Sydney RV (Penrith and Narrabeen) no longer Avida / Winnebago dealers.

Submitted: Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 10:13
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Have you seen that Winnebago / Avida have announced that they have "parted ways" with Sydney RV, certainly to date the biggest motorhome dealers in NSW. Looks like Avida / Winne buyers will have to go to smaller dealers in Newcastle or the south coast.

This may create difficulties with Winne / Avida warranty claims in future, I can't imagine that Sydney RV will do warranty work for units sold around oz by other dealers. There's also a question whether other dealers will provide warranty for any units Sydney RV sell from now on as they sell out their Winne / Avida stocks.

Worth checking out very closely before buying.

Stay safe out there
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TJ
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Reply By: wombat100 - Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 15:31

Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 15:31
Dunno about that. I was at the Penrith place this morning and it was still chockers with Winnies and Avidas

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Follow Up By: steamfire01 - Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 21:02

Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 21:02
Stay tuned Wombat.
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TJ
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Follow Up By: X_PAC6969 - Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 at 16:51

Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 at 16:51
i was also at Sydney RV Penrith last P/H Monday still had Winies there
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Reply By: X_PAC6969 - Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 18:25

Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 18:25
Just had a look at Sydney RV web site and bith Winnie and Avida are still listed on there
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Follow Up By: steamfire01 - Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 21:03

Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 21:03
Try looking up dealers on the Winnebago site !!!
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 23:06

Thursday, Oct 03, 2013 at 23:06
There is no way I would call Avida Newcastle a small outfit. Their storage and work sheds go a long way back from the highway.

Regarding Warranty, The person retailing an item is responsible for the warranty service. Other parties can contract to carry out the work, it's a matter of negotiation amongst all three parties (retailer, service agent and you) for warranty work to be carried out by organisations other than the retailer or his agent.
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Follow Up By: steamfire01 - Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 00:08

Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 00:08
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What I said in the post above is;
"Worth checking out very closely before buying".

It appears that Sydney RV are no longer Avida / Winnebago dealers, although they do have quite large stocks of new vehicles.

The purchaser of a new Avida / Winnebago from them would be well advised to ensure that full warranty applies, including warranty repair of their unit by remaining Winnebago dealers across Aust.

I make no claims one way or the other. I have no connection with either company, nor do I have any stake in whether they are or are not Avida / Winnebago dealers

All I suggest is that buyers are told of the fact that Sydney RV are no longer Avida / Winnebago dealers and the buyers are given clear and unambiguous details of their warranty.

Stay safe out there
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TJ
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 08:03

Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 08:03
New Avida stock would have supplied by the manufacturer when Sydney RV were still agents. If push came to shove do you think the a builder of that statue would cut the new owners adrift.

Get real TJ
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Follow Up By: steamfire01 - Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 18:05

Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 18:05
Peter D
I presume you mean stature.

I'm about as real as you can get, I have worked in the motor industry and have been involved in warranty matters.

I still say "Worth checking out very closely before buying".

If I was spending that sort of dough I would want full disclosure from the dealer and warranty matters spelled out from the manufacturer rather than just thinking it would all be all right.

Stay safe out there
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