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Old 08-21-2015, 07:41 PM   #1
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Took our MH in for a slide problem since we have an extended warranty. Were told it was a good thing we got in now as they would no longer be CW in a few weeks. It seems they are dropping the association and going back to their old business name. That leads me to wonder how many more CW's are really some kind of franchise/licensing association not outright ownership. It also has me wondering how much control Marcus really has over his realm.

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Interesting, I didn't realize that any of the CW's were franchise's. If I were an RV store, I think I would think twice, or maybe a LOT more times than that before putting the Camping World sign out front! Just saying!

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I understood that most RV sales and possibly service were franchise.. The "store" was CW owned...
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It will be interesting to see what happens with the store then in a few weeks.
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For awhile CW was franchising, or, alternatively, operating a CW store in conjunction with an independent sales & service dealer. Lazydays in Tampa was an example of the latter. That did not work all that well for either party, I guess, and when Marcus Lemonis took over as CEO of GS he merged the GS & CW operations and moved to buy out the franchisees so he could run store, sales & service under one umbrella. Franchises that wouldn't sell out did not have their contract renewed, so they go away one by one as they expire.

Were told it was a good thing we got in now as they would no longer be CW in a few weeks.
What's so lucky about that? Most people would say you are more lucky to avoid a CW than to depend on one. Are they saying they would not do the work after the name change? Only a few extended service plans require that a particular dealer chain be used. My condolences if you have one like that.!
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