IMHO, the SoCal dealer is stringing you along.
I'm betting that the NorCal dealer is Best RV. They don't have the best after-the-sale reputation. I also walked out on them, due to their rude attitude during negotiations.
As far as the SoCal dealer, what's their service reputation like? If you buy from the NorCal dealer, the SoCal dealer will probably refuse to do the warranty work.
We got so tired of West Coast dealers, their inflated prices and their arrogant attitudes, we drove to Chicago and back to get our new Rockwood.
We still saved over $4000 even after trip costs.
FR found us local dealers willing to do the warranty work.
Dan-Retired California Firefighter/EMT
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 SCREW XTR 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package