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Old 05-07-2014, 08:26 PM   #11
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Sorry folks....went back and read OP again....misunderstood first post in being they were just saving $500...but indeed see now that its $3000!!! Thats a horse of a different color nole_trainer!!
Seems to me, the big thing is that your "local" dealer is 4hrs away...thats not local in my books...and if you need some minor stuff you wont tow your trailer 4 hrs one way for that. You will just learn to do it yourself, or find a local rv tech who can get it done. $3000 is not pocket can do alot of minor fixing before you spend that, and RVW contracts out with local RV repair facilities anyhow...its not like you wont have warranty if you buy from them.


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Old 05-07-2014, 08:29 PM   #12
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Yeah I misread it as being only $500. Sorry

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Old 05-07-2014, 08:30 PM   #13
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How much would you save if RVW delivered it?
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:35 PM   #14
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Just traveled 1100 miles round trip to pick up our 2015 Silverback 33rl. 2nd fifth wheel and third rv in 5 years. Others were Keystone. Never any service issues. As previously mentioned, independents were approved and I found a major RV dealership within 5 miles from home that gladly accepted my warranty and serviced us well . We bought out of state because we saw what we wanted at a show, but unit was sold. Ordered a build after hearing trade price. Life is short. Buy what you want and sweat the small stuff later!
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:22 PM   #15
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Same as the wife and I.We looked local at a show in early Jan.Went to a show in Tulsa Ok.later part of Jan.Saved 7800.00 from local price.200 mile drive was a no brainer.I'll do the small stuff if there's any thing and will pull back to Tulsa for the big stuff if it occurs.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:15 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by lswartz View Post
How much would you save if RVW delivered it?
RVW wants $1700 for delivery. So then the difference would be about $2000.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:26 AM   #17
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Thanks so much. I think the trip is worth it. I've been on the phone with RVW for a year, with the same sales person. I even had a chance to visit them a few months ago. They seem legit, bare bones dealer. I guess that's how they keep their prices so low.

The other dealer, Lazydays in Tampa (4 hour drive) seems top notch, first class, camping facilities, driving/towing courses, etc. They would offer a lot of services after the sale. But I agree with most of the comments here, in the 2 years we had our HTT we only needed to see a dealer once for a small minor part that I picked up myself.

I now live in an area with only one dealer (camping world) and they do not even carry the Wildcat brand. But they carry other Forrest River products, so pretty sure they would do any warranty work if needed. So really the "local" option is not even an option. It's the choice between a 4 hr drive or a 14 hr drive to save $3500-expenses, or $2000 to have it delivered by RVW.

In the end, I've made up my mind, by the wife is not looking forward to a "mini vacation"
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:56 AM   #18
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My next trailer will be an RVW Wildcat.

I bought local (^%$^ dealer not to be named since I hate them so much) as they came very close to RVW's price last time (2,000 more) but I felt supporting a local dealer would be worth it.

BOY WAS I WRONG. Back shop was a total rip off and they made up any shortfall in their normal 50% commission by hosing me for "repairs" "needed; but not covered under warranty."

Lesson learned. If you can use a screwdriver without drawing blood "often", there is almost nothing you can't do by yourself.

Did I mention I would be driving to RVW for my next one?

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Agreed. Placing order today or tomorrow with RVW. And then a long drive in July August
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:57 AM   #20
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I think I did it all wrong, we found the trailer we wanted 8 miles from home called the dealer we bought 2 units from and he said we have one, then we drove 60 miles and bought on the spot.. maybe I should of looked around for the best price, seems like everyone is doing it..

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