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Old 05-27-2011, 04:19 PM   #1
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RV Wholesalers


We just put an order in with RV Wholesalers for a new 2011 Rockwood Roo 23RS last week. Being new to RV'ing, we naturally excited about trying to take advantage of a few trips this summer.

New to this site and while we used it (and others) to research our options, we found that there was pros and cons with going with a wholesaler. Like many new to RV'ing, our budget is limited and were attracted to the wholesaler sites. A bit nervous so we'll update with our findings when we take delivery sometime over the next month...

In the meantime... can anyone reccomend some family campsites in / around the STL region that would be suitable for a family of 5 (with toddler, 4 and 9 year old kids)? Don't want to travel more than 2-3 hours, especially the first time out.

Much appreciated.... and thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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Old 05-27-2011, 08:49 PM   #2
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Don't know which side of St. Louis you are, but here is a website for Yogi Bear's Jellystone park, Eureka, MO which would be just off I-44 on the southwest side of St. Louis. From the advertisements, they have lots of things for the children to do. We've never stayed at one.
Eureka, MO Family Campgrounds near Six Flags - RV Camping & Tent Rental in Missouri

We've camped at Lazy Day Campground, Montgomery City exit off I-70 which would be 2-3 hours west of St. Louis. Very nice campground. Also, just returned home from camping at Cross Creek Campground, Lake of the Ozarks...very nice and we'd like to go back sometime. Approximately four hours from St. Louis. Road going into the campground isn't the best...very, very rough.

Congrats on your new camper. For what it's worth, we've purchased three travel trailers from RVWholesalers with no problems whosoever. Price was right!!

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Old 05-27-2011, 10:05 PM   #3
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Sorry, can't help you with the campgrounds, but.....

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Congrats on the new trailer!!!


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Old 05-27-2011, 10:11 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the pending new camper! I have not been to the Jellystone at Eureka MO, but have stayed at other Jellystone Campgrounds and the kids have always loved it. They are family oriented and have many things and activities to keep children busy and happy.

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Old 05-27-2011, 11:23 PM   #5
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Thanks for the responses and reccomendations.... The mention about Cross Creek was helpful as we were looking at that one on line just last night and seemed to be right. Don't think I want to shake up a newly aquired trailer on a "very, very rough entrance" right off the bat... Will call and see if things have improved.

Hit the Jellystone sites and they too look decent and along the lines of a good innagural experience for the family.

Looking forward to hearing from RVW on delivery date. We'll keep folks posted on the experience.

Thanks again for all your feedback......

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Old 05-28-2011, 09:32 AM   #6
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I wish you luck with RVW. My dealings with them so far have been a disaster. Please make sure (picture proof) the coach is onsite before you go to pick it up.

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Old 05-28-2011, 04:25 PM   #7
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Oh no... that sucks!

What happened? Sounds like you were told a date and it never materialized or worse? If you don't mind.. .please fill me in.
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Old 05-28-2011, 04:39 PM   #8
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just for clarity, RVW, RVDirect and similar dealerships, are not true "wholesalers".
they are just dealers that offer great discounts, due to their volume of sales.
terms like "Direct" and "Wholesalers" are simply marketing tools.
there are other similar dealers, but those two are the top ones around.

both have happy customers and also some unhappy customers, though seemingly in the vast minority.
overall, both have very positive feedback, based on all the posts i've read on numerous RV forums.

i almost bought from RVW but found my Roo at House of Camping, at a cheaper price and at a shorter distance to pickup.
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:39 PM   #9
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It is a myth that the "wholesalers" offer the cheapest price. I bought mine from Coates in Minneapolis, they gave me just as good a deal, and they are a family dealership with outstanding service.
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:47 PM   #10
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Congrats on the Roo, they are really nice. Almost bought one! Wish you the best of luck with delivery, I have no experience with that company, we bought local. Happy camping!

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