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Old 09-08-2016, 10:13 AM   #21
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Have owned 12 RV's and would do it again. No REGRETS what so ever! A case could be made for every major purchase you make as to the negatives of buying/owning that particular item. Maybe it'd be best if we simply go back to wearing animal skins and living in caves?
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Old 09-08-2016, 10:24 AM   #22
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To be fair I agree that this is a good video to watch to quell any unrealistic expectations that some may have about owning an RV - but I also agree that those same people may very likely have unrealistic expectations about a lot of things in life and there's no changing that about a person. Live and let live
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Old 09-08-2016, 11:36 AM   #23
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I didn't watch the video. Just reading the comments, I can tell that it's most likely eye-opening for many people. I agree, there are some people who should NOT buy an RV.
  • The people who think hauling an 8.000 lb shoebox down the road should be a piece of cake with no consequences.
  • The people who think they never have to do any maintenance.
  • The people who think RV's are made like a stick frame house and should never have a shelf fail, or a screw fall out.
  • People who think spending $20,000 on an RV should make them indestructible.
Be realistic - they're making these units lighter and lighter so the "average" person can haul them with their mini-van, or their smaller SUV. Less weight means materials have to be lighter, which means they're less durable unless you go with titanium or something, which is cost prohibitive.

We did a ton of research before buying our TT. If you do your homework, and are a bit handy (make that a LOT handy) then you'll be okay. To think you're buying an RV as in investment is a bit far-fetched.
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Old 09-08-2016, 12:09 PM   #24
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What I got from this video is you should do your due diligence before buying an RV. It’s not like anything he says is BS. Just reading the Forest River Forum or any other RV forum you know what he says is true. For a first time buyer I think that video should be a must watch.
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Old 09-08-2016, 12:51 PM   #25
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What I got from this video is you should do your due diligence before buying an RV. Itís not like anything he says is BS. Just reading the Forest River Forum or any other RV forum you know what he says is true. For a first time buyer I think that video should be a must watch.
Agreed.

I can make memories with my DW and kids in a tent, a camper or a motel room. I chose a TT because I want to have A/C while living in the woods and having campfires. I could rent a camper or a cabin to accomplish my goal, too, but I chose ownership with a full understanding of the risks.

The video talks about some extreme examples but it definitely should force folks who've never owned an RV to think twice and to get educated about what they're buying.
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Old 09-08-2016, 12:59 PM   #26
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The gentleman in the video speaks the truth about the lack of quality control on RV units, and the frustrations that come with that ! He also speaks the truth about the lack of concern on the dealers part after the sale !

The video to me clearly states the obvious as to being aware of what your getting into, and being a educated consumer !
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Old 09-08-2016, 02:16 PM   #27
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If you do your homework, and are a bit handy (make that a LOT handy) then you'll be okay. To think you're buying an RV as in investment is a bit far-fetched.
This is the truth. DW and I have 2500 miles and 27 days in our camper since we took delivery on June 7. A few issues here and there, but nothing I would even remotely consider bringing it back to the dealer for.

I enjoy fixing things and tinkering so I like the new challenge of the trailer. (I've taken a lot of it completely apart for no reason just to see what's in it.) Heck. I won't even take my vehicles that are under warranty back to the dealer if I calculate that I can repair the problem in less time than the trip to the dealer would take.

If I had to rely on the dealers or anyone else to work on my stuff, I believe I would be frustrated and annoyed a lot more than I usually am.
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Old 09-09-2016, 06:40 AM   #29
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Good points made in the video,

Take away: Don't believe what the salesman tells you...

There are some honest sales folks out there, just like there are some great dealers and service departments out there. They just seem to be the exception rather than the rule.

Also people need to learn to do their research and leave the emotions at home. I am willing to bet if most RV buyers did a proper PDI and walked away from problem units you would see some serious QC improvements in the RV world.

Just out of curiosity I did a walk through on about a dozen units at a local CW on their Saturday open door event (all units are left unlocked and you can walk through them without being hassled). Of the dozen I looked at 9 I would not have purchased due to obvious defects that would not be easy to repair. Two were improper slide installation, seals and general bad fit of exterior components that would lead to leaks, if they already haven't.

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This guy is selling his books. I can not get my head around this litigious society mindset that gets in the way of common sense and fun.
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