on what was almost an excellent first trip in our Scamp
Got to meet and chat with a lot of interesting people, the location was great, the spring drive was stunning, and we really enjoyed the weather.
We got back to Idaho around 9am on Monday and within 4 blocks from home I look in the mirror and the scamp
had dropped about a foot, so I quickly pulled off the main road and this is what greeted me..
Yes the only thing keeping the scamp
from scraping the ground was the tongue pushing the battery
box into the front of the scamp, pushing the fiberglass in. You can see the crack in the photo, it had almost fully detached, we would have been pulling it by the gas line and wiring harness.
So I ran home, grabbed the jack, jumped in my other car and raced back. I was able to jack it up, and thankfully it does not look like there is any damage to the shell. I called a welding shop and they sent out a truck to do a quick patch job so that I could tow it to the shop.
According to the shop, it failed due to age and poor construction on the part of Scamp. Basically Scamp created a weak point in how they constructed the tongue.
I am just so happy this happened going 30 and so close to home, instead during the 7 hours we were on the interstate.