Good and poor dealerships

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by sylvester1954, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. sylvester1954

    sylvester1954 Funster

    Joined:
    May 24, 2014
    Messages:
    136
    Likes Received:
    362
    Location:
    North Devon
    Would it be useful on here for owners to offer a comment on motorhome dealers that they have used in the recent years or is there a risk that they (and this site) could be open to some form of legal retribution should the comment be deemed liabellous by representative of said dealership ?

    I know when we were looking for our most recent van replace some observations based on experiences on some of the dealers would have been useful. Or maybe just offer favourable observationson those dealers that have been good and just leave the negatives to our imagination ?
     
  2. funflair

    funflair Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2013
    Messages:
    4,459
    Likes Received:
    4,705
    Location:
    Guisborough
    The trouble is it ends up being one persons experience/view and there is often two sides to the story, whatever the story is. The other point is that people only tend to bother commenting on dealers when the are not happy and it might all start to look a bit negative and some people might decide it's just not worth buying a motorhome in the first place.

    I will let @Jim comment on the legal/ethical bit.

    Martin
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. injebreck99

    injebreck99 Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    1,118
    Likes Received:
    1,167
    Location:
    norfolk
    I will start the ball rolling with praise for Simpsons of Gt Yarmouth, a very pleasant experience buying from them, and in all subsequent dealings.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. brianju

    brianju Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    32
    Location:
    Hampshire Hogs now in Mid Wales
    There is a 'Dealer Reviews' section (along with other helpful topics) listed under Quick Links - There are a lot of good reviews here and some other helpful comments too. I am sure there might be guidelines to follow written within the Fun Rules.

    Julia
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. Candapack

    Candapack Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2014
    Messages:
    389
    Likes Received:
    1,255
    Location:
    Fife, Scotland
    The exact same comments apply when some people slag off particular makes of motorhome - usually British ones. :rolleyes:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. funflair

    funflair Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2013
    Messages:
    4,459
    Likes Received:
    4,705
    Location:
    Guisborough
    I believe that you are quite right, I don't think I particularly join in the practice of slagging some models over others but it is quite possible that my decision to buy continental was influenced by reading some of these posts.

    I am not complaining though.

    Martin
     
  7. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    16,435
    Likes Received:
    34,472
    Location:
    kent
    I can recommend Becks in Norfolk and John's Cross in East Sussex.

    Fantastic dealers in my experience(y)
     
    • Like Like x 3
  8. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,574
    Location:
    .
    for those who can't find it

    http://www.motorhome-dealer-reviews.com/
     
    • Like Like x 4
  9. eddievanbitz

    eddievanbitz Trader - Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2007
    Messages:
    3,538
    Likes Received:
    10,991
    Location:
    Taunton Somerset
    Has anyone ever heard a bad review about Johns Cross? I have never heard anything bad about them. @Johns_Cross_Motorhomes ?

    Only lots and lots of praise
     
    • Like Like x 3
  10. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Messages:
    6,360
    Likes Received:
    9,632
    Location:
    Norfolk and Toftir.
    I can second @Chris on Becks although they may be a bit far for the OP in Devon, John's Cross have given me good service when using them at shows.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. rolandrat

    rolandrat Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2013
    Messages:
    436
    Likes Received:
    256
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Todds, Preston. Excellent.
    Simpsons, Gt Yarmouth. Excellent.
    Richard Baldwins, Halifax. Excellent.
    Marquis, No comment.
    Tyne Valley, No comment.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Daveo2006

    Daveo2006 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    1,168
    Likes Received:
    986
    Location:
    kent
    Rather than slag them off can we say we don't recommend a dealership?
     
  13. Zepp

    Zepp Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    Messages:
    600
    Likes Received:
    738
    Location:
    Portugal For Now
    I 2nd that they helped me out and I bought private great dealer and owner
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. Milliemobile

    Milliemobile Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2014
    Messages:
    883
    Likes Received:
    1,016
    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Not really a dealer but would highly recommend Shire Conversions, West Yorkshire, for PVC got our 1st van from them, small company with personal touch, can get one of their main designs or custom to your own specification

    Lin n Nige :)
     
  15. Tackle man

    Tackle man Deleted User

    I have been a loyal customer of Premier Motorhomes and Leisure, Chichester for the last 7 years and can't fault them.
    Their coffee and biscuits are very good too! :rock:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  16. Debs

    Debs Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2014
    Messages:
    3,073
    Likes Received:
    14,327
    Location:
    Looking for the sunny side of the street
    Does need to be kept up to date though....Oak Tree have been at their new place for at least a couple of years
    @Jim .......can you update it please, when you're back off your jollies?
    New adrress details HERE
     
  17. Speve

    Speve Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2013
    Messages:
    1,970
    Likes Received:
    1,639
    Location:
    Salisbury
    After all the stories of problems with imported vans and warranty and service work by dealers I have to say that I visited Premier Motorhomes of Chichester this week and received excellent service on my imported Exsis nothing was to much trouble and the work carried out in half the time I expected.I was also able to book it in for the first Habitation check and Hymer warranty damp inspection and short engine service when we return from Spain in the Spring.
    WELL DONE PREMIER.
    Here's one happy bunny
     
    • Like Like x 3
  18. The Happy Couple

    The Happy Couple Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2015
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    73
    Location:
    Darlington
    We are having a dual experience?! Had no complaints regarding the purchase process and we love our (secondhand but new to us) Moho to bits but ...... the follow up warranty guarantee is like pulling teeth. Being new to motor homing, it has taken us a while to suss out what was wrong and needing fixing under the warranty guarantee that the dealership offered. I have no doubt that if we were seasoned Motorhomers, we would have picked up these issues before we parted with our cash but we didn't. Hey ho!
    If I was Lord Sugar ....... a certain aftersales manager based in the north east would have been fired weeks ago because we are still waiting to have some of these issues sorted.
    We have also asked them to provide quotes for thousands of pounds worth of extras (bike racks, roof rack for kayaks, roof ladder, full winterisation but 3 weeks later we haven't heard a single word. Clearly they don't want our money!!
    So ..... can anyone recommend a north east company that might like the colour of our money?
     
  19. Neckender

    Neckender Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2007
    Messages:
    971
    Likes Received:
    1,174
    Location:
    Stoke on Trent or Benidorm
    Malcolm's motorhomes, Goldenhill, Stoke on Trent one man dealer ship he is great to deal with.

    AEG motorhomes Stourbridge NO COMMENT.

    John.
     
  20. Bertie Bassett

    Bertie Bassett Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2014
    Messages:
    2,743
    Likes Received:
    8,714
    Officer Crabtree's bean at yur keybroad agin Dibs.:D
     
Loading...

Share This Page