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Old 01-13-2013, 03:27 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by herk7769 View Post
There are only 2 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.
Couldn't agree with you more. I'm more confident in doing my own repairs, regardless of difficulty, than any dealership, but most are not. If the question of a couple hundred dollars was the deciding factor, I would definitely go with my local dealer, providing they had a reputable service department. And of course, you always have to weed out the negative comments of customers who weren't pampered and didn't get their toilet paper roll holder installed at the correct level.

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Old 01-13-2013, 04:08 PM   #32
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For anyone around here looking for a great place to get your camper inspected and worked on (they do repairs on tow-ables and Motorhomes of all makes and will work with your warranty department), check out Grows truck. Grow's Truck Service Home Page

Other than drinking their free (bad) coffee while getting my camper inspected while I wait, so I don't have to drop it, I have no financial interest or "familial" interest in their business. Great guys though...


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Old 01-13-2013, 04:29 PM   #33
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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.
I'm only about an hour from you. I have had no trouble finding dealers both by me & where you are located willing to do both warranty & paid work on my RVDirect purchased unit. In fact, I would say I have been very warmly welcomed to have work done.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:12 PM   #34
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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.
In all honesty I believe the camper is now at the height it was when it was first purchased. I believe the springs were that compressed or tired. Remember though, my camper is 400-500 pounds heavier than most coming out today. However, I can tell you that I used to think it pulled well prior to the axle change, it is NOTICEABLY different with the new axles. Much more stable.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:04 PM   #35
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I bought a 5th wheel from Jeff Couch RV nation in 2011. They did not charge any destination or PDI fees. They beat RVW by $ 1800 even though the RVW guy promissed he would match or beat them if I came in but wouldn't put anything in writting??? They also called me every day for a week later dropping their price. Call Brannon at 888-417-8299 he will email you a written price and a list of all options and there cost and will order exactly what you want. I was even able to add some options not on the list.

Also I have no ties to RV Nation other then a VERY satisfied customer!!!
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:06 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by Jshepherd70 View Post
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 live near AKC and don't know any local dealers that sell the Sandpiper line. With the purchase of a previous trailer, I had a horrible buying experience with one particular dealer. All I can say is everything is negotiable. Good luck!
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:29 PM   #37
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The deal is cancelled. Now back to square one.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:51 AM   #38
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The deal is cancelled. Now back to square one.
I ordered a 2013 2601S Rockwood untralite from RV W and saved 14k compared to the dealers here in Alberta, and I paid $2600 for them to deliver it to the border in Montana for me from Ohio. I'd do it again. Even now after a few months I see the local dealers dropped thier prices 4K on a 2013 but I still would have saved 10K going through RVw. I tried to trade my greywolf 17BH in at HIgh River Autoplex just outside of Calgary and they wanted my trailer + $19,500. So I bought the trailer from RVW for 20K and kept my trade in to sell by myself. In Canada, they rob you blind on RV's, you wouldn't believe it if I told you the prices on some of these things and we live in a fairly large city to demand lower prices.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:14 AM   #39
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denniskhattar- thank you so much for your business and welcome to the RVW Family! If you need any thing at all please know I am here and ready to assist! Thank you again for your business!
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:07 AM   #40
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If you don't mind me asking...which dealer did you purchase your unit from? I also live in VA and am willing to travel for a good deal w/ a good dealer. I am going to look at a used 2010 Sandpiper 5th W w/ 3 slides that I've had my eye on through a private seller, but just in case it doesn't pan out, I'd like to know.

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