Originally Posted by Major
I've bought two RV's over the years from the same dealer because they stood behind what they sell. Bought one from a dealer that once I pulled from the lot and tried to go back for a warranty issue, I had to take proof with me I had bought the thing from them. Would not buy anything else from them if you know what froze over.
A good dealer is the key. A bad dealer can make the best RV seem like a piece of junk.
Same with us...we visited the big dogs and didn't appreciate the run-arounds and pressure tactics and, finally, purchased from a very small, but awesome, RV business in Colorado Springs. We liked them so much we traded our smaller camper (non-Forest River) for a Rockwood last year and LOVE it!
Wait, are you buying a 5-er as your FIRST RV? You know that violates the rules....you start with a tent, then a pop-up, then a tiny trailer, then a bigger trailer, THEN the 5-er and then a Class-C or Class-A!
But look at a bunch of RVs before you decide....it was a lot of fun for us before we bought our Rockwood last year!