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Old 03-12-2013, 12:53 AM   #1
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Business must be good..

Forest River / Georgetown must be doing well. I just ordered a Georgetown 335 ds. They tell me I won't see it until late may early June! Not that I would likely use it much in the intervening 90+ days, but I am anxious to get my hands on it to become familliar with the workings of the components.
Is this a normal time frame, or is business and the economyy improving?

In the meantime, I am considering a factory tour. Is this worth the rime & effort?

I'm not sure if I feel more like an expectant father or a kid the week before Christmas!
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:01 AM   #2
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Forest River / Georgetown must be doing well. I just ordered a Georgetown 335 ds. They tell me I won't see it until late may early June! Not that I would likely use it much in the intervening 90+ days, but I am anxious to get my hands on it to become familliar with the workings of the components.
Is this a normal time frame, or is business and the economyy improving?

In the meantime, I am considering a factory tour. Is this worth the rime & effort?

I'm not sure if I feel more like an expectant father or a kid the week before Christmas!
Congratulations on your new purchase and welcome to the forum!

Some of the factories were running at 5 weeks over the holidays. But it's the RV show season so I am sure the orders are backing up.

Yes! By all means do a factory tour. It's very informative. I plan on doing a few when we go to Goshen in Aug.

I went from happiness to "what have I done" to happiness to "Can I handle towing this monster" to happiness to impatience to...... Well you get the idea!

Enjoy the time waiting by spending more $$ get all the stuff you'll need to outfit your new home on wheels.

Again...Congrats!
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to the forums and congrats on the new Gerorgetown. When we bought our coach we were told 6 weeks. It turned into 10 before we took delivery. As stated above just after the RV Shows start, the back up begins. In our case it was the fall show at Hershey PA. The model we purchased had 5 Sold signs on it. Funny thing was we went back after signing our papers to look at the RV and there were 2 other couples in the RV. We all had bought this model and the one couple actually bought that particular coach. We all had that "What have we done" Look.
If there's anything we can help with, other than payments, please ask. There's tons of info here. Be safe and
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:36 AM   #4
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Hi Jim,
Congrats on your new purchase. I see you are from Holland. Did you buy from Terrytown? That's were I got my GT last fall. They told me 6-8 weeks and it came out to be 12. I was the same way when I picked it up, very excited. I went to get it two days after it arrived at the dealer. I will say they were pretty good, but the rig was not in the best delivery condition. The guy doing the walk-thru didn't know much about the unit. One thing i would be careful with is the features and options could change without notice. I absolutely did not want the "disc" antenna and ordered the crank up version. It came with the disc. The dealer was great by offering to add a crank up antenna at no cost.

The factory tour is pretty good and worth the trip. Georgetown is the best seller gasser on the market (or least when I was researching to buy). So it stands to reason that it would take longer to get a new unit. You might want to do the tour when your unit is being built. The dealer will tell you when it will be going down the line.

I just made my appt for warranty service at Terrytown for April. I just a few things, so I'm overall happy with our purchase. We have a 2013 before the residential frig ang better chassis....darn it.

And when you get you new unit, don't forget the "free" suspension mod. It worked great. I'll be at Terrytown 4.24 if you want to stop by and I can show you how to do it....and some other things that might be helpful. Just let me know.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:44 AM   #5
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Jim congrats on the purchase!
8-10 weeks is pretty average across the board.
I've not done a factory tour but I guess I'm getting one in August!
Good luck!


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Old 03-12-2013, 11:23 AM   #6
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We did not buy from Terrytown. We were in Florida when we started looking, and found prices there a bit steeper. We shopped dealers along our path home too. We were planning a trip to Cape Cod this spring, so online shopped dealers along that route as well. Found that RV Direct was $3,000 to $5,000 less than the "best deal" in Grand Rapids, so we will be picking up the unit in Buffalo, NY.
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And when you get you new unit, don't forget the "free" suspension mod. It worked great. I'll be at Terrytown 4.24 if you want to stop by and I can show you how to do it....and some other things that might be helpful. Just let me know.[/QUOTE]


[What free suspension mod? Tell me more!
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:13 PM   #8
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I was going to use RV Direct too. But at the last minute Terrytown stepped in to beat the RV Direct price. The suspension mod is moving the front and rear sway bar holes from the front (outer) holes to the rear (inner) holes. You can find more details on it on the at:

Cheap Handling Fix - iRV2 Forums

it's an easy "do it yourself" fix that makes a big difference.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:27 PM   #9
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time and tour?

How does one call the factory to find out build times and tours? I was told i was on track for the end of the month but from reading here i cant see how that is possible.

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Old 03-12-2013, 04:44 PM   #10
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My dealer told me all the dates of when the unit was starting production, paint, etc. They just forwarded me emails from the factory rep. I'd recommend pushing the dealer for a better answer and then calling the factory customer service to set up a plant tour.
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