So what do you do if you pull up to your next property and see this……………
If you said have it towed or call a junk yard/dump you’d be dead wrong. Apparently no one wants this heaping pile of junk. In fact all of the junk yards within a 30 mile radius of the property wanted to charge me between $900-$1400 just to take it in……plus the tow. Try explaining that to your AM. You’ll probably get as far as I did which was “let’s try and figure something else out” which is AM code for “take care of it or we’ll find someone that will.”
So after some crafty detective work I found out that the reason for the high cost was the labor involved with breaking the thing down. I guess because the way these campers are built, stripping the metal is a daunting task worthy of charging a fortune. Long story short I had one of my contractors unbolt the cab from the frame on site and strip it down into 3 sections: chasse, scrap metal and wood. They hauled away the now well sorted out piles of junk and a tow truck came and took the chasse which would now be accepted by the junk yards for free.
The end result………..$200 for the tow and $240 for my guys to break down and haul away the scrap and saving my client $755 in the process. Yes...I do feel like a hero thank you very much.
I’m sure some of you have had this same pleasurable experience but this was a first for me. Gotta say though, this is why I love what I do. Sometimes we get so far outside of the box I’m not sure what profession I’m in. Good stuff, right! Of course the easy ones are nice too!