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.