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View Poll Results: Did you travel a considerable distance to purchase your RV poll? Distance is one way.
No, I bought local. 146 43.98%
I traveled 75-200 miles 103 31.02%
I traveled 201-400 miles 36 10.84%
I traveled 401-600 miles 11 3.31%
I traveled 601-1000 miles 18 5.42%
I traveled 1000 miles+ 18 5.42%
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Old 09-06-2014, 03:22 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by SilverEscape View Post
I don't know if you meant one way or round trip, I assumed round trip since that is the total distance I travelled to get it. We only have one local Jayco dealer and while I would have bought here, they didn't have the model we wanted. They were willing to order but it would have been an 8-10 week wait which means I still would be waiting for it instead of having gone on several weekend trips with it like we have.

Also, getting it end of September here is useless as we already have nights below freezing and it snows here as early as October. So if I would have waited for the order, it would just sit in storage until next summer anyway.
Sorry, I should have clarified. Distances are one way.

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Old 09-06-2014, 07:48 AM   #22
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I bought used and drove around 300kms/200miles to get my trailer which was the right price, right model, and in great shape.

Living in Canada, I know a pile of people who have bought new in the USA driving hundreds of miles for their purchase in order to save thousands of $$$.

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Old 09-06-2014, 08:21 AM   #23
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Bought from the only Jayco dealer in the area, a family owned business about 75 miles from home.
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Old 09-06-2014, 08:44 AM   #24
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I drove about 60 miles for our purchase. Shopped around online first and printed out best offer, including RV Direct. Then went to local dealers to see who would get closest to lowest price. I have stayed with the same dealer for three purchases now(60 miles away) and they have been great. Latest warranty work on new unit, in and out in less than an hour. Of course it was also a one hour drive there and a one hour drive back.

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Old 09-06-2014, 09:53 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by RedHorse1 View Post
My local Jayco dealer never seemed to have many Jayco's in stock and for this much $$ I gotta see it first hand before spending. Found a dealer in the Dallas area that had 2 two models I was interested in available.
Our 1st TT (X23B) we bought from RVD and picked up in Fla, about 1000 mi. We made a short vacation out of the adventure and never regretted the choice.
This was our situation as well.

I wanted to work with, (at that time), our local Jayco dealer. But they didn't have the model we wanted. I even called them to see if they could get it for us and willing to pay more to buy local. But the dealer said they were not going to get that model. They also no longer carry Jayco. So we drove 3 hours away to Cincy to pick it up.
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Old 09-06-2014, 10:06 AM   #26
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We live in a small town and there are no local dealerships near us.
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Old 09-06-2014, 06:42 PM   #27
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Five hour drive but with a catch. We were tent camping and stopped to look at this one the way home. Made the deal. Unfortunately I didn't have any money on me (bank closed). Had to go home and get it and drove back 2 days later to take delivery. Small family owned outfit in the middle of nowhere. Yadkinville NC closest town. Lots of used clean stuff and prices made the drive worth it. I intend to deal with them again when the time comes.
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Old 09-06-2014, 11:01 PM   #28
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Long Distance Purchase

Bought my trailer online and picked it up 2 miles from the factory. From Dallas to Middleburg Indiana 1075 miles each way. The wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the the trip and the weather was unusually cool for the second week in July. Saved at least $2000 and got some options that were not available locally, plus got a 2015 model. We camped at the KOA in Middleburg two nights and made sure everything worked before we left for home. Beautiful country and worth the visit.
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:01 AM   #29
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Traveled out of state and stayed overnight to pickup our new Jayco 2014 FeatherLight with the fold out beds at either end of the trailer (16XRB). My wife scoured the internet looking for a 2014 model and was about to give up when she found Keystone RV, located on the border of PA and MD. Saved about $2000 over buying a 2015 from the local dealer. However the local dealer has an excellent service department, so all my warranty and repair work is done there. Overall the best of both worlds.
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:38 AM   #30
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We bought our slightly used 29RSTS from a campground owner less than 2 miles from home. He even towed it to our home as part of the deal, as we didn't have a 5er hitch installed on our truck at that time. Great deal, great trailer, never a regret.

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