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Old 08-15-2011, 09:54 PM   #1
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Has anyone been to Camping World, Hamburg N.Y.?

We are currently camping south of buffalo and are wondering if Camping World on 5533 camp Rd. in Hamburg is worth a special trip to. I am from Canada and have never been to a Camping World. Is this worth my time? Is there lots to look at? I have read in previous threads that it may not be open anymore? It will be approx. 30 miles each way and would be the only reason I would be going to Hamburg (unless someone can tell me something else to see!)

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Old 08-15-2011, 11:16 PM   #2
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i can't speak for that one but the ones i have visited have quiet a bit of stuff. like strolling thru the catalog.
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:56 AM   #3
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Well worth the trip as many items can be 1/2 the price that we get screwed for at CDN dealers. Just call to see if they reopened as it had been closed down last I heard
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:59 AM   #4
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I have been to a couple of their stores. It seems easier just to order online when you catch the free shipping rates. I actually got an email from Good Sam that said if you are a member, you get free shipping all the time. I have not tried it yet.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:15 AM   #5
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Camping World in Hamburg NY does not exist per say. What is there is an RV wholesaler with lots of used units that are really marked down. It might be a clearing lot for Camping World but there's no sign there saying so. Even the Camping World sign that used to be on the front of the building has been removed. I live just 1 hr from there and have stopped there a couple of times just to see what they have.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:35 AM   #6
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I just visited a Camping World store in Chichester, NH. It was my first time at a CW. I purchased BAL X-Chocks for 1/2 the price of what the local RV dealer is asking here in Nova Scotia. I also purchased a screen door handle and an Oxygenics Shower head ( Not available in any dealer here), It had a good assortment of RV supplies, but I was expecting a bigger store with more choice. I will likely return next time I'm in the area.
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:31 PM   #7
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It seems easier just to order online when you catch the free shipping rates.
Unfortunately for us Canadians; the free shipping specials do not apply to us.

OP- I went to Montana last week and hit a big RV dealer and got a few deals there. You might want to look up RV dealers in that part of NY. The other thing is Walmart in the States kicks our Walmarts' butts with respect to RV supplies- both in selction and price.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:07 PM   #8
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Unfortunately for us Canadians; the free shipping specials do not apply to us.

OP- I went to Montana last week and hit a big RV dealer and got a few deals there. You might want to look up RV dealers in that part of NY. The other thing is Walmart in the States kicks our Walmarts' butts with respect to RV supplies- both in selction and price.

Thanks for all the responses. I phoned before I struck out and lone behold they answered the phone. Good think I asked if they were still in Hamburg! NOT!

Then things got real interesting, a trip to the hospital with my wife at 4 a.m. the following morning, our 6 and 8 year old in tow. Seems that my wife is passing a kidney stone...

We made it home today, a couple days earlier than expected and I still have not seen Niagara Falls or a Camping World!

Hopefully my wife makes a speedy recovery and we will be ready for our next adventure sooner than later. Poor girl, says it hurts as bad as giving birth! Luckily we were only a couple hours from home and the roads weren't too rough.

Guess that is the joy of Rving, we will do it on the next trip, maybe!

happy camping,
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We do get hosed in Canada.

Here's why:

Most - if not all - US RV products manufacturers sell to distributors for Canada (Coast is a big one, they have a Marine and an RV catalog). US companies cannot be bothered for 33 million people, a vast area and 2 languages.

Coast US sells to Coast Canada for a profit - who in turn takes another profit and sells very high to dealers, in turn dealers take a healthy profit margin. You probably see now how it all adds up and then we have 13% HST taxes.

It explains why a Mud Dauber Furnace Screen that retails for $19 in the US sells for $39 in Canada...
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:59 PM   #10
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I hit the CW in Belleville MI & Greenwood IN when I'm in the States for race weekends. Bro & I usually have enough things on a list to make the annual membership worthwhile.

An added bonus is that there is a CW in Concord NH, where there is no sales tax.
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