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Old 11-20-2018, 11:19 PM
 
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Let's say I want to move and can't find a buyer. I believe the trailer park can sell the trailer, but I don't know. It's paid for. I am prepared to lose it, but if I can't sell it then what happens to my credit if I just abandon it? We're on social security and get a pension check.
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Old 11-20-2018, 11:48 PM
 
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I’d think at the worst, the trailer park could take you to small claims court to get back the cost of getting rid of your stuff and trailer and any back trailer park rent.

Damn guys, are things really getting this bad?

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Old 11-21-2018, 01:17 AM
 
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OK, that makes sense. Yes, things are getting that bad. This is a small town with very poor people. I hope we can sell it, we'll have to take a loss for it, no matter what. But my fear is that we won't be able to sell it, and the park said they won't buy it back. Too old. Although it's in good enough shape. Maybe I'll just try to give it away, lol, so we don't get socked for a dismantling bill. We'll see. Not ready to sell it yet.
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Old 11-21-2018, 01:18 AM
 
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I’d think at the worst, the trailer park could take you to small claims court to get back the cost of getting rid of your stuff and trailer and any back trailer park rent.

Damn guys, are things really getting this bad?
Which makes me think maybe we'll try to find someone who will dismantle it cheaper than the park would charge us for. I'll see. Things ain't getting good in some parts of the country.
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Old 11-21-2018, 03:35 AM
 
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Maybe just have a heart to heart talk with the Management. They have likely been through it before, and they will know a judgement will be very tough to collect. You would maybe gain a few months ignoring notices, etc, but never really a good plan and sounds like you need to move. As a barstool lawyer, I don't think they could garnish SS, but life insurance could come into play....depends on the state, and rules applying to trailer parks...Google Mobile home abandonment.
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Old 11-21-2018, 04:54 AM
 
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If the park won't buy it, will they take it for little or nothing?
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Old 11-21-2018, 07:13 AM
 
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Give it away before you abandon it. Pick a friend or a church/charity. If you have insurance on it double check the cancellation. Keep a copy of the countersigned title.
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Old 11-21-2018, 07:28 AM
 
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In some states mobile homes are registered through the Dept of Motor Vehicles. If so in your state, MAKE SURE that whoever you sell/give it to registers it in their own name. It is legally yours as long as it is registered to you, just like cars.
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Old 11-21-2018, 07:51 AM
 
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Just speculating, but, it's often difficult to give away things with a residual cost that one cannot sell, such as timeshares, etc. If one is not going to use it (or pay the monthly or removal fees), it may even be difficult to give away. For example, I've seen numerous churches who are unwilling to accept timeshare 'gifts.'
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