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Old 05-19-2013, 06:24 PM   #1
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Please do not be alarmed...I am merely warning all new RV owners about the Camper World store because it's like walking into "everything you think you need for your RV" heaven. I'm not trying to promote the store, but you can find a lot of good ideas there. I have not found any other stores like this.
I plan on going 'garage sale' shopping over the holiday.
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Well, you got folks attention. As to Camping World, most of the folks here are probably familiar with the store and have feelings, good and bad about the store.

Good luck with your RV search.
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:57 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.

I imagine the first time one walks in to Camping World it really does look like everything you would ever need all under one roof. They certainly have a wide assortment of products, RV service, and have expanded into RV sales and nation wide rentals.

While many folks find them a good source for RV products... it's always a good idea to do your homework on a vendor before making a large purchase (like an RV) or when getting service performed on your rig.

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Old 05-19-2013, 08:02 PM   #4
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RV Upgrades (IRV2 sponsor) has better prices and very nice folks to deal with. I try not to buy from those CW folks since I had to pay 75 dollars each for windshield wipers.
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:37 AM   #5
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Lots of solutions looking for a matching problem too.
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Usually seeing their higher than anywhere else prices and then having to join to get their supposed discount cures me.
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Old 05-20-2013, 03:56 PM   #7
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RV Upgrades (IRV2 sponsor) has better prices and very nice folks to deal with. I try not to buy from those CW folks since I had to pay 75 dollars each for windshield wipers.
Did they force you to buy them or, even after you knew the price you still bought them? A little time spent shopping around could have saved you a bunch.
I ordered ours from a Newmar dealer and they were about half that.
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I've gotten a few ideas from Camping World and just ordered a couple of things off the internet from them that I could not get cheaper anywhere else. But, I've also found that the Walmarts out here carry a lot of stuff I've needed for the travel trailer.

Sort of the same story with Cabelas and Bass Pro Shops. The big honking stores are impressive and fun to walk around in, but as always, it pays to shop around.
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Warning,that's right.
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Really?! There's a store that specializes in camping/RV stuff? What a great idea!
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Camping World does have lots of interesting 'stuff.' However, I treat them like KOA...they are the last resort.
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I hate Camping World. Every time I walk into that store I come out $400 poorer

Of course, when I'm at home looking at the catalog, I usually find it cheaper on Amazon
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:18 PM   #13
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CW is just ok, but lots of cheap-o stuff that doesn't last and they sell it for prem. $$$. Eye candy and that's what they count on. Look on line. Lots of better stuff for less money. Do your homework, unless money is no object. You'd be surprised what you can find on the int. if you just do your research.
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CW is just ok, but lots of cheap-o stuff that doesn't last and they sell it for prem. $$$. Eye candy and that's what they count on. Look on line. Lots of better stuff for less money. Do your homework, unless money is no object. You'd be surprised what you can find on the int. if you just do your research.
I recently went to a Camping World to research a part for my oven. I found the staff to not only be helpful in helping me come up with the needed part number, since they did not have the part in stock, the employee told me to do a 'Google' and would likely find the part online at a less expensive price rather than ordering it through them. Thought that was a pretty fair suggestion... -RT
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