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Old 05-27-2012, 11:12 AM   #1
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We just got back from a month in the woods and found an old HR 36 footer parked down the street, problem is the couple that live there are late 80s and the gentleman is 99
They approched us about our handicap lift we had instaled, the man is almost totally crippled from old age, it took him about 5 min. to walk 15 feet, the woman appears to be OK but is scared to death and won't even think about driving the RV.
Thier plan is to hire a driver for this 1995 HR and go off down the road, fulltiming it.
I don't think either of them have the vagust idea what this RVing is about.
Am I wrong??
I plan on staying out of it, but I did tell them they paid to much for the RV, As best as I can tell from conflicting storys the dealer charged them $50k, and he should be shot.
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:02 PM   #2
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Larry, what you have pointed out is the reason so many 1-2 yr old units are on resale lots. Uninformed individuals are all too often sold the "RV Fantasy".

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Old 05-27-2012, 08:09 PM   #3
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It is really a shame, someone taking advantage of people of that age. I have a neighbor that is in her 80's, and a local dealer sold her a fiver for $8000. that I would not of given them $2000. for it. She had her son haul it from Alberta to Yuma last year and spent the winter there. By the sound of it, it she wound up pouring a bunch more into it. I hope one day those people will have that come back to visit them when they are vulnerable.
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What goes around - comes around. I do believe this. We may not often get to see it but I have heard of people finally paying their dues.
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I do believe there are Laws that protect the elderly from this kind thief , if not there should be.
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I see my elderly parents getting one person after another trying to get there money.
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We just got back from a month in the woods and found an old HR 36 footer parked down the street, problem is the couple that live there are late 80s and the gentleman is 99
They approched us about our handicap lift we had instaled, the man is almost totally crippled from old age, it took him about 5 min. to walk 15 feet, the woman appears to be OK but is scared to death and won't even think about driving the RV.
Thier plan is to hire a driver for this 1995 HR and go off down the road, fulltiming it.
I don't think either of them have the vagust idea what this RVing is about.
Am I wrong??
I plan on staying out of it, but I did tell them they paid to much for the RV, As best as I can tell from conflicting storys the dealer charged them $50k, and he should be shot.
Larry
1. If you would like to help these folks contact your state elder abuse hot line (whatever it may be called in your state).

2. Write up a short story about the situation. Use only facts known to you. Leave all emotion out of the story. Use names and addresses. Them hand deliver the story to local TV stations. Their reporters will know how to handle the situation. And they can keep your name out of the story if you like. (It has worked for me. Dealers become Honest Joes overnight.)

3. Or just do nothing and don't get involved.
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1. If you would like to help these folks contact your state elder abuse hot line (whatever it may be called in your state).

2. Write up a short story about the situation. Use only facts known to you. Leave all emotion out of the story. Use names and addresses. Them hand deliver the story to local TV stations. Their reporters will know how to handle the situation. And they can keep your name out of the story if you like. (It has worked for me. Dealers become Honest Joes overnight.)

3. Or just do nothing and don't get involved.
That is good advice. If you are up to it talk with them some more and see if they have some family who might be able to step in.
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My wife and I are elderly but we're not stupid !!
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