Originally Posted by Matt Majeed
I bought it from southern Ohio and I live all the way up by Cleveland. The dealer is about 5 hours away.
I can't blame RV dealers for choosing to only take care of their own... It's a big hassle for them to get warranty work pre-approved, parts ordered, and the actual labor-hours accounted for should they run into the unexpected...
Unlike the auto industry, IMO RV dealers do not make much of a profit on warranty work. In comparison, when Ram replaced my Hemi under warranty the dealer sent Ram a bill for around $12,000 - for something a 3rd party shop can do for around $4,000....)
I work just 10 minutes from General RV & (their competitor) and have family members & friends who have dealt with both. IMO you cannot go wrong with General whereas their competitor has made some of our friends & family members' blood boil...
On a big sale weekend General RV's prices were pretty close to Ohio wholesalers. With my purchase they included a "free" pressurized leak test & re-caulking, "free" WDH & installation, enough store credit to buy essentials, and 2.5 hour PDI (where they adjusted all slide-out cables, awning tracking, etc.) Altogether (2) technicians spent 9 man-hours of labor & we drove it home the same day of purchase. So in the end I feel we actually got MORE for our money than the lowest priced wholesalers...
We've now owned our TT from General RV for 3 years & have never had to take it back for service. IMO they got it right before I drove it off the lot & I couldn't be happier!