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Four owners discuss the reasons why they chose HitchHiker

I read the below four posts on the NuWa Owners Forum, and felt they offered some good information that visitors to the NuWa website may find useful.  These are examples of what we hear so often, that customers study other brands, and identify unique features of the HitchHiker that cause them to have a "lasting impression" versus a "first impression." 

--Mike Mitchell, CEO



Re: Which ones did you consider?
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2008, 01:26:52 PM »

We owned a Holiday Rambler 33ft rear kitchen model and after every small trip we needed to reload the cabinets as everything seemed to move around and tip over.  We were planning our retirement and new stick home and knew we needed a rig to live in for at least a year in SD.  We looked at NuWa at our local dealer and they just didn't seem to stock many models and we were not able to get much info on NuWa.  They were much more interested in selling Keystone products.  (As an aside, they no longer stock NuWa products. )  We also looked at Forest River brands and Carriage and several other brands.  Anyway, we found a 06 KZ Escalade that was a few inches short of 40 ft.  It had so many standard and optional features we really loved it.  Side by side fridg, fireplace, huge rear entertainment system, even a front door bell  ), and the list goes on .  The features blinded us to many facts.  This thing was long and heavy .  We bought it and lived in it for about 9 months.  The first time I hit the scales fully loaded it was a TON over our GVCWR.  How was I ever going to loose 2K lbs   Also, it was difficult to manuver in RV parks, etc.  After a trip to Arizona and a snow storm in April of 06 here in SD, we knew this rig though very livable, was not right for our plans.  I took it in for service at our local KZ dealer and the dealer was also a NuWa dealer.  He had many more models on the lot and that started the inevitable comparison and we bought our current rig. 

The RSB design is the biggest seller for us.  We will never have any other bathroom style.  The small toilet rooms just are not for us.  Then the quality and factory desire to make this just right for us, was the final win-over.  Everything we wanted the factory to do, was, "OK, we can do that".  It was a joy to buy from NuWa.  We have not a single regret and enjoy every moment in our DA. 

Don
Here is a link to the original post on the NuWa Owners Forum


 « Reply #17 on: February 01, 2008, 10:50:17 AM » 

We started out looking at the Prowler AX6. At that time there was only a small hand full of brands that offered the RSB bath that we liked so well. But after investigation and a measuring tape, we decided that it wouldn't fit in the driveway (Thank God). At that time we had an ALFA Sun 30' that wasn't that bad except for the head area  (broom closet). We looked at Mobile Suites, Sunnybrook, Ceder Creek, and had a deal and deposit going on an `06 Grand Junction. I got the coldest feet after we left that dealer and decided to do more looking on the internet. I found a dealer in the Tacoma area that had HitchHikers. We looked at all the models picture and just had to drive down there and see the DA 33CKRSB. The moment we walked into the unit it felt like home. It felt stable, warm not drafty, and had substance not smoke and mirrors. The fit and finish was the best we'd seen. The bath area was everything we had dreamed of. We knew this was the brand we wanted. I had looked at all the construction videos (walls) truck driving on wall, the DEMCO videos etc. I called the other dealer we had been working with and cancelled the deal. We never looked back. We've seen the rest, and now we own the best.

Thanks NUWA,

Darin & Diane
Here is a link to the original post on the NuWa Owners Forum


 « Reply #15 on: February 01, 2008, 08:58:17 AM » 

We sifted thru various manufacturer's, 4 large rv shows over a two year period, and several different floor plan ideas over the same two year period.  Weight, quality and floor plan eliminated the majority of the manufacturer's.

In the final stages, we actually had the Carriage Cameo ranked number one, with NuWa number two, but both floor plans were nearly identical.  We went to our local Carriage dealer and got an inexperienced saleman that caused us to become immediately cautious.  When we began the pricing/negotiation process, there was a question regarding the actual MSRP, and neither the dealer nor Carriage themselves would clarify the MSRP issue, even after several attempts.  My feeling was that if you cant clarify the MSRP, it makes it impossible to actually determine the % discount we were actually getting, which leads to the question are we getting a fair deal or not. 

Since the MSRP issue wasnt resolved, we went to our number two choice.  We found that NuWa not only published a specific MSRP on each model, we also found that the options also had MSRP's.  We also found that the dealer discount was relatively consistent thru out the US, and that the CEO of NuWa had actually posted a comment that referred to discount.  By combining the pricing issues, and the general tone of the NuWa owner's forum, it didnt take us long to move NuWa to number one.  That prompted a trip to Chanute where all of our questions were answered and our expectations were met.

We then went to our local NuWa dealer, and amazingly we found him to be forthright and literally within minutes, I was convinced our dealer was honest and trustworthy, and his pricing structure was in line with our expectations.  For us that meant YAHTZEE!  We ordered our HH II the same day and took delivery in Mid-Dec.

Rick and Cheryl
Here is a link to the original post on the NuWa Owners Forum

« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2008, 10:59:54 AM » 

We bought our first 5th wheel for the price (used) and the layout.  Aren't they all pretty much the same?  We will be buying our next based on quality, service, layout and reputation.  It will obviously be a NUWA and that is because of the great web site NUWA has and the Owner's Forum.  Both have been a wealth of information.   When we actually saw our first Hitchiker, it only confirmed what had been said here and on the NUWA web site.   My only problem is in deciding which one I like the best.  Every time I narrow it down, they come up with a new design that has me re-evaluating again.  Thanks everyone for all your help. 

richardb1952 
Here is a link to the original post on the NuWa Owners Forum


We felt visitors to www.nuwa.com would be interested in the above comments, which were used with permission of the NuWa Owners Forum members.

Note: The NuWa Owners Forum is not affiliated with NuWa in any way, however we do occasionally participate in some of the discussions, and share our viewpoint with members. For more information, visit the group at
www.nuwaowners.org

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    Four owners discuss the reasons why they chose HitchHiker

    I read the below four posts on the NuWa Owners Forum, and felt they offered some good information that visitors to the NuWa website may find useful.  These are examples of what we hear so often, that customers study other brands, and identify unique features of the HitchHiker that cause them to have a "lasting impression" versus a "first impression." 

    --Mike Mitchell, CEO



    Re: Which ones did you consider?
    « Reply #24 on: February 01, 2008, 01:26:52 PM »

    We owned a Holiday Rambler 33ft rear kitchen model and after every small trip we needed to reload the cabinets as everything seemed to move around and tip over.  We were planning our retirement and new stick home and knew we needed a rig to live in for at least a year in SD.  We looked at NuWa at our local dealer and they just didn't seem to stock many models and we were not able to get much info on NuWa.  They were much more interested in selling Keystone products.  (As an aside, they no longer stock NuWa products. )  We also looked at Forest River brands and Carriage and several other brands.  Anyway, we found a 06 KZ Escalade that was a few inches short of 40 ft.  It had so many standard and optional features we really loved it.  Side by side fridg, fireplace, huge rear entertainment system, even a front door bell  ), and the list goes on .  The features blinded us to many facts.  This thing was long and heavy .  We bought it and lived in it for about 9 months.  The first time I hit the scales fully loaded it was a TON over our GVCWR.  How was I ever going to loose 2K lbs   Also, it was difficult to manuver in RV parks, etc.  After a trip to Arizona and a snow storm in April of 06 here in SD, we knew this rig though very livable, was not right for our plans.  I took it in for service at our local KZ dealer and the dealer was also a NuWa dealer.  He had many more models on the lot and that started the inevitable comparison and we bought our current rig. 

    The RSB design is the biggest seller for us.  We will never have any other bathroom style.  The small toilet rooms just are not for us.  Then the quality and factory desire to make this just right for us, was the final win-over.  Everything we wanted the factory to do, was, "OK, we can do that".  It was a joy to buy from NuWa.  We have not a single regret and enjoy every moment in our DA. 

    Don
    Here is a link to the original post on the NuWa Owners Forum


     « Reply #17 on: February 01, 2008, 10:50:17 AM » 

    We started out looking at the Prowler AX6. At that time there was only a small hand full of brands that offered the RSB bath that we liked so well. But after investigation and a measuring tape, we decided that it wouldn't fit in the driveway (Thank God). At that time we had an ALFA Sun 30' that wasn't that bad except for the head area  (broom closet). We looked at Mobile Suites, Sunnybrook, Ceder Creek, and had a deal and deposit going on an `06 Grand Junction. I got the coldest feet after we left that dealer and decided to do more looking on the internet. I found a dealer in the Tacoma area that had HitchHikers. We looked at all the models picture and just had to drive down there and see the DA 33CKRSB. The moment we walked into the unit it felt like home. It felt stable, warm not drafty, and had substance not smoke and mirrors. The fit and finish was the best we'd seen. The bath area was everything we had dreamed of. We knew this was the brand we wanted. I had looked at all the construction videos (walls) truck driving on wall, the DEMCO videos etc. I called the other dealer we had been working with and cancelled the deal. We never looked back. We've seen the rest, and now we own the best.

    Thanks NUWA,

    Darin & Diane
    Here is a link to the original post on the NuWa Owners Forum


     « Reply #15 on: February 01, 2008, 08:58:17 AM » 

    We sifted thru various manufacturer's, 4 large rv shows over a two year period, and several different floor plan ideas over the same two year period.  Weight, quality and floor plan eliminated the majority of the manufacturer's.

    In the final stages, we actually had the Carriage Cameo ranked number one, with NuWa number two, but both floor plans were nearly identical.  We went to our local Carriage dealer and got an inexperienced saleman that caused us to become immediately cautious.  When we began the pricing/negotiation process, there was a question regarding the actual MSRP, and neither the dealer nor Carriage themselves would clarify the MSRP issue, even after several attempts.  My feeling was that if you cant clarify the MSRP, it makes it impossible to actually determine the % discount we were actually getting, which leads to the question are we getting a fair deal or not. 

    Since the MSRP issue wasnt resolved, we went to our number two choice.  We found that NuWa not only published a specific MSRP on each model, we also found that the options also had MSRP's.  We also found that the dealer discount was relatively consistent thru out the US, and that the CEO of NuWa had actually posted a comment that referred to discount.  By combining the pricing issues, and the general tone of the NuWa owner's forum, it didnt take us long to move NuWa to number one.  That prompted a trip to Chanute where all of our questions were answered and our expectations were met.

    We then went to our local NuWa dealer, and amazingly we found him to be forthright and literally within minutes, I was convinced our dealer was honest and trustworthy, and his pricing structure was in line with our expectations.  For us that meant YAHTZEE!  We ordered our HH II the same day and took delivery in Mid-Dec.

    Rick and Cheryl
    Here is a link to the original post on the NuWa Owners Forum

    « Reply #18 on: February 01, 2008, 10:59:54 AM » 

    We bought our first 5th wheel for the price (used) and the layout.  Aren't they all pretty much the same?  We will be buying our next based on quality, service, layout and reputation.  It will obviously be a NUWA and that is because of the great web site NUWA has and the Owner's Forum.  Both have been a wealth of information.   When we actually saw our first Hitchiker, it only confirmed what had been said here and on the NUWA web site.   My only problem is in deciding which one I like the best.  Every time I narrow it down, they come up with a new design that has me re-evaluating again.  Thanks everyone for all your help. 

    richardb1952 
    Here is a link to the original post on the NuWa Owners Forum


    We felt visitors to www.nuwa.com would be interested in the above comments, which were used with permission of the NuWa Owners Forum members.

    Note: The NuWa Owners Forum is not affiliated with NuWa in any way, however we do occasionally participate in some of the discussions, and share our viewpoint with members. For more information, visit the group at
    www.nuwaowners.org


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