Drama at Peterborough - underhand indeed!

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  1. Elvis

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    As most of you know by now (or maybe not? :Rofl1:) My parents had their first stand at Peterborough this weekend (I wont mention the product or brand so Jim wont smack my botty :Blush:) but upon my arrival Friday afternoon, I was informed that Thursday night (early hours) 2 men from a rival firm were caught tampering with their Toad, which was being used to demonstrate the product, the other stall holder saw them off (and recognised them) but it meant that the car had a flat batt in the morn and could have burnt the 'product' motor out! :Angry: My poor mum (71yrs!! old) was very upset as she loves her little toad... :Sad: The other stall holder fixed the car for them so their nasty little plan didnt work :thumb:

    What nasty people they are though, I wanted to go and have a little word with them but my lovely parents wouldnt let me.... shame though....:Angry:

    I am still quite shocked by their behaviour to be honest :Eeek::Angry:

    Still it's a compliment that they feel so threatened...and a good test for the product motor, that didnt burn out,even after being on all night! So stuff the badies I say :thumb:
     
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    I'm sorry to say, I have no idea what you are talking about.....:Eek!:

    Most of us, may actually not know, as most of us were not at Peterborough....

    More info please, it's like reading a riddle......:Doh:
     
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    sad to hear but you should have got the funsters to all stand out side there stand and not let anyone near it for a couple hours then that might stop them next time was it reported to the organizers ?
     
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    Not my fault Jim..they made me do it...lol

    Ok, well they have launched a new Servo towing system and it was it's first showing this weekend...and it has caused a huge stir and seriously upset the rivals....so one of the rivals (who's name I shall not mention, in order not to lower myself to their scummy level :Angry:) tried to destroy the product, in the dead of night, so it would not work the next day, for demonstrations :Angry:. They were then telling customers the next day that my parents system didnt work! But! They didnt know that the other kind stall owners had charged the batt up for my parents and they had failed to burn the motor out too... nasty nasty people....grrrrr :Angry:
     
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    I wanted to report it but my dad said not to as he didnt want to make trouble... he's a much better person than I, that's for sure :thumb: But it did upset them, that people could be so low and nasty :Sad:
     
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    I would suggest that it be reported anyway - even though the show has now ended - as the organisers may well be responsible for other shows at which the perpetrators have booked stalls, or shows at which they may apply for stalls in the future. Any responsible show organiser would not allow this sort of thing to happen, and may seek to decline applications for stall pitches in the future. These sort of people should be named and shamed as far as I am concerned - they may be worried about their own sales slumping to a superior product, but, their time would be better spent bringing their own product up to scratch, rather than trying to sabbotage other peoples business's.
     
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    I agree name & shame because as responsible owners I doubt anyone will want to do business with them

    BUT remember to couch your remarks as in "Its alleged that"
     
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    Also what type of product have your parents launched got a link?
     
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    Sad to hear that some people can't stand the competition...:Angry:

    As you say. It's a credit to your product that it withstood the abuse.

    Good luck in your venture.:thumb:

    Glad to hear that comrades came to their rescue.
     
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    :cry::cry: i think you should be able to name and shame them on this site,,to help others ? but as long as its leagle
     
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    Totally agree this behaviour is unexceptable, I for one would like to know who it was so that i never end up spending any money on their product.
     
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    Needed reporting so other stallholders may not fall prey to these scumbags
     
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    Then they've done you a big favour. If anyone can tamper with the gadget from outside you need to correct the design so any old t%%t out there can't do the same to you customers.
     
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    OK Elvis at least tell us what the product was
     
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    Some variation on an A Frame, so a bit of searching will find it from an earlier post.

    He's so excited I guess he thinks it's legal.
     
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    I agree to be honest, that if the product can be tampered with from the outside, sufficient to be able to flatten and battery or worse it should be re designed, unless it is a prototype.

    I can imagine some one tinkering over night in an Aire and a similar set of circumstances occuring

    Was there any literature or signage on the stand mentioning orther products or manufacturers?

    Eddie
     
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    Cant we just have a link?
     
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    This link is in the OP's first posting.
    Worth a look.
     
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    Thanks I agree very interesting:thumb:
     
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    Got to take my hat off to them for guts, this is a non-trivial development, there are so many failure modes and CE regs involved I don't know how a tiny UK firm has funded it.

    >> It will only brake when the brakes in the Motorhome are applied,
    >> therefore it can reverse freely without drag.

    So if some lead footed driver engages a low gear and drops the clutch the toad just keeps on coming ?

    I must say, give people knobs to twiddle and 99% of the time they'll twiddle them the wrong way. I guess too high a setting and poor little toad is trying to stop 3.5t of MH.

    Emergency brake in MH cab, so when, not if, A Pratt hits Stop poor little A frame is trying to stop 3.5t of MH. That sounds a bit dramatic.

    I'm guessing the t##ts at the show pulled the disconnect pin. This turns on brake pedal actuator ( surely not a solenoid, horrid things ). Absolutely no excuse for that activating for more than seconds and no excuse for activating at zero speed.
     
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