DVD player TV stove microwave refrigerator kitchen table benches couch recliner’s bed all in great condition the only other thing is there is a disconnect in the wiring for the pop won’t move

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    • I have Fleetwood 1998 very thing inside workes it has 55000 miles on idont have the title or Key. Gigood good when it was s. It run parked on my property it has been abandoned for 5 mothes just make me a offer if you want it thanks charlie

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      • My phone is 7654790950i have1998 Fleetwood rv with 55000 miles on the motor run good when it was parked on my property. 5 months ago . It has very thing you need inside and very thing workes. It was abandoned on property 5 months ago so I don’t have the title or Key. Just make me offer. I need gone

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  9. Looking to sell my Kit Road Ranger 5th wheel, needs work and would make a great deer lease camper. Title in hand, and I just want it gone!

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  10. I have a 1976 Dodge Tioga Motorhome that needs TLC and a new owner. It was in good shape and driven 56 miles every weekend for years by previous owner. It now has major water damage, it’s been parked for a decade. Model has bathroom in back, no hallway, open floor plan. Please come get it. Email [email protected]

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  11. I sold my 1994 36’ Fleetwood Bounder. Couple took possession and were making payments. I kept the title!!
    It broke down Ins them and the abandoned it on the side of the road.
    Thank God for AAA!
    I am done!😡
    Who wants to buy it? It had 52,000 mile February 2022.

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    • I have a 1985 sunflyer Chevy 454 big block engine RV great condition, can’t drive due to replacing. The pulley and belt. My mechanic died. Is very clean , black appliances, stove refrig, microwave. Heating and air conditioning work great.need to sale fast to replace my Concorde that just went down. Will sale at a very special price, I need transportation!
      Please inquire at [email protected]

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  12. casita trailer to buy: where to look for a used Casita. Made in Texas, and a fiberglass top, sides and front and rear. ??????

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  13. I have found a great place for part and labor. Even better it’s only two miles down the road from my house. River Town RV’s In La Grange Kentucky, buys salvage towables. They sell new and used parts. If they don’t have they try to find it for you. They will install what they sell or tell you how to, Somedays it just good place hang with guys drink coffee and talk RV’s and adventures.

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  14. I remain amazed there is no club for old Coleman Popup trailers. Remember when a family of 4 or 6 used Popup trailers all over America? Now it’s two seniors in a 45′ motorhome.

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