a little disappointing

thecakerator

Active Member
Jul 3, 2008
242
MI
Well yesterday me, my sister, my brother and all our spouses loaded up into one car, drove almost two hours, and finally checked out Camping World. I would have to say we were all a little disappointed. The store itself was about the size of our local downtown pharmacy store with plenty of stuff for the larger motor homes, washing machines, refrigerators, tow bars and sleep number beds, but the actual usable stuff for a pop up was no more then what is located in the camping aisle at wal mart. We all thought it was going to be a great store to check out and load up on goodies but we all left feeling cheated. Are all camping world stores this size with such a small quantity?

1995 Viking 175SD
Pulled by our 1995 Grand Am
and a wing and a prayer!
 

Luv2ridebikes

Super Active Member
Apr 17, 2005
1,942
Granger, IN
Camping Worlds vary in size, but from my experience they can barely spell Pop Up. I ordered my BAL Leveler through them because they had a great online price. When it came into the local store, the parts counter asked if they could open it because they had never seen one. If it has canvas, they aren't real dedicated.

Steve & Deb (boys are grown & gone)
Aspen & Riley (the 4 legged children)
05 Fleetwood Sequoia & lot's of bikes! <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_bike.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Bicycle"><img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_bike.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Bicycle">
 

theseus

Living the Darkside...
Silver Supporting Member
Feb 6, 2007
3,553
Centerville, OH
Yes you will find that the local Camping Worlds generally should be named RV World. Sometimes though they have good deals online.

Bruce ______________
2004 Expedition & 2000 Palomino Mustang SL-SG-FT
http://www.thecampingchild.com
 

fishguy1313

Active Member
Nov 14, 2008
346
I bought my pop up at Camping World in Council Bluffs, IA. To make a long story short, I won't ever do business with them again.

2005 Dodge Ram 1500 HEMI - Tow Vehicle
2005 Fleetwood Utah - Pop Up
 

Sugarbugga

Member
Mar 7, 2009
22
Me and my husband went to Camping World over the weekend also and I have to say that I was very disappointed too. They had nothing for pop ups and the everyday things that you need you can get a Wally World much cheaper. We went down the road a little ways to Campers Corner and found all the things that we needed.

Sandra
 

apachejeep

Active Member
Feb 16, 2009
593
Santa Ynez, California
I believe also that in the present economy if CW does nothing to adjust to the common folks, they will go the way of the big RV dinosaurs.

PUP***1973 Apache Mesa
TV***1997 Wrangler Sahara
"When all else fails use a bigger hammer"
 

thecakerator

Active Member
Jul 3, 2008
242
MI
well it is nice to hear that other people think the same that we thought .... I had read a lot of great reviews on this site about that store, that is why we all decided to trek on down there ... so I guess we won't be doing that again!

1995 Viking 175SD
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer
 

He Ruide

Active Member
Sep 22, 2007
694
I guess all CWs are not created the same. I've been to the one near Houston, TX and always wish I would leave my credit cards at home. This store is quite large with lots of stuff that can be used by a PUP owner. I spent enough that it paid for my membership card. I've gotten books, propane adapters, water pressure regulator & gage, outdoor mat & carrying case and my favorite camping hat. They have camping stoves, propane & adapters, fresh and gray water hoses, totes & adapters, stabilizers, Lynx blocks, electrical cords & adapters etc.

Ruide

My Mods and Pics and My Weekly Blog
Fleetwood Evolution E3, Hummer H2, Blue Ox SwayPro WDH and Honda EU 3000 Generator
 

VA Caver

Active Member
Mar 7, 2008
323
So far, the Camping World near here has had everything I've wanted for my pop-up. Except for the new awning I wanted, that is.
 

Nascar Fan

Super Active Member
Nov 18, 2008
1,510
Washington, PA
My DW and me went to the Camping World in Roanoke last September while we were on a recon trip. I was not impressed and a lot disappointed. Well, I can say I went to see one and won't bother again. Get better bargains on the net at rv stores.

Gary & DW Colleen
05 Rockwood Freedom
03 Chevy Express
 

Nut

Member
Mar 24, 2009
10
Warrenville, Il.
They must not be doing too well cause they closed the one by me in Bolingbrook.

Carl and Colleen, Tango the Beagle
2008 Rockwood 190XR
2007 Dodge 1500 4x4
 

Luv2ridebikes

Super Active Member
Apr 17, 2005
1,942
Granger, IN
When they closed the local store, they sent out an announcement that they had relocated to serve me better! All I have to do now is drive at least 2 hours the closest "relocation". Whoever dreamed up that marketing piece needs to pursue a different career. My membership expired that same year and they just can't understand why I don't renew, despite being the high cost online provider for most things.

Steve & Deb (boys are grown & gone)
Aspen & Riley (the 4 legged children)
05 Fleetwood Sequoia & lot's of bikes! <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_bike.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Bicycle"><img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_bike.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Bicycle">
 

dmaerz

Active Member
Feb 3, 2009
233
My experience was similar to everyone else. Even when looking for items for my mom's RV, they were overpriced and short on supply. Our local dealer was friendlier and easier to work with.
 

01YZF6

Dothan, AL
Apr 5, 2008
2,336
Mt. Washington, NH
we visited the one in Dothan, AL and it was MASSIVE! they had 2 sides to it, the RV/sales side and the Store side...

could not have been a nicer group of persons that tried to help us on the store side....knowledgeable and not pushy, very relaxed and let us try things out and look beyond the packaging....very cool

then we stepped over to the RV sid jus to let the kids see the COOOAACHESSSSS ( they were really long)

forget it ! we had a salesman up our butt every second, even followed us inside and started to PITCH us on the features.... after we told several that we were not BUYING ! went over to the parts area and browsed a bit...parts guy answered questions and was very informed about all types of campers....

overall we were happy with the store.... of course each place is different....
 

Funrover

Active Member
Mar 7, 2008
365
Been to a couple... each a few times.. each time is a different experiance. I will say they have always treated my parents with the utmost respect ( but they have a 5th not a pup).
 

TX_F2

Super Active Member
Mar 30, 2008
1,041
Texas
The Camping World in New Braunfels, TX is the closest one to me. My experience is pretty much the same as the majority of posts here.

When I had my Class A motor home, they seemed to have a lot of items for it, but now that I have a PUP I rarely see anything for them.
 

gsellers

Member
May 2, 2008
46
Evergreen, CO
The Wheat Ridge, Colorado one is good sized. Took our Sun Valley in for a bearing lube, they lubed the bearings on the popup parked next to ours...who didn't order that. Wonder if they make mistakes like that with the big rvs? Never bought anything major there, just little stuff.
 




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