LAZYDAYS RV | TAMPA (Yes or No? 👍 or 👎) EMPTY NESTERS to RV NEWBIES (FULL TIME RV LIVING UPDATE)



Have you been to Lazydays RV Tampa Florida (or know anyone who has)? Was your experience good or bad? Should we consider buying our first RV from Lazy Days RV Tampa or should we just move on? Please leave us some comments below and let us know if there are any other awesome RV Dealerships we should consider. Thanks!

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LAZYDAYS RV | TAMPA (Yes or No? 👍 or 👎) EMPTY NESTERS to RV NEWBIES (FULL TIME RV LIVING UPDATE)

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Follow our adventures (and probably some mishaps along the way) as we sell our house and most of our belongings to buy and live full time in an RV.

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26 thoughts on “LAZYDAYS RV | TAMPA (Yes or No? 👍 or 👎) EMPTY NESTERS to RV NEWBIES (FULL TIME RV LIVING UPDATE)

  • October 12, 2020 at 10:36 am
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    I have just started watching RV Diem. We live in Ft Mill and have been watching as many RV videos and have subscribed to many. We do not have an RV at this time but hoping one day to do so. We are each in our 70's, so we would be starting late in life. We have heard a lot of bad things about Lazydays RV Tampa and Camping World. We have been to a few RV Shows, the first in the Asheville area and then this past year the RV show in Charlotte. We also went through the manufacturing plant in Venice for Coach House RV's. We love Tiffin RV's. Good luck in your journey!

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  • October 12, 2020 at 10:36 am
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    From Ohio, was visiting my sister in Florida so took a morning, drive to Lazy Days to look at 5th Wheel toy haulers, also, because I had watched Changing Lanes video. Sales guy was nice, but was really disappointed with the lack of rigs to look at. Felt like a wasted trip. We know exactly what we’re looking for, so, the search continues.

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  • October 12, 2020 at 10:36 am
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    Lazy days was a no for us. We were just there 2 weeks ago and tried to buy a Tiffin. It took them 3 days to give us a finance decision and they wanted more money down than we had agreed on. We called North Trails RV in Fort Myers and they were beyond amazing before and after the sale. No games and definitely customer focused.

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  • October 12, 2020 at 10:36 am
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    We live in the Venice area. We went to a few dealer's. The two we liked best was North Trails in Ft Myers and Lazydays in Tampa. We wound up buying ours from Lazydays. They have been nothing but super nice to us. Getting the right salesperson is definitely the key. One time we went up our salesperson was on vacation, but when they have clean used coaches you have to leap on them fast! They don't stick around long. They pared us with a new salesperson and it was not a pleasant day. Our salesperson gave us a complete education on what to look for. What features you really want. What the good brands were and which ones to run away from. It took ten months for us to find our perfect coach. We bought a 2006 Monaco Dynasty. It is a 42' diesel pusher. The ride difference between gas and diesel is unreal and the ride in a good diesel pusher verses a lesser quality one is huge too. How many air bags does the coach have? A Berkshire has four. Our Monaco has ten. After we purchased Lazydays has a delivery lot. They highly encourage you to stay in the lot for a while. They sent Don over to show us how to use our RV. He spent almost a whole day with us. No one has ever cared if we shot video. Don said we could even video him in case we had questions later we could refer to the video. He said if we didn't want to shoot video to at least take notes. We stayed there for ten days. We found a couple of small things that needed fixing and they took care of it. They showed us how to dump and take on fresh water. They are the only dealer that offers a driving class that I know of. By taking it we got a $100 a year off our insurance. Every time we head north or come home we always stop into their resort for a couple of days just so we can say hi to everyone. We can't say enough good about them. I am so sorry you had a bad experience.

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  • October 12, 2020 at 10:36 am
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    We live in Clearwater so Lazy Days is very close to us, but i would love to share with you where and why we just bought our 2019 Thor Outlaw 38MB two weeks ago, and it wasn’t at Lazy Days! We’ve had RVs in the past including a 26’ travel trailer toyhauler and a 36’ 5th wheel toyhauler, and this buying experience was SO much better than any we’ve ever had or even imagined.
    We’re doing the same thing you are. Our beach condo is on the market and we’ll be hitting the road in the next month or so.

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  • October 12, 2020 at 10:36 am
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    Great update on your progress, your situation, I'm excited for you! My comments on dealerships, we can't buy from manufacturers, we have to buy from them. Do your best to get the best price possible. After sales service has never gone well for us and we've dealt with 4 different dealers over the years. We don't have much luck with dealers, any dealer, and we'll continue to deal directly with the manufacturer since in our case, that's possible. Don't mean to be negative about them but that's the bottom line. Having said that, trust your gut, it rarely leads you astray! Is there some kind of HDMI or Serial cable that can connect our brains? I would love to share all the mistakes I've made over the years with our many different RV's so you're adventure can be a little smoother? LOL

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  • October 12, 2020 at 10:36 am
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    Well that’s just weird. I wonder if you did get a person who was having a bad day or someone making up his own rules. Bummer.

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  • October 12, 2020 at 10:36 am
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    YouTube channel RV Texas Y’all drove all the way from Texas to Indiana to Mount Comfort RV (also have YouTube channel) outside of Indianapolis to purchase the Class A they now have and posted a positive review of experience. If you were to purchase a towable I would also suggest a dealer in northern Indiana where 90% of them are made. You can save thousands by not having to pay the delivery charges to your location, let me know if you want specific dealer info, we have used a great one for Forest River products. Don’t rule out a towable because of car issues for wife. If she needs a car, rental cars (many corporations prefer use of rentals rather than employee owned due to liability issues) are easy to get in most areas for her OR if really needed for you while she is gone, Uber.

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  • October 12, 2020 at 10:36 am
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    We had a negative experience at LazyDays in Tampa. We told them our price range and they almost immediately tried to convince us to go 30% higher without even getting to know our wish list and travel goals. The only good thing was they did allow us to wander the lot and roam in and out of models without being supervised. We were looking at pre-owned, and in general their prices were too high. It's a good place to go early in your RV search to get to see numerous makes and models and help narrow your search. Ultimately, Scott stayed tuned in to RVTrader daily for a few months to get a feel for the pre-owned market, and we ended up buying our RV from a private seller on that platform.

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  • October 12, 2020 at 10:36 am
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    LD is a mixed bag. I recently used LD to get my tow package for my motorhome/jeep installed. My experience was good. They are a huge dealership. I think they are a bit shy about filming – as several posted youtube videos about them that was very negative (channels Great Escape, Next Exit to name a few). I did get pricing from them during my search, but they were not very competitive on Tiffin Motorhomes. They do not sell Newmar. Total cash sales price was my major factor in purchasing – not service, etc, so I conducted a nationwide search.

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  • October 12, 2020 at 10:36 am
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    Great video! Good job!

    I like to watch “Big Bo” from Parkway RV in Georgia. They are on YouTube and have mostly used RVs. Family owned.

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  • October 12, 2020 at 10:36 am
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    Hi Michael, I would Certainly enjoy Live Streams on a monthly basis! Please please please, stay far away from Camping World and ThorMotorCoach. ThorMotorCoach bailed CampingWorld out when the economy tanked so they are in cahoots together. But not only that, I’m speaking from a very personal experience, they ( ThorMotorCoach and CampingWorld) have both put me and my family through torment for the last three years. We are having a Tiffin MotorCoach built, production starts on 5/6/19 I only wish I had done my homework before I made my purchase from ThorMotorCoach. Once I did ALL my homework I knew I wanted to be a part of the Tiffin Family. So the next very important part is where to purchase the coach? So I thought I would go straight to the top and ask Mr. Bob Tiffin who would he recommend… I live in the Triad area of NC. Bob Tiffin highly recommended Bob Ledford’s Adventure Motorhomes in Greer SC. Our salesman is Josh Martin and he is truly the nicest and most professional person I’ve ever known. I’ve made so many changes and upgrades to this coach and Josh has been so patient and knowledgeable and kind through this entire process. I thought since Bob Tiffin highly recommends them then certainly I can’t go wrong. Please know that the manufacturer and dealership go hand in hand and these two Companies are the most important part of this very expensive investment. I’m wishing you and lovely Tiffany all the very best in this very exciting new lifestyle change!

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  • October 12, 2020 at 10:36 am
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    Sorry for the lengthy comment but we want to share our unbias opinion. We bought from Camping World. Camping World is great at selling RVs. You can get a great deal there. We did. Camping World got a bad rep because people expect Camping World to prioritize their warranty work. They will never do that. Their specialty is selling RVs, not fixing RVs. Our advice is buy from wherever you can get the best deal. If you have an issue with your RV, take it to a place that specializes in RV warranty work. There are plenty out there. (Camping World is not one; lol).

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  • October 12, 2020 at 10:36 am
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    Holy smokes…..NO VIDEOing??? Walk away. There are too many dealers out there that will treat you guys with respect. Good luck on your search and keep us posted. Great video!

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  • October 12, 2020 at 10:36 am
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    Can't recommend Lazy Days to you, but North Trail in Fort Myers is worth a look imho. When you get serious, check out https://www.mountcomfortrv.com/ and their youtube channel. Very thorough and informative presentations/reviews of the various RV types and brands. Ask for Chris, you won't be sorry. Happy hunting!

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  • October 12, 2020 at 10:36 am
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    If you want to look at floorplans go to pplmotorhomes.com , a large consignment dealer in TX, that has tons of photos to look at. They will also email you a booklet about 8 mistakes to avoid when buying.

    I didn't believe people who told me that it would take three RVs before I found what I wanted. . . . 1 used motorhome and 1 used travel trailer later I have purchased a new T@B. They are not for everyone, but perfect for me, I think-so far.

    The point is that it's hard to know how you are going to travel and what your needs will be when you have never done it before. For example, if you are going to travel fast and stay 1 or 2 days at a time a motorhome might be best – pulling a towed car. If you are planning to stop for a month or more at a time a 5th wheel offers a bit more living space. A 40 foot motorhome or fifth wheel can be intimidating to drive, park, get gas etc. Test drive a big motorhome before you buy one.

    As to Camping World, I'm sure there are good ones and bad ones as far as service goes, but if you are planning to finance I would beware. RV Odd Couple has a video about their financing experience that would be good warning to anyone shopping at CW. I am enjoying your preparations.

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  • October 12, 2020 at 10:36 am
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    Please check out Rv Show Usa they talk about the do’s and don’t and talk about camping world 🌎 tactics on cheating the buyer. Good luck on selling your home. Happy travels

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  • October 12, 2020 at 10:36 am
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    Please watch the video from The Next Exit they had a-lot of issues with service etc from Lazy days in Florida. You got excellent advice on not buying from Camping World their financing is a scam and you will also find videos on YouTube showing their crazy numbers on financing. My wife and I love watching your videos and seeing how your transition from sticks and bricks to an RV. We have been full time for almost three years and would not go back to sticks and bricks. Looking forward to see what you and your wife finally decide on. Best wishes my friends.
    Mel& Nette

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  • October 12, 2020 at 10:36 am
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    The conventional wisdom in the RV World, from most seasoned, long term, full timers is this: Do not buy from Camping World or Lazy Days. Period. A YT channel called "Next Exit" has an exhaustive 5 parts series on his experience on getting his class A repaired. The YT channel "Great Escape" also has a great video on their experience. Unfortunately, the norm in the business is,…"Once you are out the door,…..you are on your own." This is especially true when you buy used. It is hard, if not impossible for your viewers to recommend a dealer for you because we all need more, definitive detailed info. You have to narrow things down. I have a TON of advice for you on CLASS A's after three years, but less so on 5th wheels. We need to know: What Type are you going to end up with? New or used? Budget? Can you fix things? Do you like shiny things? How long till you sell it? What is you ideal narrative on how you are going to use it? Once your audience gets some of these selection check boxes made, we will all chime in,…….

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