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Posted: 09/29/21 06:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do they tell their customers right up front that they are junk and if they have a problem with their new camper they wont be able to get parts to fix it??

Or do they praise the new camper and squeeze every single penny out of them anyway?


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From what I read about the Hershy RV show dealers think there units are worth quite a bit.

If people keep buying, they will keep selling.


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Privately I believe dealers do say this. Warranty work pays at lower rates.


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There is lack of customer education and nobody wants to change it.
For years I've been pointing that even $1/2 milion DP are death traps with no roll-over ratings.
Any accident in ClassA has very high % of fatalities.
At least with TC you have protection of truck cabin, but some accident show that in single-vehicle accidents, when truck hits something in front, the ties have no holding power and camper flips over, squashing the cab.
I think making stronger anchors should be more crucial than upgrading stereo, but average customer is not worrying about anchors.





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I read the article. Dealers are complicit in the problem. The article stated that dealers know which brands have less problems. They do not disclose that information to buyers. I have no sympathy for the dealers having to deal with the issues as long as they don't disclose information that they have.

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As a dealer, you have a choice of which products you sell and then have to service/repair. If you feel that the product is so sub par that it hurts margins or the reputation of your dealership, why would you carry it?


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Good products don't need salesmen to sell.
Take Tesla for example.
From what I know, Country Coach is selling their coaches directly only as well.

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Good time to watch Devils Playground and see where they go to work every day.


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