My daughter and I left a very unstable situation while living with our family. My father forced us out of the house. In order to have something over our heads I found a small trailer I could buy. Also, it was discounted. Sale! I sold all of my personal possessions to get it and get out as quick as I could. Since getting it, this has been both a blessing and a curse, we have a roof over our heads and we are no longer stressed from all the emotional exhaustion our family was causing us, we also have privacy and feel more secure. On the other hand, it has been a nightmare.
The first week we got into the trailer everything started falling apart. I know that they’re not meant for hard use but they are not meant to fall apart the moment you get them. I called to see if the seller would help with repairs and they sent out a repair man but would hardly cover anything we needed and I learned pretty quickly why they let me have it so cheap. We pretty much got taken for suckers. Maybe we should have done more research into the place we got it from but I don’t think that I’m the first person they have sold a complete and total dud to. I was also in a panic to find anything. It was a heap of junk, even the guy they sent us said that he could tell it had been sitting there for a couple years, unsold and as the repair man put it the trailer had “lot rot”.
From the first day we got into it, the water heater broke, we had floods, cupboards and wood trim would just fall off randomly. The toilet backed up. Ughhh!! The kitchen faucet blew off and then needed to be replaced. There were holes in the floor hidden behind storage cabinets that went straight through to the ground outside. This thing has had over $3000 in repairs done to it. The kitchen sink is broken and water is leaking in to the counter top and is all swollen. Now on top of that its growing mold! Which is a health hazard and nobody can replace it. We have only lived here for 8 months and it is a complete and total mess.
It’s me and my daughter who live together and we need more space. I have back and hip issues and it’s hard to get around in such a tiny space. It is only 20 feet long! I need a decent chunk of change in order to get something larger and much better made than this one. It is falling apart and as it is I don’t think it will last much longer. If it becomes unlivable, we will be on the street. Things aren’t easy right now for anyone, especially with a pandemic going on and I know that it’s not easy to ask for help especially from strangers on the internet. I am praying and hoping people will be sympathetic and that someone can help. Even just a little bit goes a long way. Please help me restore my faith in my fellow man.