Asked on Nov 20, 2017

Does anyone know how to scrap mobile homes?

RoAnn von Kronenberger27524803Ann


7 answers
  • Robyn Garner
    Robyn Garner
    on Nov 20, 2017

    I'd call a junk yard to ask.
  • Sharon
    on Nov 20, 2017

    I helped someone do this once, and never again. I had a client who did scrapping on the side. Even my client said never again. But if you must, we used sawzaws, took out windows and doors, and then sawed off the ends, rolled the aluminum sheathing back, tore out the insulation bagged and took to dump, cut out the wood framing and burned. Took out the bolts from welded steel frame and cleaned off and sold to a guy for towing his sand dune buggies. Took the aluminum to the recycler and Jim said wasn't worth the aggravation.
    If you just want to get rid of it, have it towed to a scrap yard, and they will weight and give you price of steel. Some yards if close by will come pick it up.
  • Lisa Mastrogiovanni
    Lisa Mastrogiovanni
    on Nov 20, 2017

    I've actually seen people place their mobile homes in the free sections on Craigslist. I believe scrappers look for things there. Just a hint: a scrappers will make quite a bit of money from it if the scrap prices are up, and may be willing to share the money with you. There's no harm in asking.
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Nov 20, 2017

    Run a add in your local paper,to see if you get any responses,call camper retailers and ask them there opinion as well.
  • Ann
    on Nov 20, 2017

    If you take it all apart you can take the aluminum to the scrap yard. The stove, fridge, A.C. unit, (anything worth selling) can be put on Craig's List. This is a big job, good luck-you can make money 😄
  • 27524803
    on Nov 20, 2017

    When my Aunt passed away... my Mom put an add on Craig's list to sell it, We lived in San Diego... some one bought it to move it to Mexico...
    I would get some estimates from a demolition/scrapper.... they will know the requirements for disposing of insulation and things like asbestos.
  • RoAnn von Kronenberger
    RoAnn von Kronenberger
    on Nov 27, 2017

    Thanks for your ideas!
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