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Subject Topic: HELP!! Removal of static caravan
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Message posted by outdoorytypegirl via mobile 11/4/2019 at 9:24am
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I have a static sited on a private site in the Yorkshire dales near skipton, it needs removing & scrapped .
Can anyone recommend a company who does this?
I'm expecting to pay but struggling to find companies who take away for scrap/spares.
The site owners recommended wainmans but after 3 weeks of the run around from them not getting a straight answer or quote & now getting hassle from the site owners to get it removed I'm truly desperate!
Can anyone help?

Message posted by MisterB195924/4/2019 at 11:12pm
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there are a few firms on ebay offering caravan transport, why not ring them and ask?

alternatively put it on ebay or other sites for a minimal sum or offer it for free with free delivery and save on scrapping costs?

ps, what van, make, model is it? year?

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Message posted by outdoorytypegirl via mobile 25/4/2019 at 8:43am
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Already advertised for free on a number of sites including Ebay, also stated I would help pay towards costs of removal.
Phoned/messaged a number of scrap/removal firms , came to nothing.
The site wont allow scrap people to go on site & take it apart .. was told a caravan isn't worth much in scrap & that special licences & specialist yards are needed to be able to do this .
Luckily yesterday I had confirmation from Silsden.. the only people who do this in Yorkshire are taking my van tomorrow.. 300 which is a bargain compared to quotes of 2000 .
I understand now why most sites only allow Van's 10 yrs old .... older Van's are very difficult to get rid of!

Message posted by Colin2125/4/2019 at 11:08pm
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Quote: Originally posted by outdoorytypegirl on 25/4/2019
Already advertised for free on a number of sites including Ebay, also stated I would help pay towards costs of removal.
Phoned/messaged a number of scrap/removal firms , came to nothing.
The site wont allow scrap people to go on site & take it apart .. was told a caravan isn't worth much in scrap & that special licences & specialist yards are needed to be able to do this .
Luckily yesterday I had confirmation from Silsden.. the only people who do this in Yorkshire are taking my van tomorrow.. 300 which is a bargain compared to quotes of 2000 .
I understand now why most sites only allow Van's 10 yrs old .... older Van's are very difficult to get rid of!



They are only difficult to get rid of because no sites will take them. They are all in league with each other. It's all about the sites maximising profits. Many statics at 10 years old are lovely, and if they are looked after well they would easily last another 10 or even 15 years. Sites make a lot of money out of siting/unsiting statics, and also out of offering ridiculous amounts of money to owners who want to sell up, then selling them on for a huge profit. It's one massive rip-off!


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Message posted by MisterB195910/5/2019 at 9:00am
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I may have been interested in buying it = if it was around 10 years old - it needed to have a tiled double pitch roof though, pref 3 bedrooms and in good condition. if anyone is facing the same dilemma as the OP ..

I want to resite it in france for my daughter, so the price needs to reflect its value as an offsite van

Message posted by Colin2110/5/2019 at 1:44pm
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As I understand it, people in France don't have the same problem we have here, and some sites will accept statics from outside. Well this is rip-off Britain after all!


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Message posted by Grandad Kenny via mobile 10/5/2019 at 3:27pm
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MrB.take a look at the sales area on st John's road past the garden centre, used to be amber leisure but now sells statics

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Message posted by MisterB195910/5/2019 at 7:34pm
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thanks, but they are a bit too expensive for her, similar to Sambecks, by the time we paid to have it shipped it over to France and paid 'gate fees' it works out too expensive for her

was hoping to pick up one being forced off a site due to age, so we can get a bargain but also put a few quid in someones pocket who might be facing a bill for removal etc

Message posted by outdoorytypegirl via mobile 10/5/2019 at 8:49pm
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In the end my caravan was only worth scrap.. unless you had the know how to repair cheaply.
The site I had my van is a private farm along with less than 40 other Van's... other than maybe 2 are 25/30 yrs old .
The only people in the Yorkshire area who take off & scrap old Van's unbeknown to me had a fall out with the farm/site owner .. cut a long story short the son of scrap/site & luckily for me are now in cahoots with farm site so after I gave my money too the farm & let them deal with it.
The problem is .. in Yorkshire & surrounding you will not find a scrap removal of old static vans as they aren't worth tuppence in scrap... and for the farm with large area to be able to scrap on their own grounds has to have some special licence... if it weren't for the farm & scrapers/son in the end getting together I would now be in hospital with severe depression... yes sounds dramatic but the crap I was getting from the farm site to shift my van when it was impossible to do so unless I spent 2000 doing so .. knowing from the start that they had fell out with the only people that would move it ... I'm now ranting sorry.
I just want to finish by saying because of the law on scrapping old Van's now you will find it so difficult to get rid... so before any signs of leaks etc sell privatley off site way before of any signs .

Message posted by Colin2110/5/2019 at 9:18pm
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Quote: Originally posted by outdoorytypegirl on 10/5/2019

I just want to finish by saying because of the law on scrapping old Van's now you will find it so difficult to get rid... so before any signs of leaks etc sell privatley off site way before of any signs .



Therein lies the biggest problem of all. The number of people who are likely to even consider buying a static off site is absolutely miniscule. You would be looking for someone who wanted to export it, use it as a site office, or put it in their garden to live in while they renovate a house. Nobody else would touch it with a bargepole, if they had any sense, as they would find nowhere to put it.


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Message posted by outdoorytypegirl via mobile 10/5/2019 at 9:55pm
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Exactly!!
Every person that buys a van 15+ yrs old are soon enough going to need to scrap it ... but where do they go??
If no one wants them for just scrap "hardly any money to be made now" ... owners of the van will be paying extortionate prices to get rid... way more than they probably paid in the 1st place!
In 2013 I handed over 3500 for a 16yr old van which included the 600 6month site fees at the time , as the 5 yrs went on it's now this year 855 6 month /1710 year "just water no elec/gas" basic site that I was very happy about .
So yes a cheap site that is happy having old Van's on ... but as of now in the long run it wont be cheap paying someone to take it off in a few years .
Im back to camping, dragged my old tent out of the loft 😁

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That's why I would never have a static in this country. I often think I would like one, and I have stayed in one, but it's a money-pit!

After research I came to the conclusion that the site owners have it so well sewn up between them that the only quicker way of getting rid of money is to take a bundle of notes out into the garden and set fire to them. You spend tens of thousands buying the thing, many more thousands on annual site fees, then end up with something that's worth the price of a cup of tea and you have to spend more thousands to get rid of it!

If I decided to stay in one place on a semi-permanent basis I would buy a big tourer that I could remove myself and probably sell. If I want to holiday in a static, I will rent one.


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Message posted by MisterB195911/5/2019 at 5:03pm
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Quote: Originally posted by outdoorytypegirl on 10/5/2019
Exactly!!
Every person that buys a van 15+ yrs old are soon enough going to need to scrap it ... but where do they go??



well if the van has a double pitch roof and in good condition then I would consider buying it ! - I only want one though ! as for price, I sold a 2001 van around 4 years ago - so it was 15 years old, I sold it for roughly the same amount of money I had paid for it to buy and ship over to France 9 years earlier !!!

so as I have said before on this forum, having a static in France (on the right site) is a totally different story that in the UK, I would NEVER have one in the UK. at around 2000 per year site fees - if you could get over for the school holidays (easter and summer) the 7 weeks would work out at 300 per week - and as the van would hold its value, its worth considering

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i am a volentere of the yorkshire wolds railway & if we can have it for free it will be used as a shop on our site for selling the things that people bring us to sell for buying track to relay the line if you do please ring 01377338053 as he is on the comity & see what he has to say please.

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Hello
I have a 10ft by 28ft static if you can arrange collection from west sussex its youres for free

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which site was it on ?


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