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Anyone have any knowledge of Nexus RV a relatively new company out of Elkhart IN., building Class C and Class B RVs and selling directly to the public at very nice prices?
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The biggest issue I would have with Nexus is their limited time of being in business. If you could contact them and ask them for names and addresses of previous buyers, that might help get a feel for the company. From their "Testimonials" page, there were very few and one was very limited in their comment.
If I had a business and had received testimonials, I'd make sure that those that got published would be more extensive.
While I don't know anything about either Nexus or Lazydays, I can only say that I have heard of Lazydays before and seen some of their units on the road. I don't recall seeing any Nexus units.
However, don't rule Nexus out. Talk to them. They might be inclined to lower their price at times to make the sale. Who knows....if you got them to build you one, you might be able to get them to leave you a spot for a painting on the wall. You know.....something with "critters" in it.
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Good thoughts from others. Lazy Daze has been around for years with a good reputation. Even they had to start back when, so the years may not mean they are better than Nexus, just proven.
My problem with asking for names of satisfied customers is that is precisely what you will get. No manufacturer is going to give you any name that they do not know will give the a glowing report. It is somewhat like asking an applicant for a job for references - who would provide any reference that would not give a glowing report?
From a long distance, with a very new manufacturer, it may be difficult to obtain information that is reassuring.
. . . this does not sound like splitting hairs, but . . .
The precise difference between "cheaper" and "less expensive" is the first actually speaks to quality, or lack thereof, while the latter speaks to price. Somewhere in between is "value". More often than not, the best value is closer to less expensive than cheaper.
Doing homework can be both fun and frustrating.
My name is Claude Donati, I am the President and Co-founder, along with Dave Middleton of Nexus RV.
Hopefully, my input will not be seen as intrusive, but I would like to respond to some of the great questions and input on this forum. First, we are a new company that is true. But we are very experienced in manufacturing RVs. In fact, we have over 25 employees building motor homes everyday and the average exeperience is 13.5 years. Personally, in my own experience, I led a group of people that have sold over 45,000 Class C motor homes since 1994. We developed some very good Class C and Class B+ products. Products like BT Cruiser, Endura, Conquest as well as SuperNova Super C. Our team is qualified and prepared to build the best class c/b+ in the industry.
We put our first Class C on line February 14th of this year. Since then we have built and delivered over 60 units. The first 45 went to a dealer in Alaska for their rental fleet. We have received great feedback about the performance of our units and we are excited that we immediately deliver a competitive product out of the gate. We have also delivered additional units within the last few weeks and are deliver another 10-14 this month. Our first Viper products are getting to the market in August and we look forward to getting feedback on these awesome units.
We have established a facebook page so our customers can post about their experience and quality of Nexus RV. We are urging people to give us feedback because being factory direct allows us to make improvements immediately. And in a short period of time, we have already made many improvements based on customer feedback. This system of selliing directly gives us fuel to improve.
We have three goals with this business model. First, we are saving people thousands of dollars, to this point, we have calculated a $7,100 dollar saving for each person that bought from us. Secondly, we allow our customers to have input on their unit. Items like interior appointments, paint colors, furniture style, etc.. Thirdly, we are delivery the very best buying experience possible. We are focused on the customer. Contrary to our past of focusing on our dealer body, we do everything with the customer in mind.
Finally, nothing matters if the product is not right. We are building the best designed unit. The foundation of the unit starts with our Pillar of Strength construction philosophy. All Lightweight Steel framing, Azdel substrates, automotive window seals, Seamless Fiberglass Roof, Stamped Metal roof truss system and high density brick foam insulation puts our customer safety and comfort at the top of our list of concerns.
Our business is well financed with some very strong business investors. We have a beautiful facility on the Indiana 80/90 toll road in Elkhart, Indiana. We have a 25,000 in-door showroom adjacent to our well organized lean manufacturing facility with 86,000 square foot of production space. Check us out nexusrv.com.
I hope my post is not intrusive, but I wanted to respond to some great questions and comments made about our newly formed company. There is probably too much to write in one post, but I wanted to give everyone a progress report.
First, we began our production on February 14th of this year. We were fortunate enough to receive a couple of sizeable rental contracts from our friends in the industry. This project was perfect for us as it allowed us to set up our production facility and train our people on the Nexus way of producing high quality Class C and Class B+ products. In addition to the rental units, we have delivered an additional 15 units to retail customers. Many of which have commented on our Facebook page and have offered up testimonails posted on our website.
Although we are a new company, we are very experienced in building Class C and Class B+ products. Our average experience among our production staff is 13.5 years. Within the first 10 units delivered to our Rental customer we made adjustments and our products became competitive with the industry giants. Our staff is outstanding and they understand what it takes to build quality units.
We have saved our customers an average of $7,100 dollars per unit based on buying factory direct. Although this is a huge benefit and reason to buy factory direct, we also focus on giving customers input to the way their unit is built and we want to deliver the best buying experience possible. So far, we have been delivery those three things.
We have much more to say and look forward to any customer input as our business model is based on focusing all our effort on the customer and not focusing on the dealer.
Thank you for allowing me to post,
Claude Donati-President, Nexus RV
I looked at the site and the videos and I have to say I'm impressed. And it takes a fair amount to impress me. I love class C's and have looked at the Lazy Daze as an example of "best of breed". A LD was always my first choice in a C, which we are looking for to add to our existing RV. I have studied the LD for years. And I have to say that I believe that the Nexus is a nicer rig. I'm anxious to see one. I assume they will be at Tampa in January, and I will be there as well. Likely with New Horizons.
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If anybody knows nice RV's it would be Jack.We are coming off the road full time and thinking of selling/trading our Truck and Trailer for a class c to do summer travel in.I will look into Nexus as a possibility.
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Wow, great news on the house front, hope all goes smoothly for you. I think you are making a good choice by going to the factory and seeing the Nexus RVs built from the ground up. It will give you great peace of mind knowing what kind of quality product they build.
Hopefully, Nexus will have plenty of room for your painting supplies!
RVPAINTER wrote:After talking with both the owners of Nexus as well as doing some more research on them, DW and I have decided to go to their facility and LOOK! We may be close to selling the house (a person very interested) and as soon as we do we shall venture to their facility. I like everything I see and once we see it for ourselves, and all is what it should be, we most likely will become customers.Just think if nobody ever bought a Winnebago - where would they be today? New startup company or not, if the quality is there - we will have no hesitation becomming a customer.I'll keep ya posted.
After talking with both the owners of Nexus as well as doing some more research on them, DW and I have decided to go to their facility and LOOK! We may be close to selling the house (a person very interested) and as soon as we do we shall venture to their facility. I like everything I see and once we see it for ourselves, and all is what it should be, we most likely will become customers.Just think if nobody ever bought a Winnebago - where would they be today? New startup company or not, if the quality is there - we will have no hesitation becomming a customer.I'll keep ya posted.
Hope your potential buyer turns into an actual buyer, Richard! Good luck!
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RVPAINTER wrote:WELL!!!!!! WE HAVE ACCEPTED AN OFFER ON OUR HOME - SO JUST THE INSPECTION AND APPRAISAL TO GO AND A TENTATIVE CLOSING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR 9/23 - 9/24. DURING EARLY OCTOBER WE WILL TRAVEL OUT TO VISIT THE FOLKS AT NEXUS RV AND IF ALL IS WHAT MY RESEARCH HAS SHOWN TO DATE, WE WILL ORDER A 31 FOOT PHANTOM RV WITH ONE SLIDE!! YOOOOO HOOOOO!!!!!!!!IT'S BEEN A LONG STRESSFUL HAUL - BUT WE BELEIVE WE ARE JUST ABOUT THERE.
WELL!!!!!! WE HAVE ACCEPTED AN OFFER ON OUR HOME - SO JUST THE INSPECTION AND APPRAISAL TO GO AND A TENTATIVE CLOSING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR 9/23 - 9/24. DURING EARLY OCTOBER WE WILL TRAVEL OUT TO VISIT THE FOLKS AT NEXUS RV AND IF ALL IS WHAT MY RESEARCH HAS SHOWN TO DATE, WE WILL ORDER A 31 FOOT PHANTOM RV WITH ONE SLIDE!! YOOOOO HOOOOO!!!!!!!!IT'S BEEN A LONG STRESSFUL HAUL - BUT WE BELEIVE WE ARE JUST ABOUT THERE.
Wow... that is AWESOME news! Hope everything works out... you'll be on the road in no time!
Great news! The fat lady will no doubt be singing "FREEDOM!".
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If I could only figure out how to post a sound bite of Kate Smith singing "America the Beautiful"! You are on your way to seeing her in all her beauty.
Getting through all that is such a relief!
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Good to know things are going well with your house sale, Dick. I sure don't envy you the chore of packing things up and moving but having that light at the end of the tunnel will surely keep you charged up! Congrats to Melissa on the book too!
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Thanks RVPainter for your comments. I have looked at the videos from Nexus but there is nothing like seeing the product in real life. I look forward to reading what you have to say about the company and their RVs after your visit.
If you haven't already, have a look at Triple E's website and their videos. I bet you will be impressed and the company really does raise the bar on what quality means in a RV (and by the way, I don't work for the company). Purchasing any other RV will only mean compromises. Triple E manufacture their own cabinetry (not like Nexus) and do not have vinyl covered chairs included with their so called "leather option". As for your plans not to RV where it can go below 60 degrees, it can get below 60 in the evenings in Northern California in the summer!