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    some of you may know, towards the end of 2013 I bought a brand new car hauler for the jeep to hang out on, on its way to trails..

    its seen a few trips!

    then I decided to lend it out for the King Of Hammers past couple weeks, and this is how it was returned to me...




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    From this point on, ill always gladly help, but chances are, im towing my own trailer..
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    Nuts. Did the borrower say anything or offer compensation or repair?

    Sorry to see it.

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    i was told "its just a trailer, and it was used like a trailer, get over it"

    this was after i scrubbed it for a couple of hours..



    i need to find time to remove the box, remove the boards, flip them and re paint them, then reinstall. lots of the body work already has been done
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    mattzj98 previously posted:
    "i was told "its just a trailer, and it was used like a trailer, get over it""

    What a shitty thing to say. What's your relationship to this person? Did they pay you for renting it? F that.

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    Max previously posted:
    "What's your relationship to this person? Did they pay you for renting"

    "friend" of mine I was helping out with KOH stuff and that persons trailers are not maintained and would not be able to get to California. No money involved.
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    mattzj98 previously posted:
    "i was told "its just a trailer, and it was used like a trailer, get over it""

    Translated:

    It's just your property, and it was used in a fashion in which we view you and your property, get over it

    ...And it might be the last time I'd converse with them.

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    a lot of strong words were exchanged back and forth and bottom line is, i now have a lot more time to work on my own stuff cause I am no longer involved with that person
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    mattzj98 previously posted:
    "a lot of strong words were exchanged back and forth and bottom line is, i now have a lot more time to work on my own stuff cause I am no longer involved with that person"

    Damn! I was going to suggest you ask to "borrow" his tow rig.

    Oh well! It does sound like you are better off without "friends" like that.
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    Yeah, it is just a trailer, but just like anything else, to be reliable it needs to be well taken care of and cared for. Too bad this happened.

    I got my tow dolly cheap because the original owner lent it to a friend as well. They damaged the fender and blew out a wheel on it. Returned it to the owner like that. The repairs to bring it back to "new" were going to be too much, and I got a cheap project.

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    mattzj98 previously posted:
    "i was told "its just a trailer, and it was used like a trailer, get over it"



    "


    Correct answer.
    Ya but its "not" your trailer !!!!
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    that sucks. alot of people these days just have no respect for other peoples property. i will be looking to buy a trailer in the next month or so and stuff like this makes me want to get a used trailer.

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    That sucks. I wish more people were responsible. If you "borrow" something, give it back in a reasonable time frame and in the same or better condition you got it in.

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    Jackie previously posted:
    "same or better condition"

    That's my way. If nothing else, wash the danged thing before returning it.

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    Bummer on the trailer. Better to have found out this way than in a more expensive way I guess.

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    Big bummer about the whole situation. But glad that it wasn't worse. It is a hard lesson to learn, and one I have yet to fully master myself. I usually tend to believe people are better than they are, which leads to people trying to walk all over me. I have been trying to get better with setting boundaries. Hope that this whole thing doesn't eat at you too much and that you are able to move on quickly. Good luck!

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    That sucks Matt.

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    Karma is gonna get your ex-friend!

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    Unfortunately there are a lot of people out there like you ex-buddy.

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    mattzj98 previously posted:
    "i was told "its just a trailer, and it was used like a trailer, get over it"
    "

    I like how the owner of said damaged item is told how to deal with said damage by another. That's complete BS. It hurts to do a good thing and help someone out, only to be taken advantage of.

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