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Old 03-21-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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Any guesses as to what happened to this trailer?

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Old 03-21-2012, 12:54 PM   #2
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OK, I'll play your game. Looks like the tongue came off at speed. Over loaded? The jack is bent the wrong way though. Maybe not at speed, just overloaded.

It's a fixer upper.
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:01 PM   #3
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Lots of good spare parts there...
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:41 PM   #4
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David, did the tongue come off at speed before or after the trailer did a swing into the rear passenger side of the tow? which is my guess due to the way its damaged and what looks to be possible tire marks on the door side of the trailer - looks to me that perhaps the trailer ended up beside the tow but pointing in the wrong direction....
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:01 PM   #5
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tow vehicle was hit by a train.... or ran a red light and was T-boned by a semi
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:03 PM   #6
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That looks like one that I drove to Texas to buy years ago.
The description was that it was in great condition and they acted surprised that I would not follow through and buy it even though I had driven for 16 hours to do so.

They had even sent me pictures that somehow did not reveal the damage or true condition of the trailer?

Really!
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:12 PM   #7
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Ed, seriously? was it missing its tongue as well? what did they say happened to the one you saw?
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:52 PM   #8
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Ed, seriously? was it missing its tongue as well? what did they say happened to the one you saw?
No the tongue was still poking out from the front,maybe it was not as bad as this one but it was close!
The tongue would flop up and down if you lifted it as though it was not attached at all?
Then from the inside in the bathroom and closet you could see the ground!

They acted as though they could not comprehend what I was whining about.
It almost got ugly but instead I got my Fedexed deposit check back after having to get nasty and headed back home.

I was pretty certain it would not make it down the street less than a mile to a Camping World at the end of their street.

A few months later I saw the exact same trailer on Ebay,I could tell by some of the interior "Details" that I recognized.
I contacted the seller and it was the guy who did buy the piece of junk. It did not make it to the Camping World and he had it trailered back to his town where he had a complete new frame made for it and was trying to get it out of his life on Ebay.

He admitted that he paid $1000.00 more than I was going to and was such a newb that he didn't see any defects either?

I guess it is all in your point of view?
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How can anybody no matter how new not notice a floppy tongue and a hole in the bathroom which you can see the ground??? Wonder what the guy got for it on ebay and did it cover his repairs, probably not. Did he fix the hole too or just the frame? Scarry man, Scarry.

Somebody else was asking about sending deposits, had they cashed your Fedexed check yet? That is the biggest fear of sending money, either they could sell the trailer out from under you and keep your money (which would probably result in court costs, legal fees etc trying to get it back esp if you're out of state), or they could say they didnt misrepresent the condition of the trailer as they see it and still try to keep the deposit. How do folks protect themselves from this kind of stuff when buying long distance?
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:40 PM   #10
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Protecting Yourself as a buyer...
I have bought a number of molded fiberglass mini-motoprhomes "remotely". I always use PayPal for deposits, if the seller is fraudulent or misrepresenting the item, PayPal can take the money back out of the sellers account and refund it to you, but that can be a hassle, so don't count on it happening.
I also limit deposits to 10%, but never more than $300, but I make it clear that the deposit is non-refundable if I don't show up. Sellers usually aren't interested in any deposits that you expect to get back if you change your mind. An honest seller will take a smaller deposit, those that want larger deposits should be avoided.
Unfortunately there are both scammers and less than honest sellers out ther, ya gotta look out for both.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:10 PM   #11
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All I can say, is don't get so flippin' excited about finding an egg trailer of your dreams that you lose your mind! Buyer beware and seller beware. It takes two to tango. Common sense folks... trumps all.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:01 AM   #12
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The guy I bought my 17 foot Burro from wouldn't take a deposit.

I wanted to see the title before buying, (His Dad had it, needed to be mailed) offered a deposit and he said "I believe you. I don't need a deposit. Handshake will do".

He followed through..so did I.
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BUT... back to the original post.. the auction site says "Collison".

duh! :-P
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:05 AM   #14
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I think it was termite damage!
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