Originally Posted by weekender
So I will play Devil's advocate here. For those that purchase trailers from dealers that are 1 or 2 hours or more from home to save money what do you do when you need service? Every trailer will have some issues from time to time and I was curious how you handle. A friend of mine bought his trailer from a dealer over 4 hours from home and had multiple issues he had to pay for while mine was bought locally and my dealer took care of any issues I had.
Just curious what you really save in the long run.
I normally do not buy new, just new to me so I do not have a warranty. Our 2013 308RETS was originally purchased in June by a retired Navy Vet who after two trips traded it in for a 40' 5er. I actually got to meet him at the dealer when I picked up the trailer in November. With this one, I did purchase a 7-year warranty with this one because of the purchase price and I never had one this nice..
The one I did drive 250 miles for was the only new we've ever had, and we did have minor issues that were taken care of by the local dealer. Service departments are separate from sales and will try to earn your recurring business (if their a good dealer) and warranty work is paid by the manufacture.