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Old 05-05-2007, 03:20 PM   #43
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... Should I tell the shop that the police are coming?
there is no tactical reason to inform them...

many negatives IF you do...
-further work is done...
-or completed work is UNDONE...
-parts go missing...
-bits are damaged...
-the unit gets moved off site...
-shop closes for the day...
and so on.

yes this is a confrontational event, but does not have to be negative or deteriorate.

having a neutral party with authority present helps with your primary goal...

to reclaim your property with little drama or risk....

and get away cleanly....

cheers
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and i still think you should bring a camera....
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Old 05-05-2007, 03:53 PM   #44
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Never want to do that again

Just got in and showered from the ordeal.

When we arrived, the shop had already move the trailer out of the shop as well as two piles of parts around the shop. The stuff I told them to throw away weeks ago was there too, and I was mandated by the police to take it with me. Needless to say I did not have room, and some people had to make a trip to the dump.

I was mad that when I was finishing loading my gear I asked the police office to ask the shop worker for my $100 piece of marine plywood that was to be used for the job. The officer came out and told me that the shop said they had accidentally broken it while setting the shell on the frame. Give me a break,, how does one break plywood placing a shell on it? I think they wanted an extra $100 for their botched job. The police said that even though I signed the form they wanted that I had grounds to sue them in civil court, and that their paper didn't mean anything. Not sure if I agree.

The way we rigged the shell to the frame worked very well considering the rear channel and front channel were not bolted down at all. I had no sway at all, but the road bumps were a little more than I liked (Rail road tracks).

I will be parting out the interior for what I can get for it, and then sell the shell/frame as a project for someone or as scrap.
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Just got in and showered from the ordeal.

When we arrived, the shop had already move the trailer out of the shop as well as two piles of parts around the shop. The stuff I told them to throw away weeks ago was there too, and I was mandated by the police to take it with me. Needless to say I did not have room, and some people had to make a trip to the dump.

I was mad that when I was finishing loading my gear I asked the police office to ask the shop worker for my $100 piece of marine plywood that was to be used for the job. The officer came out and told me that the shop said they had accidentally broken it while setting the shell on the frame. Give me a break,, how does one break plywood placing a shell on it? I think they wanted an extra $100 for their botched job. The police said that even though I signed the form they wanted that I had grounds to sue them in civil court, and that their paper didn't mean anything. Not sure if I agree.

The way we rigged the shell to the frame worked very well considering the rear channel and front channel were not bolted down at all. I had no sway at all, but the road bumps were a little more than I liked (Rail road tracks).

I will be parting out the interior for what I can get for it, and then sell the shell/frame as a project for someone or as scrap.
What a drag. What jerks. I can't believe you had to go back in there and pick up all the itty bitty pieces of your trailer. I don't understand how people can stand to behave so poorly. You're mechanic sounds just plain mean. I don't have any other words to describe it. As a good friend of mine said the other day, people can only beat the system for so long. It does come back to them. I'm so sorry you had to go through all this. It sounds like even the police were sympathic.

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Old 05-05-2007, 04:58 PM   #46
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Old 05-05-2007, 09:17 PM   #47
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Good job Steve. The guys history, and you are so much smarter. Remember, education is not free. Good times ahead, and my the stories around campfire. I glad it's behindl you.
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My Airstream needs one too, but for totally different reasons....
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Not always. Sometimes all doors shut and you're stuck in a dark hallway.

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lot of trouble for nothing

i would have just left it there...let him suck up the space, time and money....when finished....i would have been like...so long i forgot about it...keep the 1300 as a learning experience....

sometimes i have learned to loose a little before losing a lot...1300...i would have passed on....and stuck him with a trailer that you were likely going to scrap anyhow...

but it all worked out in the end...
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I'm sorry your experience was so negative, the way in which you were treated was so wrong. It sounds trite but its only money, only stuff. In the end it is their loss in reputation and integrity. Behavior like their's has a way of coming back around to them. What you sow you shall also reap.
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Just got in and showered from the ordeal . . . .
That even sounds metaphorical. Wash them off your skin, out of your hair, way way out of your life. DONE!
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I'm sorry your experience was so negative, the way in which you were treated was so wrong. It sounds trite but its only money, only stuff. In the end it is their loss in reputation and integrity. Behavior like their's has a way of coming back around to them. What you sow you shall also reap.

That even sounds metaphorical. Wash them off your skin, out of your hair, way way out of your life. DONE!
Wash as in it was over 90 degrees that day, and I was inside an aluminum oven with no insulation to keep out the heat

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I know your on the road now, but WOW I am truly sorry for the ordeal you had to go through!! My prayers are with you on the road and down the line as you embark on your new Airstream adventure. You really need to get out and camp as soon as possible!!!
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