I have this problem that I need to attend to. Hopefully this is the right category.
Let me explain the background story: My dad left me his property when he died, and there's this old dingy trailer on it, probably 30+ years in age, that I wouldn't consider livable. I want to sell the property, but I need to get the trailer off of it first. My mom is telling me to scrap it for cash, but I have no idea where to get started with that. Which is why I came to you for advice.
I live about five hours away from the property, so it's not something that can be done on the side. It needs to be done relatively quickly, so I don't have to make very many trips up there.
My mom expects me to strip it myself, but I have no idea how to do that and neither does my boyfriend. There seem to be some great tips on this site, but it doesn't seem like a job we could do very quickly given the circumstances. He was an electrician for a few years, so he'd know how to get the copper out of the place, but that is the extent of his knowledge. Other than that, we're completely lost.
Are there companies that strip it themselves? If they did, would I have to haul off the excess, non-scrapable waste?
How exactly would the price I'd get for scrap differ if a scrap company did it as opposed to me stripping it myself, then having someone pick up the metal? I have no truck or trailer, very little tools, and to be honest, a very limited budget.
Do you think I should try to do it myself? And do you think it's a job that could be done within the span of two weeks? Would the price we got from the scrap be worth the gas, food, and temporary living expenses it would cost us to stay there until the trailer was done being scrapped?
These are all questions that I have. I feel completely lost while being faced with this. I have the numbers of some local scrap companies, but I was wanting some advice and to be a little more informed before I called them.