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Blog entry by rsladdwoodworks posted 1430 days ago 5748 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I was helping a friend out by renting my 5th wheel to there son when I got it back it was dirty and they plug the black than so bad it would not dump and trying to fix it they had a so call rv tec. look at it and all he did was cut the under belly up so he could see the pipes but did not know what to do so he left it and told me I owe he for the labor when it got back to the house I went to back it in and found I had no barks or tale lights and the guy how tow it back told me it did not feel right so he back the barks of to get home and burn the truck barks up tow it 200 miles and. when I stared talk to the son about it he said it was not his responsibility and he did not stop interrupting me when I was trying to talk to him two the point I lost it and said thing I should not have said but I am tired of people turning thing a round to make them look like they did not do it so did I go ot far or not

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))



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wseand

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#1 posted 1430 days ago

I don’t lend anything to anybody I don’t trust 100%. Even then when it comes down to money issues or damage you just never know. I hate to say it but if you are not willng to loose it don’t lend it out. That being said don’t let him get away with damaging you property. When it comes down to you having to take money out of your pocket or inconvienience you than it is too much. Hope this works outh in your favor in the end.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1430 days ago

I feel for you I’ve had similar experiences where if they at least said I screwed up can we work it out would help. But it it’s a different world now . When I was a kid I was taught to return anything If borrowed in as good if not better condition than when I borrower it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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GMman

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#3 posted 1430 days ago

Lenders no more for me they always bring you things back with something wrong with, people have no respect for others.
I don’t borrow and I don’t lend even family.

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Abbott

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#4 posted 1430 days ago

What a shame Robert. Once you get it fixed back to satisfactory condition I doubt if you will be loaning it out again.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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NBeener

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#5 posted 1430 days ago

I’ve got a practice: I give things back in better condition than when I got them.

I wish it were contagious.

-- -- Neil

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crank49

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#6 posted 1430 days ago

I think it sounds like you need to talk to a lawyer. Unless the friend you thought you were helping is worth the hassle. If that’s the case, then you will just have to suck it up.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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ND2ELK

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#7 posted 1430 days ago

Repeat after me, I will never lend out my things again. No you did not go too far. If anything you probably did not go far enough. I would not pay for the labor cost either. Good luck.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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canadianchips

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#8 posted 1430 days ago

Ask to rent HIS truck !
Take it back in same shape as he returned your trailer.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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RonPeters

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#9 posted 1430 days ago

Sorry to hear of your bad luck. I have a policy of never lending out tools.

I did lend a PC sander to a neighbor down the street once. I wasn’t using it and he needed to finish a bed frame. I asked him for it about 3 months later and he said he hadn’t got to using it yet!

After that, my policy went into effect. Not that he damaged it…it was fine. It’s the point. If you can’t afford a $40 sander, then that’s why they make sand paper…!

It’s a shame you got screwed over like that. It’s the Rodney Dangerfield theme anymore…’Can’t get no respect…’

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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rsladdwoodworks

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#10 posted 1430 days ago

thank you all for your kind words I need to get some anger out and this was the first thing to pop up good to have friend when you need them and I will get it all fix and I came up with when it comes to my 5th wheel dont let the wife nag you do what you know is wright
it

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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Dennisgrosen

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#11 posted 1430 days ago

let him pay for the damage even a new if it comes to that
and he obviusly don´t want to wash it then let him pay for that too +
all the time you have and will spent on it before its excacly like what you rentet him
if its a real freind he maybee wood pay at first but I´ll bett he wood new how to let
hes son pay and suffer like you have

by the way how does it go with your bathroom, good I hope :-)

have a good day
Dennis

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TheOldTimer

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#12 posted 1430 days ago

That is like lending a so called friend your pick up truck with a 1/2 tank of fuel and they return it empty. Never ,Never again

-- TheOldTimer,Chandler Arizona

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rsladdwoodworks

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#13 posted 1430 days ago

got The bill to fix it 1,300.00 and he said sew me if you think you can

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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lilredweldingrod

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#14 posted 1430 days ago

Robert, Remember, no good deed goes unpunished.
If they want to borrow a screwdriver, have them hop in the car with you and take them to HF and help them pick it out. Let them pay for it. They want to rent your RV, fine, leave a $10,000.00 deposit. Better yet, take them to the RV dealer and leave their lousy butts there.
God I hate people like that.
As for the holding tank, you might try filling it with water and dump in about 4 boxes of Rid-x. The lazy kid left the drain open and the crap solidified under the toilet. Been there, done that. In about two weeks, you should be able to dump it and use a high pressure nozzle to keep it going.
Ninety percent of the time, when it is your fault because you helped them, they are on drugs anyway and these are not the kind of people anyone calls “friend”.
I hate to hear about things like this. Especially to such a nice person as you. Every meth head I’ve ever met thanks they are the worlds greatest electrician. God knows what he did to the wiring. I’m thinking that if the brakes wouldn’t release, he wired them to a light circuit. Sue the idiot. You can get up to $7,500.00 in small claims court.
Good Luck, Buddy. Rand

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Dennisgrosen

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#15 posted 1430 days ago

Oh – boy he wood have been in big trubble if he had said that to me
it deffently sound s like his father didn´t raised him to respect other people and there things
so two possibility´s for him sew him or the money right tommorow with a big excuse for hes behavier

the last we don´t talk about ( but I know what I wuold have done)

if the freind can´t see its resenble in this then you have to dump him sad but true

Dennis

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