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Part time dabbler

  • Joined Aug 2016
  • Cornwall
Dismantalling a static caravan
« on: August 07, 2018, 08:15:16 am »
Has anyone dismantled a static caravan?

I have one that I need to break up and skip and would appreciate any advice
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Maysie

  • Joined Jan 2018
  • Herefordshire/Shropshire Border
Re: Dismantalling a static caravan
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2018, 11:09:39 am »
I would just offload it to someone who can collect it. 

It may well contain asbestos, so you don't want to be dismantling it without the proper gear if it does. 

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Dismantalling a static caravan
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2018, 12:58:06 pm »
I've done a touring caravan, and it was far easier than you might imagine.
We took off the outer aluminium cladding and kept that separate to maximise the scrap value. Then we took the van itself to bits, bonfiring the wood, and taking the non-burnable stuff to the tip. Finally we were just left with the chassis, which we cut into manageable pieces using a gas torch and took that to the scrap man.
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Part time dabbler

  • Joined Aug 2016
  • Cornwall
Re: Dismantalling a static caravan
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2018, 04:50:47 pm »
Womble

Thanks that is what I was planning to do this weekend, and the next and probably the next :)
Physically part time in the garden, mentally full time in the garden

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Dismantalling a static caravan
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2018, 05:27:27 pm »
about 50 meters of cutting charge well placed .......   ;)

valmet10

  • Joined Mar 2016
Re: Dismantalling a static caravan
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2018, 08:55:46 pm »
I've just stripped a 38'x12' static stripped it starting at one end , had a small bonfire going , and bag other stuff for tip , used a reciprocating saw , stripped alloy ,wiring copper pipes etc for scrap , then cut chassis up   and scrapped that too

Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Dismantalling a static caravan
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2018, 08:05:59 am »
We did one and made a shed out of the wooden floor.  The insulation stuff was a messy pain to deal with.  We sold the different metals for scrap.  The second one we let a travelling scrap man have but he had to take it away to dismantle!

Black Sheep

  • Joined Sep 2015
  • Briercliffe
    • Monk Hall Farm
Re: Dismantalling a static caravan
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2018, 08:51:34 pm »
The previous owners at our place apparently dragged their old caravan down to the far field and set light to the thing. The whole hamlet stood around watching with a beer when there was an almighty explosion that sent them diving over the nearest dry stone wall. Yes, the muppet hadn't taken the gas canister out! A very lucky escape for those there I feel.

We're just left with the metal chassis poking out from a bed of nettles  :o

 

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