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Old 11-22-2015, 01:54 PM   #11
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I loved my Winnie. Very well built interior compared to similar build models. If I were to buy a MH again it would be another Winnebago. Their trailers are just old Sunnybrook with a new name.

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Old 11-22-2015, 02:44 PM   #12
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You bought that model because you loved it. I'd give Kevin ONE more chance to make it right. I looked Hard at Winny Vistas before we bought ours. My conclusion was that I got less coach for my $$ with Winny but a much superior service/prts organization. Given the same underlying chassis ... I decided to go with FR...who I think is trying to improve their service org. Been very happy.
BTW...I've been to CW in Hope Mills for some minor service and was not impressed. Good luck with the decision.

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Old 11-22-2015, 03:07 PM   #13
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They don't have any new georgetowns on their lot in Hope Mills NC. We like our floor plan but so many problems have made us sick.
Tell them when another one comes in you and them have a deal.

Why settle for anything else but what you want, IMO they are trying to rush/push you into another deal.
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Old 11-22-2015, 03:34 PM   #14
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To see the difference between an d Winni, just open and close the cabinet doors. We had an 89 Chieftain we traded for or TT. The Winni MH are much better quality.
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Old 11-22-2015, 04:53 PM   #15
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We purchased a new 378 TS Georgetown XL in June. During the shopping process we looked at Winniebego, Coachman and Georgetown. In my opinion there was no comparison Georgetown was superior to everything we looked at. I tried dealing with Camping World in Indiana, who doesn't sell Goergetown but had access from another Camping World location that sold Georgetown. They tried to convert me to a Bounder which I refused to do. Went to PAUL SHERRY RV in Piqua, Ohio And got what I wanted. Not impressed with Camping World. We love our Georgetown and have 7,000 miles on it with only a few minor problem that were corrected immediately. Don't Campingworld lie to you they have access to any motor home you want through their dealership network, if they want to do the work to locate it for you. Don't let them BS you.
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Old 11-22-2015, 04:55 PM   #16
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Be careful. The main reason for the deal is for them to make more money. Trust me. The only way you can do that deal is to shop elsewhere for the comparable Winnie and get your best price and then deal with them based on that price otherwise you will not be dealing on the same level. If you can get your money back that would be the ultimate. I suspect you will be having someone fix the one you have or you will take a beating. BTW The Winnie is a far superior motor home.
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Old 11-22-2015, 05:00 PM   #17
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Kevin Stratton has helped me a few times when I couldn't get my dealer to take care of things. My selling dealer was horrible about warranty work. You might want to consider giving him a chance to make things right.
I knew when I purchased a Georgetown that it was not the highest quality built but it wasn't the most expensive either. You might want to check out this thread on another forum regarding the newer Winnebago's.
RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Class A Motorhomes: What has happened to Winnebago Quality?
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Old 11-22-2015, 06:27 PM   #18
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Winnebago VS Georgetown

Since 1985 I have owned only Winnebago (Itasca). I now have a 2014 Georgetown. I traded a 2004 Itasca Suncruiser for the Georgetown. Maybe Winnebago is a better coach, but I never was pleased with the service, even when I went back to the factory. Problems like delaminating, the HWH slide units, etc. Winnebago did little to help. I was very impressed with Forest River at the rally in Goshen this past summer.
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:21 AM   #19
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I just paid $1000 to TRY to fix my rlect probs take the winnie and run I will be upgradeing to a pheaton as soon as I pretty up this one
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Old 11-23-2015, 03:35 PM   #20
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Winnebago vs Georgetown

Having been an RV owner for over 30 years, and worked in the RV industry for many years. I would like to ad my observations to your dilemma. First let me say that I have personally owned 7 motorhomes, 3 diesel pushers and 4 gas units, and 4 travel trailers. I have worked as a sales rep at Camping World and been sales Manager at one of the largest motorhome dealers in the world.

We currently travel in the summers with a Rockwood Windjammer 3029W pulled by a 2014 Ford F-150 Crew, EcoBoost 3.5, Max tow, Helwig rear Anti sway, Airlift 5000's, and Equalizer 4 way hitch. We full timed in a motorhome from 2006 thru 2008.

The Winnebago Motorhome is a vastly superior product to the Georgetown. The design and engineering is superior, the fabrication is better, materials used are better quality, parts availability is unmatched down the road.

They may not be as pretty and they still could use upgrades in the suspension to improve handling and drivability. (this is true of almost all motorhomes)

I can honestly say that if I were to purchase another new or used motorhome it would be a Winnebago product.

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