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LehtosLaw: Here is Why You Must be INSANE to buy an RV These Days (Original Post) TheBlackAdder Jan 2024 OP
How can an whole industry do this to customers? And of course, not all dealers (I am hoping so) aren't like this, SWBTATTReg Jan 2024 #1
Kind of a nightmare. SarahD Jan 2024 #2
before we retired and bought this house we seriously considered... mike_c Jan 2024 #3

SWBTATTReg

(22,696 posts)
1. How can an whole industry do this to customers? And of course, not all dealers (I am hoping so) aren't like this,
Tue Jan 30, 2024, 03:25 PM
Jan 2024

skimp supporting customers on issues related to their RV purchase. Now, there are very good dealers out there in the market place, I've seen some of them and the quality work that they put into their RVs. I can't recall them right now, but if you're interested, I can try and find their name for you.

 

SarahD

(1,732 posts)
2. Kind of a nightmare.
Tue Jan 30, 2024, 03:34 PM
Jan 2024

Friends have one, a small one but not cheap, about 200k. It's been in for repair several times and the warranty seems to cover nothing. They hesitate to take it on a long trip because they worry about a breakdown. So they go 50 to 100 miles from home and hang out for the weekend. Glad I never gave in to the impulse.

mike_c

(36,281 posts)
3. before we retired and bought this house we seriously considered...
Tue Jan 30, 2024, 03:38 PM
Jan 2024

...buying an RV and living in it, so we subscribed to a couple industry magazines to help us sort out our options. What we mainly learned is that most manufacturers' profit derives from short cuts and false economy. Crappy materials, poor designs and specifications, and slipshod assembly, and the ones with the best reputations are the ones we can't possibly afford. Most owners will likely use their RVs and trailers just a handful of times, maybe a couple times a year, and they're built to reflect that.

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