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Old 05-03-2013, 08:11 PM   #57
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okay; hitch turned over & ball switched....

now it's at 16".
Hope I am ready to go & pick it up on Wednesday.

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Old 05-03-2013, 08:18 PM   #58
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Perfect!

Now about the brake/running lights etc...has the P.O. said they're in working order?

It looks from the pics like you have a brand-new seven pin (flat?) connector- have you verified with the P.O. that the trailer plug will fit whatever you've got installed there?

If it doesn't, there are adapters available...

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Old 05-03-2013, 09:18 PM   #59
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Seller says stuff works. (?)

He had it in "a shop" to be "inspected" -- they weren't done with it and so our meet date was pushed from last Tuesday to this coming Wednesday.

He said his truck(tow) had a flat 7 & he had an adapter to make it work w the trailer. I guess I am just HOPING things will all work out and/or I can purchase anything I might need up in redding when we meet to make the deal.

I have printed pages of forms & checklists & advice & suggestions.....
This may be way more if a fixer project than I am capable of doing.
Too late to back out now & I won't really know until I try.
<sorry; just a bit discouraged, at this point...>
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:22 PM   #60
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Oh pooo gailanne. You'll be fine. Remember when you get out and go camping it will be worth everything you THINK you're going through

I think the Fiberstreams are neato. Remind me of toasters!
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:41 PM   #61
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The Fiber Streams are growing on me -- I looked for a casita or scamp, as that was all I was familiar with...but now as I look at the FS's folks have restored & fixed up, I am really impressed & wanting/hoping to do something equally nice & befitting of their vintage appearance!

I guess I will just take it one task at a time & try to learn as much as I can, from other folks, as I go - and try not to make too many irreversible & costly mistakes.....
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:35 AM   #62
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The seller wrote LATE last nite & wants to back out of the sale; the report from the inspection was not as good as he expected & he is "too busy" to get the FS road worthy to tow to redding.
All this in response (finally!) to my confirmation email and less than 12 hours before I was to have left to meet him up in redding!
He said he is open to other options/solutions.
But what?

I am just feeling sucker-punched by this guy.

sad & sick about it,
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:50 AM   #63
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That's awful!

I don't blame you for feeling sucker-punched...do you s'pose there's more to the story or is it just that he doesn't want to make the drive????

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Old 05-07-2013, 11:04 AM   #64
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I'm with Francesca, the seller backing out may be good news for you. Perhaps he was told that it wasn't safe for the tow or feared that you would back out when you saw the condition.....

As I have oft mentioned, we drove 350 miles one day to buy a SCAMP only to have the seller sell it our from under us when we were 10 minutes from his house.

One of my basic rules in buying: Good ones don't last long, they usually sell within a few days or are either overpriced or Junque. I think that one was for sale for about a month before you got in line for it.

And BTW: Always buy the very best you can afford, fixers are very expensive if you can't do all your own work.

Walk away and be happy, and ferget any deals he offers.....

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Old 05-07-2013, 11:10 AM   #65
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One of my basic rules in buying: Good ones don't last long, they usually sell within a few days or are either overpriced or Junque. I think that one was for sale for about a month before you got in line for it.

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as mention in another thread the photos indicate this is the same trailer that has been on and off the market more than once in the last year or so and each time was on the market for awhile .... something doesnt seem right about it.
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