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Old 08-02-2014, 10:36 AM   #1
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New Purchase Dealer Question

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First post on this forum, hope not my last. We have been following this forum for a while and it seems like a knowledgeable and friendly place. We are members of a different forum as we presently have a SOB fifth wheel which is about 40 plus ft long and does not have a bathroom to our liking.
We have pretty much settled on the 34rlsa Cedar Creek after much research. We have had many RVs and are trying to down size a bit. We had a 42ft DP before the present Fiver so I guess we are slowly going down in size. The Cedar Creek will be about 5ft shorter an weigh about 2000 lbs less. This brings me to the question about the Dealer Iam currently dealing with. They are National RV in MI. near the Detroit area. We are working with a young lady by the name of Gabrielle who seems to be very competent and polite. Everything seems to be going as expected as we are just waiting on numbers for new coach and trade but if anyone has an opinion on this Dealership or any other Cedar Creek Dealer we might use if these numbers don't work out we would appreciate your input. Thank you for your time.......

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Old 08-02-2014, 04:50 PM   #2
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We got our Creek from International RV Wholesalers in Elkhart, IN. We have been very happy with them, both during and after the sale. Might be a bit a hike from the Detroit area, but might be worth it if you can't makea deal with National.


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Old 08-02-2014, 05:28 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info Mike. We are actually in South Texas so distance isn't a big factor for us. We do most of our own repairs so the selling dealer being close is not as important as price is to us. We also like to travel in that part of the country so we try to incorporate a nice trip in with our purchase. We bought our last two RVs long distance over the INTERNET also and didn't have a problem. (Hope I didn't just jinx myself.) Thanks again and will keep them in mind......
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:41 PM   #4
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Tom Johnson in Marion NC is the place I got my Cedar Creek and they sell a lot of campers and at a good price. Look on the web,it's a good place to buy campers.

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Old 08-02-2014, 06:53 PM   #5
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Check Fun Town in Cleburne Tx since you are in the area

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Old 08-02-2014, 08:39 PM   #6
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We purchased our 34RLSA from Dennis at Fun-N-Sun RV in a Ludington MI. They have a build your own option on their website and then give you a quote from your build request. They gave me the lowest upfront cost, which was also lower than all the others 2nd and 3rd prices. No one else came close. We drove from Oregon to pick it up and still saved thousands from what the local dealer lowest price was. Great service before, during the sales/order process and also fixing some minor issues during the PDI. I highly recommend them and any future purchases we do will be from them.
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:18 AM   #7
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I am from Ft Worth TX and bought from Couch's RV Nation in Hamilton, OH. Did it all online. The first price they gave me was the lowest of any others and never changed. They ordered it exactly as I wanted. Almost 5k less than that bunch in Cleburne, TX. Would buy from them again without hesitation.
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Old 08-03-2014, 07:26 AM   #8
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I went with LazyDays in Tampa, FL; they have a location in AZ also. I was pleased with price and service during and after the sale, as well as a fair value on my trade-in.

Since distance and repair service after the sale are less important to you, I too would strongly suggest trying Jeff Couch's RV Nation. They are pretty much wholesalers so the savings can be huge. I was not in position to drive that far away or else I might have gone that route.

Below is a link directly to one of the 34RLSA units they have; feel free to browse rest of site while there (and no I don't work for them! Just being helpful!)

I wish you luck with your search. You will love the Cedar Creek!

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Old 08-04-2014, 02:46 PM   #9
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I did purchase from Couch's RV in Hamilton, Ohio. Just as other have said you can save a large amount of money if you don't mind the travel. I purchased a Cedar Creek 36ckts with full body paint this year and easily saved over $25,000 compared to my local dealer. They do a large volume of business, they will do all they can to see that you get what you want but they will not pressure you or wine & dine you to get your business. They have a build & price feature on their web site. If you need more than what you see you can always call and they will help. I researched for over 6 months and looked at every dealer out there....hands down they will beat anyone's price. Hope this helps.

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LakeSide RV in Anderson, SC. Good people and great pricing!

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