arrived in Anchorage this morning. It was "shipped" from
Durango, Colorado. This is where the story begins....
We purchased the Scamp
new from a dealer in Durango, Colorado. My
wife and I looked in this area, but nothing came up in two summers.
The dealer emailed me in late April stating that he had two Scamps,
and that shipping "was not a problem". We were pleased because,
although we've seen plenty of Scamps, we were a bit uneasy about
buying a used one without seeing it. The factory does not ship to
Alaska. I specifically asked the sales manager about the method of
shipment, and he assured me that it would be ON the back of a truck.
A couple of weeks ago, he sent me an email stating that "there is a
delay because the "drivers" need a passport to get through Canada. The "driver" said he didnt have a passport. We think the dealer never had shipping lined up, and just found this guy, who works for no shipping outfit at all.
To make a long story a bit shorter...when it arrived this morning, it
was being towed by a pickup by some guy with his mother sitting in
the passenger seat. They towed it on the ALCAN highway, and the
trailer basically has 4000 miles on it, filthy with chips all over the front
of it. The son and mother team slept in it for two nights, and we
found dog food on the carpet. Basically, we've been taken... We
paid retail for the trailer and $3000+ to get it here. If anyone is
curious, write me and I'll give you the dealer's name. I'm also
contacting my attorney in Salt Lake tommorow. We do love the Scamp
, chips and all, but want a heavy chunk of change back from this crook, and I will get it. Oh yea...I had to get a key made for it. He failed to send the keys for it, nor a title
. The crook also listed a fantastic fan for that price.. you guessed it... nope. Its been a nightmare so far, but we are determined to have fun in it this weekend (after I check the bearings and axle) New trailer??? I dont think so. Thanks for letting us "bend your ear". We are livid.....
Feeling like we've lost a bit of hope for the human race, and alot of confidence in the sales community,:o
I send a picture later...
The Stewarts in Alaska