QuietTimes- a real good question. I purchased from RVW simply because the price was lower than any local dealer. I also didn't mind driving to western Ohio. The drive was part of the adventure and I camped my way home. They were not real great about returning phone calls but my Mini Lite came exactly as I ordered it. The young man that did my PDI with me was very knowledgable and answered all my questions. He stayed until all my questions were answered and I was hooked up and drove away.
The down side of RVW is that you do not have a local dealer when you need repairs. Their claim of nationwide repair network is only partially true. I needed a small repair and the local dealer made it clear that they did not have to honor the FR warranty. In my case, the dealer did the work (quickly and effectively), contacted RVW about the warranty payment and billed me for the difference. Possibly I could have spent more time looking and maybe I would have found a dealer willing to do the work for the amount RVW was willing to pay. Or I could argue with RVW that RVW should pay the whole amount that I was charged. I took the quick and practical solution that RVW would pay what they were willing to pay and I paid the dirrerence. That was fine with me but I am a pretty easy going person.
So if you don't need a lot of hand holding in the purchase, RVW did the job. Again with a very good PDI. But you have to be aware that you will have difficulty getting warranty work fully paid by RVW or FR.
Over all I am very happy with my TT. I had to go thru and tighten up about every plumbing connection (and I added teflon tape) but since then everything has been working great.
Good luck with your search.