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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 12-29-2014, 10:04 PM   #41
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We live in west central Louisiana. Have bought 2 from Texas, 5 from Louisiana, and 1 from Georgia. No purchase has been close to home. We do all of our own service work in our own shop, so we usually drive way past several locals to get to a little savings. Locals don't deal, at least in all of our experiences. Sorry local guys, you act like people won't drive a little further to save a little.

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Old 07-21-2015, 01:08 AM   #42
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I ordered mine from Indiana RV. Drove from Phoenix AZ to Middlebery Indiana and picked it up and took two weeks driving home with the family seeing friends family and plenty of sights. I saved at least $6000 by going through Indiana RV. None of the dealerships here in the valley of the sun could come close nor were they even willing to try when I told them what my quoted price was.

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Old 07-21-2015, 08:03 AM   #43
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177 miles from home to Fretz RV in Souderton PA.

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Old 07-21-2015, 08:07 AM   #44
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I tried to buy local, but they weren't willing to meet me concerning the deal. I even stated I would like to keep the business local.

Inquired about adding the optional Jayco rear cargo hitch, was told it would be $700 to add a rear hitch, $200/ extra set of scissor jacks in the middle of the tt.

So will be about a 100mi drive each way this coming Thu to go pick up our new 32 BHDS!
Bubba J- '13 Chevy Silverado 2500HD LT CCSB 4x4 6.0

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Old 07-21-2015, 09:47 AM   #45
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I also purcahsed mine from Indiana RV. I would do it again if I had to because my wife and I had a blast bringing it home to Dallas. The weather was cool and such a welcome change from 100 degree heat mid June in Texas. Next week will drag ours down to Port Aransas and spend a few days on the coast.
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:10 AM   #46
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We switched dealers this year for our new Pinnacle after buying units from the "more" local dealer who I "thought" was taking care of us on our previous campers. Never priced him out until this year and boy am I glad I did. Hope you're all sitting down for this. There was a $20,005 difference from the two dealers. The price of my trade changed by $10k depending on which unit we wanted to buy as well. What is that about??? Also didn't budge from MSRP. I think not! Didn't want to order my camper until this up coming September unless I would pay another $3,500 because there would be an upcharge for not doing his entire order at the same time. The if we waited for Sept. to order we would loose another $1,500 - 2,500 for our trade. I think the problem is that I only go in when I am ready to buy then and there. I think he thought he could make a quick buck. Never again from me... Lesson learned.

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Old 07-23-2015, 12:56 AM   #47
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We also bought through RV direct and went to Des Moines about 1300 miles. Bought our pop up and our tt there. Nice trip and camping along the way
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Old 07-23-2015, 05:57 AM   #48
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We bought our last two from RV Direct in Des Moines and the one before that locally. My first experience with RV Direct was pretty good (mostly good) but not so much this time. If we buy again, it won't be RV Direct that gets my business but I've no objection to traveling for a pickup.

The best part of buying in Des Moines though was leisurely camping for about two weeks on the way back home. That just seems to melt away all the stress of getting a new rig.
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Old 07-23-2015, 06:49 AM   #49
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I started local and kept moving farther away until I found the 'right' trailer. It wasn't what I knew I wanted...

It was at the 3rd dealer we looked at.
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Old 07-23-2015, 09:16 AM   #50
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We live in Tucson and went to RV City in Huachuca City for ours. That's about 85 miles south, but through real pretty country, so we don't mind.

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