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Old 01-14-2016, 08:54 PM   #21
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Sure did. Although, I'm not loaded like you and settled for a Georgetown. You going to be in Goshen this year? Look forward to sipping a beverage with you again!
Yep, we'll be there, going to try and volunteer again this year if FROG Bob will allow us, we had a great time working the event last year

Nice coach by the way
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Old 01-14-2016, 11:34 PM   #22
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The reason issue here is why would anybody ever buy a camper from Camping World?

The only reason I'd go to camping world is to look at a camper so I can buy it elsewhere for less.

My CW sucks and has very little spare parts on-hand. They even ran out of Dicor once. How the heck do you run out of Dicor or roof vents? Oh sure, they can order it for me but I can do that cheaper and faster online.

I hope all manufacturers severe their ties with CW. They don't deserve to sell 'em as far as I'm concerned. They are the Wal-Mart of the camping industry except for the low prices thing.
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Old 01-15-2016, 12:26 AM   #23
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I guess the reason is you can find the lowest price at CW if you look and negotiate. A discounter far away may be a little less but has little or no service and especially limited warranty service. No one came closer than $800 on my last purchase and to save that I'd have had to travel 1200 miles and surely would not have returned for any service. The delivery cost to CW was that much or more from Indiana to my location. No manufacturer will sever their ties with the largest dealer in the US~~ and they are growing.
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Old 01-15-2016, 01:09 AM   #24
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Seeing how Marcus Limonis bought Camping World. I wonder if he and Warren Buffet get along ? Do you think either of them could be bothered reading this forum? If I owned FR you bet I would read the comments.
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Old 01-15-2016, 01:46 AM   #25
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Yep Tom Raper sold to cw last fall. Stopped in last month to check out a camper. The sales person could not answer questions I had. So they went for help and I was heading for the door when they came back out. I ask where is the fr at, we dont carry then here. I said thanks for your time, can we show you something else. NOPE
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Old 01-15-2016, 10:16 AM   #26
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I guess the reason is you can find the lowest price at CW if you look and negotiate. A discounter far away may be a little less but has little or no service and especially limited warranty service. No one came closer than $800 on my last purchase and to save that I'd have had to travel 1200 miles and surely would not have returned for any service. The delivery cost to CW was that much or more from Indiana to my location. No manufacturer will sever their ties with the largest dealer in the US~~ and they are growing.
Yes they will if the customer base is complaining about service and warranty work on their units. I have seen this done on earthmoving machines costing way more than our campers and motor homes. Where the selling dealers lost his franchise on selling that brand for providing poor service to the customer base.

When we purchased our Cedar Creek last year there where two dealers at the Chicago RV show selling our unit. One was Camping World and the other was a small local dealer Timber View. After talking to the sales representative from Camping World, I did not have a warm and fuzzy feeling over the information coming from him. I finally got him to admit that he did not work at that CW store and was from out of state. His store did not handle the Cedar Creeks models and he really did not know anything about them. Also the CW show price was higher than Timber Views selling price. So we ended up purchasing from Timber View best thing we did.
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Old 01-15-2016, 04:57 PM   #27
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*Shrug* don't let the screen door hit ya in the butt CW

I would never, in a million years, consider buying a RV at Camping World! Too many bad experienced when we were shopping and too many horror stories on this forum.
My hubby and o feel the same, we don't buy from CW, because of bad deals and lack of reliable customer service and I see way too many complaints from CW customers. We've had great CS from FR and with our local dealer, and when I local dealers has dropped the ball a few times we contact FR directly and they take care of it. If FR and CW part ways It would be my bet that it is FR that pulls out because of bad service from CW
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:39 PM   #28
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No builder will voluntarily pull out of the biggest retailer in the country. The MB SC store sells more than 1200 units annually, many FR. With about 130 stores that is a lot of units for any builder. The way CW is buying dealers ..........
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:59 PM   #29
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Could not beat the CW price within 1150 miles on my last 3 RVs. Great timely service.
Same here. After much negotiation with CW and FR dealers, ordered what we wanted and drove to Chicago from southern MO to pick it up. It pays to dicker and CW won. On a darker note, their warranty work sucked!!
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I bought from CW in Indy and l was charged $ 800+ for supposed check out of MH. DID NOT HAPPEN. Later received a CW refund due to action from Indiana Attorney General law suit for $84. Smarter this time.
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