If you do not want to pay the high cost for new parts, the salvage yards may be the way to go. Often those parts are near new as people have unforeseen accidents that total their RVs or trailers. At least the insurance company totals them.
There may not be a lot of salvage yards in Florida even though the RV and trailer market is large. The lists we have seen are not long but at least there is hope as there are enough around for you to find spare parts at a lower cost to you.
To learn more about this topic and the number of salvage yards in this state, just keep reading our article. It has the information you want to know about so you can cut your costs and get the parts you need.
Here is a list of salvage yards in the state:
ARS RV Svc. & Salvage Orange Blossom Trail at East Martin Street, Kissimmee, FL
1-407-846-4916RV Service & Salvage location
Bob’s Used RV Parts RT 2 BOX 1145 High Springs, FL 32643
1-386-454 5733 Wide selection of used RV parts, we buy wrecked RVs.
Bryant RV Service 2819 West State Road 44 DeLand, FL 32720
RV appliance manuals on-line.
Conibear RV Center. 11636 N. US 98, Lakeland, FL 33809
1-800-981-2787 Inventory of some original Avco motorcoach parts. Also, a good supply of other hard-to-find parts.
Creative Coach. 8250 State Road 33N, Lakeland FL 33809
1-888-234-3439, or 1-863-984-3439; FAX: 1-863-984-1876 Custom painting, graphics, special effects. Specializing in Prevost, Bluebird, Newell, Country Coach,
Monaco, Holiday Rambler, Beaver, Safari, and Fleetwood products. New and used parts.
Discount Aluminum 1461 Seminola Blvd. Casselberry, FL
1-407-695-2555 Supplier of ALUMINUM SIDING
Dixie trailer supply/rv parts/service 4135 N. Dixie Highway Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 1-305-565-9210 In business more than 27 years. New and hard-to-find trailer and RV parts.
Giant Recreation World. 13906 W. Colonial Drive, Winter Garden, FL 34787;
1-800-654-8475, FAX 1-407-573-6434. Hundreds of appliance manuals and service prints available.
Holiday RV Super Stores Inc. - Orlando, FL
1-407-351-3096 Specializing in vintage Airstream and Holiday Rambler parts.
Holiday RV Super Stores Inc. Tampa, FL
1-813-622-8777 Specializing in vintage Airstream and Holiday Rambler parts.
Holiday RV Super Stores Inc. - N. Ft. Myers, FL
1-941-731-2266 Specializing in vintage Airstream and Holiday Rambler parts.
Holiday RV Super Stores Inc. - Orlando, FL
1-407-363-9211 Specializing in vintage Airstream and Holiday Rambler parts.
Lairson Enterprises 10812 66 North Pinnelas Park, FL 33782
1-727-541 1809 All kinds of Surplus RV parts from Appliances to Running Gear.
PALM TRUCK & RV CENTERS 2441 State Road 7 (441), Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317;
1-954-584-3200; fax: 1-954-584-3228
Very extensive inventory of RV parts for nearly all makes and models.
RV Dealer Parts Surplus P.O. BOX 512307, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33951
1-941-764-0879 RV Dealer Parts Surplus Online Parts and Accessories
RV Renovators, Pinellas Park, FL – Dean and Pam --
1-727-521-1161 Repairs on older RV’s as well as newer ones.
Skycraft Parts & Surplus PO Box 536186 Orlando, FL 32853-6186
1-407-628-5364 Specializes in surplus electronics and wiring.
Toms R.V. Parts and Clearance (813) 661-4421 1005 West U.S. Hwy.92, Suite A, Seffner, FL 33584
RV Parts Mall 1250 Commerce Blvd S, Sarasota, FL 3424, (941) 359-2581
RV Swap Shop Used RVs, trade-ins (and parts) 14400 S. US Highway 441, Summerfield, FL 34491, 352-347-6157, email@example.com
Window Components Manufacturing Inc. 8076 N.W. 74th Avenue Medley, FL 33166, 1-800-382-9541,
Waltrip Salvage & Scrap 23486 S US Highway 441 High Springs, FL 32643,
There may be more and a local search probably will turn up any missing on that list. Keep in mind the list is not original with us.
This can be done and if the salvage dealers do not have the parts you need, check with the used RV parts outlets. Sometimes, they are not one and the same. With the glut of RVs in Florida, one would expect the price to be lower than in other regions of the country.
Make sure to shop around to make sure you are getting a good deal. Often mechanics, dealers, and parts stores elevate the price of parts as RV owners are rich enough to buy an RV so they must be rich enough to afford higher parts prices even when used.
Also, with the limited number of salvage and used RV parts stores, you may have to take a trip with your tow vehicle or toad to get to these stores. You can try Amazon as it was recommended as a marketplace for used RV parts.
Or you can try Visone RV parts which are said to be the world’s largest used RV parts store in the world. If these places cannot help you, ask some locals or long-term RV people. They should give you some more names and locations where you can find salvage or used RV parts that did not make our lists.
The problem with looking up salvage yards in Florida or other states is that their ads may not say they handle totaled RVs and sell usable parts. The biggest market is cars and trucks and that is what their ads focus on.
Here is a link to the Jacksonville online yellow pages. It lists 30 salvage yards and not one mentions they deal in RVs or their parts. This does not mean they do not have those products, they rather advertised those products that get them the most business.
There are actually 57 salvage yards listed over 2 pages at that link. We suggest that you pick one, call them up and ask if they handle RVs and their parts. If not, ask them who does as they should know who is in the same business as they are.
We checked one charity listed on those pages and they handle RVs. But they do not mention selling parts although they do other car-related work. Give them a call and see what they can do for you.
The same information we gave in the last section will apply to this one with one exception. Orlando seems to have more salvage yards than Jacksonville. The Orlando yellow pages span 3 pages and list 86 salvage yards for you to call and talk to.
You can find that list at this link. Orlando, like other cities, will have more than enough new RV parts stores to serve you if you cannot find what you want in the salvage yards.
At least one has a familiar name, Camping World, and it is out in Kissimmee. That suburb also has a salvage yard which is found on our list above. That is what you have to be careful of.
The salvage yards may not be located in large cities but out in the suburbs where there is more room and land costs a lot less. Some salvage yards also sell ready-to-use RVs, 5th wheels, and trailers. You may want to check out their prices to see if you can save some money.
Those salvage yards that do that sales usually have RV parts for sale but in limited supply.
This link will cover the Ft. Lauderdale/ Miami area of Florida. There are over 100 options for you to contact to see if they have the parts you need. The ones we checked seem to offer parts for sale for RVs. They may have them for trailers as well.
But despite what the RV discussion forum members say or have said, there are lots of salvage yards in this state. You just have to connect with one that has the parts you need and you are set.
A local search will turn up far more options than a generic search will. You will have the local online yellow pages to help you out and shorten your search time. Or you can just contact those yards listed above and see if they have what you need.
Sometimes it is worth the longer drive just to get the part and get your RV or trailer back working properly again. The choice is yours. You have over 200 options to check out and that may not be the end of the supply of salvage yards.
Any part can fail on you when your RV starts to get older. If you buy new, you may blow your travel budget as new parts can be expensive. Even if it comes with a nice warranty.
On used parts, some dealers do provide short-term warranties just in case the part does not work. But that may not be a universal service. But finding a salvage yard in a state like Florida is not difficult if you know where to look and search.
Just go local to make sure you find all the options available and get a good source for used parts.