After reading over the advice presented here, I began to have some serious doubts as to whether
this venture was indeed; worthwhile. Not to worry.
The man who "finds"
new homes for these mobile homes, didn't call me as he claimed he would, on the day that we'd
planned on him delivering ONE (1) mobile home.....and I had to leave a couple of messages for him
to get back in touch. When he finally called back, he made some lame excuses that there
were some "problems".......and when pressed to elaborate, he finally confessed that his
brother had lost his home in a fire and that the mobile home that he'd promised to me,
was in far better condition than expected and that consequently, he'd be giving it to him instead.
Which was fine by me.......family comes first. That was understandable.
On the bright side, he stated that there was at least one and possibly two other trailers that were
coming the following week that were 14 feet wide; instead of 12 and that he would get one of those for me instead.
And that's where we left it....until I got some frantic phone messages the following week; left by his next door neighbor,
who claimed that the man was now in the hospital for chest pains/possible heart problems and that
she was taking care of his business while he was incapacitated. Okay......but the information
that she had didn't jibe with what I'd been told......
she was under the impression that I was going
to take TWO (2) mobile homes and they were coming in the following day and she needed to reconfirm
my address for the permit pull. Then there was some slip-of-the-tongue stuff about how much money
that they'd be needing and also, did I have any "spare" trailer tires/axles that they could have???
Apparently she was under the impression that I'd taken these before and that there was some
under-the-table deal to provide "kickbacks". When she wouldn't elaborate further,but told me to
"Just nevermind; it doesn't matter anyway".......I told her the same thing.....
there were TOO MANY
unanswered questions and that the "facts" weren't jibing together like they
should be and to just
never mind and that if and when Phil got out of the hospital, he could give me a call to straighten
this mess out, but since he'd changed his mind on delivery of the first trailer,
then I guessed that
that perogative was also available to me on this next trailer(s) and that was the end of it.
I guess when something looks too good to be true.......there's a reason for it.
So back to the drawing board on how to make a combination carport/walk-out deck for the east side of the house.