Finding RV Salvage Yards California (RV Junkyards in CA)

Finding an RV junkyard or salvage yard is not always easy. One of the reasons it gets difficult is that there is not a lot of money in salvaging older RVs. Many owners simply trade them in and those trade-ins may never see a salvage yard.

There was Walt’s RV Surplus in Rialto CA but it is closed now. The reason you may not find that many in this state is because of the strict environmental laws plaguing the citizens of California. It gets very expensive to run a niche market junkyard.

To learn more about the locations of California RV junkyards or salvage yards, just continue to read our article. It supplies as many names and locations as possible. That is if they are still open. Some lists do not track closures.

RV Salvage Yards in Southern California


The problem is that some of these junkyards are closing faster than new ones can open. We counted 7 closures in the state with 5 of them being in Southern CA. A couple of them were in San Diego and Los Angeles.

The few that we have found to be open are:

1. Discount Van – Truck – SUV – RV

Type: RV furniture

Address: PO Box 13075 Long Beach, CA 90803

Phone: 800-884-3826

2. Family RV

Type: RV service, inventory, consignment

Address: 19380 MONTEREY ROAD, MORGAN HILL, CA 95037

Phone: 408.612.4700

3. Howell’s RV Appliance Repair

Type: RV parts

Address: 11366 N. Woodside Avenue Santee, CA 92071

Phone: 858-756-2635

4. Inland RV

Type: Airstream RV parts and service

Address: 399 East Harrison Street – Suite D, Corona, CA 92879

Phone: 1-800-877-7311

5. Mather Auto Dismantlers

Type: Auto and motorhome wrecking yard

Address: 1355 Dismantle Ct, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Phone: (916) 366-8211

6. McBrides RV

Type: RV repair service, paint, and body

Address: 13788 Oaks Ave. Chino, Ca 91710

Phone: (909) 627-7566

7. Rexhall’s Overstock

Type: Auto and motorhome overstock and surplus

Address: 46147 7th Street West. Lancaster, CA 93534

Phone: 661-726-0565

8. RV City Surplus

Type: RV salvage, new and used RV parts, and repair

Address: 1204 Broadway El Cajon, CA 92021

Phone: (619) 442-4703

9. RV Recyclers

Type: RV salvage and service

Address: 3391 Fitzgerald Road, #B, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Phone: (916) 635-9303

At the time of this writing, these are still open. We cannot make any guarantees as to their business operation or if they have thrown in the towel or not.

RV Salvage Yards Sacramento California

We were able to find a few of these businesses in this city. The Yelp and Yellow Pages will list auto wreckers or salvage yards before they list any for RVs. You can check those websites to see if we missed any.

The trouble will be in if they have closed recently or not. You should double-check before going to one of these locations to make sure they are still open and have what you need.

We also included a few that are not listed as Sacramento just in case they are close by.

1. All Rite Calif. - 1500 Shelton, Hollister, CA 95023

1-800-642-9988 New part manufacture/dealer location

Collision-repair parts for all types of RV exteriors.

Entry Doors, Windows, compartment doors, siding, etc

2. Mather Auto Wrecking/Mather's Auto Dismantlers 4095 Happy Ln Sacramento, CA 95827

1-800-822-6110, or 1-916-366-8211

We buy Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, and Mitsubishi wrecks. Specialize in Dodge motor homes.

3. RV Doctor George 1142 Dixieanne Avenue Sacramento CA 9581

1-916-927-7837, Fax 1-916-927-3866 Parts, parts, and more parts

4. Alltronics 2300-D Zanker Rd. San Jose, CA 95131

1-408-943-9773 12 vdc relays, 24 vdc relays, misc electronics, electrical

{we know where it is but this was as good a section as any to list it.}

RV Salvage Yards Riverside CA


1. Amack's Rec 1256 E. Main St Woodland, Ca. 95776

1-877-662-9658 molds etc for Alpenlite parts & they manufacture replacements.

2. American Vintage Trailer & Scooter Co. Los Angeles, CA

1-323-932-1406 Specialize in restoring and renting pre-1950 trailers. Extra used vintage trailer parts, especially 1950's Airstreams and pre-1950 Spartans.

3. Boeing Long Beach (Administrative Offices, Sales facility)

3460 Cherry Avenue Long Beach, California 90807

1- 562-593-5521

4. Boeing Huntington Beach (Sales facility)

5301 Bolsa Avenue, Huntington Beach, California 92647


5. Discount Van, Truck, RV PO Box 13075 Long Beach, CA 90803

1-800-414-0485 We have more than just Van, Suv, RV furniture

6. Empire RV Parts 2283 Business Way Riverside, CA 92501

1-951-328-8380 This is the factory replacement parts source for Weekend Warrior and Rage'n parts

RV Salvage Yard Fresno CA

We did not find a specific wrecking yard for RVs or that mentioned RVs are accepted in this city. That does not mean there aren’t any, it just means that RVs are not their primary service.

The following list is provided in case they are close to Fresno or near your current location.

1. Rexhall’s Overstock Lancaster, California 93534

1-661-726-0565 or 1-877-566-8674, Fax: 1-661-726-5813 windows, kwikee steps, cabinet doors, heavy duty tag axles for Ford and Chevy

2. Midway RV Service 8301 Bolsa Ave. Midway City, CA 92655

1-714-897-1926 Parts available include FMC custom accessories, innovations, and manuals

3. Howell's RV Appliance Repair 11366 N. Woodside Avenue Santee, CA 92071

1-619-441-0066 New, used, and reconditioned RV appliances.

4. Cranes R.V. Refrigeration Inc. 25 California St., Vallejo CA, 94590

1-707-552-0337 - Fax: 1-707-552-0929 or 1-800-309-0535 Rebuilt RV refrigerators, and cooling units, and used hard-to-find parts for RV refrigerators.

RV Salvage Yard Redding CA


1. Affordable Rv Surplus 14673 Spring Branch Rd, Redding, CA 96003

(530) 879-9501 Surplus & New RV

2. Amack's Rec 1256 E. Main St Woodland, Ca. 95776

1-877-662-9658 molds etc for Alpenlite parts & they manufacture replacements.

3. C & G Trailer Service. 9241 Sonrisa Street, Bellflower, CA 90706

1-800-662-3790 Authorized Airstream service center.

4. Holiday RV Super Stores Inc. Roseville, CA

1-916-782-3178 Specializing in vintage Airstream and Holiday Rambler parts.

5. Holiday RV Super Stores Inc. Bakersfield, CA

1-805-831-5451 Specializing in vintage Airstream and Holiday Rambler parts.

6. INCA Plastics Moulding Co., Inc, 948 Belmont Street, Ontario, CA 91761

RV Waste and Water Tanks supplier to most Recreational Vehicle manufactures

7. Rexco RV Door Mfg Co. 1912 Augusta Ct., Ontario, Ca. 91761

1-909-930-1520 Not Salvage but they Mfg. RV doors and frame assemblies to your specs, also aluminum siding.

Again, we will remind you that there is no guarantee any of these salvage+ yards are open anymore.

Finding Used RV Parts in California

Depending on where you are at in this state, the above lists will be able to help you out in some way. They may have used parts and at least two of them deal in Vintage RV parts for Airstream and Holiday Rambler.

RV City Surplus, in San Diego, says that they buy RVvs and they have thousands of RV parts for sale. That may be a mixture of new and used. This company is #8 in the first section.

You can use their contact details to talk to them and see if they have what you are looking for. Then there is Salvage RV Parts US, they seem to be nationwide but they list numerous California cities in their long list of locations near the bottom of their landing page.

When searching for used RV parts, you may get a lot of websites that deal nationwide but are not specifically located in California. That is what we found in our searches for this topic.

Find My RV Parts is a Division of Veurink’s RV Center that will ship anywhere in the US and to Canada but they are located in Grand Rapids Michigan. You will find many used parts stores that will try to service as many RV owners as possible to broaden their customer base.

RV Junkyards in California


The lists above provide you with quite a few junkyards in this state. Whether they are open or not is another question. The best thing to do is open the Yellow Pages for the city you live in or are camping nearby and see what pops up.

Because RV is a smaller niche market, these junkyards may focus on autos and trucks more than RVs. But you never know what you will find till you try. Check different classified newspapers as well.

Those media outlets offer advertising rates that are usually cheaper than traditional newspapers. You may find a lot more in those media outlets than in the phone book.

Some Additional Words

It is understandable that RV junkyards are becoming a rare breed. Not only do environmental rules wreak havoc on these businesses, there are just not enough RV owners to make this business venture very profitable, except for a few businesses.

The best thing to do is check to see if any on the above lists are still open, then start your own search to find some near you. We provided a wide range of salvage yards just in case the ones for those specific cities are not operating anymore.

It may not always be an easy search.

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