Originally Posted by Mari1975
Good information. Is CW encouraged to reduce used RVs also.
Correction, I should have been clearer : Just a thought on either used or new RV purchase from Camping World. While many on this Forum and elsewhere have documented some problems with Camping World we have had good experience so far with CW. (We have no relationship with CW other than purchase)
Having said that; I'm thinking there may be an RV purchase leverage opportunity in the short term with CW. It’s our understanding that currently all CW locations are being encouraged to reduce RV inventory. This is driven by the CW corporate goal of positioning CW for an IPO later this year.
So it you are buying a new RV according to your exact specifications to Thor this could be very attractive to CW since they can pass on such a factory order unit without increasing their RV inventory and I believe such a purchase does not count on their Thor unit allocation either. Alternatively, if you find an RV on their lot which fits your needs, you may be able to negotiate quite aggressively knowing they are potentially motivated to reduce inventory in the short term.
(About 6 weeks ago we actually used a sealed bidding process and communication to select our supply dealer from 7 contacted and we considered delivery, warranty work and service work. We were able to purchase new at 34% off MSRP)
I hope this is useful. Just my thoughts ... not coming from anyone at CW.
Best Regards, James