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Old 12-12-2007, 05:27 PM   #1
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I have an old 1988 Komfort MH that has seen it's last ride. Too bad too as it has a good motor (454), tranny and a good 7.5 KW Onan. The body is delaminating, the window frames are falling off, etc. What does one do with a MH after it goes this far?
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Old 12-12-2007, 05:27 PM   #2
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I have an old 1988 Komfort MH that has seen it's last ride. Too bad too as it has a good motor (454), tranny and a good 7.5 KW Onan. The body is delaminating, the window frames are falling off, etc. What does one do with a MH after it goes this far?
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Old 12-12-2007, 05:46 PM   #3
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RV Salvage yards such as this one, buys them and sells the parts.
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:30 AM   #4
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For other geographic areas, try a Google search on the phrase "rv surplus".

If you indicate where you are located, someone may be able to point you to a place that is not well known (or has no web presence for Google to find).
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:17 AM   #5
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You could put an ad in the local paper " Parting out old motorhome" and list the good items, generator, fridge, WH, furnace, etc. Once they are sold call a local junk yard and see if they will haul off the rest.
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:47 AM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DavidMc:
For other geographic areas, try a Google search on the phrase "rv surplus".

If you indicate where you are located, someone may be able to point you to a place that is not well known (or has no web presence for Google to find). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I live in Bakersfield California. I have been doing some snooping for RV salvage in the area without much success so far. I will try surplus and keep looking.
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:53 AM   #7
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To expand on 1995Brave's suggestion:

Since you are in California, and the rig is a "motor vehicle" - - before you start, you may want to be certain the auto junk yard will take it after you have sold off the "good stuff".
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:35 AM   #8
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I bought a campground 3 1/2 years ago. The previoius owner was more than a bit of a pack rat. I inherited 10 old travel trailers and couple of 5th Wheels. 8 of the 12 are still on property (hidden away though). I have tried to get them removed but, no one wants them.

I'm told the problem is that the labor to scrap them outweighs the value of the recyclable material. I'm sure a Motorhome must have plenty of value though, especially w/a generator, powertrain etc.
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I am running into the same issue here. As scrap there's not a lot of people interested. As an old shabby motorhome, there's not a lot of people interested, as a sum of it's parts, there may be some interest, but what do you do with the hulk after removing the parts that are wanted? The search continues.
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:28 PM   #10
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I would hope that most motorhomes will last longer than 19 years. With good care, and preventative maintenance, these things should last a lot longer than a mere 20 years.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by buckeyes:
I would hope that most motorhomes will last longer than 19 years. With good care, and preventative maintenance, these things should last a lot longer than a mere 20 years. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
The people that I bought it from had some water leak issues and claimed to have fixed them. In truth they had covered over them. That caused the rear frame to rot out over the years. The delamination is something that Komfort was known for, only, not by me at the time. The rest is pure neglect due to wife and I at the time having issues and couple that with the Bakersfield sun and heat, you have a wreck. Running gear is good, every other aspect is not so good.
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You might want to try and find a group of guys that race old motorhomes and see if they are intrested in it. I know I have see trailer races and bus, tractor, all kinds of things are raced today. Who knows you might even come up with you own NASCAR series!
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I don't remember the name, but there's an RV Salvage dealer (carries a lot of Fleetwood parts) near Riverside, California. It's just off I-10. I think it might actually be in Ontario, CA. You could probably do a search of the area or check Yellow pages.
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Old 12-16-2007, 06:29 PM   #14
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RV Wizard and Bob, both interesting ideas and suggestions. Although I have yet to ask the question, I wonder what the towing bill would be if I had to get my old MH to Riverside/Ontario from Bakersfield? That's quite a jump.
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