Disposing of 1972 Winnebago Brave C-20

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I have an undrivable Winnebago C-20 Brave that none of the area salvage yards will accept unless it is totally gutted. The towing companies want $150/hr towing charge with a 2 hour minimum charge for a motorhome. The roof has had some leaks, like about all vintage Winnebagos, but interior lights all work, the Dometic fridge works on electric and propane, Coleman furnace works, air conditioner puts out cold air, water heater and plumbing system has never been used. I found a website, HeyRV.com, that says they will come and pick up the RV and haul it off, free of any charge no matter what condition it is in, and will make you an offer for what they deem it to be worth. Has anyone heard of HeyRV.com or had any experience with them? They say they are home based in CA, but will pick up RVs in any of the continental states. Thanks for your input!
 
I have an undrivable Winnebago C-20 Brave that none of the area salvage yards will accept unless it is totally gutted. The towing companies want $150/hr towing charge with a 2 hour minimum charge for a motorhome. The roof has had some leaks, like about all vintage Winnebagos, but interior lights all work, the Dometic fridge works on electric and propane, Coleman furnace works, air conditioner puts out cold air, water heater and plumbing system has never been used. I found a website, HeyRV.com, that says they will come and pick up the RV and haul it off, free of any charge no matter what condition it is in, and will make you an offer for what they deem it to be worth. Has anyone heard of HeyRV.com or had any experience with them? They say they are home based in CA, but will pick up RVs in any of the continental states. Thanks for your input!
Have you considered donating it and, if your finances allow, taking it as a deduction?
 
I have not heard of HeyRV, sounds promising. I assume you have the title? Make sure you get some type of signature and transfer, handmade whatever, but proof that ownership transferred to the new owner. You would hate someone to take it, strip it, dump it, and have to pay removal fees because you are listed as owner. Good luck.
 
Thanks SpencerPJ...I do have the title. It was my dad's originally. He used it for his scenic postcard business in the 50's and 60's and 70's. Then digital came along and eventually cell phones with cameras in them and people stopped buying postcards and took their own photos and sent them via text messaging.
 
DAV might take it, Cars for Kids.
For clarification, "Cars For Kids" is a Jewish Orthodox Charity with 99% of the proceeds after expenses going to Jewish Orthodox operations mostly in NYC. They've been successfully sued by Attorney's Generals in several States for misleading claims ( in spite of the cute song) that they are non demoninational or that they disburse proceeds equally.
 
In almost all circumstances he’d still have to haul it away after
A nearby neighbor gave a mobile home in rough shape to the local fire dept for drills a few years ago. The fire dept arranged to have it hauled to a field next to the firehouse, and when they were through with it, they had the remaining junk hauled away by a local trash pickup company. The neighbor was happy with the no hassles tax deduction.
 
Have you considered donating it and, if your finances allow, taking it as a deduction?
I don't recommend/suggest a particular organization, but numerous 'local' organizations might take it off your hands.
 
Another thought would be to contact a wholesaler. These are folks who take 'junk' RVs off dealers. You can call the nearest dealer to find out who they use.

When we unloaded our first motorhome, I didn't want to sell it privately and pass along some issues to a buyer. The dealer for our replacement DP offered to take it off our hands, although I wasn't asking anything for it. The dealer offered it to a wholesaler who lived half way between the dealer and us. So they just had the wholesaler pick it up at our house.

I annotated the trade-in agreement/contract and the DMV paperwork with everything I knew was 'wrong' with the old motorhome.
 
Has anyone heard of HeyRV.com or had any experience with them?
I agree with Gary's opinion on this. I did visit the website and it appears to be legitimate. If you do contact them, it would be nice if you would return and tell us the results.
For clarification, "Cars For Kids" is a Jewish Orthodox Charity with 99% of the proceeds after expenses going to Jewish Orthodox operations mostly in NYC.
This is not accurate. Kars 4Kids is what you are talking about. Cars for Kids is a national organization operating in many major cities.
Changing lives and helping kids graduate since 1992, Cars for Kids is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization benefitting. All vehicle and car donations help kids build a better future by providing them with the tools necessary to succeed. Our car donation program spans all 50 states with our knowledgeable and friendly donation specialists available 24/7. We offer free towing and accept cars, trucks, vans, boats, motorcycles, RVs, campers, jet skis, forklifts, trailers, or almost any type of vehicle whether it is running or not.
 
I agree with Gary's opinion on this. I did visit the website and it appears to be legitimate. If you do contact them, it would be nice if you would return and tell us the results.

This is not accurate. Kars 4Kids is what you are talking about. Cars for Kids is a national organization operating in many major cities.
Changing lives and helping kids graduate since 1992, Cars for Kids is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization benefitting. All vehicle and car donations help kids build a better future by providing them with the tools necessary to succeed. Our car donation program spans all 50 states with our knowledgeable and friendly donation specialists available 24/7. We offer free towing and accept cars, trucks, vans, boats, motorcycles, RVs, campers, jet skis, forklifts, trailers, or almost any type of vehicle whether it is running or not.
 
Well, I just called HeyRV.com (888) 905-8358, and the kind lady that answered the phone was very apologetic, but she told me they don't take any motorhomes older than 1995. She suggested I call local salvage yards to see if they would take it for free. I told her I've already done that and they won't take it without gutting it first (removing all interior wood, etc.) Then she suggested I advertise it on Craig's List or other "for sale or free" sites. I guess I will take some photos, post them on a couple sites and see if anyone will take it that way. I hate to see it just junked when all the inside appliances are working good. I appreciate the suggestions the members have made on this forum and thank you for the opportunity to post my problem. Thank you all so much!
 
Good luck, you might also call a couple local Mobile RV Techs, just Google mobile rv tech and your zipcode. They most certainly might take it for the good appliances.
 
A nearby neighbor gave a mobile home in rough shape to the local fire dept for drills a few years ago. The fire dept arranged to have it hauled to a field next to the firehouse, and when they were through with it, they had the remaining junk hauled away by a local trash pickup company. The neighbor was happy with the no hassles tax deduction.
I understand but that might not always be the case. I’ve been a firefighter paramedic for 35 years and it doesn’t work that way often.
 
For clarification, "Cars For Kids" is a Jewish Orthodox Charity with 99% of the proceeds after expenses going to Jewish Orthodox operations mostly in NYC. They've been successfully sued by Attorney's Generals in several States for misleading claims ( in spite of the cute song) that they are non demoninational or that they disburse proceeds equally.
Fine with that. So long as it isn't a front for Hamas. However as shown above Kars For Kids is the Jewish organization, thier programs are right on their website.

Cars For Kids, has a different mission.
Either one does a good job with funds they raise.
 
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When you post it on Craigslist, state would make a good hunting shack. My step daughter got burned on a TT a few years back. Allot wrong with it. They got a little money for it but the guy who bought said he was going to use it as a hunting shack on property he owned up north. Worth a shot.
 
What engine does it have in it? there are a lot of people out there that will take it off your hands just for the engine , especially if it has a big block in it.
 

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