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sundecks

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We recently put a deposit down for a fifth wheel, we were told it was fully refundable. We signed a sales agreement but nothing else. We have now changed our mind and they said we cannot have our deposit back as they already drilled a hole in the fifth wheel for a cover over the slide? Are they allowed to keep the whole deposit, it was $2500???
 

PJ Stough

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We recently put a deposit down for a fifth wheel, we were told it was fully refundable. We signed a sales agreement but nothing else. We have now changed our mind and they said we cannot have our deposit back as they already drilled a hole in the fifth wheel for a cover over the slide? Are they allowed to keep the whole deposit, it was $2500???
Did you request something be done to the unit that required them to drill a hole? Sounds like salesman's BS to me. Do you have the refund agreement in writing? If not, you maybe out of luck.
 

sundecks

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Did you request something be done to the unit that required them to drill a hole? Sounds like salesman's BS to me. Do you have the refund agreement in writing? If not, you maybe out of luck.
we had asked for a cover to be installed over the slide. No refund agreement :(
 

Skookum

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What does the sales agreement say about refunds for deposits?

If the dealer is doing something wrong, file a complaint against them through your state's Attorney General's office.
 

sundecks

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What does the sales agreement say about refunds for deposits?

If the dealer is doing something wrong, file a complaint against them through your state's Attorney General's office.
I don't have a copy of the sales agreement, they never gave me one. I have contacted a lawyer so will see what they say to do.
 

Kirk

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Let us know what happens. At the least this might prevent someone else from going through what you are now. We might all learn something.
 

Utclmjmpr

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They are now in a position to keep your deposit and swear you had a copy of the contract in your hand when leaving the lot..>>>Dan
 

DonTom

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They are now in a position to keep your deposit and swear you had a copy of the contract in your hand when leaving the lot..>>>Dan
I don't see what difference it makes when the dealer has a copy. It says what it says regardless if "sundecks" got a copy or not.

What is in writing is what counts and the dealer must have that.

-Don- Auburn, CA
 

Ex-Calif

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we had asked for a cover to be installed over the slide. No refund agreement :(
That kind of stuff bugs me all the time.

On one hand you asked them to modify the rig and you did sign a deal with no refund agreement.

OTOH - I doubt their "harm" is $2500.

There should be a law that deposits should be escrowed for later dispute management.
 

Mark_K5LXP

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Was the deposit made with a check, cash, credit card? Unless it was cash, you have some record of the transaction. You get a receipt when you so much as order a happy meal, so the idea I would convey thousands of dollars and have no record of the event implies either a high level of trust or ignorance. Hopefully there will be some positive resolution, though in this market the sale of any unit is nearly assured and this becomes just a footnote in this dealer's unethical activities.

Mark B.
Albuquerque, NM
 
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