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Old 07-12-2014, 09:38 AM   #1
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Importance of dealer location?

So we are finally about ready to pull the trigger on a new Jayco, but who to go with is the question. Local dealer 10 min away will not budge on price. Dealer 2hrs away is almost 2k less on same model with extra options. I'm sure at some point we will need a little warranty work done, so how would you folks weigh the importance of dealer proximity.
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Old 07-12-2014, 09:44 AM   #2
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Just my $.02...the dealership/service is everything in the RV experience. You are bound to have warranty issues and the service you get from your dealership will directly influence your love of your rig. As far as price is concerned, I was willing to travel to MS and TX for the best price. In the end I found the best price in a dealership two hours away from me and I found a service place about 45 minutes away. Perfectly satisfied with this set up...we will see how it goes.
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Old 07-12-2014, 09:51 AM   #3
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How willing are you to travel two hours for warranty work? Selling dealer will more than likely give better service than a non selling dealer. All Jayco dealers are supposed to honor warranty work, but that doesn't mean they can't keep pushing your requirements to the back burner while they take care of their own sales customers. For $2,000, I think I would be willing to travel a little bit. Besides, what can go wrong with a brand new unit? ( I'm sorry, that was sarcasm!)
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:05 AM   #4
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I have no problem traveling the 2hrs. And that dealer is one of the largest in the state where my local guy has maybe 20 total units on the lot. Local guy has done a good job on repairs for our current coleman pup. But when I asked what I was getting for their price she told me all the options and then said our warranty work would be covered. I took that as if you buy elsewhere we won't service your warranty which kind of pissed me off. I figured Monday I'll call local and tell them if they match other guy we have a deal if not. .... not sure. Both places will have to order.
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:01 AM   #5
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I just had a very similar situation - first firm price from local dealer was $21K for the new unit (2015) and $8K for the trade. Dealer 2 hrs away was $20K for a 2014 and 8,500 for my trade. I have a pretty good rapport with the local dealer and he didn't want to lose my business so he lowered his "firm" price on the 2015 down to $20K, same price for the trade. I was willing to sacrifice $500 to stay close to home for potential warranty work. Maybe your local guy will meet you halfway with the price - can't hurt to explain the situation to get a better price.
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:31 AM   #6
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It's important to note RV dealers are not franchises the way new car dealers are. This is an important distinction because car dealers are required honor warranty regardless of selling dealer, RV dealerships aren't required too. That said many do, might not give the same priority to those who didn't purchase from them.

I might call you local dealers service department, pretend you have an in warranty unit bought else where and see what they say. Maybe the simple won't do the work, or will require you to pay our of pocket and deal with reimbursement directly on your own.

None of this would prevent me from traveling two hours. The warranty is only 2 years, and with 2 JayFlights as my experience I have had very few problems.
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I just had a very similar situation - first firm price from local dealer was $21K for the new unit (2015) and $8K for the trade. Dealer 2 hrs away was $20K for a 2014 and 8,500 for my trade. I have a pretty good rapport with the local dealer and he didn't want to lose my business so he lowered his "firm" price on the 2015 down to $20K, same price for the trade. I was willing to sacrifice $500 to stay close to home for potential warranty work. Maybe your local guy will meet you halfway with the price - can't hurt to explain the situation to get a better price.
If local would come down just bit and include the options the other guy will. ... then it would be a done deal. Was your situation on the 23f in your sig? That's what we will be gettting.
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Old 07-12-2014, 03:56 PM   #8
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Our "local" dealer is an hour away. Camping World is also an hour away. I got my price off the internet as the best deal I could make with the options I wanted. I then took it in to the local dealer and Camping World and said if they would match it I would buy from them. My local dealer matched it and is taking care of any warranty work I have. They all print their own MSRP decals and have quite a bit to play with. I have never bought a new travel trailer unless it was almost 30% off their listed price.
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Old 07-12-2014, 04:09 PM   #9
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northstar - yes that's the situation in my sig..
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or look at it from this perspective - how often can you make $2,000 in 4 hours, which is essentially what you would be doing.
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