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Posted: 02/26/21 06:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The dealer that finally fixed our Endura issues didn't even sell the Gulfstream line. $7K is a lot of money but you are also getting a brand new unit. Will any warranty issues be honored on the 2020? I would call the local dealer back and ask him if he can do any better and if not you will probably buy elsewhere. Just remember if the non-local dealer fudges up any repairs or does damage to the unit while it's there you have to go back the 1K miles to get it fixed.


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About 15 years ago, I bought a Nash TT from a dealer 800 miles away. It was a leftover at the end of the model year with an extremely low price, and it was exactly what we were looking for.

I drove there, it was perfect, so I bought it. WE NEVER needed warranty work.

Four years ago, we bought a Cougar TT (biggest mistake in my life) at a local dealer. Took it on a 3 night shake-down trip, had many problems. On the way home we took it directly to the same dealer with a list of problems to be fixed.

They told me to drop it off and they would "check it out" in a few weeks!

So much for "buying locally" and warranty work.

We took it home, called the factory and they okayed using a qualified mobile repair service.

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I refuse to pay 7K in blood money just "thinking" that I them may get good service locally.

I bought mine three states away but only saved 5K. [emoticon]

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We drove 900 miles away to Missoula Montana last feb. Got 3 grand more on trade in and saved 6 grand on trailer for a total of 9 thousand dollar saving,would do it again for sure.

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Don't buy based on warranty. Warrantees are rarely worth their cost in the first place. Even if you buy from the local dealer, you still come behind people paying for service.

For $7k savings, you could pay an independent tech to do just about any warranty work needed.


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mobil tech is the way to go, some do warranty work. most are faster, smarter, they come to you in a day or two not three months sotting on the dealers lot..

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Fulltiming even if we were to purchase in the state or city we use as our domicile we are seldom there. An internet search finds what we want or need. Service is where you find it.


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Utah to Indiana ,1600 miles one way, for my last Montana fifth wheel . Had a couple warranty things done on it here in Utah, at the local Montana dealers ,no issues.

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way2roll wrote:

Any RV we've ever owned I looked for the best deal and if it was worth it, travelled to get it. Often this was far away from our home. NEVER had an issue getting warranty work from my local dealer. This is my experience living in different states with different dealers. Communication with the dealer and the manufacturer is key. But never had a dealer turn down paid warranty work just because I didn't buy it there. That would be cutting off their nose to spite their face. People move, people travel etc. This isn't a problem. Not sure why some folks continue to say that it is.


Maybe because it is. At Camping World near me they will do your warranty work if you did not buy from them. It might take them 3 months to get to it, another month or more to get the approval, and another or two to actually do the work. The entire time your rig will sit on their storage lot a mile down the road.

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GDS-3950BH wrote:

way2roll wrote:

Any RV we've ever owned I looked for the best deal and if it was worth it, travelled to get it. Often this was far away from our home. NEVER had an issue getting warranty work from my local dealer. This is my experience living in different states with different dealers. Communication with the dealer and the manufacturer is key. But never had a dealer turn down paid warranty work just because I didn't buy it there. That would be cutting off their nose to spite their face. People move, people travel etc. This isn't a problem. Not sure why some folks continue to say that it is.


Maybe because it is. At Camping World near me they will do your warranty work if you did not buy from them. It might take them 3 months to get to it, another month or more to get the approval, and another or two to actually do the work. The entire time your rig will sit on their storage lot a mile down the road.


I don't buy my RV's from CW and I also never had this problem.


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