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Old 09-19-2013, 09:02 AM   #1
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What are the best RV dealerships to deal with?

Many out there.
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That's kind of an open ended question. What are you looking for? Is it travel trailers, Class C's, or Class A's? Do you have specific brands you are looking for? Is location an issue?

A little more info will generate an avalanche of information. Just be prepared that one will say "Go to Dealer X, he's the greatest!" and the other one will say "Dealer X is a bandit who would steal from his own mother."
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That's kind of an open ended question. What are you looking for? Is it travel trailers, Class C's, or Class A's? Do you have specific brands you are looking for? Is location an issue?

A little more info will generate an avalanche of information. Just be prepared that one will say "Go to Dealer X, he's the greatest!" and the other one will say "Dealer X is a bandit who would steal from his own mother."
I have to agree with this post. There are IMHO, very few reputable dealers out there. A few large, long time companies come to mind. Most are well established, offer good price points, but most important is their after sales service! Can they do the service (warranty or prep on a used unit)? Tough one, ask for testimonials, read reviews, I did not and wish I had!
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Oswego, certain dealers are better at certain units. Some dealers may be more adept at travel trailers or fifth wheel units while others are great with Class A's or C's. If you were interested in non-motorized I would send you in one direction and if it were motorized I'd send you in a different direction. Again, please give us more info and we'll probably tell you more than you wanted to know.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:06 PM   #6
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Best answer....There are very few good dealers.
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Many out there.
That is a double edge question; For Sales or Service & Repair?

For Service I can tell you a few to avoid. Pedata's RV Center, Tucson AZ and Total Value Rv of IN, Elkhart, IN

Always a good Idea to Google/Search for Reviews of the Dealer before making an appointment when time and circumstances allow.
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There are dealers out there who still take pride in selling and servicing RVs. I would suggest asking others who have purchased from a dealer close to home or maybe farther away, but do your homework, because as someone posted, it is the service after the sale that can "make or break" an otherwise enjoyable transaction. Even if one has to travel to purchase, it may be the right decision in the end. Personally, I tend to favor dealerships that have been in business for a number of years and who have built a solid reputation in the RV community.

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I didn't know there were any good ones ! The only way not to get screwed is to do your research, know what you WANT, check and double check. There are independent shops who can inspect and help. It may cost you a few bucks but it will pay off in long run. Refuse to sign contracts or take delivery until you have gone over everything to your satisfaction. Promises are just that and many think promises are made to be broken. safe travels...ed
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The ones where the sales people are not allowed to speak. Seriously, what are you looking for..... manufacturer, new, used, etc.
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Trust no one selling an RV. Every RV has issues, even new ones. If you don't know how to look at EVERYTHING (and I mean everything) and make sure it works as published get someone INDEPENDENT that does. The couple hundred bucks you spend will be more than paid back with a good inspection.
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Most are like the used car salesmen of yesteryear.

Pay for an inspection or line up a good mechanic that works on large vehicles as well as a carpenter and electrician,unless you can do it
ALL yourself.
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Demartini rv in Grass valley / Sacramento is great
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