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Old 08-31-2015, 09:28 AM   #21
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Our sales rep was Chris Baker. He was a good guy to deal with. Maybe see if he is still there.
The service was ok. Took 2 trips to fix a leaky faucet and hook up a radio antenna. They just didn't finish the job the first time. They left the tv out and the radio torn apart! It took us going down and sitting in the trailer while they worked in it to make sure it was done.
But, we have had similar problems with other dealerships and service. Arbogast did come through. We like their location too. We are a mile down the road from them so very handy to pick up anything. We hope their new expansion will resolve some of their problems.
If you like the trailer, go for it. Enjoy!
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Old 08-31-2015, 10:09 PM   #22
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I completely agree! He is a little pushy, but I pushed back today when I called him. I said I will go elsewhere I'd they can't hold it and it was a game changer. He said I'd have to make a 10 percent down payment and all this stuff. I then received a phone call later that day with a different salesmen saying I was approved for no down payment which was odd to say the least.. so we'll see where it goes.
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Old 08-31-2015, 10:13 PM   #23
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Yeah we dealt with a guy named Elliot. He was good, kinda pushy, didn't seem knowledgeable about my truck being able to handle it but of course said it would. We like it a lot but the wife wants to look elsewhere and I don't blame her. It's just nice living 15 minutes away (Bradford). And that's very odd you had to watch them fix it. I worked at troutwine auto sales in arcanum for 5 years so I know how the service department operates. Could be different with rvs I guess.
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Old 08-31-2015, 10:32 PM   #24
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We have a 2011 26TBSS and pull it with a Silverado 1500. Our truck has the higher towing capacity; rear end gears, 6 speed transmission, 5.3 engine, transmission cooler, etc - basically the towing package. At your truck capacity you will be close if not over. Our's (TT) was weighed recently and tipped the scales at 7,000 lbs; 6,000 lbs dry weight does not include your trailer battery, propane tanks, and personal items, and camping items, e.g. chairs, BBQ, etc. Regarding quality, we have had minor issues that I've addressed myself. You are towing a trailer over uneven surfaces and things will flex, chaulking will need to be replaced etc. Buy the Forest River extended warranty for ~ $150 USD! The 2011 had an issue with axle camber, we had both axles, springs, and rear tires replaced this summer (under the extended warranty) after the axles failed; the reason I know our scale weight. Overall very pleased with our trailer layout with the exception as noted in a previous post that the bathroom is not accessible without extending the slide.


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Old 08-31-2015, 10:56 PM   #25
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He said to get the end of month price we have to sign tomorrow and my wife won't even be able to be there.
Classic salesman pitch. Don't let him intimidate you. If he won't give you the same price tomorrow, tell him you're going somewhere else. (Unless this trailers really "The ONE!," and you can't get it anywhere else, in which you should be willing to pay more )
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Old 08-31-2015, 10:58 PM   #26
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Yeah my silverado now has the economy gears, but plan to regear if it's too hateful. I'm a worry bug about that stuff and the wife just does not get it. The dry weight of this one is 5900 rounded up and we (at the moment don't plan on packing much) which I'm sure will change, we should be alright. I will be sure to weight it though dry just to see what I'm working with and go from there. The truck has the same horse and torque as my old 6.0 2500hd silverado. Obviously not the gears or suspension. We plan on staying on flat roads locally for now though so if I'm within weight I'm running it. And hey, what's warranty for! Ha
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Old 08-31-2015, 11:27 PM   #27
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Classic salesman pitch. Don't let him intimidate you. If he won't give you the same price tomorrow, tell him you're going somewhere else. (Unless this trailers really "The ONE!," and you can't get it anywhere else, in which you should be willing to pay more )
Yeah, no kidding. He changed his thinking after I said I'd go elsewhere when I talked to him on the phone though! Haha
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Old 09-08-2015, 02:17 PM   #28
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Hey, Bowtie, were you out camping over the long weekend in a new camper? Just curious what you decided.
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Old 09-08-2015, 03:19 PM   #29
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Nope unfortunately not! It was my weekend to work anyways. But we went and checked out rv wholesale yesterday at Indian lake and it was horrible! I had no intentions of buying from them anyways, but the poor and unprofessional service, not to mention the falling apart campers jus put the nail in the coffin. Ha the wife got to see what I've been reading about though so that was good.

Today I am meeting her after she gets off work and going to arbogast at 5:30 to check out the 26tbss and we'll as 2 others that we have found and liked. The other 2 are the 281qbxl and the 262bhxl. So hopefully we decide today and pick one up this weekend!
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Old 09-08-2015, 08:15 PM   #30
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Well, went to Arbogast today and decided on the original camper we were looking at which is the 26tbss. We do the walk through Saturday at 11and sign if all goes well! so wish us luck!
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