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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 09-07-2014, 08:37 PM   #31
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We traveled 170 miles to save about $4000.

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Old 09-08-2014, 07:25 PM   #32
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Rvdirect was two hours from me we were very well treated by Jeff Blair in Albany NY. Great price I get service from a mobile RV service center that visits our favorite campground Beachcomber in Cape May NJ 2014 Greyhawk 31fk

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Old 09-09-2014, 09:18 AM   #33
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I traveled about 150 miles to purchase our RV. The closest one, 25 miles, was to pricey and the one 150 miles away came within about $2,000 of RV Direct's price so I figured that traveling about 1,500 miles each way was not worth the $2,000 difference. Turned out ok for us.
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Old 09-10-2014, 12:38 AM   #34
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I traveled about 12 miles to get ours.. I kept hounding them until they gave it to me for the price I wanted lol.. I also wanted to be close in case of warranty work if needed, I waited until the 2015 came out and got a what I think is a deal on a 2014..

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Old 09-11-2014, 10:51 PM   #35
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We had the title for the old trailer with us and when we saw the floorplan we just traded instead of waiting until we were closer to home.
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Old 09-12-2014, 10:15 PM   #36
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My story: I went to my local dealer and told him what I wanted. Half ton towable, as big and nice as it could be. Cross coach seating, night stands with 12v outlets, smooth siding, curved roof, oversize entry door, etc. He said immediately "You want a Eagle Super Lite 266 RKS. I can't keep one on the lot, don't have one to show you, sorry." We traveled to the next closest dealer where we got to see one. Yep, that's what we wanted. This one was way overpriced. There were three 200 miles away, and one 125 miles away. I let the salesmen have a bidding war and then bought the one 125 miles away. 7K less than the one I looked at with more options. Worth the trip to say the least. My local dealer has done the warranty work, no questions asked.
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Old 12-21-2014, 01:29 PM   #37
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Purchased local - but through Costco

Used Costco, better savings there than the "sales" offered at the local dealer ~ and without having to haggle (did better than a friend who went that route). Quick, simple, easy way to go. Also, dealer has been VERY cooperative after shakedown trips to resolve small issues.
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Old 12-21-2014, 05:25 PM   #38
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Shopped local, but didn't like the attitude of the 'salesmen' we talked to. Seemed to be if we weren't looking for a high dollar class A or 5th wheel, then they didn't want to be bothered... yet they followed us around as we showed ourselves the various units.

At a different, somewhat local, location we did find a salesman that was very attentive, listened, and helpful... yet he never followed up on calling us back on a dealer stock unit he said was on its way and would be at the dealership in two days.

Our search distance increased... We found a unit about 50 miles from the Jayco factory that was in dealer stock (and had been for several months) that had all of the important options we wanted. However, their price was about $2,000 higher than ordering a new unit that had EXACTLY what we wanted with the option of picking it up in the spring about 3 miles from the Jayco factory.

So, this spring, we will be picking up our new, made-to-order, trailer about 1,800 miles from our home; then bringing it back to AZ... another 1,800 miles.
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:16 PM   #39
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Just ordered the X17Z from the local dealer located about 30 miles away. Great dealer, nice sales team and excellent reputation; Southern RV in Richmond Virginia. Cannot wait until we take delivery in March.
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Old 12-29-2014, 08:36 PM   #40
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We drove 2.5hours and app 175 miles. I would do it again. No one here wanted to give anything for the trade and and wanted msrp for the unit

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