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Old 10-08-2014, 05:27 AM   #15
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I used to "show" my trailer to people who expressed interest. Then someone I know showed their "stickie" to complete strangers. The guy's significant other supposedly twisted her ankle when she stepped out of the camper. Within a week my acquaintance heard from her lawyer. While his insurance company covered everything except for the hassle and the worrying (the insurance settled for $10,000), he still believes it was a set-up by opportunistic individuals looking to defraud. He now refuses anyone he doesn't know inside his trailer, and I have somewhat followed suit. Isn't it a shame how a few bad apples and unscrupulous lawyers have ruined stuff for lots of honest people. I now refer the curious to the web.


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Old 10-08-2014, 07:33 AM   #16
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wow! carl---that story is somewhat scary. i think now to all of the folks who've asked--and been allowed---to tour thru our trailer......but no more.
you're correct in saying that a few bad apples (and their lawyers) have ruined stuff for lots of people.

i'll definitely keep that story in my mind....thanks
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:35 AM   #17
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CPW. I would have lied and said They had never been in my camper.
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:35 AM   #18
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My trailer is currently sitting in a driveway in London, Ontario. I will pick it up late next month when I head south. Leaving it there has probably saved me about $800.00 [CAD] in gas and ferry tolls. There is a full set of keys at the house too. I put a small sign in the door window "This unit is not for sale" before I left. Hopefully this will save my sister some hassle.
Slips and sues were not on my mind when I put up the sign but I must admit that it does give me some concern. Is "Enter at you own risk" the next sign that I will have to print and post? It is a sad comment on our society. Scouter Dave
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:23 PM   #19
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CPW. I would have lied and said They had never been in my camper.

Darwin,
They apparently took pictures when they were inside claiming they liked this or that and wanted duplicate certain things if they purchased a similar trailer. That's one if the reasons he thinks it was a set-up.


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Old 10-08-2014, 10:05 PM   #20
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When I'm out working with the Hauley in tow and I stop at a gas station or fast food place, at least a couple times per week I get some looky-loo asking me about my "camper." Sometimes they ask to see the inside, too. Problem is, it's empty but for my cargo! Even so, they all say how 'neat' or 'cool' it looks.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:21 PM   #21
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Unhappy unscrupulous visitors

I was talking with a Bambi owner in Kingman, AZ some time ago and after asking to see the inside of his trailer, he said, "No." and them explained that he had let someone tour his trailer and later noticed some things missing.
So I guess lawyers are not always involved.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:25 PM   #22
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I had a guy over to pick up a piano he bought from me a couple of weeks ago. He saw my '75 Trillium out back in the weeds. He asked how much. Have you seen my Trillium?? Hahaha

I'm one that is trying to fight off "the bug". Considering it's almost midnight, and I'm sitting on the floor browsing the site, I think I'm losing...


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CPW: I understand how clever these people can be. What a shame.
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Old 10-10-2014, 04:33 PM   #24
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Just am hour ago had a most unusual "Door Knocker" experience that I hope isn't something anyone else is seeing.

I was working in my driveway of my Home in Riverside, CA, when a white late model Chevy sedan pulled up and the driver asked, "How much do you want for that trailer?" (my 1973 Hunter Compact-II) I politely replied that it wasn't for sale. The party then wanted to press the question and asked again, "How much cash, right now, will you take for that trailer" I told him that it wasn't for sale that I was using it but that I could give him some information as to where some could be found advertised locally.

He next, now almost rudely, said, "No, I want to buy that one right now" and produced what looked like a bundle of new $100 bills and said, "Name a price, I'll give you $3000 right now". I again told him no that, even if I wanted to sell, that $3000 wouldn't be anywhere near the selling price. I again tried to give him web information but he wasn't uninterested and backed down my driveway and left. He never got out of his car, and the entire event took less than 5 minutes.

As I had already noticed that he did not have a trailer hitch, something seemed suspicious, so I took down his license number and, after he left, I contacted the sheriff's dept. to report what seemed to be a very suspicious person. A few minutes later an officer arrived to take a report and, maybe, the rest of the story will be in tonights 6 O'clock news.

Has anyone else seen this guy?
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:04 PM   #25
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When I moved from Indianapolis to AZ I had my house in Indy listed for a month before I left. The day I was hitching my Burro to my loaded pick-up, a guy driving by stopped and said,"I was hoping that was staying with the house". I laughed and said no. A month later I got a low ball offer that listed every piece of equipment that I still had in the house as part of the offer. He dropped the offer when I refused to include my 2yr old craftsman riding mower with all attachments in an offer $20,000 less than listed price. I think it might have been that same guy!
On a lighter note, I was recently cleaning out my Compact II that is parked by the street when a woman walked by with a boy of about 3 in a stroller. She stopped and said he has been asking her what that thing IS. We laughed and I told him it is just a big playhouse. ;-)
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:33 PM   #26
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Slips & trips !! Last weekend we took our '76 pickup and '84 Uhaul to a car show. Must have had 80 to 100 people go in the trailer. No problems, just a couple bumped heads but we warned everyone to watch the low clearance. I'll bet we talked to more people than any other participant there. Usually we take our '46 teardrop but decided to take the Uhaul for a change and it drew plenty of interest. Now I'm concerned about doing it again.
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