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Old 05-05-2015, 01:55 PM   #21
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stay away from camping world !!! look them up within a few 100 miles under the better business bureau and see ALL the problems with them from pricing before and after to sales people attitude to service people as well. watch out

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Old 05-05-2015, 03:57 PM   #22
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I looked at my local dealer and could not agree on a price. So I am driving 600 miles to save $7000.00
Talk about instant equity. now I have plenty of cash left for future camping!!

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Old 05-05-2015, 04:05 PM   #23
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The dealership we purchased from is about 3.5 hours away. We selected them because nobody else had what we wanted. It is a pain in the butt for warranty work. But both the sales and service department were exceptional. I called about 5 local dealers to see if they would do the warranty work for me and they all said no. But I think that is just how people are in CT. I've experienced that in many different types of businesses, outside of the camping world.
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Old 05-05-2015, 04:17 PM   #24
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CarolinaGirl, it's not just CT. See my previous posting. My experience in California is exactly the same as yours. I would be very surprised if it were not also true in the rest of the country.
Some people have had excellent experiences, as you will note if you read the postings in this forum. Others, not so good. As I said, it all depends on the dealers attitude. The important thing to remember is that no dealers are under any obligation to provide warranty work. I'm not even sure if the selling dealer is obligated, but apparently, most or all do, although not always happily or efficiently. In my opinion, when there is a warranty problem, the dealers are usually the bad guys.
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:14 PM   #25
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Same situation

My wife and I just went through this. We had our hearts set on a Nitro 31 FQLS toy hauler for our new trailer. Our local dealer did not have one but would order it. We found one on line at Tom Johnson Camping Center in Marion NC, 280 miles away. Tom Johnson beat local dealers best deal by $6000. Local dealer rudely told me that he would not do my warranty work. His loss since I used to buy a lot of parts from him. We made our first camping trip and had 5 things come up that needed repair mostly manufacturing issues. The people at Tom Johnson were super to deal with. They invited us to come and stay free at their beautiful campground by the dealership and even had a service tech come to our campsite for 5 hours to fix the problems. Make sure your far away dealer has this kind of customer service. Would I do it again? To save $6,000 and deal with great people, you bet.
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:23 PM   #26
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Live in boston. Bought from a dealer in San Diego.
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:36 PM   #27
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Bought both campers from RV wholesalers approximately 7 hours away from me. I found an rv technician that will do warranty work as well as a local forest river dealer. It is nice being able to pick your options and the local dealers would not negotiate on price and RV Wholesalers beat their price by 3k.
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:58 PM   #28
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I bought my 2013 motorhome 1680 miles away. I live in northern Canada, bought in California. I would do it again in a heart beat(depending on the exchange rate.) I think I could I could sell my unit today, for what I paid for it 2 years ago.
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Old 05-05-2015, 07:14 PM   #29
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We live in NE North Carolia and ordered our tt from a dealer in Buffalo, NY. We got a great deal and made a road trip out of it.
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Old 05-05-2015, 07:22 PM   #30
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We bought our Wildwood park model local and had it delivered to our permanent campsite 150 miles away at the beach. It's set it up with a deck and permanent screen room and found a rain leak.

The local Wildwood dealer took 6 weeks to get to it, then another 2 months after they didn't fix it the first time to get to it again. Failing to fix it the second time, it sat 5 months over winter until they worked on it again, with 5 cancelled visits in between. It still leaked.

The other nearby FR dealer wouldn't touch it because they don't sell Wildwood, they said. I was at a disadvantage having built a screenroom to it I couldn't take it anywhere. The local independent RV repair guy I called 3 times since December and he still didn't get to it.

This caused me many months of stress. After much research I bought a carpet dryer fan and learned to do my own pressure test for leaks using soapy water for a bubble test. This weekend I finally succeeded in locating and sealing the leak source. There was a small unsealed spot at end of the gutter where water could enter the inside and then it ran 18 feet inside the gutter rail and then along the inside of the siding down to the floor.

The moral of my story is that nightmares can come true with brand new campers and don't count on anyone you didn't buy it from to have any interest in solving a difficult warranty issue.

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