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Old 08-08-2016, 03:28 PM   #21
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We bought our HTT from a Chicago dealer 2000 miles away because we saved $4000 even after trip costs.
FR found us local dealers that would do the warranty work.
And we could've used a independent RV shop to do the warranty work if I got pre-approval from FR.

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Old 08-08-2016, 03:33 PM   #22
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I had a problem with my Rockwood and I contacted them and told them flat out that I did not want to deal with my dealer because of poor service and misrepresentation. They provided me with a local dealer that does warranty work for them. You may want to contact FR directly and ask them who locally does warranty work for them.

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Old 08-08-2016, 03:39 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by BusyRetirees View Post
I had a problem with my Rockwood and I contacted them and told them flat out that I did not want to deal with my dealer because of poor service and misrepresentation.

The irony is that FR continues to keep a dealer that purposely misrepresents in the market place.
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Old 08-08-2016, 03:42 PM   #24
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why not show your local dealer the quote you have from further away and see if they will work on their price to get it closer to the discounted price... that way you can say that at least you tried to buy local... often I find many dealers, tires for one, will meet or sometimes beat an advertised price if challenged...

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Old 08-08-2016, 03:56 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by mulltrr View Post
When it comes to warranty. I was so disappointed with dealer I purchased from I wouldn't go there again if I broke down. In front of the dealership. I went to my local campers world and they were more than happy to do warranty work for me luckily i only needed some minor fixes. I know I'm I. The minority here but my experience with campers world has been very good

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Old 08-08-2016, 04:13 PM   #26
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My understanding is they don't have to do warranty work. I may be wrong and someone on the forum will know. FR does authorize SOB dealers and repair centers to do work I've been told

Our dealer is only 55 miles away but still a pain. We found an independent shop 12 miles away or so who in Forest River factory authorized. Had us in and out on a couple warranty things in under 72 hrs.
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Old 08-08-2016, 05:39 PM   #27
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I brought my Cedar Creek from Tom Johnson in Marion NC and that's 320 miles from me, I got the best deal from them but I got the camper worked on at my local Camping World.

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Old 08-08-2016, 05:55 PM   #28
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Buy from the cheapest priced dealer. Stick the $8K in a sock so if you need to pay for repairs you'll have the cash. Chances are, even worse case, you'll have a large portion of the $8K left even if you have to pay for all repairs during the 1 year warranty period.
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Old 08-08-2016, 06:38 PM   #29
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Go close

If you can get one from local dealer. Do it. We went to our local dealer and found a u it we liked, but needed a different floor plan. I found one 6 hrs away and the dealer promised me it could be serviced local.

Guess what? Not true. Found out the "new" unit I bought was a demo unit, had tonnes of warranty issues and local told me it had to go back to selling dealer, 6 hrs away.

Turned out my dealer actually bought it from their sister dealer, so in the end they are servicing local. But I would always stick close to home when buying RV. There is no loyalty whatsoever from the dealers. If you didn't buy it from them they don't give a crap.
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Old 08-08-2016, 06:50 PM   #30
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You are definitely in the minority group...
CW is good at procrastinating.

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