Elderly Taken Advantage Of

51938044_1602864921295321_r.jpegHello Everyone, My mom has been taken advantage of by an RV dealership in Lafayette, IN.  She sold her house to purchase an RV to travel, she is 72 years old. I was with her when she purchased the RV. They agreed to put on new tires, fix the awning and door. They did put on new tires(Wrong size) kind of fixed door and was waiting for an awning motor. They said it would be awhile before the motor was  to come in and that she could take the RV and bring it back when it arrived. So she did! She took her first trip to her other daughters house that was only 200 miles. On her first adventure, the rear view mirror fell off on side of road and shattered, the RV was vibrating so hard that the awning rolled open while she was driving and bent the brackets and ripped the awning( it had to be cut off on the side of the road so she could keep driving). The door(that was suppose to be fixed) came open and the steps came out while she was driving. Upon returning home she called the RV dealership and stated all that happened and the owner was to call her back and never did. She then went to the dealership to talk with them and said they would order the parts she needed but that they wouldn't pay for them because she bought the RV (as is). Another mechanic from a different place said that the awning came out on the road because the dealership didn't put the pin back in after they checked the motor. And that the tires they put on are the wrong size are are already wearing and that they didn't balance them and bearings were missing from the wheels and rubber mounts on tie rods were gone. The owner wont take her calls or return her calls. She will now have to pay for the Awning, mirror, bearings, 6 tires, tie rod bushings and Labor. She would also like to raise enough money to sue the dealership. She lives on very limited income and will need to seek a job at 72 to pay for things and she obviously wont be able to travel. This is her home(she sold her house). My mom doesn't like to ask for help, let alone money. She would give you the coat off her back if you needed it. She drove a Handicap bus and treated all those kids like they were her own. She qualifies for food stamps but wont accept them because she says other people need it more than she does. She understands that she bought it (AS IS) but the dealership should pay for the things they said they would and the awning because of their negligence. If you can help out in any amount of monetary donation it would be greatly appreciated. The money will be put toward all the repairs first then toward a lawsuit. My mom wont be real happy that i am doing this but she needs help and that's all she has done her whole life. Now she needs HELP! Thank you so much for reading to the end of this and please consider donating.


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Angela Lombardo-Dold 
Monticello, IN
Jane Lombardo 
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