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Old 03-12-2012, 03:09 PM   #15
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Let us know when you get home with your Uhaul, Laurie.

I wonder if there might be someone in TX who can help her in person??


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Old 03-12-2012, 04:14 PM   #16
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:59 PM   #17
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By the way Laurie, I would recommend that you edit your first post to remove your email address. Spammers like to harvest emails from wherever they can find them. We can always Private Message you.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:25 PM   #18
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Laurie...let us know when you're home safely. I'm new to the trailer scene too, everyone on the site has been very helpful. I live near you, just across the Detroit River in Windsor, Ontario. I plan on trying out some Michigan campgrounds, maybe we'll run into each other. I'll have the retro '75 Trillium.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:08 PM   #19
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RE: 2 1/8" Ball on Uhaul
This is the size ball U-Haul used to equip their trucks with to prevent renters from towing anything except a U-Haul trailer or towbar. They did away with them years ago.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:39 PM   #20
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Laurie, don't get overwhelmed. You can do it ! I just bought a CT 13 that needs quite a bit of work. The one you are looking at seems to be in good shape. All of these very nice folks give very good advice. I am still reading threads and compiling a binder. Good luck.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:03 PM   #21
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1. What will your trailer weigh? 2. What is the tow weight of your vehicle? They must be fairly close. Cant pull a 20 ft trailer with a VW Bug. !!!!!!
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:21 PM   #22
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Hi Cindy,
I live in Texas and have already let her know that I would be most happy to help her if she would like. There are areas that are general to all of our travel trailers no matter what the make and model and I know exactly what she is feeling. I was overwhelmed at first but I got over it one step at a time especially with the help of others who so graciously helped me. Now it is my time to help somebody.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:56 PM   #23
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My trip down to Houston was a disaster.. The lady advertises the same VIN on two trailers online.. and it is not the same as the ad. - ( and I dont want to knock her publically) but... I worked in titles for state of TX for years... and lets just say; "it isn't right".

I drove 6 hours down and 6 hours back. and I did NOT buy the trailer. because it is NOT as nice as the pictures I was send. and the AC unit was not installed correctly. I used to be married to a guy who installed them. and it was not a good job. It is clean. and has good cushions. - (lol) but it wasnt painted with the resin your supposed to paint a fiberglasss anything with. ( I am a certified composite bonder ). It was maybe sprayed with a can of paint or someone very inexperienced with a spray gun? - the windows leak... I checked it out throughly..!!!!! I irritated her lifting up EACH cushion and compartment.. and the best answer I got was.. "not as far as I know"... Super CUTE THOUGH- and I want ONE... any 13' will do (love the casita and now the UHaul).. fiberglass preferably. SO-- thank you ll for the GREAT advise and such a great number of people willing to assist me. I am SUPER frustrated.. But. I am now divorced, and I saved up a long while.. and I cant seee giving it to someone who VIN didnt match the ad. and hearing a comment her son sells trailers, and she has two other people interested.. Please SELL them anything... this little mama, needs my money to go toward a nicer, MATCHING VIN to trailer and titles... and not have the police knocking on my door- breaking my kids and my heart taking it to the registered owner. - and MY mom is a private investigator. It is NOT registered in TEXAS with the correct VIN. -- so, I found my journey to have been a waste of time. and I am STILL LOOKING... So, I hope and pray that I run accross some elderly person(s)- who wants to give a SUPER GOOD DEAL to a nice mom and her little kids, and can entrust me to take good care of their trailer--- for YEARS.. The lady wont budge a penny either... NOT EVEN ONE! -
I feel good about walking away. I KNOW the right one will turn up... Sorry...for venting.. :O( uhhhhh.. Log day!! God Bless each of you!!! L
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Laurie...let us know when you're home safely. I'm new to the trailer scene too, everyone on the site has been very helpful. I live near you, just across the Detroit River in Windsor, Ontario. I plan on trying out some Michigan campgrounds, maybe we'll run into each other. I'll have the retro '75 Trillium.
OH I am so hoping to go to Luddington State Park this year!!- My kids have never been. I spent all my childhood there anually.. Oh the BEST memories! I do hope we can meet!-
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By the way Laurie, I would recommend that you edit your first post to remove your email address. Spammers like to harvest emails from wherever they can find them. We can always Private Message you.
Thanks. I didnt know that.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:02 PM   #26
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How do you edit my original post and remove my email?
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:55 AM   #27
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Laurie,

I am glad you walked away. It sounds fishy to me, and if you were looking at the one on the ad Thomas found, it was overpriced anyway, even with all the issues you found with it, in my opinion. The trip, from a cost standpoint, was a disaster. Having the courage to walk away makes the trip a success.

If you are OK with a 13' camper, there are a lot of people who get this size and then discover that they want more space. You might try posting a wanted ad here.

Jen, thank you.

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Old 03-13-2012, 07:24 AM   #28
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Sometimes ya gotta kiss a few frogs before you find a prince.

Silver lining: You will be better prepared when you look at the next one.
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