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« on: June 10, 2009, 10:59:20 AM »

Hi Everyone, I have a friend in Toronto who has an early 70's popup that she and her husband are trying to get rid of.  The only problem is no one will take it.  They've called scrap dealers, rv stores, the city and no one has a clue on how to dispose of this.  Can anyone out there give any ideas of who they should contact?
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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2009, 11:07:35 AM »

Wow, an auto wrecking yard won't take it?

Maybe the local dept of motor vehicles or police or towing company knows where such things end up.

Call the city public works from a pay phone and say "I need to get rid of my old camping trailer and I see two choices.  1. remove the license plate and file off the VIN number and abandon it on a back street for you to deal with.  2. Dispose of it properly if you can will tell me where."  Evil
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2009, 11:25:11 AM »

Wrecking yards won't take because there is nothing of value to them to resale.  The only choice you did not mention is the dump, tow it there pay the fee and be done.

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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2009, 11:30:53 AM »

What about freecycle, or kijiji ?  I'm sure someone would want it or parts of it to make an utility trailer.. Just a thought.

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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2009, 12:12:15 PM »

Have they tried putting it in the front yard with a FREE sign on it?  Somebody would want it for a utility trailer or something.
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2009, 05:18:12 PM »

I'd suggest Kijiji - its fairly popular in the GTA.  I've used it several times to get rid of old junk I don't want (a broken dirt bike, an old 2-stroke generator, a 55" projection screen TV just slightly smaller than Noah's Ark).  The PUP will likely be gone in 3-4 days.

Don't list it as "free" as that will make people wary of taking it.  Advertise it for a couple hundred dollars and expect offers at 50% of your asking price.
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2009, 06:43:31 PM »

Park it on a Wal-Mart lot; take your tags off and someone will steal it! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2009, 06:03:36 PM »

Turning it into a utility trailer will probably work.  Take out all the innards that made it an RV, but leave the roof on.  This will make it a semi secure, possibly weather proof utility trailer?  I would be interested in it if only I had somewhere to store it.

If all else fails, now that there is a garbage strike in TO your friend should be able to burry it under a pile of garbage somewhere.  Wink


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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2009, 06:23:03 PM »

If I had somewhere to put it I would be interested, how big is it anyway?
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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2009, 07:05:57 AM »

www.kijiji.ca


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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2009, 07:36:02 PM »

I just signed the papers for a new TT today and instead of trading in our 1975 PUP, I've decided to give kijiji a go; I hope to get a few more dollars than I'd get from the dealership.  My salesman mentioned that used tent trailers are going like hotcakes right now and that they didn't have any left in stock.  About two hours after getting home, my salesman had sent me an email with the names/phone numbers of two couples who had been in looking for used PUPs and might be interested in mine...
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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2009, 12:08:05 PM »

I guess you could blow it up:

http://www.youtube.com/v/ld-7EoqWb4U
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« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2009, 12:17:43 PM »

I guess you could blow it up:

http://www.youtube.com/v/ld-7EoqWb4U

OK then..... that was interesting.....
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