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Old 05-06-2015, 10:54 AM   #31
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I went from NJ to TX 1600 miles drove the unit home and flying back to TX to pick up my F350and drove that back to NJ. did that because area dealers did not came up the stupid pricing on Georgetown unit. TX gave me the best price and saved 15000 yes $15000. Was well forth the trip
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Old 05-06-2015, 12:25 PM   #32
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I did not read through all these posts but I have bought two new trailers out of state. The first Oregon to Iowa, the second Oregon to Texas. Made road trips out of both.

Had all the paper work done in advance so no surprises on pricing when we showed up.

We saved a lot of money even after figuring in the travel costs to pick it up.

I had a warranty issue with the second one, I called FR and they said to find a local FR dealer which is what I did. They did a great job on the repair and FR did a great job handling the warranty issue.. Would do it again.

In my case Oregon has no sales tax but states like California could have a real problem with you buying a new rig out of state and then trying to get it registered in California.

My mistakes...

NEVER BUY A USED rig long distance!!!! People lie, pictures don't show everything. Example, I drove from Oregon to Wyoming for a used rig that was only 3 years old from a Auto Dealer (mistake one) They said trailer was perfect like new, I believed them (mistake two) They sent over 50 pictures , pictures don't show everything (mistake 3) Sent a deposit to hold trailer (mistake 4).. Trailer looked like it had been lived in for the entire 3 years. Outside was faded from the sun, inside smelled of mildew, inside wall panels and cabinets were warped.... Boy did I learn a lesson.... Luckily after many threats I got my deposit back but spent over 5 days and $1000 in traveling expenses...
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Old 05-06-2015, 12:37 PM   #33
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For people new to RVs, yes...if it's a good dealer. Seasoned folks who know the ins-and-outs, not as important.


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Old 05-06-2015, 01:09 PM   #34
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Bought my new '15 Rockwood 2702SS in S. Carolina from Camping World. Well worth the drive from Orlando, saved about $5000. The dealers here were asking $17 to 20k for 2012 models and $27 to 30k for new. Ended up paying $22k. I have a couple minor issues and called the Cocoa (20 mi) dealership and they have no problem fixing them.
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Old 05-06-2015, 01:27 PM   #35
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We just bought our 2015 Wildewood from a dealer 200 miles from our home…we were told any dealer could do the warranty work on it…hope we never have to find out!
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Old 05-06-2015, 05:15 PM   #36
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We just bought our 2015 Wildewood from a dealer 200 miles from our home…we were told any dealer could do the warranty work on it…hope we never have to find out!
Boy, did you get fed a line of BS.
If you do have issues, contact your Wildwood warranty rep. They should be able to find dealers that can help.
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Old 05-06-2015, 05:17 PM   #37
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In my case Oregon has no sales tax but states like California could have a real problem with you buying a new rig out of state and then trying to get it registered in California.
No problem for us buying ours in Illinois and taking it back to California and registering it.
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soonermike. Like bikendan said that is not true. The maker is not going to be paying a lot for warranty work.
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We live in Iowa and in the past year have bought 2 different Wildcat MAXX trailers (upsized from a 29' unit to a 33') from a great dealership in Ellensburg, Wa. Our son loves in Seattle so we combined the visit to him with the purchase of the trailers. The MAXX is sold only in the Western part of the country and is designed so it can be used in "colder weather" with enclosed belly and heated tanks.
We figure that if it needs repair, our dealer will send us the replacement parts for exchange and I'll do the work. If not, I have confidence that Forest River will assist me in finding a Forest River dealer to help me.
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We live in Iowa and in the past year have bought 2 different Wildcat MAXX trailers (upsized from a 29' unit to a 33') from a great dealership in Ellensburg, Wa. Our son loves in Seattle so we combined the visit to him with the purchase of the trailers. The MAXX is sold only in the Western part of the country and is designed so it can be used in "colder weather" with enclosed belly and heated tanks.
We figure that if it needs repair, our dealer will send us the replacement parts for exchange and I'll do the work. If not, I have confidence that Forest River will assist me in finding a Forest River dealer to help me.
I don't think so. The part about the dealer sending parts and you doing the work. I may be wrong.
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