When I purchased my used (7-year-old) travel trailer from RV City, the Owner and Sales Manager told me,“Everything has been gone over, and everything is in working order.” However:
1) They hadn’t even emptied the sewage tank – which was 2/3 full! (Insulting to discover on my first “dry camping” trip.)
2) Sewage and other tank sensors didn’t work
3) Stereo had a terrible hum when trying to play a CD, DVD, or USB
4) Hot water was impossible because a valve connecting the hot and cold water lines for draining had been left open
5) Shower had no water pressure, so water just ran down the hose
6) Range pan still had the previous owner’s food in it
7) Clothes bar was hung with screws too short (and no anchors) so that it fell down on first trip; when repaired, it was put up crooked
8) Kitchen cabinet door hinge was not attached fully and broke
9) One arm of the awning had a broken piece (potentially dangerous)
10) Sewer cap was so old it fell off during the first trip
11) Bumper caps were so old one fell off, and the sewer hose inside was lost
12) Breaker/fuse box door latch broken, so door fell open constantly
13) Battery was 5 years old, very weak, and had to be replaced
14) Straps on the battery boxes were both frayed beyond hilarity, and one had been cut so short it could not be reconnected once it was removed.
15) I had to ask repeatedly before I was given a generic manual on the trailer
16) Mattress was so bad that I (a small person) could feel the slats beneath
17) Tires were 9 years old – age at which they should be replaced, and they were mismatched
18) Roof seals were old, severely cracked, and needed to be redone
19) Toilet lost water pressure and wouldn’t flush
20) Wall at the head of the bed feels like it’ll fall when leaned against
21) Both propane lines look old, and one sprung a leak, but can’t be replaced because the hardware has been tightened so hard that the nuts flatten rather than move
22) Propane regulator leaks from one side to the other.
When I made my very first call to discuss the first 17 problems I’d found, I was treated to condescending dismissals, argument, and sarcastic questions.
When I brought in my trailer (twice) under their 15-day warranty, they saved toilet repairs for last, both times, requiring me to return – and because of the distance, each trip cost hundreds of dollars. It took three trips back to get most of the repairs made. Many were not.
Two problems I discovered after the 15 days they refused to address without payment, saying they’d “gone above and beyond” already for me.
I reported all these issues to the Better Business Bureau, which gave them two opportunities to respond. Both times, they and their PR folks were unable to defend a single one of my points. (It should hit the Tucson Better Business Bureau site soon if it hasn’t already.)
Tell me this is all just an accident – that this trailer, with only a few systems, would have so many things wrong with it. I assume it’s another harassment, part of being a “targeted individual,” draining away all my time and money for months (and it’s not over), pushing me for my whistle-blowing crimes, and insulting me by not even emptying (or maybe filling?) the sewage tank.
While waiting for my hitch to be put on, out of the blue, the owner and business manager asked me if I was a vegetarian (I used to be), with a face that said he hoped his humor didn’t show. I was dressed in my most conservative clothes, so I wondered whether he already knew all about me because he’d been working with my controllers.
You think I’m too fixated on targeting? Did I mention RV City sits right outside Fort Huachuca, the primary center of American military intelligence? (They’re hugely involved in mind control.) It only makes sense that the 30-year owner would be friends with those guys.
So why did I buy there? I knew it was a high possibility he could be in league with the kontrollers. I was not in a good state of mind, extremely not, actually, and people were telling me not to be so paranoid, so I tried. I went in there, and trusted people I should not have.
This trailer was exactly the highest price I was willing to pay and had all the elements I was looking for. And I hadn’t found anything close in two weeks of looking, and this one had all my requirements. So I assume the kontrollers put it together just for me, and used all the crappiest components they could find.
While waiting for my trailer hitch to be installed, I interrupted the technician to get something out of my truck with an apology. He responded, “Oh, no problem. You’re fun.” But I’d not been fun. I’d been sitting alone in the waiting room for hours and had hardly talked to him. I wondered even then if he was in on the joke.
I guess I needed a lesson to quit trying to please my friends by “being positive.” Life goes better when I acknowledge my reality.
Next: How The Solar Store in Tucson wired my trailer for my new photovoltaic panels. Summary: After almost two months, and three trips involving five days, I’m still waiting for the system to be made functional. It’s all the more shocking because the owner is a former colleague on the activist/progressive business front in Tucson. Was she told something terrible about me and has also joined in my harassment?