Going broke buying steel?
Need angle iron? These are discarded bed frames. I found
them in the alleys and back roads where people tend to dump things. It's an acceptable
source for angle iron if you are short of cash. If you are really strapped for sheet metal
you can usually find large appliances, like refrigerators & freezers, in the same way.
|Get to know your local RV repair shops and wrecking yards.
Smaller RV shops are easier to get to know the right people in, once a contact is made you
will find that a lot of RV owners abandon perfectly good appliances after the first little
thing that goes wrong with them. I have a friend who owns a shop, I get a lot of good tips
and advice there. I don't buy a lot of high priced RV parts from him, just enough to stay
viable as a potential customer. I make referrals to his shop whenever I can to make up for
the mooching and tip hounding, anything to grease the wheels a little.
|RV parts are kind of scarce in wrecking yards, but its worth
keeping vigil over for RV windows, maybe a nice range or holding tank for next to nothing.
If its not a car part like an axle or tranny, a lot of these wrecking yard guys under
price toilets, sinks, ranges and such.
|Campers and fifth wheels are in every nickel ad and paper,
these are a great source for the whole shopping cart full of needed bus appliances, stuff
that would cost a fortune to buy separately. Don't scrap that RV undercarriage and axles
when your done gutting it either my friend, throw a deck on it and sell it as a utility or
snowmobile trailer! Recoup a little of your investment, fifth wheel campers convert into
fifth wheel utility trailers very nicely!