Wow, where do I start? April of 2008 I brought my 1996 Bounder 34J to Orange County RV to sell through consignment. Everything seemed fine. Official contract, professionalism, and we (my wife and I) held onto the title.
Since that time my family had moved to Phoenix for two incredible job oppurtunities. Life has been wonderful here in AZ. So, I called the dealership in august of 2008 to find out how things are going and he said that things were slow but assured me things would get better. Fast forward to December of 2008. I gave a call to OC RV to find out if it had been sold and if not, I would like to schedule a date to come and pick it up since our contract with OC RV had expired. He didn't like that. He tried everything in the book to convince me otherwise. So we agreed that I would give them till the first week of january 2009. And I did.
I called them in the beginning of the second week. No answer...left a messege. I called about 4 or 5 days later. No answer...left a messege. (see where I'm going with this?) Evidently, they went out of business in January 2009 and sold my RV for a small percentage of the asking price and pocketed the money. From what I understand, they did this to 7 RV owners who trusted them. They promptly filed for bankruptcy and California DMV told me they moved out of the state soon afterwards.
Since all of this has taken place, I'm no further ahead than when I first started. The Irvine Police could care less as they continually refused to call me back and when they finally did, they told me it was civil and good luck. My insurance company (Progressive) jerked me around for almost 4 months and then told me that they did not consider it a loss and refused to cover it. My own lawyer, that I pay for, doesn't really have any interest. And on top of it all, California has 3rd party protection for the people who bought my RV and absolutely no protection for me, the real victim.
Pros: They're pros alright. Pro garbage!
Cons: Yes, they're a bunch of cons....con artists.
Beware of this slippery dealership. Visited and looked a family Lazy Daze rv for beach days....took my husband back to see it also. Although it was overpriced the dealership offered a 5 year warrenty so we scheduled an appt via phone to test drive and get more detailed history on the rig and hopefully bring it home. Showed up at our scheduled time....my serious inquires to availbility of service records and body/water damage that may have occurred (rig was 20 years old) were sidestepped with scripted responses. More incredible, is that I was refused a test drive unless I was "ready to buy today"...they were not joking. No testdrive unless you are going to buy. Although I came there that day with my checkbook in hand and excitement about the purchase I left without a rig and a sick feeling that these guys are even allowed to do busisness wiht the public.
We finally found a great Lazy Daze via Craigs List...origional owner, all service records provided without hesitation, miles are comperable and the price was four thousand dollars LESS than the delearship.
So good luck...private party can work out very well if you do your homework and deal with a honest seller.