I was wondering if there is a cool off period after signing to buy a fifth wheel trailer. My wife and I were I. A

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Customer: I was wondering if there is a cool off period after signing to buy a fifth wheel trailer. My wife and I were I. A dealership on Saturday night and my wife was having anxiety about the purchase, so she emailed and texted our wish to back out. We were told that we could not. We have not accepted delivery since we did put a retainer as they wanted it for delivery and an on site inspection on the trade in trailer.( since they have not seen the trailer until Friday , today is Monday)
JA: What province are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: we are in alberta
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: i think we have signed the finance agreement. We were told we already technically own the ‘new’ trailer. And the finances have already went through. From late Saturday night .
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: we do not even have any paperwork. Just a e mail so we would be able
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Debra, Expert

Hello and Welcome to JustAnswer. My name is***** will be working on your question today and I am looking forward to our conversation.

Customer
I was talking to someone I
From the web site. About a cool off period when buying a fifth wheel RV trailer I. Alberta.
Customer
We have not received the trailer , we signed papers Saturday night . And this morning my wife called and asked to cancel they did not call back so she sent an email and a text.
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Please note that I am working from my computer and not actually texting. If you don’t answer back for a while I may not be online when you do but I will never desert you and will check back often. As well, as I am working from home it is possible that I will be interrupted but I will always return back as soon as I can.

Finally, although the site offers a call option I personally do not take calls but just work online. Some find this confusing as it looks like the offer is coming from me but that is just how the site presents the offer and it really isn’t coming from me. Some of the other experts do take calls and so you are very welcome to request a call on this post and an expert may take it. They will have the benefit of reading our exchange which should work out very well for everyone involved!

Customer
That is fine.
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Debra, Expert

I know your question is important to you and I will be giving it the time and attention it deserves.

I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

Are you saying that you clearly agreed to buy the trailer?

Customer
We signed the papers Saturday night , my wife called today and left a message for a person to call her back
Customer
we did leave a 'retainer' as they were going
To deliver the 'new' trailer and inspect our trade in and take it away.
Customer
This Friday.
Customer
We were told today that technically we already own the trailer . Even though we do not have any paperwork in our possession.
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Debra, Expert

They are right in the sense that you already did buy it. You own it now. So unless you can show that you were unduly pressured to sign the contract or that you were materially misrepresented about something you don't  have grounds to get out of the contract unfortunately.

Do you see what I mean?

Customer
I do... But I was still under
The impression that they were still under condition of the inspection of our trade in which is to be done this Friday. That is why they asked for a retainer of 1000.00 which would be refunded after our trade
In past the inspector.
Customer
We were told today that the retainer was the deposit to buy the new trailer.
Customer
We have even offered that the retainer/deposit is not refunded.
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Debra, Expert

So are you saying you were told that the deal was not final until the trade in was worked out?

Customer
They did not actually say that but I just thought it was a fact as they have not seen our trailer as of yet .... so what would have happened if we were lying about the condition? And I was
Told that if our trailer past we would get the retainer refunded.
Customer
I was thinking if the sale was final we should have paperwork? We do not have anything but a handwritten work sheet
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Debra, Expert

Well perhaps what you can do, and this may not work but there's a chance, is have a local lawyer send them a letter indicating that you never entered into a final and binding contract and that they are to set the contract aside.

You can contact the Law Society and use their Lawyer Referral Service. You will be given the name of a lawyer and can consult with the lawyer and the first half hour will be free.

The number is:

1-***-***-****  or
(###) ###-####nbsp;in Calgary

Customer
you are thinking that we are stuck in this contract? As it stands now. No easy solution?
Customer
Unless they keep our money and sell the trailer as it has not even left their lot
Yet.
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Debra, Expert

I think you should pay a lawyer to send one letter and the may let you out of the contract.

Thank you for trusting us to help you here at JustAnswer.   If you need more clarification or have a follow-up question just reply and we can continue our dialogue. If you would like to ask me new questions please start a new post and if you do if you say “This is only for Debra” I will be sure to give your post top priority.

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