Never buy an RV this way!


By Chuck Woodbury
The following is right from the website of Gander RV & Outdoors, which is essentially the same company as Camping World.

Our advice: Never, ever, do this. Never!

Never buy an RV without checking it out thoroughly, and if you’re smart you’ll have an independent technician check it out, too. He or she will see problems you would likely never see yourself.

Legally, I suspect, you could turn down the RV upon delivery, but I’ll bet the delivery person (salesperson) would try every trick in his or her book to keep that from happening.

Chances are you’ll never be offered a deal like this from another dealer, just Camping World or Gander RV, the leaders in selling cheap RVs and financing them for 15 to 20 years. The profit for Camping World is in the financing, as well as selling you extended warranties, road service, tire protection and anything else a naive buyer would fall for. “Hey, it will only add $4 a month to your payment,” the salesman will say, and the customer will think no big deal, “Okay, toss it in,” realizing that’s for the next 20 years, plus interest.

If another dealer offers you a similar deal, don’t do it. Never.

This is Marcus Lemonis, the CEO of Camping World and Gander RV. He’s a smart businessman, who cares about himself and his stockholders. He cares about you, too, for your money. He operates legally, but it’s all about Marcus and his empire, not you. So be careful.

Again, never buy an RV that is delivered to you, sight unseen.


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Donald N Wright
1 year ago

What if the RV breaks down in transit to you?

1 year ago

“He operates legally” is not entirely true, at least not with that oversized flag issue he started.

Stay cool

1 year ago

To continue: Never BUY any RV from Camping World or Gander Mountain!

You see that “BLANK” eating grin on Marcus Lemonis’ face! Do you wonder what he is really thinking? I can only imagine myself. But the first word that comes to mind is: “SUCKER”! Or “I got your money now go away”!

And for those people who think his little CON Job statement he makes on his ad, “If you’re not happy, I’m not happy”, is just that. a CON job. For people who try to contact Lemonis via the Email listed, you are not talking to Lemonis at all! Most likely to some paid STOOGE, who will respond sympathetically and promise to get back to you, “RIGHTTTTTT”!

People simply need to learn, “DON’T BUY ANYTHING FROM CAMPING WORLD”!

OR, if you cannot learn from other peoples mistakes, then let the NIGHTMARE begin and go ahead and BUY that “GREAT DEAL” from “RIP OFF WORLD”!

1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff

Yes, we found out the hard way too about Camping World !!! The only reason we bought from them is because they were the only dealer for the Jayco we wanted. Needless to say we had a problem 24 hours after we got the trailer. We called the dealer got no help, they were like ….sorry…call your insurance. There was no support after the trailer left their lot. I ended up calling Jayco direct and they made the arrangements to get the trailer fixed under “their” warranty . I was thankful but also extremely upset with CW. I too had sent an email to the CEO and got a prompt response and then promised that it would be resolved……BS…..You will never get through to the actual CEO just some customer service rep. We never did a get resolution, corporate said they reached out to the dealer, etc. Still never got a response. After several more emails to Corp. I got a call from a so called manager who basically told me that the dealer had gone over and beyond to resolve the issues and that everything was my fault…..I was stunned!! He wouldn’t listen to anything I had to say…like if it is was supposedly my fault why did Jayco not see it that way and took care of us?
Needless to say I was beyond mad….and blasted back at him and said I would NEVER deal with a CW again…..and he could have cared less, said “maybe that was for the best” then called Jayco direct and let them know how the dealership was treating customers that bought their brand. Any issues that we have had since then I just call Jayco direct and they have been very helpful in getting things fixed.