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Old 01-13-2013, 09:40 AM   #21
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As to the check, a stop payment may be WAY cheaper than a 1,000 dollar check. I would hurry though.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:58 AM   #22
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As stated above, if they are that close, and you can cancel the other order without a problem, I would do it. I have a 365 and absolutely love it. I did have a little issue that you can read all about in the Sandpiper thread under SupreCab79 posts. But now, I can't find anything I like better than my 365. Yes, I have a son, and he loves it too! As far as price, I contacted RVW and got a quote to see the difference. I am in Georgia and would not think twice about going out of state to save a bunch of money. My dealer was VERY close to what I could get it form there for. I was really impressed. And I am impressed with this rig! As also stated, the second air is a must!!!! Good luck in your endeavors!!
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:44 PM   #23
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I will read through that thread Herk, Thanks.

I am located in the Akron/Canton area but the camper would be at Marietta most of its life except for the winter storage.

I did walk into the show knowing anything under 38k was a pretty good deal. One thing I was not sure about was the option prices. I was quoted full retail and RVW was $223 cheaper on the 2nd a/c

Making a mistake is one thing but this to me was no mistake at all. He said they normally charge $1795 for freight and PDI so I was getting a "deal" !! Bottom line the show special was $36,995 with freight and prep included. I even took a picture of it to save him the walk. At the end it says dealer is not responsible for typo errors. What kind of scam is that ?? Who is responsible?

I want to order a unit to get the latest improvements. I noticed the one at the show with build date 12/12 had 2 vents in the bunk house and he said they have a better method to stretch the floor now to avoid bubbles. They also added more bracing for the lower flip up bunk.
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As stated above, if they are that close, and you can cancel the other order without a problem, I would do it. I have a 365 and absolutely love it. I did have a little issue that you can read all about in the Sandpiper thread under SupreCab79 posts. But now, I can't find anything I like better than my 365. Yes, I have a son, and he loves it too! As far as price, I contacted RVW and got a quote to see the difference. I am in Georgia and would not think twice about going out of state to save a bunch of money. My dealer was VERY close to what I could get it form there for. I was really impressed. And I am impressed with this rig! As also stated, the second air is a must!!!! Good luck in your endeavors!!
I read about your issue and planned to ask about the 7k axles. I am a bit concerned with the added height though, I felt it was already pretty high as it is. Our site has some drop off so the front door is already higher than what it would normally be.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:54 PM   #25
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My 2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS 5th wheel was $27589.97 plus PA sales tax of $1745.34, Tags and Title added $34.50, PTA and LIEN fees (whatever they are) added $10.00, and a DOC fee of $55.00 for a total "out the door" price of $29,434.81

It came with nearly every option offed by Flagstaff on that model. RVW's quote was about $1800.00 cheaper than my local dealer but I was willing to go local rather than travel to pick it up to have a "friend" close by.

What a mistake. Next time it will be a drive out to RVW to pick it up; spend a few days at a local campground to "boom check" it and drive it home. The local dealer's service after the sale was a joke and the 10% off the store price was also a joke since his prices were 20% higher than Camping World (which is not a bargain unless it is on sale). When I needed a fender they charged me more for shipping it to THEM, so I could drive an hour to pick it up, than the part cost.

Price alone does not make a "good deal;" Model, features, and options and THEN price makes the deal. I also arranged financing through my own bank as getting a loan through the dealer would have jacked my costs up even more since I nicked them a little (very little) on the camper. The rate they wanted to give me "based on my terrific credit score" was double what I got from my bank. Bastads
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:54 PM   #26
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I read about your issue and planned to ask about the 7k axles. I am a bit concerned with the added height though, I felt it was already pretty high as it is. Our site has some drop off so the front door is already higher than what it would normally be.
If you are going to a permanent site, I don't think the axle issue would be an issue, but if you had thoughts of traveling in the future, I would look into it. That's good to hear about the improvements they have made to the bunk house. In a perfect world, I wish I would have waited and got certain improvements, but still really happy with the 365 we have.
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Another thing I just thought of. While some dealers will work on RV's from other dealers, I have found that most (meaning ALL, in my area) will not work on RVW sold units. Granted, I'm only within an hour from them, but any dealer I've worked with, has said as much. The only people I know that buy from them and are happy, are people who are at the "local lake", because the will make "house calls". Their reputation around here isn't the greatest, but they are good for getting a deal from another local dealer that does offer good service.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:11 PM   #28
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See the review in the dealer review section.

There have been issues with local dealers not wanting to work on campers purchased at anyone but them (regardless of RVW or RV Direct) but in every case (that has shown up here anyway) RVW or RV Direct has located a facility prepared to do the work when their warranty department has been contacted first.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:49 PM   #29
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See the review in the dealer review section.

There have been issues with local dealers not wanting to work on campers purchased at anyone but them (regardless of RVW or RV Direct) but in every case (that has shown up here anyway) RVW or RV Direct has located a facility prepared to do the work when their warranty department has been contacted first.
Agreed, but being 6-8 hours away, compared to 1-3, your choice of willing dealerships are improved.
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Agreed, but being 6-8 hours away, compared to 1-3, your choice of willing dealerships are improved.
There are only 2 Flagstaff dealerships in SE PA and both are owned by the same folks.

I do ALL my own work out of self defense and a local truck company (that inspects tractor trailers) does my annual inspections. A local car repair shop just around the block is listed as a certified Dometic repair station and they did some great work on my fridge. Went to the Dometic site and was blown away by how many were listed beyond the 2 dealer service centers.
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