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RE: Pricing on used rv...bargaining etc

Keep in mind that this is a USED unit, not a new one. All dealers pay the same price for new units, so the markup is pretty much identical. When it comes to used units, however, you have no way of knowing what that dealer paid for that unit. He may have gotten a killer deal on it, or, he may have stepped up to the pump and paid a premium for it just to have it in his inventory. Don't worry about how much a dealer makes on a unit, or how much a salesperson makes. None of your (our) business. Are you concerned about how much your doctor, or plumber, or grocer make? Just pay what you feel is fair to you, no more and no less. Factor in how many of the exact type of unit you are interested in are available within a reasonable distance of you, and buy accordingly.
RetiredRealtorRick 01/25/22 06:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Gumout VS Seafoam Additives

I've used Techron for decades. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better product.
RetiredRealtorRick 01/23/22 01:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Thinking About a Class C

Although I've never personally owned a 460, I have two friends that have. They seemed to have two primary issues. First, fuel economy, or lack thereof. Apparently the 460's love that gas, and 6 mpg was not uncommon for either of them. Secondly was noise due to high RPM's at interstate speeds. At 70 mph the engine is quite noisy, and it's going through fuel like there's no tomorrow. A newer V-10 version is what both of them ultimately bought, and both seem to be happy with their decision.
RetiredRealtorRick 01/22/22 03:34am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Rims for 350

OK, two points I absolutely KNOW I'll get jumped on for, but here goes. 1. The truth is that "rims" are actually just one part of the wheel. It is the outer edge of the wheel which holds the tire. It is the outer circular design and surrounds the decorative area of the wheel's hub and spokes. The tire's edges actually lay against the rim, specifically the tire bead. 2. I guess I'm the only guy in the world that finds black wheels, well, just ugly. What happened to the beautiful polished alloy wheels that look great on literally everything? I honestly feel that a group of auto execs got together and said "hey guys, if we can equip vehicles with black wheels that we can produce waaaay cheaper than alloy wheels, and at the same time convince our buyers that they are really good looking, we can add to the bottom-line in a big way!" I guess if it worked for Christian Louboutin painting the soles of women's shoes red, then charging over a grand a pair for them, why couldn't such a scheme work in the auto industry . . . and by golly, it has! Tell me I'm not the only person alive that has an aversion to black wheels . . . or am I??
RetiredRealtorRick 01/21/22 12:43pm Towing
RE: Carhauler to RV

Can you possibly clarify your question? :h
RetiredRealtorRick 01/20/22 05:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help me plan our trip - The Dakotas

Spend some time in Custer SP if you can. Wall Drug is a waste of time, IMO.
RetiredRealtorRick 01/20/22 05:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Grand Wagoneer vs RAM 1500

I saw a Grand Wagoneer in my dealer's showroom last week. That thing was about 7 feet tall and had a sticker of $112k. I was scared to touch it! JK Only about 3 years ago I was selling oceanfront condos for that amount! :C
RetiredRealtorRick 01/20/22 08:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: RV Fuel Issues & Prices - Post 'Em Here!

I still want to know, in layman's terms, why the heck we EXPORT so much oil, and why the heck we IMPORT so much oil???
RetiredRealtorRick 01/19/22 03:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Grand Wagoneer vs RAM 1500

LOL! 3 pointed star, Perceived quality! Daimler is far from something I would buy! Sure. Like I said, no right and no wrong. Everybody has their opinion, and their preferences. Looks like by your profile you bought a Ford Excursion and a Forest River product. Good for you. Your choice :C Sorry that you've had poor personal experience with MB products in the past. I have not, so I still like them.
RetiredRealtorRick 01/19/22 12:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Grand Wagoneer vs RAM 1500

Are the more modest versions more in line with prices you'd expect for a Suburban or Expedition? $87k IS the "modest" version...lol The Grand Wagoneer isn’t made to compete with the Burb and the Expedition. It’s made to compete with the Escalade and Navigator, and is priced accordingly. The Wagoneer is designed to compete with the Burb and the Ex. There really isn’t a “base” model of either, they are all much better equipped at the lowest trim level, but when they are speced with similar options they are priced comparably. Yup, Cadillac, Lincoln,.....Jeep. Those 3 belong in the same basket, yessireee!! :h Have you looked at one? Or read any of the reviews? It sure doesn't sound like it. I'll save you some time. Here is a MotorTrend comparison where it bests the Escalade MotorTrend Vs Navigator AutoGuide Comparison It's still a Jeep (and yes, I've read several reviews). Like I said in an earlier post, to spend that much money on a vehicle it darn well better have a three-pointed star on the hood (and for that money, it certainly could). Sorry, everybody's taste is different. There's no right and no wrong. Just not a big Jeep fan (other than Wrangler's for beach driving, oh yes, and Renegades, just to make me chuckle).
RetiredRealtorRick 01/19/22 06:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Grand Wagoneer vs RAM 1500

Are the more modest versions more in line with prices you'd expect for a Suburban or Expedition? $87k IS the "modest" version...lol The Grand Wagoneer isn’t made to compete with the Burb and the Expedition. It’s made to compete with the Escalade and Navigator, and is priced accordingly. The Wagoneer is designed to compete with the Burb and the Ex. There really isn’t a “base” model of either, they are all much better equipped at the lowest trim level, but when they are speced with similar options they are priced comparably. Yup, Cadillac, Lincoln,.....Jeep. Those 3 belong in the same basket, yessireee!! :h
RetiredRealtorRick 01/18/22 07:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Grand Wagoneer vs RAM 1500

I just have a really hard time swallowing the over-100K price tags on most GW's. I sure hope it's successful and doesn't go the way of the much-anticipated but abysmal failure of the Commander of years gone by. Just my opinion, but IF the time came where I could justify 100K+ for a vehicle, any vehicle, it certainly wouldn't be a Jeep SUV. It would at least have to have a 3-pointed star on the hood. Again, just my opinion. Your mileage may vary :C
RetiredRealtorRick 01/18/22 04:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping world in Fort Worth is dumb

I find it interesting that RV dealer lots are jam-packed, over-full of new units, yet Thor 'claims' they have so many back orders they may not be able to fill them until 2023. Oh, really? As Paul Harvey used to say, I'd like to hear "the rest of the story" . . . i.e. the truth.
RetiredRealtorRick 01/14/22 05:30am Good Sam Club
RE: MPG for transit based motorhomes

I might have missed it, but not a soul has asked if the Transit is a gas or diesel?? Big difference. Last I heard they still made Transit's in both versions. Am I correct?
RetiredRealtorRick 01/13/22 11:51am Class C Motorhomes
RE: MPG for transit based motorhomes

That is decent fuel economy. Too bad that chassis is offered only with a SRW axle. A DRW would have done the chassis wonders. RGAWR on a Promaster is well under 6000 lbs. Single rear wheels handle these weights easily. If you bump that up to a 7K+ RGAWR on a FWD chassis, you're not going to go anywhere when you're fully loaded. Shhhhhhh. Don’t tell GM that. Clicky, clicky, clicky…….. Those were tandem axles, not dual rear wheels.
RetiredRealtorRick 01/13/22 06:01am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Oronoco Camping World

Retired Realtor I see you are a salesman and anyone who tries to cheat me, waste my time and try to play a 75-year-old for a sucker is basically un-American trying to steal from me. I have one RV dealer in Texas and three new truck dealers in Nevada pull the old bait and switch gimmick on me. I drove my new truck from an honest dealer onto the lots of the crooked dealers to show off and called them jack *** liars then drove off immediately. They were standing outside their show rooms playing with their fingers. I have no more use for realtors than the others based upon lifetime of experience but as retired pilot and self-employed CPA accountant I am doing quite well financially. My customers were our family businesses, so I didn't cheat or lie to anyone for money and would not have. I do thank you for being a generous taxpayer. Well, as exciting as it sounds to have been a CPA, you still have no right to wish harm on anyone or their families. It's nice that you had the time to drive by all the dealers that tried to cheat you and call them names . . . I'm sure they all lost sleep over that. You've fully convinced me that that 100% of CPA's are honest, and 100% of salespeople of any kind are dishonest, so there's no need to discuss that any further. As for anyone being "un-American" . . . are you sure all these people were Americans to begin with? I would think you'd have to start out as an American to allow you to become un-American, am I right? What exactly makes someone "American" or "un-American" when it comes to business dealings? Oh well, you and I are both probably fortunate that we're not neighbors. Just the same, we can agree to disagree. Hope your life has become less-miserable now that you're done with the whole truck-buying experience (you can do all that online now, you know, and they'll actually deliver the vehicle to you). I never said I wished harm to anyone, but I do not care what happens to them sport. I had fun with those dealers and did not expect them to lose sleep over my actions sport. Your over-the-top self-righteousness and defensiveness is a sign of guilt to me. I will not be viewing any more of your BS. Probably for the best, as your ability to distinguish sarcasm from fact is clearly lacking . . . . but won't you be just a bit curious of what I might say?? :C
RetiredRealtorRick 01/12/22 05:35am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Oronoco Camping World

Retired Realtor I see you are a salesman and anyone who tries to cheat me, waste my time and try to play a 75-year-old for a sucker is basically un-American trying to steal from me. I have one RV dealer in Texas and three new truck dealers in Nevada pull the old bait and switch gimmick on me. I drove my new truck from an honest dealer onto the lots of the crooked dealers to show off and called them jack *** liars then drove off immediately. They were standing outside their show rooms playing with their fingers. I have no more use for realtors than the others based upon lifetime of experience but as retired pilot and self-employed CPA accountant I am doing quite well financially. My customers were our family businesses, so I didn't cheat or lie to anyone for money and would not have. I do thank you for being a generous taxpayer. Well, as exciting as it sounds to have been a CPA, you still have no right to wish harm on anyone or their families. It's nice that you had the time to drive by all the dealers that tried to cheat you and call them names . . . I'm sure they all lost sleep over that. You've fully convinced me that that 100% of CPA's are honest, and 100% of salespeople of any kind are dishonest, so there's no need to discuss that any further. As for anyone being "un-American" . . . are you sure all these people were Americans to begin with? I would think you'd have to start out as an American to allow you to become un-American, am I right? What exactly makes someone "American" or "un-American" when it comes to business dealings? Oh well, you and I are both probably fortunate that we're not neighbors. Just the same, we can agree to disagree. Hope your life has become less-miserable now that you're done with the whole truck-buying experience (you can do all that online now, you know, and they'll actually deliver the vehicle to you).
RetiredRealtorRick 01/11/22 04:00pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: Oronoco Camping World

* liars. It was a fun day for me. I despise most salesmen as they are liars from Texas to Nevada and am happy when bad things and I don't care about their families. Wow, what a lovely sentiment . . . .NOT Just hope nobody ever wishes ill will upon all the members of your chosen profession and their families. Geeez, man, seriously?
RetiredRealtorRick 01/11/22 11:00am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Worlds smalest truck camper

Short wheelbase, narrow track truck with an extremely high center of gravity now. Watch those sharp turns, buddy! :C
RetiredRealtorRick 01/10/22 03:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Oronoco Camping World

It's probably a result of the 'what the market will bear' philosophy. And, in your case, it's a result of the 'if you snooze you lose' philosophy. If you've been watching it for a few weeks, you obviously waited too long to act on it. Another will come along. Some day.
RetiredRealtorRick 01/10/22 03:27pm Camping World RV Sales
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