Friday, March 31, 2023



Website ranks Camping World second worst in customer complaints

The website has ranked Camping World as the second worst company for the most customer complaints for the month of August.

According to Pissed Consumer, Camping World has 1,840 total reviews and 12 resolved issues. The total cost of claimed losses are $6.3 million, an average of $14,100 each.

Here’s a recent video review by customer Terry Buchholz about his nightmare experience with Camping World. Buchholz purchased a 2017 Fuzion 420 trailer at the Camping World store in Council Bluffs Iowa. He had purchased parts for his Country Coach from them before and didn’t have issues so thought all would go well with the Fuzion.

Watch this video to hear Buchholz describe the series of almost unbelievable events that unfolded after his purchase, as his new travel trailer sat in the shop for more than two months, and then off and on while Camping World employees made promises to him that Buchholz said they did not deliver.



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Rick Ellis
1 year ago

I agree CW is the worst as I had a similar experience as Bucholtz. I had a warranty service scheduled 5 months in advance and it is now 5 months after its been sitting there. No parts or concerns trying to move forward. Worst service I have ever experienced. Thanks

Pissed consumer
1 year ago

Stay away from campingworld as they are crooks liars and thieves. They charged me for two sets of Florida tags for the same vehicle which is illegal of course. they told me they recorded my conversations with them which is against Florida law without my prior knowledge and consent, these are felonies.

three of their employees asked me to file a fraudulent claim with my insurance company so they wouldn’t have to pay for the damage that was done to my RV on Campingworld property that they are legally responsible for.

One of their employees took a hammer to my brand new refrigerator door and then refused to pay for the damage.

i’m happy to report that the attorney generals office is looking into them and the department of motor vehicles in the state of Florida as well for their illegal acts.

there are thousands of unresolved complaints all over the Internet on these people.

go to to file your complaints.

Lynn VanKirk
1 year ago

Our brand new trailer which we bought in Wood Village Oregon was stolen off their supposedly locked storage lot. The cameras work sometimes. They didn’t even tell us it was stolen until we contacted them to make the appointment to get the trailer hitch on the truck. Then we find out it has been gone for over a year!!! We are fighting with Camping World and their CEO is a joke. Marcus Lemonis is a joke. No response from them at all and their Risk management is bad as they are. We are fighting to the end.

C S carl
1 year ago

If anyone has there dealer license and Surety bond info this would be very helpful!

Kyle Graley
2 years ago

Good luck with Camping junk world. Had my new Heartland for 5 months and it’s not even safe to tow. Tried to get them to fix it but no luck. Tried yo get Heartland to send me parts. No luck. Got Lipert to send me new Ramp door because the one on it is falling off just sitting here. A total piece of junk . When I get the new door it will be solid white and I am going to make it a billboard with pictures and copies of emails I sent to all. Then I drive all over U S with it. Also loan it to others to drive and advertise. Stay away from camper world and heartland.

Steve Erickson
2 years ago

Camping World in general is ABSOLUTELY PATHETIC….. they’ve had our new Jayco class C for 10 days worth of warranty work…..that was nearly 4 months ago… and it’s STILL not completed….! all they do is feed you with lies and excuses
….I have in excess of 40 phone calls to these inept people. do yourself a favor and dont ever even think of going to a camping world for service….

Clyde Wayne Smith
3 years ago

Visited a Camping World in Ashland VA yesterday to look a used Isata. We liked it and made an offer which they accepted. But when they gave us a financial detail sheet describing the loan, there was a charge of almost $2000 for freight and dealer prep. I pointed out this was normally a charge on new motor homes that were transported from the factory and needed dealer work before sale but shouldn’t be charged on a used trade in. I got several responses from different people including that it was a standard charge on all RV sales, it was a charge for moving it from another of their lots, it was a charge to repair things that were broken when they took it on trade and so on. We had agreed to a price $2000 lower than their list price and I sincerely believe this was an attempt to recover that discount by charging for services that did not exist. Eventually we got angry and left. Still shopping for an RV but will not work with Camping World again under any circumstances.

Kristi Faulk
2 years ago

Yes! Kind of the same problem here. However, the rv we were attempting to purchase was new. We had researched and knew what a reasonable offer would be for this particular unit based on other dealerships . We made an offer and made it clear that that offer would include all of their “fees” and we would of course pay tax and title. The dealership was getting ready to close for the evening so we told the General Manager to give is a call the next day if they would accept the offer. We received a phone call the next morning saying they accepted our offer. We asked that they send us the buyers order (we already had financing with our credit union) when we received the buyers order they added in their $589 processing fee. When we called to say no, this wasn’t the deal that we made. We were told that by law they must charge this fee. So, no thank you! Not buying from liars!

John Cook
3 years ago

TOTAL JOKE!!! Camping World – Manassas
I purchased a 2019 Class A RV with Camping World in Manassas, VA and my refrigerator stopped working a few weeks after I purchased the RV. I placed the RV in the shop in October 2018 and it is May 2019 and they still do not have any answers for me. The employee turnover is insane and the customer service is the absolute worst that I have ever seen in my entire life. This place is a total joke and the sad thing is that everyone working there knows it. I am at a total loss what to do and how the Manassas, VA office is still in business. I have never seen anything like this in my life.

Michelle Wolfe
3 years ago
Reply to  John Cook

I couldn’t agree more – I’ve had the exact same type of experience with Camping World in Ashland! Bought a brand new Jayco precept in Jan 2018, paid $140K, it has been held hostage in their service department for a total of 8 months in the first two years of ownership – and they still haven’t fixed the problems. I have had at least six service reps during this time, because the turnover is insane! I’ve now escalated to working with the Service Director and the Corporate program launched to try and salvage their service rep ( The Service Director is the root of the problem – he has ZERO customer service skills and demonstrates ABSOLUTELY NO ownership of the customer experience. His employees follow his lead and are NOT help accountable for the lack of accountability.

If you ever have a need for free long term storage for your rig, just schedule a service appointment, I guarantee they’ll forgot it’s on the lot and it can sit there all winter and no one will say a word!

5 years ago

Traveling full-time and needing repairs or upgrades we have used Camping World stores and service centers often. Because each can be run so very differently, I always check out reviews before I schedule an appointment or even call. We have had excellent results in Rogers MN where they installed awnings, Satellite dish, accumulator,new digital TV, Wi-Fi ranger and cell booster. I have purchased items from other places than Camping World and scheduled install. Only issue is making sure they don’t automatically charge for warranty. We had a tire blowout in Missouri and Camping World was the only place that could guarantee matching tires when we needed. The service manager took the new tires in his personal pickup to their tire installer and saved us around $300 on tires and install! Even the Goodyear dealers didn’t match the price or timing. In Florida our toilet was leaking and we needed a rock tow guard. They stayed well past closing to help us. That said- Phoenix never found the item I needed to order or returned my calls, but their reviews were bad too. Usually follow the rule- first call no help equals no sale and we move on down the road.

5 years ago

We have had many issues with the CW in Winchester VA. In fact they don’t even return our calls any more. The techs, while friendly don’t seem to know all that much about RV systems.

The service managers are rude, condescending, and completely ignorant about RVing. We’ve spent thousands in repairs and parts there over the past couple years. Will not go back because their customer service just keeps getting worse.

Chuck Woodbury
5 years ago

Replying to Mel Goddard:
Went out when the Internet came in.

Mel Goddard
5 years ago

Re: “politics in the forum”…..
You Americans once had a ‘saying’:
“There are two things about a man that’ s nobody else’s business; his Politics and his Religion”.
WHATEVER happened to that wisdom?

Retired Firefighter Tom
5 years ago

Wish I could say it’s unbelieveable but I’d be wrong. had similar problem with “free” installation and had to complain to corporate. After my minor [by comparison] problem I’m glad I don’t use Camping World very often even though I’m a Lifetime Good Sam member BEFORE they merged with Camping World.

5 years ago

I agree,let’s leave Trump out of this. Let’s just talk RV and pretend politics doesn’t exist. You don’t discuss the political scene at any cg, so why start here.?

Tommy Molnar
5 years ago

25 years ago when we bought our first trailer (a Nash, not that that makes any difference), we stopped in at a Camping World because that seemed like the thing to do. Bought a whole bunch of ‘needed’ stuff, some of which we still have. It was a nice store (Vacaville, CA) and we were happy with our purchases. That was then, and this is now. I wouldn’t go there for toilet paper now. Just my opinion, of course. I don’t trust them anymore.

5 years ago

Camping Worlds are now franchises,apparently with little or no oversight from the parent company. So, there are good and there are bad, and a few really good and a few really awful We bought our first diesel from Camping World in Syracuse, and were very happy with their service and follow up. In the past, when Camping World was not such a huge franchise operation, we had very good results from a letter to Marcus. The last one was ignored. I guess he’s too busy with the TV show.

Roy Ellithorpe
5 years ago

I have purchased 2 NEW RVs and 2 used ones. I would NEVER purchase another new one, purely because of warranty (or lack thereof). I know that either way I’m going to have problems, but with the used one I KNOW who is going to pay and when they will fix it, and it WON’T be at a dealership.

Tina GAllagher
5 years ago

I decided to stop shopping at CW when I saw a sign outside a CW that said “Veterans need not enter.” Well, being an AF Veteran, I made a decision: I need NEVER to shop at a CW store or online again. There are plenty of businesses for RV parts that are happy to have customers and aren’t bigots.

fish miler
4 years ago
Reply to  Chuck Woodbury

Marcus Lemonis has no problem with some customers taking their RV and outdoor needs elsewhere … Amid the flood of CEOs rushing to distance themselves from Trump’s business councils after the U.S. president’s wishy-washy denunciation of white supremacy last weekend, Lemonis on Wednesday appeared on CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” where he seemed to suggest he wouldn’t be shattered if people who supported Trump’s comments decided to shop elsewhere.

5 years ago

I have a 2014 Keystone purchased from camping world in Coburg Or.
It is a POS to put it mildly, CW could not fix it and Keystone was of little to no help…I have a BIG rear window and I use this as a rolling billboard, using the type of paint used on windows when folks get married..My billboard reads as follows
Camping World RV EXPERTS and Keystone RV SUCK
I was told by the manager of Coburg CW—J.P.—that I could do this. Like Marcus Lemons says HIS MILLIONS HIS RULES…I say MY RV MY RULES…..I have had a lot of very positive feedback on my advertisement…. Maybe ALL of us that have bad rvs should do this…THANK YOU FOR READING THIS…

fish miler
4 years ago
Reply to  travilenman

they -CW _ should never have accepted your unit for delivery …period…they are required to inspect these coaches prior to acceptance.they did not do there job…period…they are paid a large amount of money from the factory to inspect these coaches and given ample time..i know because i did it for years…the policy at CW is to avoid these problems and shift blame its policy…sick but true- alone last year -Camping World had 1,840 total reviews and 12 resolved issues. The total cost of claimed losses are $6.3 million, an average of $14,100 each. EACH PER PERSON – these are just the ones that reported it! and that stopped reporting in august… its a sick con game from my and many others experience.i hope you had a positive experience.but please be careful -there is a new book out explaining the practices in detail

5 years ago

Perhaps, Tom, you could leave politics out of this. This is an RV site and frankly there are many brilliant Trump supporters as well as many brilliant non-Trump supporters.

Sam North
5 years ago
Reply to  Lorane

There are NO brilliant Trump supporters

Mike Hartwell
5 years ago
Reply to  Sam North

This is not the venue for political trolling.
There are dozens of other sites that would welcome even the most ridiculous, off topic comments.

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