I resently made a deposit on a used Park Model Trailer. I delt solely by internet with the local RV sales dealership. My one contingency on the purchase was that the unit must not have a leaky roof. This was relayed by email, which I have a copy of.
The day the unit was delivered, I discovered a very large mushroom growing along the wall of the bedroom, and the carpet was soaked all along the wall. I found this because I moved a bedside table that came with the unit in order to hang drapes in the room. (I do have camera stamped dated photos.)
During delivery, by the RV dealer, the driver hit and scraped the bump-out bay window along a large tree in the park where I had rented a site. The park manager was present during the delivery of the unit and witnessed the incident. I insisted that the driver return and make some preliminary repairs to prevent water damage, as it was raining that day. H returned and smeared a bit of caulk on a corner of the bumpout.
Of course this is now also leaking-profusely. The wall, freshly painted is crumpling, the ceiling tiles are hanging like wet diapers and the water pooring over my table and soaking the carpet in the dining room now as well.
I have been unable to occupy the unit, do not have a title
and have requested now that my deposit be returned and the unit removed. This unit was delivered on May 11, and I have been unable to live in this unit. I am personally out more than $1000 on rent of the site, the cost of the contractor to tarp, storage facility fees (for belongings that should b e in the unit)
I contacted the RV dealer about the fact that the driver had damaged the unit upon delivery, and that the bedroom had an obvious leak that had soaked the carpet and was growing fungi. They ignored me. I contacted them again, and they brushed me off, saying that I should probably contact a building contractor about repairs.
I finally had to hire a contractor to tarp the entire roof to prevent any further damage.
Today I insisted that my deposit be returned, due to the misrepresentation of the unit, and that it be removed from the park site. I received an immediate email saying that I will not receive a refund, and that if I do not pay the balance of the agreed on price I will be subjected to "legal action". I do not have a title to this unit. My understanding from emails is that this title has not been received by the current one even as of this time.
I have NO MONEY (other than the money I set aside to complete this transaction). I need advise and HELP!!! Shirley