I am looking for some advice. My father is from Massachusetts and wintered in Arizona in a travel trailer. Due to health reasons he could not travel out to Arizona any longer, so he gave the travel trailer to a dealership to sell on consignment. He kept in contact with the salesman over the next few months. Eventually the salesman said he thought they had a buyer for the unit. Eventually the sales manager said that they sold the unit. My father kept calling and asking when he was going to receive the money for the trailer. They gave him all kinds of excuses for a couple months why the check wasn't sent out. Finally when he called one time they told him the company had gone bankrupt. They gave him an attorney who was supposed to be handling the bankruptcy, then that attorney put him over to another attorney. My father says the new attorney does not reply to, or return his calls.
Let me preface this by saying, I do not believe a word that ever came out of this salesman's mouth.
I would like some advice to find out how to go about finding out if the company really is bankrupt and what are the options, or if the trailer was actually sold, or just taken off the lot by this salesman.
Call a bankruptcy lawyer in the area. You can use the Avvo "Find a Lawyer" link at the top of this page to search for an attorney. I know our staff would take the time to look on Pacer.Com to find out if the company has filed for relief under the bankruptcy code.
You can also contact the bankruptcy court directly. This is the website for the bankruptcy court clerk's office in Yuma:
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You need more information. You can search the dealership name(s) involved on Pacer.gov or by contacting a local bankruptcy attorney, who can access information, about if a bankruptcy case was filed, and who their attorney is. Your father is a creditor, if a bankruptcy was filed. If the travel trailer was licensed, you should be able to track its registered owner, by contacting the state it is licensed in, or by filing a complaint and/or reporting the VIN# as being stolen
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