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Old 10-06-2016, 02:52 PM   #1
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What Happens to Dead & Dying Trailers & Fifth Wheels?

Are there trailer junk yards like there are for cars?

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Old 10-06-2016, 08:43 PM   #2
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Yes. Mostly Class A RVs, but they do take apart all types.

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Old 10-08-2016, 04:55 PM   #3
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From my travels it seems a lot of them are put out to the farm. I see them along roads parked in a field corner, by out buildings, behind the barn or in a odd wood lot location. They are just rotting away. One old airstream Sovereign i see often is being used as a storage shed.
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There is a place near me that buys old ones and resells the parts.
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Old 10-09-2016, 10:48 PM   #5
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They end up in your neighbor's driveway with his out of work son-in-law holding band practice in it

Actually, this is a good question. I see many sitting on property or just rotting away next to a house with or without a tarp. It would seem some "junkyards" with RVs of all types would be in order.
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Old 10-09-2016, 11:03 PM   #6
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Fact is, many trailers are so lightly made that it takes little time to knock one to pieces. Unfortunately the frame isn't strong enough to reuse for a utility trailer or anything else. No hydraulic car crusher needed, just a couple of kids with hammers. Little good for storage, maintenance is needed to keep from leaking. Now an old school bus, can serve as a storage shed for long periods of time.


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