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Old 07-06-2017, 11:15 AM   #1
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More Delivery Delays

I'll just start by saying I'm not happy right now! We ordered our new camper on the 12th of Feb with a delivery date of mid May. We opted to wait until after the Memorial Day holiday to pick it up so I could save some vacation days.

Two weeks before our delivery was scheduled I asked for some pictures showing the progress before it got sent out for paint. The side walls weren't even on it yet. Needless to say I called and questioned the delivery date and was told they were 6 weeks behind schedule due to the paint plant schedule. I was OK with that but wondered why New Horizons hadn't bothered to call me to let me know.

Well, the new delivery date was scheduled for 11 July. I asked to have it back a week to the 18th. I called last week to verify delivery and was told we were good and they would send updated progress pictures.

I never got the pictures and called yesterday and today as well as Emailed to get some information. After being put off 3 times today, being told my salesman was not in, I told the receptionist I needed to know if my delivery date is good or not. Now, not later.

Cole was on the phone almost immediately to talk to me. Turns out my camper is another 2 or 3 weeks delayed! This is the second time I've had to cancel all my reservations for campgrounds from Washington DC to Junction City Kansas. That's $150 I can kiss good bye on the cancellation fees.

They still can't give me a good date for delivery and since I'm basically completely paid off at this point I don't feel they really care.

I'm waiting on a call to get a firm delivery date so I can completely rearrange my entire trip out there and back. I honestly can handle delays. I understand things like this happen. What I can't handle is the lack of forthrightness. Just call me and tell me things are going to be delayed as soon as you know it.

OK Rant over. Still PO'd though.
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:09 PM   #2
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I would be going on a road trip. We saw ours several times during the build. Face to face conversation is always the best.
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:56 PM   #3
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I would be going on a road trip. We saw ours several times during the build. Face to face conversation is always the best.
Agreed. That may be happening very soon. I only have two weeks vacation though, so I'm trying to figure out how to fit it in. I was supposed to be at a Navy reunion on the 21st. I may fly out a day early and go see what's up. It's too far to drive in a weekend or I would drive out and see them on a Monday or Friday.

I'm checking for flight tickets tonight.
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:02 AM   #4
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Unfortunately this is not uncommon. Visit with the owners in the factory parking lot waiting for service. I have spent many weeks there and the positive experience stories are few, major delivery delays, arrive for service appointment only to wait a week or 10 days to get into shop......however the camper is pretty good.....people I have talked with on the tarmac say they don't report this because they want the company around for their warranty. I presume all experiences are not like this...regards
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:58 AM   #5
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Our Summit was ordered in late December and was finally ready in June. The paint shop they use seems to be dragging their feet when it comes to New Horizons paint jobs.
For the most part we have been pleased with our rig but I would suggest you plan to spend at least a week in Junction City for delivery.
We were on a tight schedule and they worked hard to get us out of there in 4 days but it would have been better if we had a few more days.
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Old 07-19-2017, 06:38 PM   #6
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Our Summit was ordered in late December and was finally ready in June. The paint shop they use seems to be dragging their feet when it comes to New Horizons paint jobs.
For the most part we have been pleased with our rig but I would suggest you plan to spend at least a week in Junction City for delivery.
We were on a tight schedule and they worked hard to get us out of there in 4 days but it would have been better if we had a few more days.
We have an entire week to be there. The folks that picked up this week are still there working out issues on there unit. Ours will be picked up from paint this Friday. I was told they would be working Saturday's until their backlog is caught up. Hopefully that means ours will be ready by the 8/1 pick up date.
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Old 07-23-2017, 02:37 PM   #7
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Hi Joe,
Welcome to the NHOG family! If you are like us, and it appears you are, I expect that you will learn a lot in the next year or two. It looks like you are learning very quickly already. We had lots of problems with our unit. Every time we identified an issue, we learned so much. It took us two years to get most things smoothed out, but what an education! We still believe that the NH fifth wheel trailers are the best out there at this price range. There will be frustration with NH and RVing in general, but those are both outweighed by fantastic adventures that we could never have had for not going down this road. Best luck with your delivery, and unit quality and reliability. Manage your stress, learn lots and most of all realize and experience your joy in everything!
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