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BobGed

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Posted: 04/08/10 12:03am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have him contact Brian Gipson at Davis Motorhome Mart, Memphis, TN Davis, or Karen at Sherman RV, Sherman, MS Sherman. If anyone can do it they can.


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Posted: 04/08/10 12:38am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, he should be able to find 24% off. But, Tiffin is back logged and dealers can't get as many units as they want as fast as they want them. So, dealers will be holding out for top dollar.

But, 24% should be doable. There is more mark up in many other units other than Tiffin, although that is very hard to determine exactly with dealer pricing and incentives depending on how many units a dealer orders.

Have your friend write a letter and fax it to as many dealers as he can. The letter states the exact unit with the exact options your friend wants to buy and the price he is willing to pay. Also say in the fax that your friend is a serious buyer and will put $1,000 down immediately upon acceptance of your offer.

I purchased a new 1998 TT, a new 2001 Jayco TT purchased in AZ, a used 2002 Jayco Class C purchased in PA, and my current new 2008 Tiffin Allegro purchased in No. CA. It was a different time back in 2008 when I bought my Tiffin, but I got 32% off sticker. But, the dealer had six of the exact same models on his lot and my DW liked the color combination of the one unit that he had been sitting on the longest! He wanted to get out of that specific unit pretty badly.

All were purchased by writing a letter and faxing them to as many dealers as I could. Most did not respond. But in each case, I had at least three dealers that did respond and fought for my business.

Now, this assumes that service and after sales support is not important to you. I never go back to the dealer. In fact, I have never had any RV I have owned back to a dealer for anything. So, this works for me. But, it might not be the best plan for everybody!

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Posted: 04/08/10 01:19am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am in the process of shopping for a Tiffin Phaeton 36 ft. I have received one offer in the 24% off range the others are too high so far. we will see what tomorrow brings? The internet is a great boone for us RV shoppers!


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We purchased our Bus from this place.
It was a great experience and we got we feel like was a very competitive price. Deal with Marlin direct and not a salesman.


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We looked at a Tiffin Allegro 38qba back in October. We were quoted a "clean" deal of $150,000 and a trade for our Itasca of $90,000. When we got into tax season and felt comfortable enough of finalizing our purchase we found that the Tiffin dealer raised his price by $20,000. It was partly for the demand on the Tiffin and partly on the demand for the 2009 chassis. Either way we said "No way!" and bought the Berkshire.


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Posted: 04/08/10 12:33pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

kwilkins wrote:

I recently purchased a 2010 Itasca and paid 24% below sticker price. I’m not sure how good of a deal this was, but I did negotiate with a few dealers.

A friend is looking at a 2010 Tiffin Allegro Red 38 QBA with a sticker price of $195k including options. Can anyone give me a ballpark of what percentage off sticker he would be likely to get?

Ken


No trade -- at least 25% off MSRP. Signup for Tiffin RV Network to get info on the latest MSRP and option costs and then you are prepared to discuss things with a dealer. You say it's 24% -- but until you can look at the details of an MSRP pricing sheet and do a cross reference you won't really know. Someone over there will have the latest sheets on this.


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Posted: 04/08/10 12:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Guess there is some "iffin" to a Tiffin. My advice would be to shop the deal. I don’t not know for sure but suspect the lower mark up on Tiffin is puffery on the dealers part. You know what they say when a salesman’s lips move!

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BobR wrote:

Guess there is some "iffin" to a Tiffin. My advice would be to shop the deal. I don’t not know for sure but suspect the lower mark up on Tiffin is puffery on the dealers part. You know what they say when a salesman’s lips move!



My guess is that Tiffin actually does have a lower markup. For example Camping World has a Damon diesel bunk house that they have with an MSRP of around $212k while the comparable Tiffin is listed at around $195k. From looking at both I can tell you the Tiffin is a way nicer coach than the Damon. I never got to a point of a clean deal price on the Damon, but their trade price was substantially lower than the Tiffin trade price.

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Posted: 04/08/10 06:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would very surprised if Tiffin's are not marked-up just like the rest. Parts is parts, all manufacturers must purchase from the same major suppliers. Yes Tiffin may produce their own chassis, but again, parts is parts.

I know some are tired of hearing this, but from the financial information revealed in the National RV bankruptcy, the dealer cost on units is around 64% of MSRP. Sure the dealership has high overhead, but?????

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fredbon wrote:

I would very surprised if Tiffin's are not marked-up just like the rest. Parts is parts, all manufacturers must purchase from the same major suppliers. Yes Tiffin may produce their own chassis, but again, parts is parts.
I wouldn't. Don't ask me how, but Tiffin still has "parts" for my 94 when I call and ask. Common parts that are half the price of what it would cost elsewhere. And some strange parts too, like a key blank for my drivers door lock, made in England no less. Could not find a match for it anywhere, and a locksmith could not make one for me. I've heard that they can match, in stock, interior paneling and wall paper way back to the mid '80s. Tell me what other company can do that. And they have to be doing something right to still be in business and have the customer service that they provide.


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