We were so excited for a GFC camper that we sold our Prius and bought a Tacoma (or at least started making payments on one)! Our home state of North Carolina offers a multitude of great outdoor recreation options, including the Blue Ridge Mountains and East Coast.
When we made our deposit, “East of the Rockies White Glove Delivery” was offered for $800-1200 and 4-12 weeks with a possible fuel surcharge increase at time of delivery. A trek across the country to Montana sounded amazing but was simply not a possibility for us.
Now that we have paid in full for the camper and are ready to schedule delivery, GFC stated the price has increased to $2,000 AND 4-6 months, possibly longer unless we can drive halfway to Montana. Alternatively, they gave an expensive* freight delivery estimate 50% higher ($2,800) that would require heavy lifting and/or forklift.
*Side note, we received quotes to ship OUR ENTIRE TRUCK on a car hauler all the way to Belgrade, MT for $1,200.
GFC customer support was apologetic, stating this is because most people are choosing to pick up their campers rather than delivery. Now we’re stuck with the decision to either give up on the GFC adventure and beg for a refund or find an alternative delivery method that doesn’t require organ donation.
So my reason for posting to the forum is to:
make sure others know that the delivery service offered may not be realistic or available, and
to see if the forum has any ideas about this or if there are others out there in our position that we could arrange delivery with through U-ship or some type of expediter or transport service.