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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 09-05-2014, 02:59 PM   #1
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Did you travel a considerable distance to purchase your RV poll

Did you travel a considerable distance to purchase your RV poll. Civil comments welcome as always.
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:06 PM   #2
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Been using the same dealership since 1977, 22 miles away.
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:14 PM   #3
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My dealer is about a 30 min drive away. There are at least 2 dealerships VERY local that I drove past because they didn't carry Jaycos. I'm happy with him, but then I've never really had to use him for anything major. I'm on a first name basis with the manager, and I've always been treated well. I may have paid a bit more, but I'm very happy with the relationship I've created.
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:27 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:31 PM   #5
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In Feb, 2014 when we were ready to buy, our local dealer did not have any 2014's in the WhiteHawk line......was still trying to push his 2013 inventory.....traveled 1 1/2 to 2 hours to buy...did not want to order.
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Being in the Chicagoland area, we have several local dealers to choose from that are within a 50-mile drive. We've bought both of ours from dealers that were at most a 30-minute drive.
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You missed the option that I traveled to purchase and traveled back for warranty work.

My first RV was bought new ~150 miles away. I had some small issues I saved up and took back in the fall to selling dealer and that was the only warranty work done.

Second TT bought private party used -- no warranty and still no issues.
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You missed the option that I traveled to purchase and traveled back for warranty work.

My first RV was bought new ~150 miles away. I had some small issues I saved up and took back in the fall to selling dealer and that was the only warranty work done.

Second TT bought private party used -- no warranty and still no issues.
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I bought from the same family owned business that my father did. They closed last year after over 50 years in business and it's now a used car lot
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I wanted to answer 2 things. I bought out of country and drove over 600 miles to save 6000. Also wanted to answer "bought away from home and would do it again in a minute" I think depending on the dealer for anything after the sale will only end up in disappointment. Learning and watching these forums and you tube videos will give you most of the knowledge to fix things yourself and then you know it is done right.

If I encounter a major failure(fridge/converter/air/tent ends/frame) I will try and deal with the local dealer. I know they will not be accommodating and if not I will deal with Jayco and the maker of the failed part directly if I can or start driving back to my selling dealer for another enjoyable vacation in PA. I can't spend 25 percent more for something to ensure I get treated nicely IF something major fails.
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