Originally Posted by vinmaker
Camping world is trying to consolidate the RV industry and become a large national RV superstore. Right now many of the RV dealers are independent family owned affairs. Much like funeral homes. There really is no walmart of the RV dealer world. I think CW envisions themselves buying up the larger regional family businesses and becoming that large force in the market.
This could *potentially* be a good thing AND provide RV owners with a Nationwide chain of dealerships they could go to, and get service while on the road.
OTOH, I have been underwhelmed by most of the CW 'super stores' I have visited. The sales staff in a couple of locations were completely clueless and I have heard the techs are hit-n-miss (I have not used a CW for service yet). I have however shopped at a CW and IMHO their parts and accessories are WAY overpriced--which should not be the case since they have volume purchasing power.
Think I will continue to support my local dealer (Hood RV in Decatur, AL if any passing through need a reputable service center.) I emailed one of the folks about a service issue this morning and the service manager called me 2 hours later and apologized it had taken him so long to get back to me! Then got one of his senior techs on the phone to see if we could problem solve the issue instead of bringing the unit in for service!
Let's see CW top that!
Bob & Anne-Marie [BamaBob & 6 Actual]
| 2017 Berkshire XLT 43A with Ultrasteer Tag | Blue Ox Avail + KarGard II |
| SMI AF-1 Air Brake | 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland TOAD | Pedego Bikes |
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