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Old 06-17-2015, 10:47 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by goldenroads View Post
you know - I appreciate the thought, but I'm not sure I agree.

For me, it isn't the "couple hundred dollars" -it was the "going to Costco on a Saturday to buy them, then getting cables to hook them up in series and charging them for a few days in my garage, then lugging a couple hundred pounds of batteries to the dealer for them to charge me to install them.

I also think that they could very easily store their trailers on their lot and then install batteries into them, according to the customer spec (12v deep cycle? 2 x 6v golf cart batteries? what would the customer like?) at the time of the PDI/walk through.

I mean really, for $65,000, I don't expect to do a lot of heavy lifting. Maybe I'm just being unrealistic though. Clearly my dealer thinks so as I'm now removing paneling and fixing plumbing that was leaking at the time of the PDI (and their brand new rookie "tech" told me that it was normal to come out of the low-point drain --> "that's why it's there!" Yeah, right...)

Guess I just got a bad dealer -like anything else I guess. Disappointing, but hey - if the product ends up being better than the dealer, I'd rather have that scenario rather than a crappy product backed by "great service that I need constantly because I bought a piece of junk"
Surely the dealer had batteries in stock that he could of installed for you. Sounds like you just didn't want what they had available. Is that true?

If so its not really the dealers fault.

Just reread your first post and you do state the dealer told you to provide one. That is very poor service if that is the case. Lost opportunity for the dealer too.


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