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Old 02-09-2019, 07:48 PM   #1
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So we were are the RV show in Minneapolis and went into the CW area and one of the salesmen attached himself to us (there were very few people there on Thursday morning). He asked what unit I had and I informed him of my 2016 377. He then proceeded to tell me the difference in floor boards and started telling me how the other camper was so superior and our floor would separate in 1 year. I then had to firmly correct him telling him my unit is 3 years old and of Jaycos 2 year bumper to bumper warranty. I told him that if he is going to bash his competition then he should get his facts right. We then went into another unit confident that he would not follow us and the salesman in that 5th wheel was telling the folks in there that they would have no problems pulling this 12,500 lb dry weight trailer with their F150! I grabbed my wife and told her we had to go before I got into trouble and this is why we don't deal with Camping World.
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:04 PM   #2
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Those sales people, especially at the rv shows, are worse than a school of piranhas! We were at the rv show in Novi, Mi. last nite and there was a large rv center there. This one salesman was a total bonehead. A couple we camp with is looking at upgrading and we were there to see what would fit their bill. He just wouldnt leave them alone. I had to step in and start talking to him about a larger unit they had there. Making him think I was really interested and totally dumb about rv's. They will tell you any kind of bullcrap just to make a sale. This guy LOVED to bash other models that they dont sell too.
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:43 AM   #3
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This happens not just at Camping World, but basically at most dealerships. Truck and RV salesman will tell you whatever it takes to make a sale of whatever they have on the lot. Do your own homework on specs. It's best to wait and order what your really want rather than settle for what's on the lot if it's not exactly what you want. Also it's best to over spec a tow vehicle - you never have too much truck. Ask me how I know. LOL
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:30 AM   #4
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When looking at RV's the first thing to ask a salesperson is, What
RV do you own, make, model & year. Most of them don't even own
an RV or have never owned one.
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:46 AM   #5
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RV Shows Rule Number One: Don't buy anything at a show:

You can get a much better price on a cold snowy day in winter when their sales are in the toilet.

Why buy any unit that has been at a show that has more foot traffic, door opened and slammed than you would do to it in two years?

Camping World infuriates me that they will give a better price if you finance through them.
Thing I heard from the crowd walking through last weekend show at St Louis were people talking more about payments than floor plans, build quality.
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:28 AM   #6
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Called CW a few months ago because of course they have the lowest price. I've heard horror stories but I can take care of myself, so I let the conversation go all the way to "how much will you be financing?" and that's where I saw where they make back that low, low price. I can't remember exactly what the figures were but at the time their interest rate was about 2.5% higher than anything else I had been quoted. Just like a car dealer playing four square with me.
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:01 AM   #7
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On the other hand... dealerships spend a lot of money on shows, and, if the pickings have been poor, they start to get a little anxious.

We turned up on the last day of a small show, "just to look around", and found they were almost giving stuff away, just to make their numbers. Apparently, the company had brought in extra people, so we found ourselves talking to a man from marketing, not sales.. who wasn't quite such a wheeler-dealer.

They offered us an insane trade-in on our old pop-up, sight unseen (in fairness, I did tell them it was old and that i was fed up with repairing it all the time)

Then they offered us completely stupid financing.. so, in the end, we walked away with our current Jayfeather, and a slight feeling of "Did that just happen?"
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:15 PM   #8
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I ordered mine while at an RV show. Was going to buy the floor model but it had already sold. Manufacturers give the dealers big discounts at the show hence the low prices. I got an insane price on my trade in sight unseen [as much as I paid for it 2 years prior]. Also got a cover, maxxair vents and slide toppers thrown in on a price I simply couldn't pass up. Paid cash for the difference so no financing. I bought from CW of Indianapolis. Haven't been back since.
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Old 02-25-2019, 02:38 PM   #9
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Camping World CEO said he did not want my business so I do not give it to them.
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I hate Camping World. I only buy RV anti-freeze there or a part if I'm super crunched for time.
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