I read the reviews and thought "it couldn't possibly be that bad". I was wrong.
It is. We sold our home and bought our first RV (2017 Challenger) in April and have been transported into a nightmare where customer service does not exist and being ignorant is the norm. We had an appointment June 17, 2017 (yes it took two months to get an appointment for warranty work) which Thor had to get because Berkley is a joke. The manager (Danielle?) actually told us we would get better service if we had bought a more expensive rv.
They kept the coach for 7 business days and did nothing. We went and took it back because guess what - we live in it with our dogs and cat and could not afford $250 a night in a hotel that allows pets. They assured us that all the parts would be there in a few weeks and they would get us in right away when that happened. Four weeks later Thor and Berkley are fighting because Berkley claims the parts are not there and Thor has the receipt for the parts being shipped.
Again, Thor had to step in and get us an appointment in July. This time they kept the rv for 12 business days and again did nothing. I repeat nothing. After several phone calls and two trips to Berkley we were able to speak with the alleged new manager.
He was able to get his "workers" to address a few minor issues 4 days later. He assured us that as soon as Thor authorized the work (this should have been done in June; there is no reason given for why is was not done) the work would be done. Well it's been another 3 weeks and Berkley didn't bother to call re authorization for work. We had to make 6 phone calls to get the information.
I'm sure you already guessed - now it's another month before they can give us an appointment to do the work. They are all aware that we are stuck here until the work is done but apparently messing with other peoples lives to their detriment is what Berkley is all about. Thor and Berkley are aware that we live/sleep in the RV and have extended thousands of dollars on hotels. I have never experienced such ignorance and disrespect from a vendor.
It is shocking to me that Thor allows Berkley to act so unprofessional and tarnish their reputation. In my world if you are an authorized rep of a manufacturer you need to be professional and respectful of the people that purchase your products. Not happening with Thor or Berkley. We're not asking for much - we just want the rv that we purchased new to be fixed under the warranty.
However, I'm afraid that we have entered an alternative universe where ignorant employees run the show. Everyone from the sales person we dealt with (Barbara) to the service department has been horrible. So now it is September, nothing is fixed, it's getting cold at night, we cannot leave the area, and we don't have an appointment for another month. I'm done.
I have tried to be polite, respectful and professional about this to no avail. My advice to anyone dealing with Berkley: Do not buy a Thor and find some place more professional to purchase an rv from.
If you are already stuck with Thor and/or Berkley make sure you document everything so that you can file a 93A or Lemon Law against them. I will post again with the outcome.
Product or Service Mentioned: Camping World Rv Part Replacement.
Reason of review: Warranty issue.
Monetary Loss: $150000.
Preferred solution: Full refund.
Camping World Cons: Warranty not honored service is nonexistent.