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theoldwizard1

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Posted: 10/08/18 07:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It will be nearly impossible to sell any vehicle with a salvage title.

In some states, you can NOT "repair" a flood damaged vehicle.

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Posted: 10/08/18 09:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are TONS of fixer upper RV's listed in your local paper, craigslist etc. that would come WITH a title. I.E. people who let them sit, inherited them from a relative etc etc.

Why on earth would you want to sink a plethora of money in an RV without a title?? I would stay away from salvage RV lots like the plague.


We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.


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theoldwizard1 wrote:

It will be nearly impossible to sell any vehicle with a salvage title.

In some states, you can NOT "repair" a flood damaged vehicle.


Not to be argumentative, just informative.

In California, in 1996, I personally bought (for pennies) a used 1986 Acura with a salvage title. The vehicle was salvaged because the PO's insurance company claimed the body damage exceeded 80% of the current Kelly Blue book market value and paid off the PO at the current book value. I repaired the car. To satisfy the DMV and my insurance company, I had to have the car inspected/certified by an authorized brake/headlight inspection/repair station and have it inspected and pass a current emissions test at a Cal. State Smog referee station. (not a regular smog test) It passed, I registered it and obtained a legal title. I drove it for a few months then sold it in California. I don't know if the next owner had any issues registering it, but, I never heard from him again. What I did was a real pain, and, I wouldn't do it again unless it was a much more expensive car. Where there is a will, there is a way.

That said, in California, there are some gross polluter regulations. Once your VIN# gets that classification, (it won't pass smog and the grace period expires) when/if the state has fund money, it may buy the car from you at a set price. If that happens, your car is going to the crusher. If the fund is depleted, your car will scrapped and it won't legally set foot on a California roadway again. These rules can and do change over time.

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Chum lee wrote:

theoldwizard1 wrote:

It will be nearly impossible to sell any vehicle with a salvage title.

In some states, you can NOT "repair" a flood damaged vehicle.


Not to be argumentative, just informative.

In California, in 1996, I personally bought (for pennies) a used 1986 Acura with a salvage title. The vehicle was salvaged because the PO's insurance company claimed the body damage exceeded 80% of the current Kelly Blue book market value and paid off the PO at the current book value. I repaired the car. To satisfy the DMV and my insurance company, I had to have the car inspected/certified by an authorized brake/headlight inspection/repair station and have it inspected and pass a current emissions test at a Cal. State Smog referee station. (not a regular smog test) It passed, I registered it and obtained a legal title. I drove it for a few months then sold it in California. I don't know if the next owner had any issues registering it, but, I never heard from him again. What I did was a real pain, and, I wouldn't do it again unless it was a much more expensive car. Where there is a will, there is a way.

That said, in California, there are some gross polluter regulations. Once your VIN# gets that classification, (it won't pass smog and the grace period expires) when/if the state has fund money, it may buy the car from you at a set price. If that happens, your car is going to the crusher. If the fund is depleted, your car will scrapped and it won't legally set foot on a California roadway again. These rules can and do change over time.

Chum lee


I owned what was considered a gross polluter,a 1986 K -5 Blazer, yes, the one with the 1K dollar computerized carburetor. It failed smog as a gross polluter so I had the carb rebuilt and it passed. I was required to have it smogged every year after that VS every other year.

My 1972 Nova SS timed out and didn't require smog any longer. That brought out a bigger engine and more HP, of course it only was on the street on the weekends.

The buy back program was voluntary. Many sweet muscle cars went to their grave because people saw the cash, which was maxed out at 600 per car, not very much for a nice 70's Camaro or Malibu.

Keep in mind, the money came from refineries . They financed the program because the state mandated that they curb emissions by a certain amount. Instead of updating their refineries they removed X numbers of non compliant vehicles to equal that amount.

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Posted: 10/10/18 04:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

gbopp wrote:

Are you looking for a Salvsge RV Site?
Before you consider anything with a salvage title, contact your insurance company. Ask if they will insure a salvage title vehicle.


Also check with you state's DMV as you may have significant hurdles for registration. They may not allow registration at all, or it could not be an issue.

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