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Old 10-10-2013, 11:42 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by bikendan View Post
Long Islander, you're making a mistake that many new owners do, assuming the RV industry works like other large industries, especially like the Auto industry.
it doesn't and the only thing the two industries have in common, are that they have places that sell things on wheels. other than that, they are very different.
the RV dealers don't have the same relationship with the manufacturer, like the Auto dealers do.
they are not franchised nor can the RV manufacturer force them to do warranty work on units that they didn't sell. the manufacturer cannot force them to sell the second year warranty, they can only request that.
RV dealers often have the freedom to add or drop different brands whenever they want to.
Ahh! I see now. Thank you for bringing me to understanding.

Here's a thought then, take out the $150 fee and just offer every NEW owner 2 years. (or add it to the price of the unit, lowering the fee given every one will be enrolled, thus higher % of participants). This gives FR a nice solid feel toward its product maybe a good selling point for its dealers too..

FR offers not 1 but 2 years on its TT!

I just dont like hearing that people are getting screwed from 'salesman' trying to pawn off a third party warranty when it's not needed for the first (2) years.

Again, just conversation. The folks I purchased by RV at were respectful, caring, and offered everything I wanted and more. I bought mine right from an RV show hours after it opened. Great experience.

I then went to the dealership days later with my agreed trade-in TT and price and was handed my keys after paperwork was completed. Then I got the packet Forest River provides along with a pre-filled out 2nd year warranty from FR.

I highly suggest anyone looking for an RV on the east coat to use this dealership (Escape RV). Mind you this is my third TT.

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Old 10-10-2013, 04:39 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Long Islander View Post
Ahh! I see now. Thank you for bringing me to understanding.

Here's a thought then, take out the $150 fee and just offer every NEW owner 2 years.
That is what Jayco does - and they make sure you know it when you read their brochures...

I like your sticker idea - we had a FROGS memebership sign-up hanging on the microwave. Put the warranty info on there.

Like you, our dealer showed us the form. Didn't push it or say it was a good deal, but made a point of telling us it was there. I'm happy that we bought it where we did, even if they may not have been the absolute lowest price. Working with a good dealer is worth something, and with fuel cost (and the value of my free time) working with a good local dealer is even better.


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