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In response to the complaint against Trailer Tech on December 30th 2012. From the President of Trailer Tech: At first I was I not going to bother with a response to this complaint because I think most people are intelligent enough to read between the lines of Mr. Patterson's rambling to get a better picture of what actually transpired, but his behavior was so ridiculous and his complaint is so warrantless, that I cannot let this lie to continue to be spread. We do not expect our customers to be "experts", because that is what we are (staff total of over 72 years experience in selling parts for trailers).We do our best to get you what you need and want in a timely manner. To do this, we have to ask many questions, of which Mr. Patterson could not be bothered with. He arrived at our store 10 minutes before closing, which was not a problem as our salespeople are always willing to stay late to help a serious customer, as well as I am always willing to pay overtime for a sale to be handled. But Mr. Patterson was too busy strutting around our showroom and talking at the top of his lungs into his cell phone. When my salesperson tried to get his attention, he was rude and demeaning. In spite of this, my salesperson managed to decipher that Mr. Patterson wanted a heavier axle package for his trailer as he was overloading it on a regular basis, and that he wanted to use 8-bolt wheels. Since the 8-bolt pattern is only available in a minimum of 6000 pound axles, that is what he was sold. Bright and early the next morning, Mr. Patterson's employee brought everything back for a REFUND saying that he had decided to buy a different trailer instead of upgrading his trailer. We have a modest re-stocking fee of 15% in such situations which barely covers our costs, especially when you consider a credit card transaction fee both directions. This fee is noted on our invoices and each customer is required to acknowledge this fee in the form of his signature. When Mr. Patterson's employee called and informed him of this, he flew into a tirade. He threatened us repeatedly in many different forms, both against the company and against the salesperson and myself personally. I personally made the decision to return his purchase price in full, in spite of the fact that we would lose in excess of $100 on the non-sale, because it just wasn't worth dealing with him or his threats and potential bad P.R. We took back everything he had purchased and Mr. Patterson WAS NOT charged a re-stocking fee. If Mr. Patterson has been in business for 25 years, then I'm sure that he is aware that there are still laws on the books against libel and slander. Perhaps he SHOULD beware.
Why so many bad reviews? Not sure, but I'm glad I have had a pleasant experience!My review is for the RENTALSI rented an Rv for my family for a trip to Arizona. The RV may have been a bit older, but it still ran great and made our vacation a great experience. The staff was really Helpful. The rental staff went above and beyond to try and make sure my trip was on track. They walked me through how to use everything (we were first time RV Renters so this meant a lot to us!) The checkout process was pretty painless. Waited a few minutes for the walk-through but nothing major, while waiting I was kept updated on how long it would be by the staff.Also, I have to mention the prices....we shopped around at several different companies for RV rentals and a few things that we liked that I have to point out....The rates are much cheaper than the competing companies. (yes the RVS seem to be a little older, but to me it was worth it...I mean we didn't have any major issues and the unit didn't break down or anything).ALSO...I noticed that the other companies wanted to charge us for miles right off the bat!Sahara at least gave us some free miles before the miles charge kicked in. (we rented for 7 days and they gave us 1,000 free miles!!!) We went over about 50 miles and had to pay like $20-30 for the remainder of miles....not too bad...I can't imagine having to pay that other 1,000 miles.....too expensive! Glad that they offered some free miles for us!I think my only complaint is that insurance is required unless you get a actual notice from your insurance company with the vin and stuff of that vehicle you're renting. Nuisance, but not that big of a deal I guess..(the deductible is like $2,000 or 2500?) so I would look into getting the things form your insurance company. Besides that, Sahara RV treated my family right and we look forward to renting with them again.
Truly deserves 5-stars! General Manager Wiley came to our aid on a sizzling hot July afternoon. We were in Death Valley when the crank decided to strip its gears (or something) & it wasn't going to lower the top. My husband got underneath & took off screws from stuff and we pushed & locked it down- knowing it's broken. We made it to Las Vegas approximately 15 minutes before closing time on a Friday afternoon & we pulled our tent-trailer in. Mr. Wiley personally took care of us! He crawled under (with his back on melting asphalt) to look at the problem. He told us he'd try to get us back on the road by Tuesday. Imagine our surprise when he called us mid-morning on Monday and it was ready! He put in new parts and it works better than ever! The repair price was not gouging - very fair for we weary travelers! He saved our vacation! 4 teenagers will never forget it - and their parents won't either! THANK YOU, Mr. WILEY! You're a good man and hard worker! Great customer service! You cared!
Let’s be honest; relocation isn’t cheap. The moving companies quote such ridiculous hourly rates that you wish you didn’t have to move at all. The only way to minimize the cost of moving is to hire a company with very efficient workers who don’t waste time. I was happy to pay exactly what was worth but not a cent over that. I hired Move on moving for my move from Reno, NV to Boise, ID and asked them several times if they had any extra hidden costs that would rock up later on. They assured me there would be none and they kept their promise. Their crew was very efficient. I have a lot of stuffs and some of them are very fiddly and fragile. I also have a massive collection of wine glasses. I wanted the movers to be very careful with my things but do their jobs fast. I understand how contradictory my requirements might have sounded. Amazingly, the guys did exactly what I asked for. They were very precise with their work and time efficient too. I was very impressed with them.
My husband has to relocate every few years for his job. I have kind of gotten used to the idea of moving. What I didn’t get used to is dealing with the stress. There are always too many last minute tasks at hand and something always goes wrong. For the first time ever, we moved without any issues and it was the doing of Move on moving. This company was just amazing. Their movers were all very professional and efficient. They finished all the packing and loading in record amount of time. The best part was that we didn’t have to do anything, which meant we could focus on the other aspects of the move. They delivered everything on time and nothing was broken or damaged. I am so grateful to have finally found the moving company I was always looking for.
Move on moving has become a household name in my family. Whenever anyone is relocating, we always hire them. Even I hired them to my stuffs when I was moving. As always, they delivered what they promised. I was looking for an early morning slot but they could only accommodate in the afternoon. Other companies would probably give you the morning slot and show up in the afternoon. The movers arrived right on time and took just 3 hours to finish loading everything. Their packing skills are always great. I believe Move on moving provides the movers extra training in these fields. The delivery was made on time and nothing was damaged. It’s clear why my family keeps hiring the same company. There is no moving company more reliable than Move on moving.
I rented a RV for a trip to Las Vegas, the rental department was super helpful and answered all of my questions. They did a complete walk through on the RV so I knew how to operate everything before I left. I loved the RV and did not have any issues with it. I enjoyed my experience so much that I look forward to renting an RV with Sahara RV again soon! A few great things about Sahara RV over the competitors that I learned: Sahara RV offers free mileage up front before they charge (unlike the other companies). I rented for 5 days and got 700 free miles!!! They also provided unlimited FREE generator usage, which apparently some of the companies charge $3-$5 per hour for this!!! I am really glad I went with this company over the other options!!
This place was recently bought by US Storage and Jeff is the new manager for the property. I don't know what happened with the older brands, but all I know is that Jeff is a fantastic manager. He lives on-site and monitors the property 24/7 every day of the year. I had nowhere to keep my car for 6 months so I contacted them since they are near the airport, and Jeff gave me a discount for the first few months. Not only that, but he noticed the weather tarp fell off my car a few times and he fixed it for me. Plus when I came to get my car, the battery was dead, and Jeff even helped me jump start my car! He is a truly honest, good guy with a perfect attitude for this business. Thanks again for all your help and best wishes in the future.
I was in talk with 3 moving companies and finally selected Move on moving simply because of their customer service. The man on the phone seemed so polite and friendly. He explained each aspect of their services very clearly and broke down the cost. The movers arrived right on time to my house. The men were very capable for this job and it showed in the way they worked. First, they packed up everything with all the right packing materials. Then they systematically moved everything onto the van waiting outside. The men helped each other out and it was amazing to see their coordination. The company turned out to be very reliable as they delivered all my boxes and furniture in great condition. I am definitely rooting for Move on moving.
Purchased a toy hauler from Sahara RV for going out to the dunes. The Salesman Dean was a pleasure to work with. He walked me thru the whole sales process. Before I took the unit they had a technician give me a complete walk through on the unit. They showed me that everything was working (except for the fridge, which I was informed of before purchase). I am new to RV-ing so I was grateful that they took the time to show me how to use and operate everything. We have come back from our trip and had no surprises. I appreciate Sahara RV taking care of me and would recommend purchasing a unit from them, at least Dean the salesman I dealt with was very helpful.
Self-storage facilities are areas where you can rent lockers, rooms, containers and, sometimes, outdoor spaces on a short-term and long-term basis.
The Self-Storage Association reported the U.S. is home to approximately 48,500 mini-storage facilities. When put together, this space is equal to 2.3 billion square feet. All told, you have plenty of options if you're looking for a storage facility.
When you want to store extra materials, you can typically find a self-storage facility and lease space on a month-to-month basis. Such areas are just the right size to store household items, office supplies and even furniture. Storage facilities are ideal if you have a lot of personal items you want to keep but don't have enough space in your house or apartment.
Items you store are not insured by the facility. Instead, you will need to talk with an insurance representative about covering your items if they are stored off-premise. A few facilities offer insurance, so you'll want to call and ask around to find which option best meets your needs.
Advantages of Self Storage
When you're looking for storage options, do not confuse self storage with full service. You will have limited access to your belongings if you choose the full-service option. Self storage gives you full control over what's in your unit and how you arrange everything, said SpareFoot Blog.
Another advantage of storing your personal items is the flexibility afforded to you. You don't have to wait for anyone to come to your unit and unlock it, nor do you have to receive permission to add items or take them away.
With self-storage facilities, you can put as many items in the unit as you want, provided everything fits and you keep the space organized. If you feel like taking an early morning or evening trip to your storage space, you can do so at your pleasure.
Reasons to Use Self Storage
Whether you're a single individual or have a growing family, self storage is a viable option to store your personal items in a safe, secure location without sacrificing space in your home. Specific reasons why you might also need to lease storage space include:
Even college students can take advantage of self storage, especially if they attend school out of state. Instead of lugging apartment furniture and winter clothes back and forth, they can store everything for the few months they're home and then retrieve them when school starts back up.
When searching for a self-storage facility, you'll first want to look for options close to where you live. The size of the space you plan to rent is also an important factor to consider, and will depend on what you plan to store.
Spaces range from the size of a small closet to a car garage, said Extra Space Storage. The following are common storage sizes, along with examples of what they can hold:
Creating a checklist before leasing storage space will help you make an informed decision about the unit size you need to rent. You don't want to pay for more than you need, while you also don't want too small of a space. You should also consider your future needs, because it is not out of the question you may decide to store more personal items.
Location Affects Price
The size of the storage space will have an effect on the amount you pay. Additionally, where the storage unit is located also has an influence. Expect to pay more in monthly fees if the storage space is in a city where real estate is more expensive. High costs might be unavoidable, but if you look around at various options, you'll eventually find the best price.
If you've found self-storage facilities that are nearby, you'll then want to compare prices from at least three options. After doing so, look up the facilities through the Better Business Bureau. Some areas to keep an eye out for include any complaints against the storage facility and whether insurance policies are offered.
For the average homeowner, self-storage facilities are the most popular option for storing personal items, but other types of storage facilities exist. Most people don't think about the type of storage available until they absolutely need it, and it's best to understand your options ahead of time.
Likewise, various names exist for self-storage facilities. In all, expect to come across five general types of storage facilities.
Typically found in large buildings that used to be factories, indoor units require you to go through security to enter. You can expect to find unit sizes ranging from 5 feet by 5 feet to 5 feet by 10 feet.
Outdoor units are not located in a warehouse but in an area where security is still required. Outdoor storage units are typically large, and should only be used for boats, cars, recreational vehicles and tractors. Since units are outside, they are subject to weather conditions, meaning it's not the best idea to store your valuables in them.
Climate-controlled storage units are located indoors and have temperature and humidity controls. If you have items that may become damaged by atmospheric conditions, controlling the temperature and humidity is essential.
You will end up paying more for a climate-controlled storage space. However, in the grand scheme of things, a slightly higher cost doesn't compare to the costs associated with losing or replacing valuable or rare items.
Consider climate-controlled self storage if you are housing some of the following items:
Outside of city areas, drive-up storage units are some of the most common options. Drive-up units are arranged in long lines and resemble garages, led to by roads so you can easily drive to your specific unit.
Realistically, mobile storage is only an option if you're moving or renovating your house. Mobile storage units are not part of an existing facility. Mobile units are typically stationed outside your home after they are delivered by the storage company.
Once you fill up the unit, the company will either hold it at their facility or transport it to your desired destination.
Mobile storage is a viable self-storage option if you plan to move across the country but are worried about space in a moving truck.
The price of using a self-storage facility will vary, with one of biggest factors being where you live. You may find it beneficial to rent storage in a nearby suburb if facilities are too expensive in your city. Also, some facilities offer introductory rates for the first month, and similar deals are worth exploring.
Keep in mind, however, costs will increase depending on the size of unit you're renting and whether or not it's climate controlled.
Seeking Lower Costs
To get the most bang for your buck and avoid breaking the bank, shop around for the best prices and only rent storage space you know you will need. The larger the item, the more space required.
Likewise, only opt for climate-controlled space if the personal items you are storing are susceptible to becoming damaged from humidity and temperature. There is no reason to get an air-conditioned unit if you're locking away old baseball equipment and tools.
When it comes to taking full advantage of your self-storage facility, you have to know what you can and cannot store. Some items are not suitable for storage.
Flammables like gasoline, propane tanks and kerosene, as well as certain types of paint are not allowed to be stored by any means, said Extra Space Storage. Other items, such as perishable food, are not allowed either because of the tendency to attract pests and rodents when the food starts to expire.
Knowing what you can store will help you better organize your storage space and clear out any clutter.
An art form exists when it comes to packing - you don't want to throw whatever you get your hands on in a box. To be more efficient, fill the boxes with similar items. For example, don't mix glassware with utensils. Always try to fill the box to capacity, and remember, anything left unpacked will become dusty. If you're storing fragile items, consider packing them in a separate box filled with foam peanuts for extra protection.
From there, you can create a label system to help locate specific boxes within the unit. Markers tend to wear out after time. Label makers are a smart, inexpensive option to help you identify a box's contents.
Some items require specific packing quirks. For instance, you should ensure books are packed flat to avoid damaging their spines. You also don't want to put too many books in a single box because it then becomes too heavy to carry.
Glassware and valuable china should all be individually wrapped and placed in reinforced or separate boxes. You can then use the label maker to ensure the word "fragile" is somewhere on the box.
Different pieces of furniture require certain methods of storage. Special bags will protect any couches and chairs you're storing. When you bring these items to the unit, be sure to stand them up to maximize space.
Bed frames should ideally be taken apart before being put into a storage unit, while mattresses can be wrapped in a protective seal and stood against a wall. If you're unable to take apart the bed frame, do not store any materials nearby that may taint the color of the bedding.
For smaller tables, try to take them apart. If that's not possible, place a moving blanket on the floor and then place the table on top with its legs facing upward, and then wrap them in a protective material. For chairs, place them upside down on a table also covered in protective material.
Dressers can be placed against the wall and also used as a space to store boxes. Additionally, the drawers can house small fragile items. Just be sure to use stretch wrap to prevent the drawers from opening.
Lamps should be disassembled, wrapped in protective material and placed in boxes specifically designed to store lamps. When it comes to televisions, protect them as much as possible. If you're storing a TV, you'll likely want to rent a climate-controlled storage unit because extreme temperatures may cause some issues with liquid crystal displays.
In general, furniture should be stored with care and covered in protective material whenever possible. Ensure your storage space can hold multiple large furniture sets as well.
Most storage facilities have security measures in place. They are generally accessible for a certain number of hours and have a manager on site, in addition to security cameras. They also require you to submit a special code to enter. You should also make sure the property is adequately lit for visits in the evening.
You will need to have your own lock for your storage unit. Keyless locks, padlocks and disc locks are all viable options, said Moove In Self Storage.
Self-storage units come in many sizes, types and costs. If you're looking to clear out space from your house, consider renting a storage unit to keep your personal items safe. You can store just about anything, from furniture to old vinyl collections and clothes. By choosing the right storage unit, you can store your items in a secure location while gaining back some much needed space in your house.