RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Class A Motorhomes: Camping World issue

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes  >  All

 > Camping World issue

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Prev  |  Next
Sponsored By:
Edd505

Elephant Butte, NM

Senior Member

Joined: 05/20/2015

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 12/14/18 08:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Camping World Oregon? 5 listed


2015 F350 FX4 SRW 6.7 Crew, longbed - 2017 Durango Gold 353RKT
2006 F350 SRW 6.0 crew longbed sold
2000 F250 SRW 7.3 extended longbed airbags sold
2001 Western Star 4900EX sold
Jayco Eagle 30.5BHLT sold, Layton 24.5LT sold


Ava

Vancouver Island. BC Canada

Senior Member

Joined: 05/05/2015

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 12/14/18 08:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I did order the matching fabric and hardware to my big awning. They also have the metal cover. The original quote was from CW in Coberg Ore. sorry a double post

T18skyguy

Eugene, OR

Senior Member

Joined: 12/13/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 12/14/18 09:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Merchant's in general are pulling all kind of tricks these days. A true retail price is just an illusion anymore. Offering an outrageous price at first contact is a common trick. Some people bite. Log in on a Mac? They know that, and figure you have more money, and the price instantly goes up. This has been going on for years now. I went to Men's Warehouse to buy a leather jacket. I looked at two; an expensive one and a cheap one. The clerk was watching. I decided I wanted neither, and as I headed for the door she called me back and said "Oh, I think that cheap one is on sale" She scanned it and said "yes $100 off". It wasn't marked on sale. If I had brought the jacket over without leaving, there would have been no sale price. It's all gaming and trickery.


Retired Anesthetist. Pilot with mechanic/inspection ratings. 2017 Jayco Greyhawk 31FS .Wife and daughter. Three cats which we must obey. Thorp T18, tons of tools and tons of junk.

Executive

California/Arizona/South Dakota

Senior Member

Joined: 02/07/2008

View Profile





Offline
Posted: 12/15/18 11:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is the first time I've heard of something like this at Camping World.


EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT, BUT CAMPING IS IMPORTANTER!
Dennis and Debi Ten Years Full Timing
Monaco Executive M-45PBQ Quad Slide
525HP Cummins ISM 6 Spd Allison
2014 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ W/ ReadyBrute
CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR TRAVEL BLOG



Merrykalia

Appalachian (apple at chun) Mountains in SW VA

Senior Member

Joined: 04/18/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 12/15/18 11:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Executive wrote:

This is the first time I've heard of something like this at Camping World.


I don't mean to be critical, but have you been on this forum for any length of time? There are complaints about CW's practices almost every day.


2017 Ford F350 Crew Cab 6.7L 4x4 DRW

Rick Jay

Greater Springfield area, MA

Senior Member

Joined: 02/02/2003

View Profile


Online
Posted: 12/15/18 01:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Merrykalia,

Yeah, cut the Executive some slack, he's kinda new around here and doesn't post that often. [emoticon] LOL Actually, I think the Executive is being facetious. Or sarcastic. Or both!

Come to think of it, so am I! LOL [emoticon]

Ava, you would probably be well-served to broaden your search next time you're looking for items for your RV. Things can usually be found cheaper, sometime substantially cheaper, at places other than CW.

I don't shop at Camping World often, but will sometimes stop into one if there's one in the area. But the last time I needed something and stopped in, they didn't have the one I needed in stock, gave me a price if I ordered it from them, and when I compared that price to their online price, it was quite a bit higher. I asked if they'd match their online price if I had them order it for me and they said "No". So I left and ordered it online from a different place instead, even cheaper than the Camping World online price. I guess they didn't want my money. [emoticon]

~Rick


2005 Georgie Boy Cruise Master 3625 DS on a Workhorse W-22
Rick, Gail, 1 girl (22-Angel, Lexi96.org), 1 girl (17), 2 boys (18 & 15). One Chinook dog (12).
2001 Honda Odyssey, Demco Aluminator tow bar & tow plate, SMI Silent Partner brake controller.


Hikerdogs

Wisconsin

Senior Member

Joined: 08/23/2004

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 12/15/18 01:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

doxiemom11 wrote:

Many retailers have different online prices than store prices. Not uncommon. May retailers also have things available online that are not available in the stores and the stores cannot order the items either.



I have found the same thing at other retailers when trying to purchase a macerator pump. West Marine had one in their online catalog for $100.00. They also have a store in town so I thought I'd pick it up there. Surprise surprise, the price in the store was $220.00. Needless to say I ordered it online


Hikerdogs
2013 Winnebago Adventurer

Chainwright

San Antonio

Senior Member

Joined: 08/26/2017

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 12/15/18 01:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ava wrote:

I was going to order 4 custom sized window awnings from Camping World in Oregon for my motorhome. The sales people at CW wanted about $1800 plus $530 shipping.

I have since ordered them from the CW web site and paid about $1200 with free shipping. Some one there must be trying to take advantage of the customers that shop there.


Those guys (CW) are thieves, plain and simple. My Kwikee steps electric motor died on me. So I took it up to CW and in fact they verified that that was the problem. They gave me an appointment 2 weeks out, said they'd order the part and install it, ALL this for the Glorious price of $648. I said:"Oh....OK"
At home I jumped on the internet, watched 4 videos on You tube, Ordered the part (the motor) plus the Linkage/gear assembly, He-- might as well change out the WHOLE unit while I was at it. I paid $183. Got it in the mail 5 days later and installed it. 15 min to uninstall it and 25 min to put in the new part(s) motor+Linkage/gear assembly. Now, I paid $183, but as a business they most likely pay 1/2 that. So they were gonna get me for close to $530. The poor guy installing it at CW would have gotten his meager $12-20 an hr and it would have taken him 30 min to do the whole job (not 45 like me with no experience.) Well all I can say is in the end I saved Over $450. And CW...well they got the bird and a prayer that they go bankrupt real soon. LOL

timmac

Las Vegas

Senior Member

Joined: 03/20/2006

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 12/15/18 11:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Chainwright wrote:

Ava wrote:

I was going to order 4 custom sized window awnings from Camping World in Oregon for my motorhome. The sales people at CW wanted about $1800 plus $530 shipping.

I have since ordered them from the CW web site and paid about $1200 with free shipping. Some one there must be trying to take advantage of the customers that shop there.


Those guys (CW) are thieves, plain and simple. My Kwikee steps electric motor died on me. So I took it up to CW and in fact they verified that that was the problem. They gave me an appointment 2 weeks out, said they'd order the part and install it, ALL this for the Glorious price of $648. I said:"Oh....OK"
At home I jumped on the internet, watched 4 videos on You tube, Ordered the part (the motor) plus the Linkage/gear assembly, He-- might as well change out the WHOLE unit while I was at it. I paid $183. Got it in the mail 5 days later and installed it. 15 min to uninstall it and 25 min to put in the new part(s) motor+Linkage/gear assembly. Now, I paid $183, but as a business they most likely pay 1/2 that. So they were gonna get me for close to $530. The poor guy installing it at CW would have gotten his meager $12-20 an hr and it would have taken him 30 min to do the whole job (not 45 like me with no experience.) Well all I can say is in the end I saved Over $450. And CW...well they got the bird and a prayer that they go bankrupt real soon. LOL



I am not here to defend Camping World or any other business prices but as a business owner myself part of the reason for the high price you quoted is over head cost of the building and the many insurances we business owners have to have now just to keep our doors open, I am forced to carry a million dollar liability auto insurance policy on each of my 6 works vans so I can do work on HOA complex's here in Las Vegas cause of the new HOA insurance law as well as a 1 million dollar general liability for the business itself and don't get me started on Workmans comp insurance for the 21 employees I also have, heck I think I might pay more to the insurance companies than I do to IRS..


Now you know why so many business's left America to make there products over seas and still ship it back here at a lower price than making it here.


[emoticon]

jorbill2or

Oregon

Senior Member

Joined: 10/02/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 12/16/18 06:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ava , tough tops out of Vancouver wa has better quality than original at I’m sure a much lower price. If you want absolutely the best fabric , in my opinion Stone Vos in Florida would be about the same cost but better than original. Don’t assume the original is the “best”
CW is giving you the std price , the online price is ..well .... online , or for those that know to ask the store to match their online price . While not very honest way to do business , it’s pretty much the normal for many companies . Camping world has many other issues that make them my absolute last choice. It’s just my opinion but I believe you’d do much better canceling your order and doing some further research.


Bill

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes  >  All

 > Camping World issue
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2019 CWI, Inc. © 2019 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS