Palm RV as a whole is hands down, the friendliest, easy to work with place we have experienced. You are fun, easy going, not stressful and made us feel very welcome. We appreciate you all very much and we will spread the word.
Harold & Carolyn Russell
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I just wanted to let everyone know how pleased and amazed at the quality workmanship of the Service Department we are. Especially Diane and her service team! They went above and beyond the requests that we asked to be done. Diane was amazing with her patience with our constant questions and additional requests. And they still got our RV ready by the time we needed it for our next trip!! They went over the whole RV and found things that needed repaired that we did not even know where damaged or not working properly! I will not hesitate to recommend this company to any of my friends or family for any of their RV needs! Thank you very much! Sincerely, Edward and Alberta Lewis
Edward and Alberta Lewis
Roxy was our salesperson. Very efficient, knowledgeable, patient, and KIND!! Followed up on all of our questions, timely call backs. Appreciate her immensely! She was great! Harold & Carmalynn Russell
Harold & Carmalynn Russell
2013 Entegra Aspire
Salesperson: Roxy Reed
Hi Tom, We got our Imagine delivered yesterday after spending a few ours at Palm Rv going over things in great detail in our new 2017. I want to thank you and thank everyone at Palm Rv that helped to make things happen in such a smooth manner to make sure everything was perfect with our new Imagine. I must say Rick Brown was on top of everything 100% and made sure things we right and we were happy! Keith was so nice to see things went smoothly and make sure we were happy and if anything was needed he followed up that we got it and he spent time explaining everything we had questions on such as extended service and coating guard inside and out. Clayton and Tony both were a great help and Clayton made sure things were in order took the time with us to fix certain things, wrote list to be done and made sure he got the things done for us, he is a great asset to your company!Tony did such a great job on the skylight It looks so nice he took his time to make sure we were pleased with it and other things he fixed .Another thanks to Eric for picking up the old and delivering the new unit and helping us with slide outs,awnings and any questions we had he answered and what a great driver putting our new unit right on the exact spot we wanted it, also such a knowledgeable guy answering any questions on the unit and helped to make this a pleasant experience ! Thank you again Tom and you are so lucky to have such a great bunch of hard working honest people as I mentioned above and don't forget Lou he showed us all the new upgrades on the 2017 and made it a fun deal!! If you need any input from me on FB or if you want to put this letter out to the public I am fine . Just let me know how I can help. I am also looking to buy a cover as you recommend ,hoping we can get help to show us how to put it on when we are ready to leave in mid April. Sincerely, Pat Pietrowski & George Russell
Pat Pietrowski & George Russell
Salesperson: Tom Wegge
Dear Tom, I am writing to say a big thank you to many folks at Palm RV for the excellent service we received during our recent purchase of our RV. First of all, I would like to thank Brian for spending a lot of time with us in looking at many vehicles and trying to find one that would work for us. It took us almost 2 months from the time we started looking to actually decide on an RV and during that time he was very helpful. He was not aggressive but was persistent in making sure we were getting answers to all of our questions. Throughout the whole process, he was extremely helpful and friendly. I appreciated that even after the purchase was made, he has called several times to check on is. Once we decided to make the purchase, will were very impressed with all of the teamwork and handoffs between multiple departments. Clayton was extremely helpful in helping us make decisions regarding safety and handling of the RV. We found him to be extremely friendly, helpful and were impressed by his knowledge and dedication to your company. Rick and Anthony were very helpful and efficient, we appreciated their friendliness. They were very thorough in their work and their instructions to us regarding operation. Lew was knowledgeable, entertaining, thorough and did a great job educating us. This was our first RV and there were a lot of things we didn't know about RVing, But he showed us all of the functionality and operations of our RV without making us feel stupid. We had a lot of fun learning about it and enjoyed his sense of humor. Keith was very friendly and extremely efficient. We very much appreciated all of his help with finalizing the transaction. And Tom we want to thank you for stopping by to meet us and show your appreciation. We really like the gift basket and the hats. We have been on the road now for six days in our RV, and things are going well, we really love it. You and your team have done an excellent job taking care of us and we appreciate all the attention to details and excellent customer service. I'm attaching a picture of us in our RV in Ohio. This is our home state. Have a great day. Teresa and Rob Robinson
Teresa and Rob Robinson
Dear Tom, Wow! What an incredible group of people you have working at your dealership! We purchased a super cute 2015 Thor Citation Sprinter from Roxy in May, and we had an awesome summer traveling across the country in it. We decided to sell it a few weeks ago, and to begin a search for a larger, Class A coach. We placed an ad on Craigslist to sell it, and we were planning to consign it with you if we didn't receive any interest. Long story short....Our coach was with your service department and when a lady we had spoken to called us after 5:00 PM a week ago, on a Saturday evening and wanted us to meet her in Arcadia on Sunday so she could see it. Obviously, we knew this was going to be a big challenge since we knew your dealership was closed on Sunday. Luckily, Jason Jones was still in his office after hours, after just returning home from Las Vegas, and his "can do" attitude was awesome! We knew we were asking a lot to gain access to the coach the next day, but we had a good feeling about the lady who was interested in the coach. Jason called Brian Yoder in your service department, and Brian called us immediately and offered to meet us Sunday morning 9:00 AM to open the gate for us to get the coach. Who does that these days?!!! Not only did Brian meet us, but he also jumped right in to fix a couple of minor issues we had before we took off! Thanks to the positive attitudes of Brian and Jason, and their unselfish willingness to help us, we sold our coach that Sunday! We have had only excellent experiences with everyone we have encountered at your dealership during our buy/sale process. We can definitely recommend Palm RV to our friends and acquaintances, and we are looking forward to Roxy finding us a great deal on our next coach! Kind Regards, Chas and Valerie Polihronakis
Chas and Valerie Polihronakis
Salesperson: Roxy Reed
Dear Tom, Roxy, Rick, Lew and Wes, Thank you all again for a very pleasant transaction and for the welcome basket which was so thoughtful of you. We are loving our Forester: we took it to the Everglades for our shake-down cruise and all systems were a go. We were very glad of our 20 pages of notes from Lew's orientation! The only remaining mystery (so far as we know) is how to set the clock above the door. We'll pop in sometime for further instruction. Rich has pretty much mastered driving it. I am fine going forward, but backwards is quite a challenge yet! We're driving it up to Charleston this week and are camping out at all sorts of state and national parks with water and electric hook-ups. Haven't hooked up to water yet, so that will be an adventure. We can't wait to be on the road with it. Again, many thanks for providing such a nice purchase transaction: everyone we dealt with was professional, well versed in their areas of responsibility and a real pleasure to work with. Best regards, Nina and Rich Landen
Nina and Rich Landen
2017 Forest River Forester 2401R
Dear Tom, Forgive me for using your first name but I cannot remember what Keith told me your last name is. My husband and I have owned a total of three RVs including the last one we just purchased from Palm RV. Because of our circumstances, we were not able to come to your dealership in person but instead relied on Chris to help us purchase on line. I explained to Chris what we were looking for and she produced a few options she thought might work for us. I asked her a ton of questions, and she provided answers each time, even if she had to walk outside to physically check the camper. Prior to coming to Chris, I was trying to deal with a competitor, but they did not have a "Chris" and I got frustrated and looked elsewhere. I am so glad we found Palm RV. But that is not the end of the story, after working with Chris and determining the "right" travel trailer for us, Chris introduced us to Keith to finalize the purchase. We had the same fantastic service from Keith as we did from Chris. Congratulations on having some of the finest people we have ever worked with on your team! It has been a pleasure doing business with Palm RV. Sincerely, Larry and Sharon Ward
Larry and Sharon Ward
2016 Sunset Trail 32RL
Palm RV as a whole is hands down the friendliest, easy to work with place we have experienced. You are fun, easy going, not stressful, and made us feel very welcome. We appreciate you all very much and we will spread the word!
Harold & Carmalynn Russell
2013 Entegra Aspire
Salesperson: Roxy Reed
Roxy, Just wanted to let you know we are back home in PA,1302 miles. The coach worked great all the way home. A special thank you to the service guys! Brian, Rick and I think Hutch, the tech that came out to Riverbend, and was able to find out what was wrong with the refrigerator. Sue is so happy with the refrigerator, the first thing she shows everyone! It was a real pleasure dealing with everyone at Palm RV. Chris
Salesperson: Roxy Reed
We purchased a 3 year old class a from Palm. We have been traveling with it now for a week and just love it. Everybody there from the salesperson, Roxy, to Lee the delivery coordinator, Wes the finance coordinator and the owner Tom, were very thorough from start to finish. They made sure all our questions were answered and all concerns were taken care of. We felt a true bond with them when we left. Would definitely highly recommend them to anybody looking to purchase an RV. Jeff & Sherri Preeshl
2013 Winnebago Adventurer
Salesperson: Roxy Reed
Tom just a note to thank all of y'all for helping us get into the new Allegro bus. I'm writing this as we are at the super Walmart in Port Charlotte. Jan and I are both dead dog tired it was a long day but we got it done. Let me say how much we appreciate all that Ben did for us even after being in the hospital all night came into make , that we got everything as we wanted. He stayed in contact with us for the last month and a was always was eager to offer suggestions of what we might be able to get. We're fortunate he was so persistent and helping us get into what we have now. We also would like to thank Wes for all that he did I know it was a learning curve for him as well getting used to the Florida statues but we do appreciate him as well. Douglas a good pinch hitter 2 days when Ben was not available and we thank him for his time. And last but not least Jason I do appreciate him helping me with the items that needed to be corrected as well as helping me get to the inline water system up and running for we do appreciate that. I could go on and on about your staff but you already know they are a top notch we have been to so many different RV stores and none seem to compare and that's why we came back again please tell everybody thanks for me and we will see you the next time we're in your area. Thanks again Jan and Jeff
2006 Allegro Bus 40QDP
Salesperson: Ben Rivera
Nicest people. I came from KY to purchase RV. HAD A WONDERFUL SERVICE EXPERIENCE and my husband and I love our RV! Special thanks to Roxy & Jason for their help.
2005 Thor Fourwinds
Salesperson: Roxy Reed
I'm writing this to let Palm RV know that my wife and I had an outstanding experience purchasing our motorhome from you two weeks ago. Roxy did an outstanding job in setting the whole process up. Thank you very much Roxy. We live 700 miles away so it was a lot of driving, but well worth the drive to do business with your company. I'm very impressed with your company and it's fine employees. I worked for 45 years in high-line car dealerships, and the last 30 as general manager so I'm not very easily impressed, but I'm with Palm RV Harald Hagen
Salesperson: Roxy Reed
The professionals at Palm RV are top notch. Our experience on two separate occasions has been very positive. The time, patience and professionalism all the employees showed us was outstanding. They make sure you are 100% satisfied with your purchase before finalizing any financing. The service department walks you through all the functions of the motorhome/ fifth wheel before you take possession. Our first purchase was a 2012 Jayco Melbourne, salesperson, Roxy. Second purchase was a 2016 Redwood, salesperson, Chris Camillieri. Both transactions went very smooth. These two ladies have an in depth knowledge of motorhomes and fifth wheels. They will go out of their way to make sure you are 100% happy.
Diane & Eric
Hi Roxy, It was a pleasure meeting everyone. The whole experience made our trip to Florida well worth the effort. The Palm RV team really made us feel at home and took very good care of us. We were concerned about committing to a purchase sight unseen but it was everything you said it was and we love it! Driving back to Texas was the most fun we had ever experienced on a long road trip. Many thanks to You, Holly, and Lew! See you again when we decide buy another one! Kevin and Teresa Steely
Kevin & Teresa Steely
Salesperson: Roxy Reed
September 4, 2015 Dear Mr. & Mrs. Wegge, I would like to tell you my thoughts about your business and your employees that have helped me so much. My salesman was Jerry Paul, a knowledgeable, polite, and very helpful person. When requested, his supervisor Jason Jones, was supportive and facilitated the transaction. Then I dealt with Holly and not only was she knowledgeable, but she was unfailingly polite and very helpful in my transaction. This front office “crew” was, and is, the best. I had a few small things wrong with the Forester and so I dealt with your people in the shop. What a great group of people. Brian listened to my problems and when I picked up the unit after repairs he talked about each item. Daniel checked on tables for me. Later on he and Brian showed the tables installed in another unit on the lot. Seeing these tables erased any doubt I had and I purchased them. Rick was on top of the status of my unit and always had a smile on his face. I very much enjoyed talking with Rick, as well as Dan and Brian! Giving me rides home required both Clayton and Eric to go beyond their normal quitting time. I very much enjoyed talking with them and I was very impressed with the empowerment they enjoyed at Palm. Both felt comfortable in doing the right thing. No second guessing! As a result they expressed strong positive feelings about the company and gave Palm their best efforts I was very impressed by this attitude. I have come to the conclusion, Mr. and Mrs. Wegge, that you have hit upon a formula for success. Maybe it is as simple as “Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.” Anyway, you have my vote for business of the year and please be assured I will direct anyone seeking RV’s to you and your place of business for a great experience. Very truly yours, Ted Cadieu
Salesperson: Jerry Paul
I want to take this opportunity to compliment Roxy Reed and the entire staff at Palm RV for their top notch service and wonderful attitude in helping me with my recent purchase of a 2002 Holiday Rambler Vacationeer. I used this RV in my recent relocation from South Florida to Central Texas. As I explained over the phone to Roxy, my salesperson, I needed a reliable RV to transport several pets and other valuables that I did not want to ship via traditional moving methods. I arrived at Palm RV late in the day after having been on a wild goose chase looking at another vehicle. Roxy met me with a gracious smile, a cold bottle of water and the golf cart they use to get around the very, very large selection of new and used RVs. We looked at three different models and I asked her point blank which one would she buy out of the group we looked at. “The Holiday Rambler Vacationeer - it’s the nicest of the bunch, it runs really well and I’m pretty sure you’ll be very pleased if you decide to re-sell it once you get to Texas.” After a 24 hour, 1,280 mile western migration I can uncategorically state that everything was exactly as presented. Roxy and the staff went way over and above the call of duty to resolve the very few issues I had with the RV before we hit the road. The vehicle performed exactly as I had expected and it made the relocation a much easier process. If ever I’m in the market for another RV I will most certainly go out of my way to do business with Roxy Reed and Palm RV. This is a first class operation with a knowledgeable and friendly staff and a tremendous inventory. Sincerely, Kyle Kuberski
Salesperson: Roxy Reed
Terry, I would like to say Thank You! We are so happy with our Evergreen Reactor 29FS! I emailed Holly our insurance, DMV application and our licenses and we had a tag before he left the dealership! Now that is service!! I would also like to thank you for them doing the walk thru while the brake and sway bar was being installed. Since we live on the East Coast, I was worried about it being late. Driving home with a new trailer in the dark is scary. So again thank you and your wonderful team for going the EXTRA MILE!! We plan on going to a campground 30 minutes from us this weekend to enjoy our camper for the first time! SO EXCITED!!! I love that when I walk into the camper it doesn't have that overwhelming smell of ....not new car ... it just smells so good but not something that would make you sick. I love the colors so neutral goes with everything. Plenty of storage. I love the bathroom. We used to go with our friends in their camper and you couldn't even get dressed in the bathroom. When you used the toilet your knees would touch the walls...Yuck! This bathroom is awesome!!!Plenty of enough room to go to the bathroom but also get dressed!!! The bedroom is perfect for our needs. I love the storage under the bed!! Perfect to store a bedroom tv and all the extra stuff I am sure we will bring.. I really enjoyed Rob! If it wasn't for him and his knowledge we would have not bought the trailer. We have been toying (no pun intended) around with this idea for several years! If Rob didn't know his stuff and showed me all the things this trailer can do... We would have kept dreaming and not doing! Rob made us a doer!!! All the extras this trailer has to offer is just what we wanted. I truly would like to thank the whole staff at Palm Rv for making our dream a reality!!! From the moment we walked in the door we felt at home!! Truly stand out staff from Rob to Holly with all the extra miles they did!! We are so grateful!! Thank you again!! Have a great day!! Thanks, Christine Bogle
Dear Tom, I am sure you appreciate hearing when your employees go above and beyond on behalf of a customer. Well, I wanted to let you know that Rick B. and his staff in the service department did just that. If you remember, earlier on I contacted you with my concerns regarding my new coach, the Sunset 32 RL. Well, those days are past and I couldn't be happier now. I just picked up the coach today and all my little issues have been addressed, and the new slide toppers are top grade. I love the light, matching color and the way they look on the coach. I couldn't be more satisfied. Rick and I will be getting together in the near future to correct 2 non-critical issues that came up at the last minute. In any event, I wanted to let you know that Rick and his team did a great job and I feel confident that any future maintenance/warranty items will be handled easily and without difficulty. I look forward to a positive and productive relationship with Palm RV going forward. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Danny Alexander
Thank you SO much Tom....YOUR heart and care made the sale for Palm RV and our family. I appreciate your commitment and vision and willingness to behave above and beyond. We thank you deeply and are grateful for our new family "ark" to share to Gospel in. We also really appreciated the 2 nights at the rv park...We figured out the whole rig and read all the manuals and feel ready to roll today back home (we appreciate your prayers as we travel). Thank you also for sharing your Africa testimony when God really got all of your attention...It shows in your life and we pray we can lead many others to their "Experiencing God" moments. We pray we can keep in touch and that I can bring the whole family back to meet you soon. Thanks and God bless you as you Shine Always for Christ! Jory, Tess and Family.
Jory, Tess and Family
Good Morning - Want to express my appreciation to the staff of Palm RV. I have never had a better purchase and delivery experience at any dealership. All of the folks we met were kind, courteous, and knowledgeable. Our delivery driver was exceptional and offered his help and experience even though it was 9:30 at night. If you want fair deals and superior customer service go to Palm RV in Fort Meyers. Thanks again, Ernie, Peggy and Gracie Winn
Ernie, Peggy & Gracie Winn
Salesperson: Palm RV Team
Hello Mr. Wegge, My wife and I met you January 3, 2015 when we took delivery of the subject motorhome. I wrote you a week ago, but Laura Jahnke who helped with us this purchase advised me that you didn't receive my letter. I don't know what happened. I couldn't even find it in my "sent" e-mails. So, I suppose it's floating out there somewhere in cyberspace. I apologize for this error. I'll try again. Anyway, I want to share with you how pleased we were dealing with Palm RV. I came upon your business while searching for motorhomes online in the Tampa/Ft. Myers area. When I saw this unit on your website I e-mailed an inquiry to Palm. Within an hour or so I received a phone call from Laura. I was immediately impressed with her courtesy and professionalism. As I began asking questions about the motorhome and some of the things I observed from pictures on your website I could hear her going out the door to the unit. She began describing things inside and out on the motorhome. From that point on I had every confidence in her knowledge and expertise. After several communications nights, days, weekends, and even holidays I felt Laura was a person of integrity and I trusted everything she said. She was very helpful to us in purchasing the biggest and most expensive "toy" we've ever had. She was a real pleasure to work with and I'm so glad she was the one who responded to my inquiry. Laura is a great representative of your company. Additionally, Jason Jones was very helpful in spite of my unexpected showing and contrary attitude. Then there was Holly and Anthony both of whom were very helpful and very professional. I couldn't be happier with your staffs' friendly and courteous service. I can tell you from previous experience that you won't get that kind of warm and personal attention at the big rv dealers. I congratulate you on your ability to staff your business with such fine folks. Palm RV is a great business and I won't hesitate to recommend it to anyone who might be in the market for a motorhome and want to be treated as a valued customer. I wish you continued success and blessings for you and your family. Sincerely, Harold Blizzard
Salesperson: Laura Jahnke
Dear Gary, My family wanted to thank you for your help in finding our new RV. Thank you for your patience and understanding to our needs. I will truly recommend Palm RV to all of our friends and family. Your dealer made us feel welcome and treated us like family. Thank you again...
Luis, Eva Camejo and Gonzalez family
Mr. Wegge, I wanted to thank the Palm RV team for their superb customer focus and service during the sales process of our Forest River Solera. As a person in business it was appreciated to deal with a company that understands the importance of focusing on the customer. I was impressed by the phone call from you thanking me for looking at the motorhome, but more impressed when you stated you "wanted to earn my business." From the start it was apparent by the follow up of Roxy in making the sale, to the call from Jason to make the deal, to Holly's processing of the sale, Hutch's walk through on delivery, and Ken's service on adding the optional equipment that this was a class "team" act. Please convey my sincere thanks to all who were involved as it was a real pleasure to do business with your company. I was truly impressed and would highly recommend Palm RV to any potential customer. My Best,
John P. Lewis
This is an awesome place! Highly recommended.
Joe & I were surprised and appreciative of your most generous gift. We love our new Wildwood RV and the excellent service we received from Palm RV. Everyone at Palm RV is most helpful; we thank you for making our RV purchases an enjoyable experience. We look forward to your fulfilling our future RV needs for products and services. Sincerely,
Joe & Carole Chaplow
Salesperson: Tom W.
Thank you so much for your welcome basket. We immediately devoured the candy!!! Then enjoyed both the tea and coffee in our new cups. Jarod took good care of us last Friday with all the paper work. Steve and Mark got us all squared away on the walk thru. Our biggest challenge was turning left out of the dealership. However we made it, forward I-75 and headed north. It was a long day and we arrived safe and sound ready to hit the open road with our new hats. Thank you again for your fine service with our phoenix cruiser. Sincerely,
Janet & Kent Kilgore
We are so happy with the used 5th Wheel you recently sold us and wanted to sat thanks again for making our purchase a pleasant one. Everyone we dealt with at Palm RV was friendly and well informed. Good job and best wishes for the future! Sincerely,
Bill & Liz Hunt
Mobile Suites Fifth Wheel
Salesperson: Tom W
Hey Tom, I see you called. We are currently at the Grand Canyon with lousy phone service so I am sending this e-mail vs trying to call. Sandy and I, our cat and "Maggie's Castle" our name for the coach are doing great. We have driven 3,00 miles so far and the coach is running perfectly and once we figured out our best running speed for fuel consumption she is averaging almost 11mpg. We are very satisfied with the coach.....
Phil, Sandy & Maggie Mae
We arrived back home on April 8. We just wanted to let you know that we enjoyed the Copper Canyon fifth-wheel we purchased from you. Jason sold it to us and he was super. Very patient and helpful. It was very nice to have the personal touch of the owner also. It isn't always that the owner is so hands on. Every time we stopped in we were greeted with a smile by everyone. Everyone we dealt with was very helpful and accommodating, from Jason to the finance department, front desk, and service department. Usually you meet someone who doesn't care too much about you after the sale. Not so at Palm RV. Everyone knew about the trailer and what was going on with it. It seemed like a family and everyone cared about the customer. You also stored our camper while we were there. How nice! We have recommended you to many in our RV park. In fact the lady next door has contacted you about servicing her trailer and was very happy that you said you would to it and your rates were great. She is in her middle 60's and her husband is 90, so as you can imagine she needs someone reliable. This camper is their only home. Thank you so much. Have a great summer.
Diane and Dave Griffin
Copper Canyon Fifth Wheel
We just played your message and wanted to let you know everything went well for our return trip. Lots of rain along the way but, we spent the last few nights in the Silverback and not a single problem with anything. I will be taking it down to Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday for a week (my retirement briefings are next week) an I am looking forward to it. It was a sincere pleasure working with you and your staff. Certainly made the process easy for us and we are supremely pleased with the camper. We will most likely return to your neck of the woods in the fall to begin scouting RV parks. We will make it a point to stop in. We are going to type up a Google and Angie's List Review this weekend and we also intend on putting our experience out there on Good Sam's website and the millitary RVers site. We will make sure to send you a copy and please feel free to use it on your testimonial page. Thanks Again,
Jason and Sybil
Salesperson: Tom H.
We got back from our 5 week trip about a week and a half ago and we just wanted to check in with you once more. Five weeks, 14 states and a little over 6,000 miles and the coach ran great the whole time and that included going up and down some huge mountains, the highest pass was through the Rockies at 11,000 feet (I love the jake brake). While in Ft Collins, CO visiting friends it snowed 22 inches. The furnace ran great the whole time keeping the cat nice and warm in their driveway while we stayed in the house with our friends. We experienced some incredible things on our trip, among them was Carlsbad Caverns in NM; the red rocks of Sedona, A; the Ute Indian reservation; the ancient cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde, AZ; the world's largest, intact meteor crater where the astronauts trained before landing on the moon (very interesting and worth a visit by the way) in Winslow, AZ (Winslow is famous thanks to the old Eagles song .... "standing on the corner in Winslow Arizona"); the Rocky Mountains; Branson, MO; and two awesome experiences from my past military life. We visited Ft Wolters, TX where I first entered helicopter flight training (see photos) and the coup de grace was visiting Ft Benning, GA and the Infantry Museum. I attended basic training there and then returned for Infantry OCS, receiving my commission as a 2LT in the Infantry on March 13, 1967. I have always been proud of the fact that I led 40 infantrymen in the jungles and mountains during my first tour in Vietnam where I was an Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader at the ripe old age of 20. I was inducted into the Infantry OCS Hall of Fame back in 1993, but due to my military duties at the time, was unable to attend the ceremony and in fact, had never been back to Ft Benning since I was commissioned. The Infantry Museum is an incredibly beautiful building and the multitude of displays are as high tech as any recent movie, just incredible. When Sandy and I walked up to the very first exhibit (see photos) we were both in awe of the coveted Combat Infantry Badge (of which I am a proud recipient) and the Infantryman's Creed engraved on a huge marble slab. A docent approached us and asked what brought us there. When I told him I was commissioned there, was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge on my first Vietnam tour and that I had been inducted into the Hall of Fame he shook my hand and said "Welcome Home Sir, this is your museum, we welcome you to tour the exhibits and you will find your name inscribed on the marble panel on the 2nd floor". It was such an emotional moment that Sandy broke down in tears, which of course brought tears to my eyes and as I looked at the docent, I could see his eyes were tearing up also. That experience alone made the whole trip worthwhile. Anyway, just wanted to let you know the coach took good care of us and we are making arrangements with Classy Chassis in Lakeland to have the wood floor installed to replace the carpet. Thank You to you and your team for enabling us to get into our new hobby of motor-homing, we are already planning our next trip up north in August PS You told me by providing great customer service you hoped one day we would come back to trade up. I made the mistake of browsing your website and fell in love with the 2005 Encore Sportscoach that is listed as Sale Pending. That has all the additional things on our revised wish list (double living area slideouts and a bedroom slideout plus a dinette). Oh well, guess I'll keep looking from time to time.
Phil & Sandy
We completed our initial three day camping trip to test out the MPG trailer that we purchased from Palm RV and Marine. It went pretty smooth and we are looking forward to future road trip adventures. As promised the trailer was easy to tow behind our Honda Ridgeline. Set up and breaking camp was easy as well, thanks to Clayton's helpful tips during our delivery check out. The TV did not receive any RF stations and I called Clayton who said that the antenna was newly replaced and it did work fine during our walk through. It may be a matter of location of the trailer where we camped. We will further test it on our end of June trip to Key Largo. The microwave worked well the first couple of times that we used it, but stopped cooking on day three. It was still entertaining to watch the turntable go round and round since we did not have TV to watch, and the clock still functions. Oh well I guess that's camping. We would like to thank you and the staff for the professional, yet very friendly, assistance that we received purchasing and taking ownership of our trailer. It was a very positive experience and we look forward to our future relationship with the Company. Regards,
Rod and Alma Shuckhart
2011 Heartland MPG
Salesperson: Tom Hafke
Good Morning, Just wanted to let you know that we arrived safely to Miami and are very grateful to God for that and the deal we did with Palm RV & Marine. I pray for your business to continue in prosperity and whom ever buys our Airstream, to love it and take care of it the same way we did. Give our thanks and regards to Tom & Jarrod, also Mark and the technician that gave us our walk thru. We will be back in September so prepare your tummies for some Cuban food. Blessings,
Holiday Rambler Ambassador
Salesperson: Jason Jones
We Cannot Thank You enough for the truly amazing experience we had buying our first motorhome from you and your team at Palm RV & Marine. We've been in the market for the better part of a year and had shopped extensively online before visiting every local dealer's lot and attending many RV shows in 2013. To even consider putting you folks in the same class as the other local dealers would do you and your "family" at Palm RV & Marine a grave disservice. The RV buying experience at Palm was the single greatest customer service experience I think I've ever had. From the moment we walked on the lot and Jason helped us look at a few different motorhomes the experience was phenomenal. Jason was friendly and knowledgeable and an absolute pleasure to work with. He never pushed us, and was nothing but patient with us as rookie buyers. Once we settled on our motorhome, Jarrod made the finance experience easy and was able to get us a great rate. His sense of humor and knowledge were appreciated and incredibly helpful in making decisions and sorting out all of the ins and outs of the buying experience. Donna was thoughtful and kind scheduling us for our PDI and walk us through the store. Mark's PDI was nothing short of spectacular. He spent HOURS with us and answered every question we had with patience and kindness (because there were definitely some stupid ones). Heck, he answered questions we didn't even know we had.
Timothy & Christine Bishop
National Sea Breeze
Salesperson: Jason Jones
So why would we drive 4 hours, one way….not only once but twice….just to buy a travel trailer from Palm RV & Marine? Well, my husband and I are not new to camping. In fact, we've owned 5 travel trailers over the years but after being "trailer-less" for a while, and missing the fun and flexibility of travel and vacationing with our own little home on wheels, we'd started shopping around. Believe me, we spent many hours on the internet researching the possibilities, and days exploring miles of mega RV dealership lots. I've got to tell you, we were getting burned out. The last trailer we bought was such an awesome experience, but the salesman who made it so, was no longer in the business. Then about the time we thought we would have to settle for something, we heard from him. He said it would be a bit of a drive but assured us we needed to go see Tom at Palm RV & Marine. From our first conversation by phone, to the minute we drove onto the lot, we knew it was worth the drive. When someone loves their work and truly believes in their products it shows. Tom took such good care of us. He thoughtfully listened to us, personally showed us around and expertly guided us to the perfect choice. And it wasn't just Tom that totally blew us away…Everyone we met, in each department, were not only excellent at their jobs but seem to love being a part of the Palm family. They were eager to serve, friendly and fun! Who knew filling out paperwork for financing could be such a blast! Like a "little bit of chicken fried"….Thanks Jarrod!! So, we've had our coach for two weeks now and finally got everything ready. We are loaded up and staying at a beautiful KOA close to our kids, and grandkids, near St. Pete Beach! They were here tonight and we cooked dinner over an open fire, including S'mores. Then we ended the evening in luxurious comfort inside, watching TV together. Plenty of room for all! Thank you Tom, and everyone at Palm RV & Marine, for all you've done to make our purchase not only possible but a fantastic experience in every way. Send us a friend request, and follow us on facebook, to keep in touch. Thank you again! Blessings,
Dan and Debbie Huntting
Heritage Glen Fifth Wheel 298RE
Salesperson: Thomas Wegge
We want to thank everyone at Palm RV and Marine for the wonderful experience we had when we purchased our Thor Mandalay. Jarrod and Jason were such a pleasure to work with. They made themselves available any time to answer our questions. Not knowing where to stay the night before, we came to pick up our new home, Jason was able to help us find a place and also told us where to eat. Mark was meticulous during our PDI. He took his time and answered every question we had. I must say though, it was a bit of a shock when we received a call from Tom the owner. He is an owner that sets the tone for his customers to know that they are being well taken care of. I have never heard of any owner doing this. From the moment we walked in the door , everyone we came in contact with were all smiles and very warm in welcoming us and asking if there was anything that they could help us with to just let them know. Once again THANK YOU ALL for a wonderful and exciting experience.
Robert and Lyndia Shoemaker
2008 Thor Mandalay
Salesperson: Jason Jones
Tom, Further to our conversation, I wanted to write to you to let you know what wonderful service we received from Hutch during our walk through. Not only was he helpful and courteous and answered all of our questions, but he was also very professional. Hutch is definitely a great asset for Palm RV and Marine. Sincerely,
Salesperson: Service Tech: Hutch
Dear Laura, Holly, Mr. President, Ms Receptionist, Mechanics, and all other Palm RV employees with whom we may have come in contact, but especially you, Laura!! Kathleen and I want to thank you quite sincerely for the very pleasant experience that was ours in the dealings we encountered with you and the staff. Please know that we genuinely appreciate the obvious time and effort you put into this sale, one which could not have realized the company much of a profit. Still, it is this kind of service and respect that will bring us and others back to your yard, should the two of us become successful campers and wish to upgrade one day in the future. While we did consider purchasing thru Craig's List and off the Winn-Dixie parking lot out here on Pine Island, we are clearly glad we fell upon your store on 41. It was actually a drive-by with Toyota parked out front that started it all. The unit was well kept, and you folks made it sparkle. It is such a relief to own a first camper that truly looks like brand new. Laura, you are an excellent sales person. We like the way you handled our negotiations, despite having to send us home the first time! That was the difficult part, and you made it relatively easy. Your explanation of the camper's workings was thorough and honest, and you did not hesitate to get help when needed. We want to thank you especially for the very nice gift you left on our table. The coffee mugs will get much use :) Again, thanks for all you did to make this possible for us.
JOHN & KATHLEEN LYONS
1986 TOYOTA GULFSTREAM
Salesperson: LAURA JAHNKE
Tom, Ted, Holly & Jason We want to thank you for the wonderful care we received as we made the purchase of our new "home". We love it and have fit nicely into it. We pray your business will continue to flourish in the years ahead!
Mike & Virginia Selvig
Salesperson: Ted Fields
As first time RV'ers and first time trailer haulers I think Ginah and I did quite well pulling our new Dutchmen from Ft. Myers to its new home in North Carolina. (Ginah followed in her car for the 625 mile trip and is now an expert on identifying a Dutchmen 816QB from the rear.) We want the staff at Palm RV to know how wonderful you made our entire experience -- from the time we visited the Grand Opening looking for a trailer to BUY, to the exciting phone call that still seems surreal telling us we won the Grand Prize, and then capped off by the personal attention given to us when we picked up our new baby last Friday. All of the staff made us feel like family to the point that we feel Holly, Ken, Clayton, Hutch, Sheila, Tom and Anne are all long-time friends. (My apologies for those whose names are omitted although we know your faces.) Hey, even Captain Bob, a customer and fellow winner, is on our list of helpful folks met at Palm RV. Speaking of helpful, my novice trailering status caused me to call on some you Tuesday and Wednesday. Thanks for the courteous and helpful instructions via phone. Ken had to bear with me as I tried to explain components not in my common vocabulary -- but getting there -- and we were able to diagnose the problem and implement the solution. Clayton's follow-up call further solidified my understanding and my appreciation for the attitude that all of you genuinely display. Again, Ginah and I are grateful to all of you. Our biggest hope is that Tom has forgotten a couple of my emails -- but for the benefit of the rest of you, here's what he needs to forget. On March 14 Ginah and I went onto Palm's website and spotted the Dutchmen listed for sale. Our email to Tom said: "Attached is a .pdf of [a Dutchmen] you have in stock -- a used one but a 2014, which has me....interested...' Tom called us and said the Dutchmen was going to be the Grand Prize gisft at your Grand Opening and invited us to come down. During that call I said to Tom, "Give something else away as the Grand Prize and sell us the Dutchmen.' So glad Tom doesn't listen to reason. Thanks again for a wonderful all-around experience. Gratefully,
Paul and Ginah Butler
2014 Dutchmen 816QB
Salesperson: Palm RV Staff
This Customer, Mr. Shaw, wrote this letter to Lance Camper Manufacturing Corporation. Dear Mr. Means, Initially let me thank you for responding to my request for warranty service on my new 2014 LANCE 850. My call to you was made at the recommendation of the service department at Lazydays in Seffner, FL which was uninterested in dealing with my minor plumbing problem. After speaking with Lance, the only other location offered was somewhere in Kissimmee, FL even farther away from Naples, FL. where we live during the winter season. Scheduling this service would have required more than a 300 mile trip for me say nothing about down time as we prepare to leave for our home in Massachusetts. However what often starts out as a problem sometimes turns into a positive and an opportunity. Let me explain. The problem was a 1/2 in. PCV nipple that broke off going into the cold water feed into the hot water heater. A friend and neighbor at Crystal Lake RV Resort who is a retired mechanical engineer quickly identified the problem and using a combination of brass fittings and PEX tubing repaired the break within 2 hours with parts he had in his tool shed. Equally important, he said that to have replaced the actual broken part with the same nipple, it would just be a question of time before it would have broken again. The problem is the PCV drain pipe from the sink runs too close to the inlet of the hot water tank and does not allow enough margin for flexibility with reasonable turning and twisting in a truck bed; something for your engineers to reconsider in the manufacturing process. In all honesty, this problem ended up being an easy fix, however, others in the future may require a lot more work requiring certified RV technicians. With that thought in mind and since you indicated that Lance had no service points to recommend in Southwestern Florida, I would strongly recommend to you Palm RV Sales and Service in Fort Myers. Its owner, Tom Wegge, and his family have over 50 years of RV sales and service experience with certified technicians. I rarely make recommendations without personally observing their operational procedures. This has been done and I can say without hesitation Lance Corporation would be well served having a service point that your customers and owners can count on for: (a) quality workmanship, (b) personal customer contact, (c) strong relationships with manufacturers. Customer service and satisfaction is the hallmark of their operation and it is preached weekly to all employees. The Wegge tradition of excellence started originally by Tom's father Russell in Burlington, WI, now retired, and where his other son Tim runs their large RV operation in Burlington. Enclosed is Tom's business card. Sincerely,
Philip H. Shaw
Lance Truck Camper
Salesperson: Tom Wegge
Tom, It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to meet you the other day. More so, it was reassuring to see you participate in character/value training with your staff. It obviously showed as we received exceptional service from your staff, especially Ted & Holly, as because of them, we will return to do business another day. I'm sorry the transaction didn't work out, it certainly wasn't a lack of effort from all those involved, especially Holly. Please also extend my thanks to Jason & Ken for being so helpful. Keep up the good work!
Laura We would like to thank you for your kind and professional service/treatment during the purchase of the 2011 Octane. You have a very calming effect when bumps in the road occur. Today, we came in contact with 10 Palm Rv employees, each welcoming us to the business. We have not seen that at any other Rv dealership we encountered. Also, doing the walk thru with Jasper, really brings home what a small world it is. We are home now, getting ready to just take a deep breath and start our enjoyment of our Octane. Thank you again and we will be telling anyone looking for an Rv, that the drive is well worth it. Take care
Tom, Dee and I would like to thank your staff for their help with our purchasing 'Hope'. Palm was the only dealer to contact us after our visit. The motorhome was in pristine condition on delivery; no small job for something of that size. Individually we would like to thank Jason, Holly, Sheila and everyone else who had a hand in our purchase. Lastly, we want to thank Kevin for going through the home and answering all our questions, even the ones like 'What happens when I forget the awning is spring loaded and it slams closed?' Tom, You have a gem in Roxy. She is knowledgeable on the inventory, was quick to answer and address our concerns and somehow was available whenever we needed her. We will recommend Roxy and your dealership in our future travels. Again, thank you all so very much for everything and God Bless,
Dear Tom, It's been a long time since I've sent anyone a review regarding their customer service, probably because I haven't come across anyone who deserved it, in case you didn't pick up on it, I'm not easily impressed. I was going to email you but decided that was the easy way to thank you and your organization, and that your group deserved more than a quick note over the internet. Customer service, like the kind my wife and I received during our recent purchase is quickly becoming a thing of the past, and so, with that in mind, I thought I would extend the extra effort to thank you in a way that is quickly becoming a thing of the past, a written letter. On behalf of my wife and I, I want to express a sincere "Thank You" to everyone at Palm RV. From the moment we first contacted Jason in sales to the day of departure in our motorhome, your assistance, patience and professionalism exhibited during these activities was truly appreciated. Also, please pass along a special thank you to your Service Manage Mr. Ware (my kind of guy) and his wife, with an extra shout out of thanks to "Hutch". And let us not forget Sheila in parts. Even with the frequent changes and challenges that often occur with these types of transactions, your people stayed right on task with a level of cooperation and communication that made the entire process of buying a complete success. In today's times, it was truly enjoyable to see an organization so committed to customer service and a willingness to do "whatever it takes" to meet that goal. Once again, my wife and I would like to extend our many thanks to you and everyone who was involved and assisted in the sale and delivery of our RV. We look forward to seeing all the people at Palm RV down the road. I am confident, when and if we decide to purchase our next unit, your group will again be asked to stand up and play a part.
Jim and Cathy Walker
Laura is exceptional. I've never had a salesperson that is as knowledgeable and easy to be around as she is, and I'm in sales. She is something. I hope the right people are going to get this. I want them to know how lucky they are to have her. Everybody has been wonderful, even Jason, the sales manager. I've been in sales for 40 years, and this has been the best experience I've ever had buying something of this size. I've been pleasantly surprised.
Mr. and Mrs. Dolego
Salesperson: Laura Jahnke
Roxy, Just wanted to let you know we made it home. No problems at all with the motor home, after we got the seat fixed it was smooth sailing. Again I want to thank you for all your help and we appreciated all the hard work everyone did to get us on the road. It was truly a great buying experience. Keep in touch. Thank you,
Rich and Nina Peterson
Laura was best sales person I'd ever dealt with. She wasn't high pressure and she was very thorough. Laura did the walk through and she was very helpful. Some of my church folks recommended them. I went to a few other places and Palm gave me a fair deal and I chose them over Lazy Days and everyone else. Palm RV did a phenomenal job. After I took it home, I had a problem right away and they got it the very next day and fixed it in 30 minutes. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anybody.
Salesperson: Laura Jahnke
Mr. Tom Wegge, 08/2014 Let me take this moment to let you know that you have put together a wonderful team. Starting with the young lady at the front desk, who always welcomed us with a friendly smile, understood who we needed to see and promptly did her job. Next is my favorite sales person, "Roxy". This gal is a gem. She knows her stuff was able to answer questions and gave us more helpful ideas and suggestions then we ever thought to ask. Never did we feel like we were imposing on her when we stopped in several times unannounced. The Friday we had scheduled to come in and take a final look at the used Class A Motorhome we wanted to purchase, we changed our mind, and decided to purchase a new Fifth Wheel. This changed everything, all things became new! Once again Roxy had no problem switching gears. She is a KEEPER!! Then there is "Holly", bubbly, southern charm, and a "no problem" personality. She fulfilled our entire pre signing request. We requested printed information on different policies that were available to purchase for used vehicles so we could do some research before purchasing, then as I mentioned before, we changed our minds, and she too had to switch gears fast. She worked very hard to get the best financing rate for us. I can understand why you trust her with this portion of your company. She is good!! Now for "Jason, the closer". He allowed me to kid around with him every time I came in or called. He was very patient in answering ALL the questions asked, and did all he could to keep me happy and interested. What I appreciated most about Jason was he made me feel like I was the only customer he had, and he remembered everything we previously discussed. There was no "but, I thought you said" stuff. Everything was straight up and clear. Last, but certainly not least is "Ken," the get the job done, no nonsense kind of man. He makes sure that the customers best interest is served and makes sure the job is done correctly. Ken did this for us. He went above and beyond, (twice) in our case to get our problem solved, completed and properly installed. Mr. Wegge, It is our impression and experience that your entire team is very professional and their first priority is customer satisfaction. Happy and Proud New Owners, also glad to be a part of Palm RV Family,
Mr. and Mrs. Fuhrman
Salesperson: Roxy Reed
Dear Mr. Wegge (Tom), I hope you don't mind my writing an email to you instead of a letter on stationery. I traded a unit in for your 2012 Tiffin Allegro. It's interesting how this came about. I had brought my older unit into the service department for work. I actually was planning on taking it on a trip. I called early on a Saturday and spoke with Sheila. I said I was needing the RV for a trip and is there any way I could have it fixed (step motor) quickly. She said if you get it here before noon, they could look at it Monday morning. Believe me, I raced to the storage site and drove to Palm RV as fast as I could. I am not used to anyone telling me they could take it that quickly. Monday morning Ken Ware called me at 9 AM and said it was ready. I about flipped. I'm used to waiting for weeks. I gladly drove over and paid them and thanked them for being so prompt. They asked about me trading in or buying a new one. I said my wife wanted me to sell it. I tell Ken and Sheila there were only two brands I would even consider for trading/purchase; a Tiffin or a Newmar. A week or two went by and Ms. Laura Jahnke called me saying that she had a Tiffin Allegro in the size I wanted. Well, one thing let to another and I ended up trading my unit. I've owned 5 RVs and this has been by far the most pleasant and smoothest purchase I've made. Your dealership has got to have the nicest most courteous staff I've ever met! Laura has been a super trooper and answered all my questions/comments (I've probably been a real bother to her). She went above board on the pickup day, gave me the "Red Carpet" treatment and surprised me with beautiful baskets on the dinette table and a lovely card. Because my wife wasn't with me at the time, I photographed the display to show her. What a "salesperson." I've never received that from any of my other dealers! Holly Mulicka was also very kind, even though we decided not to select her plan. I'm sure she put extra work into the quotes and estimates and had every reason to feel unfriendly towards us but she still maintained her courteousness. Whenever we enter the premises, Jason Jones (JJ - Sales Mgr.) has always been there at the door and greeted us personally when we stepped in. He is fully committed to making new friends and keeping them. Ken Ware has been extremely punctual about calling back and letting us know what was going on with our unit. He has been super to work with and I would like to thank him and Sheila for helping me out. I wrote a few words about Anthony after our walk through on the comment sheet & gave it to them. Anthony took the time to explain everything thoroughly and answer my questions. I didn't feel rushed and left knowing that I could ask questions later whenever I needed further explanation. It was quite a lot of information to absorb and even though I've owned other RVs, he made it interesting. I know this is a long note but I just want to say that you have a great team and there is no doubt that I will be bringing my unit back to your business for work and definitely if I ever need to move on to another unit. Please thank the whole staff connected with my trade and service. I will be proudly wearing the nice Palm RV caps and using the mugs and cup holders from our visit. Thank you again. Best regards,
Mr. and Mrs. Thorton
Tom, Thanks for all your help with LazyDays on my behalf concerning our 2013 Fleetwood You may use this testimonial as you see fit. **************************************************** Looking for a new Motor Home usually starts off as an adventure but soon turns to frustration and aggravation as you get overwhelmed with the myriad of choices. Gas or Diesel? How many slides? What length is ideal? What amenities are most important? That is before you even start trying to negotiate a price with the dealer. You can avoid the frustration of all this by giving Palm RV a chance to earn your business. Their staff focus on getting you the right RV for your needs at a fair price. But what really sets them apart is the follow-up and service after the sale. I encourage anyone to give Palm RV a chance to show you how many ways they are different from the big Mega dealers. Lake Wales, Fl.
Roxy, I wanted to write to you anyway to say thank you for all that you and the staff at Palm RV did for me. Everyone was so helpful and courteous. I especially appreciated your patience with me. I have looked a long time for just the right coach and have dealt with a lot of salespeople who really try to push for the sale, even though it might not be exactly what I want. Then, to have such a thorough and informative walk-through with Anthony was an added bonus. He, too, was very patient with me, never rushing through any part of the walk-through and always willing to explain things in detail. I felt like I learned a lot. Finally, came the dreaded signing of the papers, but Holly was fantastic. She made that process very easy and even pleasant. The people in the parts department were very helpful, too. I'm glad to know there's a place like that close to Naples. This area needed a place such as yours. I will be making the trip to see you guys for any necessary parts or service. Please tell Tom that he has a stellar staff. In every department, I was always met with a warm smile. Nice to see such enthusiasm. I love to deal locally for any major purchases or needs and you all were exactly what I was looking for. I think you guys have a good thing going and I wish you the best success. Like I said, I have looked for coaches for a long time and in many different dealerships. Without naming any, let me just say that you all are giving the larger dealerships some serious competition. I would definitely recommend Palm RV to anyone who asks. My only problem is that work gets in the way! We haven't taken the Roamer on a trip yet but we cannot wait! It's all loaded and ready. Thank you for all you did. And I also appreciated the gift basket....nice touch!