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Old 07-31-2016, 06:40 AM   #1
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Anyone ever order from RV Wholesalers out of Ohio?

and had it delivered? They have been great to work with so far but I don't know much about this outfit.

Any thoughts?

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Old 07-31-2016, 06:58 AM   #2
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and had it delivered? They have been great to work with so far but I don't know much about this outfit.

Any thoughts?

I tried to buy there twice, and twice the quoted price and terms changed over the course of the process. Make sure you get all the terms and pricing in writing up front...good luck with that.

I would never buy from them without going to their location and having them perform a full and complete PDI.

The fact is many dealers in the local market can and will beat RVW's prices. There is no wholesale. And any of those dealers can deliver.
Try Labadie RV in Toledo.

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Old 07-31-2016, 07:23 AM   #3
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I bought from them in May and had it delivered. I did get all the terms in writing and everything went off without any problems. I will admit I was a little scared and nervous though. My local dealers wouldn't touch the price and some wouldn't even call you back.

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Old 07-31-2016, 08:04 AM   #4
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I bought from Labadie rv. Had a great experience and the price and deal never changed. I live in Oregon and also was nervous about an rv I wouldn't see till delivery. The delivery driver was very knowledgeable and did a walkthrough with me. Not a pdi just an orientation. Good luck
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Old 07-31-2016, 08:18 AM   #5
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I bought from them in April, but I drove from Colorado to pick it up. The whole experience was a joy, although I admit I wasn't too hung up on any of the details since I was saving $5k over local prices. I would definitely buy from them again.
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Old 07-31-2016, 08:53 AM   #6
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They've had generally very good reviews on this site. There is a thread somewhere here in which a member gave weekly reports on his buying experience. I'm pretty sure one of their owners or managers posts and responds on this forum.
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Old 07-31-2016, 09:32 AM   #7
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I live in Ohio where it's not a far drive to several wholesalers & I've been known to drive even farther to find good deals on much lesser priced items - like appliances... However, after getting quotes from all of the OH/MI wholesalers, I ended-up buying our TT just 10 minutes from work...

IMO most of the wholesalers wanted me to place a deposit & lock me into a single serial number vs. letting me drop by the store & choose the best of the litter... Several claimed that I would be wasting my time by looking at all of the TTs they had on the lot because many were already sold or would sell while I was in the process of inspecting them, yada, yada...

In comparison, a local dealer/chain, General RV, allowed me to inspect RVs at my leisure. They were having a big sale, so their prices on new units were only about 5% more than wholesalers & they were willing to include "free" extras like a pressurized leak test & re-caulking & WDH. Out of 7-8 same brand/model units I found that there was a big difference in fit & finish from one new (2014) unit to the next. We actually bought a used (2011) unit because IMO the fit & finish was better than the new ones... IMO ours was built during the recession when demand to rush them out the door was not as high...

When I found the unit I liked I spent almost 2 hours crawling under it, looking at the roof, and looking behind every cubby with a flashlight, taking pictures, etc. I only found a couple minor trim issues & they fixed them while we were in financing.

After financing we did a complete 2.5 PDI with everything hooked up. They replaced the battery, CO2 detector, adjusted all slide-outs and awning tracking, and tested/demonstrated all systems for our family of 5 while I videotaped everything for memory & to hold them accountable.

We camped for the next 2 years without a single issue compared to friends who have spent every summer having work done... Everyone I have personally talked to that has been unhappy with their purchase has said, "I should have spent more time looking it over before signing..." IMO you can either learn from the mistakes of others, or make them yourself & pay...

I'm NOT saying the wholesalers are a bad idea, just make sure you spend TIME looking over your unit BEFORE signing anything...
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Old 07-31-2016, 12:24 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by emm-dee View Post
They've had generally very good reviews on this site. There is a thread somewhere here in which a member gave weekly reports on his buying experience. I'm pretty sure one of their owners or managers posts and responds on this forum.
RVW has been around quite awhile. you can go on nearly every RV forum on the Internet and do a search on them. you'll get days of posts/threads to read about them.

based on my 12 years on numerous forums, RVW has a mostly positive reputation.
we would've bought from them but found another dealer that had the Roo we wanted at a cheaper price.

Dave Durnell is a co-owner of RVW and a member here.
he regularly posts here and has intervened on behalf of customers and members here, some that didn't buy from him.

i would buy from them in a heartbeat and probably will if i ever upgrade from the Roo.
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Lots and its of threads about them in the dealer reviews section. Do a search there. As stated above mostly positive.
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Old 07-31-2016, 01:08 PM   #10
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Never bought from them, but .... I did by a new 2016 Chevrolet chassis, Sunseeker 2300 last year from a dealer in Dayton Ohio solely because I could not get the motorhome I wanted locally. I tried several local dealers, but nobody could get the Chevrolet chassis I wanted. Never thought about the service/warranty issues ... I did find a few in Michigan and Ohio. By the way, RV dealers are not like auto dealers. They don't trade or transfer units to other dealerships ... Be aware that getting an RV serviced locally will be difficult, at least it was for me. Had a heck of a time getting warranty service nearby. First time I had to drive 2 hours away and surprise, surprise ... all issues were not corrected. I trusted them (Barrington Motor Sales RV, Barrington, IL) - did not verify prior to leaving ... lesson(s) learned. Forest River finally did find a dealer closer to me that agreed to provide service - Terry's RV, Frankfort, IL. - By the way, they are great! They are busy and it does take some time to get an appointment but they are dependable, courteous and do the job right.

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