Local governments and dealerships do not usually hold auctions specifically for salvaged motor homes, though they may be included in general salvage auctions. Online auction sites often include pages dedicated to salvaged motor homes.
Local and state police, as well as the federal government, often host salvage or seized vehicle auctions. If a motor home is part of their inventory, they include it in the auction. Local dealerships operate in the same manner. Sometimes, banks and credit unions host auctions for repossessed or salvaged vehicles, and motor homes could be part of their inventory. Sites such as USGovernmentAuctions.net and IAA.com list salvage auctions as well as the available inventory.
As of 2015, RecreationalSalvage.com is an online auction site that includes salvaged motor homes in its inventory. Users have to create an account to list or sell vehicles. The site lists inventory along with pictures, descriptions and details of why the vehicle is considered salvage. Users bid on the item during a specified amount of time.
EasyExport.com is another auction website that lists motor homes. The site allows users to filter results according to type, make, model and year. Users can also narrow their search according to the state in which the vehicle is located and the type of damage. Damage types include burn, hail and mechanical problems, as well as dents and normal wear.
A vehicle is classified as salvage if it suffers extensive damage due to an accident or other event, such as flooding or fire.