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Old 12-14-2018, 08:27 PM   #1
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Costco has recommended RV dealers?

We got a mailing from our current RV dealer (Westland Camping Center) who we like.

Their message said that they were the "recommended towable RV dealer" in our area. I didn't know that Costco had recommended RV dealers! The ad went on to say that they had specific pricing options for Costco members...

Has anyone else gone thru Costco to buy an RV???
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Old 12-15-2018, 01:05 AM   #2
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Never heard of this.
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Old 12-15-2018, 01:11 AM   #3
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Never heard of this x2
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Looks legit...


https://www.costcoauto.com/rv/
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Old 12-15-2018, 08:56 AM   #5
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Very interesting....
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Old 12-15-2018, 08:59 AM   #6
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their basically just paying for an 'advertisement' thru Costco, and provide a slight discount to Costco members who buy thru them... it's just advertising - it doesn't make them a 'better' dealer than others, or even cheaper.
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Old 12-15-2018, 10:23 AM   #7
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The Costco program is operated by Affinity Auto Program, it is not Costco. It is offered by many organizations as a member perk under different names. My credit union offers the same program. They get a fee from Affinity for each member that buys through the service.
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Have not heard of it here and our Costco does not advertise it. Later RHD
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Old 12-15-2018, 01:45 PM   #9
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Thank you for the information. I have never seen this advertised in any of their brochures or fliers.

Just out of curiosity, I must check out this site at https://www.costcoauto.com/rv/
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their basically just paying for an 'advertisement' thru Costco, and provide a slight discount to Costco members who buy thru them... it's just advertising - it doesn't make them a 'better' dealer than others, or even cheaper.

If it's an official Costco program (looks like it's not), dealers/contractors go through a multi-year vetting process to be able to sell direct to Costco members.

Given the build quality of most RVs, I would be very surprised to see Costco sponsor an RV sales program. The quality and warranty issues would take away from the Costco brand.

In our area, home improvement contractors selling through Costco are vetted and have to show a consistent highly-rated customer experience over several years. We've had central air, wood floors, and now carpeting installed through Costco contractors and have been highly satisfied. The mandatory discounts in the program bring a higher quality for HD/Lowe's prices.

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