New Motorhome import tariffs?

New Motorhome import tariffs?

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chopper602

1,816 posts

190 months

Tuesday 18th May
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poo at Paul's said:
New build update provided to dealers this week, but despite chasing they’ve not come back to me! So I’m guessing it’s slipped again. Worryingly close already to the 6 week shutdown in Pogiobonsi in August.
I have a feeling we will be getting bad news again tomorrow……
No consolation to you, but I'm glad I got mine when I did - managed two long weekends away since the sites were re-opened and away for the upcoming bank holiday too

poo at Paul's

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10,787 posts

142 months

Thursday 17th June
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Looks like another delay coming our way. Was due 11th July, leaving factory June 24th, but not appearing on the build sheet for "week 25 or 26"?
Another dealer is expecting his 2022 model in in September! We ordered in December ffs!

poo at Paul's

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10,787 posts

142 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Van now described as leaving in August, not June, and so we will miss summer holidays with it, which was part of the maths to buy it in the first place!
But worried if it will come at all now, as I am sure the factory is closed in August (Italy) and next years spec vans will be coming in September.
I have this awful feeling the dealer is just going to cancel the whole thing on us. They’ve been very quiet the last month, fail to return any calls, and answer emails too.

Seems like selling Motorhomes all got a bit too easy…!

Fast Bug

9,483 posts

128 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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There are big supply issues with base vehicles as well as materials (for most things!) at the moment. I know that some manufacturers are shipping vehicles to destination countries where they're sitting at port until they can complete build.

valiant

6,044 posts

127 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Fast Bug said:
There are big supply issues with base vehicles as well as materials (for most things!) at the moment. I know that some manufacturers are shipping vehicles to destination countries where they're sitting at port until they can complete build.
Didn’t Fiat close their factories down for a few weeks/months during the early part of the pandemic and then resume at a reduced capacity due to social distancing reasons? Add that in with the same sort of thing at the converters and the chip shortage and you can see why dates are slipping and slipping and……

poo at Paul's

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10,787 posts

142 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Trying to find a way of blocking any refund to my credit card for the deposit now. Dealer seems to be just making things up now and seems to want to wriggle out of it completely. We paid 5k deposit, we’ve acted in good faith and it is too easy for them to cancel on us, and just resell the van at a likely higher price when it arrives.
We’ve paid full list price no discounts, but still it’s cheaper than near new 2nd hand ones due to the market.
Even if I cancel the card the refund will come back to a new card, unless I completely close my credit card account.
It’s risky, but the thought of starting again with a new dealer and order this far down the road spoils the whole thing for us. And god knows when a new van ordered will turn up.

I also received a tip off that our van is coming on time but they have allocated it somewhere else. Which is bad enough but if we then lose it completely, will add insult to injury

Trevor555

2,965 posts

51 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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poo at Paul's said:
Trying to find a way of blocking any refund to my credit card for the deposit now. Dealer seems to be just making things up now and seems to want to wriggle out of it completely. We paid 5k deposit, we’ve acted in good faith and it is too easy for them to cancel on us, and just resell the van at a likely higher price when it arrives.
We’ve paid full list price no discounts, but still it’s cheaper than near new 2nd hand ones due to the market.
Even if I cancel the card the refund will come back to a new card, unless I completely close my credit card account.
It’s risky, but the thought of starting again with a new dealer and order this far down the road spoils the whole thing for us. And god knows when a new van ordered will turn up.

I also received a tip off that our van is coming on time but they have allocated it somewhere else. Which is bad enough but if we then lose it completely, will add insult to injury
Would it be worth contacting the manufacturer directly asking for an update?

Tell then you're not getting much info from the dealer.

Then if they try to cancel to upsell to someone else maybe the manufacturer can step in?

Just a thought.

One would hope the manufacturer would take a dim view of a dealer doing what you've described.