Sorry Gene, but I am correct. Yes, govliquidation.com does sell government surplus and I said that. They also sell other items for other reasons. However, I realize I should have used the word "some" instead of "most."
was owned by a couple in Bismark. A drunk jumped the curb, went across their lawn, perfectly hit the front of the wheel at 90 degrees while the trailer was parked in their yard, ruined the wheel, and bent the axle
. They accepted insurance money for the camper. The insurance company sold the camper to govliquidation.com (or used them to sell the camper) and then it was sold to the dealer we purchased it from. Not only did the dealer tell me where the auction took place but the camper had the original paperwork for the camper. The paperwork had the couples name and phone #, and they told me their side (insurance) of the story.
Right now govliquidation.com has a 65 Ford Mustang on their main page. I doubt it was previously owned by the government. Why did the government purchase two Scamp
campers in Alaska? My guess is they were civilian insurance jobs or something similar, just like our Casita
. The reason for my previous post was "Buyer Beware!"
When we arrived to look at the camper it had an obviously ruined wheel, bent axle
and all the doors on the impact side were open because of the broken knobs. I crawled underneath the entire camper and found the frame to be perfectly straight. There was no broken paint
or ripples, so after much inspection we took the gamble and purchased the camper for a nice price. Once home (ruined the tire in the 35 mile drive) we bought a new complete identical replacement axle
for $425 and had it installed for $50 locally. Casita
axles easily and quickly bolt in whereas Scamps are welded. I found a new tire and rim on Craigslist for $45. We also had to replace the battery
door for $50, that I installed, put in some new door knobs that snapped on impact and replaced a couple of rivets. We've been camping in it for the past two years and it's been great. It will be our camper until Terry retires in three years and then we'll get a fg camper with AC, a bathroom and heated/insulated tanks.