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I wouldn't buy anything used like that if I didn't se it first for myself. Lesson learned.


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My experience with lakeshore RV is well documented with photographs at the time of pickup.(Thanks to the transport company) As well as photographs and videos of the problems with the trailer when I got it home. If you're ever dealing with lakeshore RV and are put on hold when phoning them. They advertise that they do a thorough inspection. Of their trailers! LOL

And I gave them every opportunity to set things right! But they chose to do nothing! Looking into BBB now
I'm just hoping that other RV's here about how they treat their customers. After the purchases is finalized. And choose to spend a money at dealerships that actually care about their customers.

On the upside Canadian leisure RV in Calgary did a wonderful job with the repairs and definitely will get my repeat business.

travelnutz I was offered the warranty plan with a huge price tag!

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yet another reason i wouldn't buy anything this large sight unseen. Best of luck.

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After knowing the problems at the beginning, why didn't you walk away? You don't mention that you made a deposit; and if you did, I would have tried to haggle its return.

The salesman's representation doesn't seem accurate to a point of being able to keep the deposit. Did you sign any papers or deposit any money?

Something doesn't sound quite right and I'd like to hear the "other side".

Why to buy a product that continues to expose one major flaw after another and then apparently ignore them all and purchase it despite serious concerns?

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This is why I buy from a local private party.


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Posted: 03/01/12 01:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Howman,

As you have typed:

"I was offered the warranty plan with a huge price tag!"

However, YOU made the decision to forego any warranty and the trailer was going to be shipped to another country so therefore you purchased "as is, where is" and also arranged the transporting there of to the border. "Huge price"? Probably true as the trailer was already 6 years old at time of purchase and you'd see the same "huge price" for buying a warranty on an already 6 year old vehicle so what's new??? Purchased new warranty is from the manufacturer and your used trailer is many years beyond that. A warranty businesses isn't operating to lose money and few do lose money. Pay to play and you take your chances and that's what the warranty company does also. That's what a used item warranty is all about! You didn't pay so you can't play! You have no one to blame but yourself! Now, did you save money by not purchasing the warranty? Only you knows the real answer!

In full disclosure, we are in a CG in northern Florida and roughly 200' from our 5th wheel is a driver/couple on vacation with their RV who delivers trailers for Lakeshore RV in Muskegon, MI approx 10 months a year including Sweet Grass, MT many times. Never met them before being here but they have Michigan license plates and Muskegon, MI (15 miles north of where we live) on an emblem on the truck so we stopped and talked to them not knowing they transported RV's for Lakeshore RV. I asked them if they knew about your situation/trailer. I won't repeat the conversation but it doesn't jive with your story. I'll leave it there as I will NOT post their names as they are not who delivered your unit to MT but they know who did! Lakeshore has contracts/agreements with several transport sources to deliver RV's around the country as they sell a couple thousand units each year for delivery and they have a huge place full of RV's on Apple Ave.

I'm not saying Lakeshore was perfect because I don't know nor are you likely but there are 2 sides and then there's the actual purchase agreement between you and Lakeshore that holds the real facts.

Glad you have the trailer up to what you wanted and now you can go enjoy it.


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So in other words you do work for the dealership!!!

Transportation Specialist is a licensed insured DOT approved transportation company!!!
And had a condition report signed at the dealership by
(Mike White) before leaving the premises!!!(Standard procedure) for a professional company!
Listing the defective items. Along with photographs.
This documentation is pretty hard to dispute!!!!

And I am sure whoever you are talking to did not like having a company give a quote for $1000 less for the same job.

PS A trailer that is six years old is not what I consider old!!

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Hearing that about Lakeshore doesn't surprise me one bit.


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Sorry to hear of your misfortune. I do my share of internet shopping however I could never by a any vehicle sight unseen over the internet. Particularly a used RV. I would more tan likely fly in to see it myself or arrange for a 3rd party inspection.
Good Luck if $1,300.00 later things are OK you did ok. Situation could be much worse.


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Posted: 03/01/12 07:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nope, I do not work for any dealership period and never have. I owned an automotive engineering business until I retired.

I wouldn't have known the people in this same CG were transporters if your thread weren't a present topic on this forum. In walking past the rear of their 5th wheel on my way to the shower/office/etc building, I couldn't help but notice the round blue and white attached sticker on the 5'ers rear that said "Lakeshore RV Center" and then their Michigan license plate and the Muskegon, MI on their truck's rear. That's why I started a conversation with them and did not know or have an inkling as to what they did or who they were. Neither my wife nor I had never seen them before but now we do know who they are. I do NOT know any Mike White period or any of the people who work at Lakeshore RV and if your transporter knew of the defects and had a signed list stating them and pics and didn't advise you of such before he hooked up and pulled it away, then smomething really smells. The list works both ways you know! You bought "as is, where is" with NO written nor implied warranty by YOUR own choice as you have admitted!

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