Originally Posted by Len & Cheri
Dang, I'll bet that was a huge disappointment. 16 hours is a long way to go to find out someone lied to you.
Yep. Oh well. Before going down there I had maybe 6 or 7 phone conversations with the guy and numerous texts, and he did pinbox measurements for me and everything. I really had a very, very good feeling about the guy. But I asked him AGAIN on the phone just as I was getting on the road, "okay, now I gotta ask again, you're sure there's been no damage to the trailer?" Nope none at all.
Well, I'm glad I got on the roof. When I came down the ladder, his excuse for not telling me was that since it had been "repaired" he thought it was a "non issue," and that he had rubbed the trailer against a palm tree. Well, the "repair" was completely substandard and looked and felt like it was done way after the initial damage and lots of water got in. Warping and bubbles radiating from the paper mache "repair." I could feel it was all rotten and crackling sounding everywhere in the general area. As I told him, a small child's foot would go right through the "repair." And there's ample siding delamination on the opposite (non pictured) side of the trailer. Oh, and on the phone he told me he bought it new which turned out not to be true.
Thanks for letting me vent.
Sorry to do so just before Xmas. I shoulda known. It's another example of "if a deal appears to good to be true it probably is." The best I can say is that the guy is evidently in some kind of financial bind and needs the money bad.