Where do the dead mobiles go? - Posted by Shawn Dostie

Posted by Tony-VA on May 10, 2002 at 17:12:32:

Getting rid of delapited mobile homes can be a challenge. Some counties in VA for instance will take the home at the dump and crush it up. It costs about $800 last I checked. Other counties will not take them at all.

Some states/counties are more restrictive, requiring you to have the home broken down into piles of different material etc.

Your best bet would be to call the local movers. Call several and explain what you have and ask them how to get rid of it.

If all else fails, trade that thing in! Believe it or not, there are places that have no alternative but to trade the homes in. Usually there is a local used home dealership that fills this void.

Good luck with the movers.


Where do the dead mobiles go? - Posted by Shawn Dostie

Posted by Shawn Dostie on May 10, 2002 at 16:53:16:

What do you do, who do you call, where do you send a MH that is too bad to live in, too bad for storage, in other words you’re afraid to pull it from it’s present location cause you might have 2 halves.
You can call a mover, but where do you tell em’ to put it? It’s illegal to set a fire, unless maybe use it for training firefighters?

Any input?

To the scrap yard - Posted by Karl (Oh)

Posted by Karl (Oh) on May 10, 2002 at 20:58:26:

There are guys out there that will cut up a home and haul it away for about $500. You just have to have title to the home before you begin. That’s usually the bigger problem we have to solve.

Karl Kleiner

Been there… - Posted by David Krulac

Posted by David Krulac on May 10, 2002 at 19:35:15:

bought a piece of land with a mobile, that was is fair condition, tried to give it away but everyone who wanted it could not handle the moving, etc. There were local and state permits needed to move and it was more hassle than it was worth or people wanted to do.

So I hired a guy to dismantle the home where it stood.
He rented a super dupper industrial saw and cut the thing apart. he took all the steel, alum, and other metals to a scrap yard and got some money. He burned all the panelling, cabinets, studs, etc, everything burnable on site. everything that was not metal and not burnable he put in the back of the pickup and hauled to the land fill. total costs about $450 labor and saw rental.

David Krulac
Central Pennsylvania