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Old 04-25-2012, 05:03 PM   #11
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As of today if Nelsons's did not receive parts they are pulling our trailer out of the shop. When parts arrive,they will return us to the bottom of the to be repaired pile. Since this is becoming the busy season I am quickly becoming dis heartened!

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VavaBill - Are you saying that once the parts arrives your trailer will be added to the bottom of the list? If so I think the parts should arrive with a fast forward pass to front of the line. Might be worth a try inquiring about the fast forward pass.

Hope your trailer will be up and out camping soon.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:59 PM   #12
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We have always had good luck dealing with local dealers both on proce of the unit and warranty repairs. Loyalty usually pays off in the long run. Our Flagstaff dealer, Family RV in Newark/Palmyra is great. Ballantyne is also good. Meyers/Marks RV also good. Colton in Niagara Falls was good to us but had issues with the manufacturer of our HR trailer.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:10 AM   #13
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I was 99% sure i was going to buy from rv wholesalers after months of research and talking with my local dealer on price. Once I told him I was going to go to Ohio and purchase a new camper he quickly started to negotiate on price. I simply walked in with a build sheet and quoted price from Rv wholesalers and told him I was byuing a camper from him or them. He originally was $15,000 higher than rv wholesalers on price. We ended up buying from him at $2500 more than rv wholesalers. With fuel costs,food,lodging,etc I don't think it was worth it to go and buy from RV wholsalers. Plus now I have the warranty support from my local dealer which I have already used once. I called them, they said bring it down and we will take care of it. Glad I bought local.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:58 PM   #14
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I was 99% sure i was going to buy from rv wholesalers after months of research and talking with my local dealer on price. Once I told him I was going to go to Ohio and purchase a new camper he quickly started to negotiate on price. I simply walked in with a build sheet and quoted price from Rv wholesalers and told him I was byuing a camper from him or them. He originally was $15,000 higher than rv wholesalers on price. We ended up buying from him at $2500 more than rv wholesalers. With fuel costs,food,lodging,etc I don't think it was worth it to go and buy from RV wholsalers. Plus now I have the warranty support from my local dealer which I have already used once. I called them, they said bring it down and we will take care of it. Glad I bought local.
i think all of us would be happy to buy local if it worked out for us, like it did you.
my 3 local Rockwood Roo dealers laughed at me and dared me to drive to the Midwest, if i wanted prices like that.
and they all stated that they wouldn't budge on their prices, which were $4500-$6000 above what RVW, RVD and House of Camping were quoting me.
i even told them that i would be willing to pay a couple of thousand more to buy from them. still wouldn't budge.
they refused to believe i was serious about doing the drive and thought i would cave and pay their inflated prices.

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Old 04-26-2012, 09:11 PM   #15
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i think all of us would be happy to buy local if it worked out for us, like it did you.
my 3 local Rockwood Roo dealers laughed at me and dared me to drive to the Midwest, if i wanted prices like that.
and they all stated that they wouldn't budge on their prices, which were $4500-$6000 above what RVW, RVD and House of Camping were quoting me.
i even told them that i would be willing to pay a couple of thousand more to buy from them. still wouldn't budge.
they refused to believe i was serious about doing the drive and thought i would cave and pay their inflated prices.

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I can't blame you for traveling and buying. If my dealer hadn't worked with us like he did we were ready and prepared to leave the next morning to travel to RV wholesalers. It amazes me how prices vary from place to place. I had quotes on a 2012 Sandpiper 365 saq anywhere from $57,900 to $33,500 with RV wholesalers being the cheapest.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:12 AM   #16
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I always wonder why people buy from outfits like RVW.

Well. Its like this. I went to local dealer (only FR dealer that carries Roo's near STL that I could find).

MSRP. 26K and change. His price: nearly 23K

Called RVW. Their quote just over 19K. Took RVW quote to dealer and gave him a chance to meet it. Dealer refused to budge even a dollar off their 23K price. I bid him good day and started to leave, and he took the attitude of "if you dont buy from me, good luck getting any warranty work done" I asked him if he really thought that was the best approach to try to make a sale, and he got kinda uppity with me right there in his showroom.

I would have preferred to keep my money local, and I would have paid a grand or so more from a local dealer than from RVW, but after the response I got from this guy, I would have bought it from RVW no matter what price this clown offered.

Moral of the story: Local dealers are not automatically better than off the Internet.

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Old 05-01-2012, 11:36 AM   #17
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Cowracer, the dealer I bought from was just as cheap, and a lot closer to you than RVW. And they are a high-quality, family-run business. In my mind, far superior to RVW, especially considering some of the stories we have heard.
I will admit that I had to spend a bit of time searching, but it was all worth it.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:20 PM   #18
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I'm headed to RVW Saturday morning to pick up my new 2109s. Best price I could find within 5 hours of Greenville, SC was 17,000. At 14,200, RVW was a no-brainer for me. The way I look at it, even a local dealer is only going to be your friend for 1 year (or 2 if you pay the warranty). And if you beat him up on price to get to RVW pricing, it's doubtful he's going to be any better on service anyway. I would like nothing more than to support my local dealers, but that's a hell of a gap between pricing.
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