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Old 05-14-2014, 05:57 PM   #1
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Question New CC 38FL - Delivery When?

I have never owned an RV before and put 10% down on a new 5th on March 8, 2013. Was vaguely told a min of 8 weeks for delivery. It is now 9 weeks plus and haven't heard a thing. salesman said we'll call you when we know something. What?? So, question for CC owners. If you ordered one....how long did you wait for delivery?..I realize that it is peak RV sales and shows times. But when is enough....ENOUGH?
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:04 PM   #2
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6-8 Weeks is pretty normal... but these are not normal times in the RV Industry - There is a huge shortage of transport drivers required to get the rigs to dealers.

There are reports of the manufacturers having rigs piling up at their lots and even storing them at the transporter yards waiting for drivers to return and transport more.

We have some friends currently waiting 14 weeks and their rig has been confirmed built (different MFG) 4 weeks ago. Just waiting on transportation.
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You'll love you 38FL - we love ours so much we gave up the condo and are full-timing. Stay patient and it will get there......

In the meantime, there may be a reason or two why your delivery date is a moving target

I was just reading what they're paying the delivery drivers and it's no wonder that rigs are piling up with no way to get them to a destination. Drivers have to have a CDL. Then they have to be DOT certified in addition to having to pay for insurance not only on their TV, but also on the unit that they're delivering. Yes, the company pays the driver mileage and a fuel surcharge, but it's all only one way and you end up dead-heading back on your own. You pay all your own incidentals, including motel (you're "commercial" so you aren't allowed to sleep in the truck unless it has a sleeper cab and most manufacturers won't let you use the unit you're pulling). In addition you have to keep detailed trip logs, just like the big boys. Then to add insult to injury, many companies require that you wash the unit prior to delivery.......Is there any wonder that there's a driver shortage?

One guy said he made twice as much work-camping with half the hassle
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If you got the time go get yourself, the plant is in northern Indiana. You'll save delivery charges and that might pay for the trip. By the way that's a great trailer.
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If you got the time go get yourself, the plant is in northern Indiana. You'll save delivery charges and that might pay for the trip. By the way that's a great trailer.
I'd be really surprised if that's allowed by the dealer, manufacturer and transport company.

One thing you can definitely do, VikingFan4evr, is push your dealer to send a driver for your unit.
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Well instead of us speculating, all the OP has to do is call Cedar Creek. If he takes it strait to the dealer it might work. It would be interesting to know.
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:34 AM   #7
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You'll love you 38FL - we love ours so much we gave up the condo and are full-timing. Stay patient and it will get there......

In the meantime, there may be a reason or two why your delivery date is a moving target

I was just reading what they're paying the delivery drivers and it's no wonder that rigs are piling up with no way to get them to a destination. Drivers have to have a CDL. Then they have to be DOT certified in addition to having to pay for insurance not only on their TV, but also on the unit that they're delivering. Yes, the company pays the driver mileage and a fuel surcharge, but it's all only one way and you end up dead-heading back on your own. You pay all your own incidentals, including motel (you're "commercial" so you aren't allowed to sleep in the truck unless it has a sleeper cab and most manufacturers won't let you use the unit you're pulling). In addition you have to keep detailed trip logs, just like the big boys. Then to add insult to injury, many companies require that you wash the unit prior to delivery.......Is there any wonder that there's a driver shortage?

One guy said he made twice as much work-camping with half the hassle
X2 on this I know someone who did this, they don't pay enough and it is way over regulated.

To OP hang in there I hope you get it soon, nagging the dealer might help.
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I'd be really surprised if that's allowed by the dealer, manufacturer and transport company.

One thing you can definitely do, VikingFan4evr, is push your dealer to send a driver for your unit.
X2 what ependydad said.

I think for Cedar Creek to release the trailer to him he would have to have all the ownership paperwork and insurance completed. Also would he be willing to drive his trailer back to the dealership and leave it with them so the dealer can do the final prep and PDI? Would a dealer be willing to do the prep and PDI in a timely fashion since the ownership papers have already been signed and he already owns the trailer.

Believe me, he will be much better served to wait until his trailer is delivered to the dealer and the dealer completes the prep and PDI. In reality the dealer is the final stage of quality control for the Cedar Creek. Some dealers are better than others at this.
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I just left my dealer, and he said Cedar Creek is currently about 10 weeks out "if we're lucky." Add to that the transportation delays...
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VikingFan4evr, I made some inquires on shipping, if you have your dealer change it from ship to DPU "dealer pick up" he then can hire a shipper to go get your trailer. it should cost about $2 a mile one way. We as a buyers can not pick up our trailers, liability is the reason. Of course your trailer has to be ready to ship. I hope this helps.
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