Seeing as salvage RV status can mean any number of things, looking through the auctions for a listing that meets your needs could provide you with a gold mine. Some older model recreational vehicles may not require expensive repairs before an insurance company declares it totaled. Similarly, an salvage RV that has been sitting neglected could have an undetermined issue with it. This could cause the owner to file a claim rather than going through the hassle of having to keep up with the maintenance themselves.
Stolen RVs may also have been declared salvage RVs. After three to ten days, the insurance company declares the vehicle a loss. If the vehicle is later recovered, they will still force the owner to total the vehicle because they have already paid out the policy. This scenario can mean big rewards for a lucky bidder.