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Old 10-01-2012, 05:00 PM   #21
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Wow, good for you joelek! I would have done the same thing. I am in Ontario and was prepared to buy in the state of New York in Buffalo at a dealer. Their price was actually a bit better than we got, but we wanted to trade ours in. Our dealer (in particular the Sales Manager not our sales gal) initially did not want to come down in price until we drove off with no hint of returning and within 30 minutes my cell was ringing. I think our sales girl really wanted the sale, they may have been playing a game, at this point I don't care. We got what we thought was a good price even though we came up $2,000 from what we originally wanted to spend. Once I factored in all the options we picked (and we picked most of them), we decided the price was fair.
So, yes, I am with you. If they want to deal fairly fine, and if not, it's worth the drive to ______.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:30 PM   #22
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They dealer in MN was doing their job and working the deal fairly. They were turning inventory, are the ONLY dealer in MN and stuck to their guns. They did not need to come done in price because if I didn't buy their unit, somebody else would.

As far as the heebee jeebies of ooooh be scared if you buy somewere else because the dealer close to you wont do the warranty work..........it's complete nonsense and really nothing to worry about. The out of state dealer you bought from will hook you up with other dealers close to your home to do the warranty work.

Another option is to have a service tech come out to were your RV is. You don't even have to pull it from it's RV park spot. You will have to pay the service tech's trip charge, but it may be worth your while to pay 50-100 bucks to have the tech come out to you. This makes sense for those in permanant seasonal spots. Once your rig is setup, you don't EVER want to move it.

Want to find a mobile RV tech, call RV parks/resort and ask them if they have a mobile tech that services their RV park/resort. It's a word of mouth thing and they typically don't advertise as the techs have more work than he can handle.

Another way to find them is craigslist under services. Just go to services, click on title only, then type in RV. You then have to read through the adds to find the guys. Here is an example for Minneapols craigslist.
minneapolis all services classifieds "rv" - craigslist
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:43 PM   #23
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I can see why a dealer may stick to his price on an item in inventory, but not on an order. His floorplan cost should be nil or none. But I hear reports that they are selling well everywhere as they are seen as a great value, so they may start getting less and less flexible on price, until that value proposition is eliminated.

I wonder if most orders are optioned up. If you really want it "right now" and take one out of inventory, then you have to compromise on how it's equipped, but either the immediacy, or a great price would make you accept it. But if you have to wait anyways, then might as well get it "perfect" how you want it spec'd.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:13 PM   #24
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So after 9 weeks of owning our new Columbus it has been in the shop 5 weeks. Today I was told that they just now had to order the A/C because the grommet "fix" did not work. Since the Ac's are on back order it should be another month. I am beyond pissed at the dealer but more the manufacturer. I don't understand how anyone would think this is acceptable.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:37 AM   #25
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Man that is rough. I think I would be more than a little upset and probably b.... to any and everyone at the dealer or factory reps.

Bet a different dealer gets your biz next time. Hope it gets better for you soon!
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:19 AM   #26
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funkyJunk,
I have had about the same feelings as you. Although we have a XLR Thunderbolt we had had numerous problems to many for me to list on your thread. Still trying to get everything worked out. I am disappointed at FR also not my dealer. My dealer too has bent over backwards to keep us camping and fix our problems. We did just get a letter for FR extending our warranty. I had to go 2 up the change in the warranty department but got it done. Good luck!! It is a shame when you pat 70k - 90k for a camper that look great but just simple things the time wasn't put into!!!!
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:21 AM   #27
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Our Forester has been in the shop since September 4th. Parts on order since July 7th. They say it is because we added more the the parts list, but the items still not fixed are the ones from the first day we picked up in June.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:25 PM   #28
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It's just unbelievable it takes twice as long to fix it than it does to build it from scratch. And I was promised before I purchased the unit that all of the problems had been remedied from the factory and I had nothing to worry about. Now I won't even be able to use it until next year and will have no idea if everything has truly been fixed.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:17 AM   #29
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That is sad. I hope to get ours next week, I would think 8 weeks for a kitchen faucet is plenty of time, know we replaced the cheap shower in an hour after our trip to Wal-Mart while on the road.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:50 AM   #30
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SO I talked to my technician today and apparently after 6 weeks all they have done is come up with "work arounds".
I started going through my list to see what they did to know it was fixed before I have to take a day off to go get it and this is how it went:

Problem: The blind beside the dinette will not go down with the cushions in place.
Fix: Lay the cushions down. So we can't use the dinette and have the blinds down at the same time......

Problem: Auto level legs fall out when you pull the pin. Needs longer legs.
Fix: Put blocks under it. If that's the case I would have saved a few thousand dollars on the auto level or not even bought the camper.

Problem: Horrible propane smell when furnace turned on. Even after 2 days running. This is not a burn in smell.
Fix: Let it run for a few days and it will be fine. SO I guess more propane fixes the propane leak.

Problem: Refrigerator fan is very loud.
Fix: They all sound like that. This is my fifth camper and NONE of them sound like that.

This is the point where I finally just hung up. I have 27 items on that list and the first 4 that I questioned had not been done. They are simply making excuses.

I just want it fixed so I can sell this piece of crap and move on.
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