Again from the crystal ball I see there are already 562 of you out there burning your lip on coffee waiting to see what fodder I’ll throw out today. Well I tell ya guys, this week has been tough. Between the craziness that all this moving, setting up, sorting out (man I just have to let go some of this stuff) and then actual gainful work throw a heaping portion of this James thing… man I am wasted!
Can you imagine someone not interested to talk about a problem that is effecting so many people…. the more I have no word the less holding open the door for an understanding on this closes. At this point it’s hard to stretch what happened to a misunderstanding… I’d still accept it but the more it festers the more it looks like the rip off was intentional and really that’s when something else will have to be done.
So far, you guys were the only ones that seem to have any effect on James Wheelock of Wanderlust Estate. I’ve not seen any explanation about the events that would spin things any other way. Guy, I want to believe and I’m asking for an explanation. To be honest, if we are to let these full timers into our forums and treat as equals in our community I have found even the good folks in the full timer forums and stuff they admit there are people in their group that do not have the best interests of everyone in mind. I was surprised to find there are visible people in their community known to run scams and pyramid schemes. They have a name for them I had not known of until recently…. called “E beggers”. An idea started for the best intentions, some folks trying to run a blog site, YouTube channel or what ever they call it ask for support through a “click to donare” but as in many things… enterprising people create hardships to gain sympathy from readers … just like televangelists…. tearing on heartstrings and people actually send them money. These are the scammers, heck while James was at my shop someone donated $10,000 to him. Man, you would think we’re in the wrong business! They creat problems with their vehicles… cry poormouth and theyare stranded and the money rolls in. “Money for nuthin and chicks for free” is what the song says so it looks like some have found a way to do just that. I call them carperbaggers as my forefathers said about northerns coming down after the “unfortunate conflagration with our neighbors” . They came with their stuff in carpetbags taking advantage of the decimated south and picked the bones clean. These new carpetbaggers are finding us soft enthusiasts and burrowing in to get a piece for themselves. Self-centered I guess they feel vindicated when they find a crack in our armor and takes what would not be theirs.
Give you a funny one….. I was over at Beth’s burgers one evening and 3 guys, 1 gal walked in after parking their sort school bus with curtains in the back. Off the road you could tell they weren’t from around here. I went over and started talking to them….. when I told them what I did they asked if I knew where they could get any older style good used 16.5″ tires. Anyone who has been at my shop know I have no less than 50 tires 16.5″ tires and rimes. They said the best they could find was a new one for $175. I told them I would sell them as many tires as they wanted for $10 each. Their eyes lit up, in their mind this was a bargain. Last time I got rid of 72 rimmed tires costing me $5 each! They came over the next day and picked through the stack leaving with 7 tires. They though they cleaned up but the reality is it will cost to get the tires off the duelly rims and on their Dodge rims… they are old tires that would cost me to get rid of. This was a win/win and they appreciated it. Sure it may take all 7 to get where they are gong but hey, they were good about it. Those are folks I’m happy to help, there are good young full timers out there then there are those that take off with things they did not pay for or earn, taking advantage of soft people in the community.
So screwing with all of this has worn me out….. I’m not going to post today mainly because it takes so much energy to keep pressure up on James to still do the right thing. If I just let it go like he’s probably hoping I will get tired and just let him get away with this. Just let it go…… bull shit, I will not let it or anything like this ever go….. Just not in my makeup, if I’m right about something I dig in… I have been taken advantage of and I want the world to know. I am out a pile of money and energy because I trusted. Don’t you just hate in when your trust is broken… someone fools you into doing something you woulf not just to help.
Wel guys I need your help, if this has happened to you before and you still kick yourself for letting it happen help me not let it happen again. Compell James Wheelock of Wanderlust Estate to contact me and straighten this thing out. He is living or trying to on your back through his YouTube channel. Money for nothin is what they call it. He used my mothers home address as his residence address so he could make money from Amazon who being a legitimate company requires ant worker to give a actual address as their postal residence… he used my mothers address in Orlando all year! I got his 1099’s and W2’s. Do you actually think he was interested in paying his taxes when he had his income information sent to me? He obviously intended to run out on his civic duty to support our country with paying taxes. I forwarded them to him which he said he would have the forwarding service forward them to him in the future. IN THE FUTURE… get your name off my mothers home address! This is just one form of harassment James Wheelock left me with. We spent weeks of labor and pretty big money having to change all company and personal account numbers, passwords and personal data because James walked away from my shop with it all. Being unsecure and having no correspondence from him we were forced because of what he did to recover all of it. He sent a post saying “You know I didn’t take anything”… NO I DIDN’T and I could not take a chance you would. You just can’t do that to a business and he did it to both of my businesses. Now I get prank calls in the middle of the night from someone posing as his mouthpiece.
Come on guys, this is not fair and he’s seriously effecting me and the way I look at this community. I’m not gunshy on helping people if the way I’m paid is with this sort of stuff and apathy about it. Make it personal, stop him from taking advantage of me… if you feel like me effect his income stream and stop his E begging. Tell him he needs to fess up and work this out with me… I don’t want his money as he said I do… I want back the win/win we all would share in on exposing the GMC to the next generation of quality young full timers and lets get these carpetbaggers off our door.
So I’m done for today, I might even just go home today… I’m tired and just don’t want to put up with it and hold the flag today. n Sorry, I have a pile of paperwork to do, I didn’t take any pics yesterday… our computers and the web site was going up and down…. wonder what that’s about. I’m just done today, game over and I’ll leave the rest of the day to you. Tomorrow is Saturday, maybe I’ll feel like keeping this ball in the air tomorrow… till then take care.
Michael Truckston says
Would you be able to flag any of Wanderlust Estates’ Youtube videos that mention the Coop, even if you gave him prior permission and things went south after that? Keep up the good fight and take no prisoners.
Pete Smith says
Jim, you know you are never going to see a cent of the money. My advice would be to let it go……….life is too short to waste on folks like that.
George B says
time for a mechanic’s lien on his coach. He can have fun dealing with the repo man!!!
Warning to the Black List – Do not offer help to this guy.