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Oscar Mike

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Nexus RV
« on: January 08, 2014, 10:26:43 AM »
Does anyone have firsthand experience with Nexus RV. I am looking hard at the Nexus Ghost 34G, and I am curious about their customer service, and after the sale experiences. I know that they have only been in business for a few years. They seem to put together a nice package.
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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2014, 03:25:51 PM »
Due diligence! I looked for used values.... none found. How many units have they produced?

Dan

Oscar Mike

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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2014, 04:16:30 PM »
 
Due diligence! I looked for used values.... none found. How many units have they produced?
Dan

I am doing that research right now. I don't find much about them anywhere, and like you I couldn't find many used units on the interweb. I have seen their units at the Pomona RV Show last October, and I was impressed.
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lil tippy

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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2014, 05:00:10 PM »
I live close to them and have toured their factory. Quality was good and can custom build to your desire. I have not driven a Ghost, but really like the model and would give it strong consideration if it was in my price range.
Good luck.

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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2014, 06:01:58 PM »
I live close to them and have toured their factory. Quality was good and can custom build to your desire. I have not driven a Ghost, but really like the model and would give it strong consideration if it was in my price range.
Good luck.

The one thing that is good about dealing with NeXus, via long distance is that there are no strong-arm tactics during the sales phase... :)
John & Susan
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Oscar Mike

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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2014, 07:08:47 AM »
After a lot of searching, and a lot of questions back and forth, we've changed gears once again, and are looking at the Nexus Viper 29V and the Winnebago Aspect 30J. Nexus puts the 29V in the B+ Class (http://www.nexusrv.com/viper29v_photogallery.php). The Winnebago Aspect is a Class C (http://www.findlayrv.com/new/Winnebago/2014-Winnebago-Aspect-las-vegas-nv-729c17570a0a00491003b61c5a5a8d9a.htm).

The Winnebago is currently available at our local Winnebago Dealer, the Viper must be ordered and is 8-10 weeks out.
The Viper can be modified in manufacturing to our specific needs and desires. We can eliminate the dinette and have two Lambright Recliners installed ($2,500.00) (http://www.braddandhall.com/productcart/pc/catalog/lazyrelaxred_2275_large.jpg)
The floor plans are very similar. (http://www.nexusrv.com/viper29v_floorplan.php and http://www.gowinnebago.com/products/2014/aspect/floorplans/)
The Viper does NOT have night stands next to the bed, the Aspect does.
The Aspect has a "Sleep Number" style bed, the Viper we can upgrade to the Sleep Number mattress ($1,400.00)
The Viper does not have the aluminum cover over the awning, the Aspect does.
Both are LED throughout
The Televisions and mounting in the Viper are better.

Winnebago has decades producing motor homes and has an extensive dealership network. Nexus has been in business since 2010 and relies on independent service shops for warranty work.

It's decision time in order to do some traveling this summer...I sure wish I had an accurate crystal ball... :-\







John & Susan
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SeilerBird

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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2014, 07:56:08 AM »
The Winnebago is currently available at our local Winnebago Dealer, the Viper must be ordered and is 8-10 weeks out.
The Viper can be modified in manufacturing to our specific needs and desires. We can eliminate the dinette and have two Lambright Recliners installed ($2,500.00)
John - Just about every RV manufacturer in existence will custom make an RV for you. I toured the Winnebago factory in Forest City Iowa and they said on the tour that something like 95% of the RVs they make are customs. That is the one huge advantage to buying new.
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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2014, 08:06:42 AM »
I asked our local Winnebago dealer and I can only get the modifications done, i.e., replacing the dinette with Lambright Recliners, in the aftermarket market. I tried to order one custom and was told they don't do custom modifications on the production line at Winnebago. It might be that the Aspect Class Motor Home is a tight margin product and any production line modifications would tie up the assembly line...

John & Susan
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SeilerBird

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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2014, 08:11:04 AM »
It sounds to me like they are overstocked and trying to move out last years models. Try another dealer.
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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2014, 08:43:54 AM »
Mike,

Several years ago a large Winny dealer, LaMesa, told me that they wouldn't do modifications, but that they would do deletes - ie ship with no dinette. This is from a salesman and he didn't every say how much credit $$ would be given. Since I didn't order the coach I have no way of knowing if what the salesman said is actually true.

ken
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Oscar Mike

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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2014, 09:00:12 AM »
Mike,
Several years ago a large Winny dealer, LaMesa, told me that they wouldn't do modifications, but that they would do deletes - ie ship with no dinette. This is from a salesman and he didn't every say how much credit $$ would be given. Since I didn't order the coach I have no way of knowing if what the salesman said is actually true.
ken

Sounds like a good question to ask, and one I hadn't thought of before, thank you.
John & Susan
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2005 Jeep Wrangler X, Toad
New Grandpa 9/15/2014
Expectant Grand-Father! 2/2015(?)
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Oscar Mike

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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2014, 01:53:40 PM »
I tossed out some bait and made an offer on the Nexus Viper 29V...I offered 10% under asking price which equates to about 22% under MSRP. Now I wait and see if they take the offer, I'm thinking they'll comeback with 5% under asking...plus taxes and fees of course.
John & Susan
2014 Winnebago Aspect 30J
2005 Jeep Wrangler X, Toad
New Grandpa 9/15/2014
Expectant Grand-Father! 2/2015(?)
Northwest Las Vegas, NV

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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2014, 03:38:02 PM »
John,

For a small manufacturer I was impressed with our tour of the plant. They were very open and honest with answers to questions.

I was able to watch several workers for a while and the seem to be careful in their work. Like all RVs they are built to a price point, but at least the execution of the work looked very good. At their price level I haven't seen any rigs that are better.  It would be great to be there while yours is built, if not possible I would see if he could take pictures during construction - particularly of the plumbing and wiring before it is all covered and concealed.

We toured the plant because the Viper 27V has a floor plan we really like. We probably won't buy new, but I wanted to see the construction if we do decide to buy a used one in a few years.

ken
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demoon

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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2014, 04:36:37 PM »
It appears that Nexus makes a great product with good pricing.  I am disappointed that I was not able to get close on a deal due to trade-in value.  They deal wholesale for wholesale and that just won't work for me.  Might take a shot a selling my rig outright.

Oscar Mike

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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2014, 05:40:51 PM »
It appears that NeXus is going to accept my offer. I received a positive response, and I am now waiting for a Purchase Agreement to seal the deal...more waiting.
John & Susan
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2005 Jeep Wrangler X, Toad
New Grandpa 9/15/2014
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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2014, 10:30:36 PM »
John, Congratulations!
I'm sure that you and Susan will be happy with the new Nexus. Keep us posted.

ken
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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2014, 01:58:09 AM »
Oscar Mike and all,

Thanks for pointing these out.  Like lil tippy, we live pretty close to the manufacture. There are several RV Shows in the area over the next few weeks and I am hoping they will be present at one.

I checked out the "C's" and found the holding tanks for black and grey were small 20 gallons. Not a problem if your hooked up but would be one if your boondocking.
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Oscar Mike

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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2014, 07:24:23 AM »
Oscar Mike and all,
I checked out the "C's" and found the holding tanks for black and grey were small 20 gallons. Not a problem if your hooked up but would be one if your boondocking.

You make a good point. We really do not boondock very often, but we do dry camp fairly frequently. As I've done my check list for the motor home, the holding tanks were overlooked. The holding tank size is not listed on their web page, so I've sent an email asking. I do know that the holding tank bays are heated...While not a deal breaker it is important information...thanks for pointing it out.
John & Susan
2014 Winnebago Aspect 30J
2005 Jeep Wrangler X, Toad
New Grandpa 9/15/2014
Expectant Grand-Father! 2/2015(?)
Northwest Las Vegas, NV

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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2014, 07:32:14 AM »
Too new of a company for my blood.... They have a nice product: my issue would be cash flow, something I know you know alot
about. How small is their fine print? My crystal ball says the Winne is a better overall bet.

Good luck

Dan

Oscar Mike

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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2014, 07:42:39 AM »
Too new of a company for my blood.... They have a nice product: my issue would be cash flow, something I know you know alot
about. How small is their fine print? My crystal ball says the Winne is a better overall bet. Good luck Dan

You make a good point, and not one that we have not thought about. Funny thing is, I have not found any small print...the one thing that they are good at along with most sales people, is that they don't volunteer information. If you ask they answer in a straight forward manner. They have a "if they don't ask, don't tell policy"... ;)

My wife and I discussed the possibility of their longevity yesterday evening, and we don't have any clear cut answers. I look at this way, there was a time that we were only in business for a few years and were having to explain our liquidity to our clients. We now are celebrating our 20th year in business this year. It is a risk though, no doubt about it.

I would like to have your crystal ball...
John & Susan
2014 Winnebago Aspect 30J
2005 Jeep Wrangler X, Toad
New Grandpa 9/15/2014
Expectant Grand-Father! 2/2015(?)
Northwest Las Vegas, NV

lil tippy

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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2014, 09:22:53 AM »
John, Congratulations!
I'm sure that you and Susan will be happy with the new Nexus. Keep us posted.

ken

I was not surprised as they are eager to move their coaches.  I really like their Super C Ghost, just wish they were more flexible on the price.  Good luck with your purchase.  I don't think you will find Nexus has any more problems then other RV manufacturers.

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Oscar Mike

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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2014, 02:55:33 PM »
After flip flopping endlessly between the 2014 Nexus Viper 29V and 2014 Winnebago Aspect 30J my wife talked me into taking a trip to the Winnebago dealer to see if they could come close to the number we have been discussing with NeXus. Winnebago matched the number after about 30 minutes of haggling. They offered 22% off the MSRP of $126,552.00.

I feel a little bad that I have to tell NeXus that I bought the Winnebago, but business is business.  I plopped a deposit down on the Winnebago and I pick it up on Friday.

With all things being equal we (my wife and I) decided to go with the known brand with a reputable dealer that I have over 30 years experience with.

This is my new RV...http://pictures.dealer.com/f/findlayrv/0706/28f7510d73111ee8cfc0de79e3799dc0x.jpg
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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2014, 07:44:31 PM »
Hi John,
Congratulations on purchase of your beautiful new Winnebago.  You happen to live where there is a great local chapter of WIT, the Vegas Rollers, check them out at  www.vegasrollersrv.com .  Iím sure they would like to invite you & Susan to a future outing so you can check them out. 
I have added La-Z-Boy recliners to two of our Winnebago Class Cs by  removing either a couch or dinette, let me know if you would like more info when you get to that point.
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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2014, 03:42:47 AM »
Congrats on the new RV! We looked at the Winnebago Views but found the cargo carrying capacities were way too low for us. In some cases less than 1000lbs. After we added our weights and factored in some of the other weights, there was very little extra we could take along. Other than that we really liked the Winnerbago models. Post some pics of the interior if you would be so kind.
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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2014, 07:58:13 AM »
Thanks for the good wishes!
John & Susan
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Oscar Mike

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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2014, 08:00:40 AM »
Congrats on the new RV! We looked at the Winnebago Views but found the cargo carrying capacities were way too low for us. In some cases less than 1000lbs. After we added our weights and factored in some of the other weights, there was very little extra we could take along. Other than that we really liked the Winnerbago models. Post some pics of the interior if you would be so kind.

Our Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) is around 1,900# in the Winnebago Aspect 30J. That is not a lot, but it is sufficient for us if we pack wisely and efficiently.
John & Susan
2014 Winnebago Aspect 30J
2005 Jeep Wrangler X, Toad
New Grandpa 9/15/2014
Expectant Grand-Father! 2/2015(?)
Northwest Las Vegas, NV

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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2014, 11:35:31 PM »
Mike,

Several years ago a large Winny dealer, LaMesa, told me that they wouldn't do modifications, but that they would do deletes - ie ship with no dinette. This is from a salesman and he didn't every say how much credit $$ would be given. Since I didn't order the coach I have no way of knowing if what the salesman said is actually true.

ken

If a LaMesa salesman said it, it was most likely not true.  I'm embarrassed to admit how much they misled us when we bought from them. 

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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2014, 01:43:41 AM »
John,

Congratulations on the new RV.  I too bought my RV at Findlay.  The sales guys were great, however, the service department has been terrible.  Their ability to follow through with timely service is the absolute worst I have ever seen.  If you have your new rig serviced at Findlay, be sure to stay on top of them as to ensure yours does not spend a month in the shop (which is where mine has been for the last month still waiting for repairs to be performed).
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Oscar Mike

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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2014, 05:49:32 AM »
John,

Congratulations on the new RV.  I too bought my RV at Findlay.  The sales guys were great, however, the service department has been terrible.  Their ability to follow through with timely service is the absolute worst I have ever seen.  If you have your new rig serviced at Findlay, be sure to stay on top of them as to ensure yours does not spend a month in the shop (which is where mine has been for the last month still waiting for repairs to be performed).

Have you spoken to Rueban, the General Manager. I have had to have a couple of conversations and I have had to write a couple of emails for that exact reason. You certainly do have to stay on top of the service guys at Findlay.
John & Susan
2014 Winnebago Aspect 30J
2005 Jeep Wrangler X, Toad
New Grandpa 9/15/2014
Expectant Grand-Father! 2/2015(?)
Northwest Las Vegas, NV

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Re: Nexus RV
« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2014, 08:24:42 PM »
Have not spoken with Rueben, but have dealt extensively with Kirk, the service manager and Brandy who is our service advisor.  They are very pleasant and always say the right things, but the follow through is non-existent.  Dropped our coach off this morning for further warranty repairs.  We will see how things go . . .
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