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Question DetailsAsked on 2/2/2017

Have a 31 foot Salem with water damage in front bedroom is this good enough for someone to take for scrap.

Air conditioner, refrigerator, stove still in good condition, double bunks, bathroom, toilet sink, shower still good. Tilt out.Dining area still good.
still good,tilt

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I would check typical used price for your model and year in decent condition on a site like NADA, here -

or a website like RVTrader, and get an estimate (assuming it still is roadable) to repair it to comparable condition to the rest of the unit - then decide if scrapping it or fixing it up to sell or selling as-is with the pricing reflecting the probably repair cost is the way to go. Might try getting quotes from local used RV/Trailer places as well, realizing those will be wholesale used prices because they will be figuring probably 25-50% markup before resale. Junkuyards of course commonly will take this sort of thing too for scrap - but unless driveable likely to charge you, and maybe even then if it has asbestos insulation in it.

If your unit is functional and roadable with fairly minor work, almost certainly worth many thousands of $ versus having to pay someone to dispose of it as scrap - because generally RV's and trailers that are not functional, unless bought by someone intending to fix it up for resale, cost you to get rid of - the scrap value does not exceed the cost of disposal.

You can see previous questions with answers about means of disposal of dead trailers and RV's by putting the words - trailer disposal - into the Ask box, above. Quite a few discussing issues in disposal, types of companies who do it, liability issues, registration/plate transfer, getting taxation out of your name, etc.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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