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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. 149 43.82%
I traveled 75-200 miles 108 31.76%
I traveled 201-400 miles 36 10.59%
I traveled 401-600 miles 11 3.24%
I traveled 601-1000 miles 18 5.29%
I traveled 1000 miles+ 18 5.29%
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Old 09-05-2014, 01:59 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, 02:06 PM   #2
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Been using the same dealership since 1977, 22 miles away.
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Old 09-05-2014, 02:14 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, 02:27 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, 02:31 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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Old 09-05-2014, 03:12 PM   #7
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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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Old 09-05-2014, 04:07 PM   #9
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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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Old 09-05-2014, 04:48 PM   #10
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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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Old 09-05-2014, 06:45 PM   #11
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I intended this to be a multiple choice poll, but clearly I forgot to enable that feature and see no way to do so now. My apologies. I will remove the last 4 poll options, which do not really work without the multiple choice.
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Bought from a small family owned dealer, members of our church. Good deals from them but not as low as driving to rvdirect or someplace like that.

Great service, proper towing setup and attention to detail before they were delivered.

One bought used, the last one ordered with the options we wanted.
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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.
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First brand new TT purchase. We did not know the difference from one brand to another. Came down to a Keystone or a Jayco, we liked the nicer finished interior look of the craftsmanship of the Jayco. I'm sold and will never look back. Have helped Jayco with many new first time TT owners since. Our local dealer has been fantastic and always worked well on warranty work and some maintenance items since. Have learned to DIY on most items over time.
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Seriously considered RV Direct but wound up buying from our local Jayco dealer. Paid a little more but given this is our first RV, we thought it best to have a good relationship with the locals. Plus they provide a lifetime warranty on most of the RV parts, e.g. air conditioner, furnace, water pump, water heater, door latches, etc. Since we tend to keep our vehicles a long time, that seems worthwhile.
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We live in fort worth drove to mesquite tx approx, 30+ miles, only dealer to have floor plan we wanted pretty close by. Thx
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We bought our 08 Eagle 30.5 RLS from a Jayco dealer about 40 miles from home. Great service, easy to work with, thorough walk thru before taking delivery. Would go back to them again.
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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.
Same for me. I've bought 3 new units in the past 4 years, all 3 of them online. On my 2011 and 2012 365 BHS I tried like crazy to get any one of my "local" guys to get even close to the online price, and none of them got within about $3000. On our 375 BHFS, I didn't even bother wasting their time to ask.
For what it's worth, I had a slide topper pull loose back in June of this year, called Jayco and they authorized a mobile repair shop close to where I leave mine seasonally park to complete the replacement. OUt of pocket cost to me, $0....
Would have loved to have bought local, but not when it's costing me thousands.

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we bought our 2006 jay feather sport 165 at a dealer about 85 mi away from home (one way)...the floor plan in the small trailers we were looking for was not offered at any of the local dealerships.
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Local dealer was not to helpful looked at Jayco and Open Range, said he would email prices a week later we phoned back said lost our info. Another week and still no email so we drove across the border to look at a different floor plan that the local dealer did not have( you know just going only to look that what we said before leaving home ) we did not get to the second dealer. Its about 65 miles one way but the border can add time to the trip.
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