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Old 09-23-2016, 06:37 AM   #57
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I read on here some where you can't use this site to bash dealers. I am sure some dealers could go after the site. Not all people that complain about dealers are being truthful so I get that. But I would think you can link to a BBB report.

All consumer complaints resolved for Zoomers RV of Indiana, LLC - Northern Indiana BBB

I also agreed with the dealer in settlement that I would not bash them but never agreed to not point out the BBB report. The one dated 4/6/2016 is only about 10% of our going back and fourth but you at least get a good summery. With that said the staff was fine and wanted to get it right. What I learned the hard way is pay to get your stuff inspected even if it is new unless they can provide paper that is verified by the state inspection (DOT) people. Yes, I would buy from them again but I would just pay to have an independent inspection.
Your are MUCH more charitable and forgiving that I am. I would NEVER go back and purchase another rig from a company with this type of track record. (google "zoomers rv of indiana reviews").

Selling items with identified faults for the fix it upper is one thing. Selling 30,000 lb rolling houses with demonstrated safety issues (tires and brakes) borders on criminal!

One more plug to have whatever RV you are looking at inspected for BOTH Chassis and Coach safety and functionality by inspector/inspectors NOT AFFILIATED with the dealership, or seller if for sale privately!

Make the above a requirement IN WRITING as part of the offer and get an officer of the dealership to sign it BEFORE any deposit changes hands. If a private seller, do like we did, the test drive was to a Freightliner Service Center for an "extended" DOT inspection. We felt comfortable with doing the Coach inspection ourselves, but left the Chassis inspection to the experts. Any seller, whether private or dealership who balks at this requirement needs to be viewed immediately in your rear view mirror!

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Old 09-23-2016, 08:56 AM   #58
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...get your stuff inspected...
I think that is the golden nugget.

I bought my motorhome without an inspection. I had a couple very minor hiccups, it took a little back and forth with the dealer to get it straightened out.

In my case, the sales people wanted to do the right thing, but were getting stonewalled by the service department. After escalating to management, things got solved quickly.

But, I'm getting off point. I did not know that independent RV inspectors existed until after I made my purchase. Fortunately, no big issues came up, and after a year of ownership and learning the RV, all systems are a-ok. If I knew about an RV inspector, I would have had it inspected, as I'm nowhere near qualified to inspect an RV, soup to nuts. I got a good RV. Could have just as easily got a potato.

What I also learned is that, in my area, there are not a whole lot of RV inspectors.

So, my advice to prospective RV buyers is do your due diligence. When you get serious about buying an RV, get serious about finding an RV inspector. Understand they are not available at your beck and call. They typically require an appointment.

Finally, look at their inspection fee as an investment in your safety and security, not just an ancillary service cost.

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