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Old 03-02-2012, 04:08 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by KKapa View Post
You will totally have to update too. Let's just pray for good weather. I also wanted to tell you about how much better I feel about Viccars. They just kind of made me uneasy when we signed our papers, but my husband had a chat with Vicki and now things are a lot better. I also talked to RV Wholesalers today and they quoted me 3000 MORE for our camper even before taxes and fees then we paid at Viccars. I feel soooo much better about our purchase.
Funny, RVW was high for me too...everyone said they would be so much cheaper and they were also nearly 3K high....I did find cheaper at Terrytown in GrandRapids (about 1500 less) but they were 3.5 hours away...didn't want to drive all that way for warranty work.
If you don't know already you can buy a 2nd year MANUFACTURERS warranty from Forest River for $150. Everyone on this forum pretty much agree's it is a total no brainer - YES!....Vicars did not tell me about it. I had to ask. I think I got a really good price from Vicars, I managed to get them to include & install the Husky Centerline hitch w/ sway control (801 - 1200) and the Voyager brake controller for $500 (they originally quoted me over 1000) so I feel I made out OK there...I've googled others and they sell upwards of $600 for the WDH and about $100 for the controller (not including installation).
I think whenever I spend this kind of money on a purchase I always feel a bit nervous and worry myself to death until I have it "in hand" and realize I made too much out of it !

Fingers crossed for good weather!

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Old 03-02-2012, 08:01 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by camper_Lucy View Post
Please note, While the KOA's advertise this as a free night it is really a fund raiser. I suppose if you chose to ignore that fact it would be a free night
It is their KOA Care fund raiser that they have been doing for nine years now. Their hope is that you donate the cost of that second night plus more to the fundraiser. We have participated in the past and it was a fun weekend, advertising is a little questionable to me.

No matter ENJOY that first weekend in your new camper and have a beer for me.

This is from the KOA site:
About KOA Care Camps

KOA Care Camps is a group of 43 specialized summer camps located throughout North America that provide a true summer camp experience for children with cancer and their siblings. Each year, Kampgrounds of America and its local KOA owners raise funds through camper donations to support these very special camps and deserving children.

During Come Camp & Care With Us Weekend May 11-12, participating KOAs will offer campers the ability to donate to KOA Care Camps through several special, fun events and activities - or feel free to drop your donation directly into one of the handy collection stations you’ll see in the KOA Camp Stores.

I had no idea it's for a fundraiser. I saw them mention it when I was booking, but I thought part of the campground was reserved for a that fundraiser event. You would think they would put that when you check out. I suppose they do collections that weekend? They was no where to pay more then what the one night costs when I booked.

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