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Old 01-20-2013, 01:48 PM   #29
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As an independent auto repair shop owner for 20 years (now retired), I can say thanks to all the Mass Merchandiser service outlets like Sears, Firestone, Goodyear, etc. for sending me a steady stream of customers. They pay their technicians poorly and put a lot of pressure on the managers to sell un-needed and over-priced services. I doubt that CW is any different.

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Old 01-20-2013, 03:22 PM   #30
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We got the high pressure to renew the Good Sam road service yesterday at CW beside Lazy Days. I will give them this > I needed new magnetic lights and found theirs to be considerably cheaper than my favorite supplier, RV Upgrades.

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Old 01-26-2013, 08:04 AM   #31
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We got the high pressure to renew the Good Sam road service yesterday at CW beside Lazy Days. I will give them this > I needed new magnetic lights and found theirs to be considerably cheaper than my favorite supplier, RV Upgrades.
For your next set check Harbor Freight. I'm not sure about the quality but they are $10 less than CW. I use them on our boat trailers because the wiring doesn't like to be dunked so the magnetic lights stay dry until I need them. We also keep a set in the RV in case there is a problem with the toad lights and we need to get on the road.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:28 AM   #32
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As a newbie I am getting the idea that people love or hate camping world. I don't want this to be a complaining thread but I want to know if they are independently owned, if some are better than others, if their service is good, etc. For those that have bought an RV from them was it a good experience?

As I said I am a newbie, we have rented a TT and a class C and are learning the ropes before buying.
i too wonder if all locations are company owned. case in point-- took RV to have some repairs done by them last year & they didn't make correct repairs (i won't go into the long story), broke things that were not even part of problem and charged me for it. i proceeded to complain to Marcus Lemonis at rv net. got a call several days later from both CW & location that worked on it. got a overpayment check from repairing dealer.
strange thing was---in big black letters--it said SIRPILLA RV CENTERS LLC & in very small letters that you can hardly see is "camping world rv sales".

won't go back again--Greenwood, Indiana, very POORLY run service dept.

another thing, been sorta looking at a newer used MH, found 3 same model for comparison & CW location in Missouri asking $9000 more for theirs. be sure to shop around!!!
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:56 AM   #33
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Camping world is a bit like some other major retailers (Sears for example) They have a very good selecting, Usually if you want it, they got it, But since this means they have a HUGH Inventory to pay taxes on the price is a bit higher than say "Joe's RV" or Wal-Mart.

You can get better deals if you drive around, but one stop shopping.... Well, the cost of gas at 8MPG sure adds up!!!

Camping World service centers are a mixed bag, Some are good, Others, not so much, Sadly the others seem to be in the majority.. I would consider shopping elsewhere for "Professional help" as I call it. (Not only would consider, I DO shop elsewhere for professional help when I need it.. Thankfully I do not often need it.. I mean,, Used to do much the same thing professionally myself back when I wore a much younger man's cloths and the knowledge remains, what is lacking is the tool box).

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