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Old 02-15-2019, 03:08 PM   #71
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I agree.

There was a time when there was a strong middle class. One person works a job and supports a family. Not some crazy multi-million/billion dollar startup or tech job or corporate job. Just a typical old job.

What I see now is jobs which used to support whole families; one person working, supporting an entire family, are now jobs that won't even buy a house for a single person just supporting themselves, unless you want to spend every last dime you have on a "starter house" that more or less needs be gutted which means that in addition to spending all your money, it also requires all your time.

Not worth it for me.

Now it takes two incomes to comfortably buy a house for a "middle class" family. Add the "second mortgage" of childcare (people I know with two kids are paying somewhere around $1,200/month) and two people in a medium size town in Montana are just scraping by, each making around $50,000/year. Which is actually pretty good money around here. Or used to be.

Things have changed. Income gap is widening, becoming extreme. Lot's of extremely rich people, and everyone else. Trouble coming...You can't apply the old middle class logic to the modern world. It used to be true, and it's still true in some cases, in some places. But it's going away.
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Old 02-15-2019, 03:20 PM   #72
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I occurs to me, from the responses, that nobody actually clicked on the link I posted and read the story. It's about tiny house believers being scammed out of their money and getting little or nothing i return.
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:14 PM   #73
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I occurs to me, from the responses, that nobody actually clicked on the link I posted and read the story. It's about tiny house believers being scammed out of their money and getting little or nothing i return.
I can only speak for myself, but I rarely follow video links. I might if there is a really good teaser that piques my interest

In this case, scams are everywhere and one more is ho hum, especially since it involves a product I have no intention of purchasing in the foreseeable future. If there were a scam involving a maker of molded fiberglass trailers, we'd be all over it, I'm sure.

Sorry to disappoint, Glenn. If it's any consolation, I didn't follow KC's link, either.

Really, I think the topic is simply slipping back into a well-worn rut that has little reference to any particular post.
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Here's the teaser: the contractor was subbing cheaper unsuitable metal framing for what was promised, building the homes on used RV frames and recycling RV appliances. Took deposits for months and then went bankrupt. Last known location is US.
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Very Abridged Version of My Story

Aside from my gripe of the new fiberglassrv.com log-in protocol and my 4X attempt to post this...remember to keep it simple my friends!



Purchased/owned 3 acres of land in AK that I built a home on. Paid cash for undeveloped land out-of-hard-earned-pocket money upon graduating college. After few years, freaked out by being locked into property, so quit-claimed property/house to ex-bo.

Ex-bo has been a great friend. He sold property about 8 years later and kicked me enough profit that allowed me to buy a used tow vehicle and 13’ fiberglass travel trailer. Since 5 years after purchase, still full-time in the trailer today (with same tow vehicle & lovin' it!).

I'm living the gypsy life I was genuinely meant to live and embracing it for the most part. Miss having an occasional camp Base with a workshop, but I’m establishing that now.

We naturally fill our needs.
I have so much more to my story, but bottom line is we know that tiny trailers or houses are generally a more healthy choice than living in mansions, yachts or going to a fraudulent Fyre Festival. (Oh, the maintenance!)
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