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Old 11-11-2010, 09:02 AM   #1
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Don't buy Camping World "brand"

They don't stand behind what they have manufactured and branded as "Camping World" products. I had bought replacement towing mirrors. They used to carry the CIPA brand but now have mirrors manufactured in Taiwan under their logo. When the simple plastic clip that attaches the strap to the mirror broke, they could not/would not help me. Can't get a replacement. Sorry, our warranty is only for 90 days, no exchange!

CIPA has a 1 year warranty and you can buy replacement parts. They would have replaced a 2 cent clip for free, but their clips are metal and would not break anyway.

So no more Camping World products for me. As matter of fact, I think I'll just shop online for what I need from now on. And that's my 2 cents!

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Old 11-11-2010, 09:09 AM   #2
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Everything I have ever looked at, even when on sale is priced higher at Camping World then other places regular price.

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Old 11-11-2010, 09:12 AM   #3
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I like to look around Camping World when we come across one, but seldom buy unless it is something we really want and cannot get elsewhere - I always have the feeling they treat RV'ers as suckers and charge over the top for everything.

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Old 11-11-2010, 10:26 AM   #4
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buyer beware; shop first and buy later, but where??? CW has the B/L chock locks for about $38.00 and a local RV dealer has them for $80.00; so where would you buy them? Could all this be the CW retail stores vs the catalog sales ? There arn't any CW stores close by so I buy online/phone and they have been very helpful with getting the right item and also returns.
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:52 AM   #5
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I prefer to always buy locally and while I am willing to pay a "little" more for parts I will not allow myself to be taken advantage of. My preference is to support the little guy and that is why I stay away from places like Walmart and Camping World.

I do not boycott either of these places but purchase there as a last resort. Walmart does have a great price on Lynx Levelers, substantially below any place I have looked. We don't have a Camping World close to us so I can only talk about posted online prices. I agree with a previous post, you can do better most places.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:12 AM   #6
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Camping world used to have high end stuff but over the years like any company I guess they are trying to save a buck at the cost of some consumers. I let my membership expire a few years ago, now if I need something I go to my local family owned RV suppy store in La Habra ca. Palm RV Prices are competitive as well.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:32 AM   #7
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I love the internet. If I need something I look online to get an estimated price. Then I go to the local stores. I buy local if possible and I do not mind paying a little more to buy local but money is too hard to come by. Camping world, so far to me, is too overpriced for my liking. So far, I have not found anything I needed I could not purchased somewhere else for less.

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Old 11-11-2010, 01:23 PM   #8
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I got some really cool washcloths there once....
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:57 PM   #9
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Why buy online when you can buy locally (Tarpley in Durango) and keep the money in town?
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:11 PM   #10
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you new what the warranty was when you bought, or should have, buyer beware. zz
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:43 PM   #11
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So no more Camping World products for me. As matter of fact, I think I'll just shop online for what I need from now on. And that's my 2 cents!

I love the brown truck in my driveway. I hate stores, they smell funny.

Click on the link to see a picture of the Sioux River falls near my home.
Eastern South Dakota is very pretty with hills, rivers, and trees.
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:48 PM   #12
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Just received my order from Camping World today.
Nothing I bought had a Camping World brand on it. I'll keep an eye out for the branded stuff. Thanks for the heads up mojo.
I'm happy with the stuff I got. It feels like Christmas came early!
Shipping was 1/2 price and everything in the order was marked down and on sale.
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:13 PM   #13
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Angry not too keen on them

I have had quite and experience with CW. I bought a TV antenna and an A/C at the same time. Well 5 weeks after install the A/C went out I took it back . They opened up the unit and found a block of styrafoam inside by the blower on top of the A/S as big as a softball. They blamed me for it being there. Why would I even open up the unit on the roof. I was told I could buy another on at cost but that was all they would do. As to the antenna , I am doing a remodel and opened up the area where the coax goes through the roof and found that all that is going through the roof is the little copper center wire, the shielding had been cut back. I will be addressing this with them
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:21 PM   #14
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After a couple of bouts with them trying to figure out our coach and watching them scratch their heads with other rigs, I realized most of them had clue zero. We bailed and never returned.

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