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Blanco1

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I'm thinking of holding out on buying my New TT & pretty much set on a 2018 Pioneer RL 250.

My Local Camping World is asking 19,999 & I've so far got them to drop the price $1,000.00 being I found one across the country for $2,000.00 less & told them I don't mind traveling across the country to save $2,000.00 being that would pay for my cross country camping trip.

So they met me 1/2 way & dropped it by $1,000.00.

What if I wait till next Sept or when ever the new 2019 models come out?

Typically how much do they drop the price?

Like I said, I don't mind a road trip to save even more money & enjoy camping?

I'm looking to fill my camping across America map anyways & I'd get to fill a lot of it that way.

Anyone know of the best way to find a best deal at Camping worlds across the country?

* This post was edited 03/05/18 04:47am by Blanco1 *


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Have camping world give you their real price for a starter.
The affiliate store here list decent pricing, but then, on a $20,000 unit added a few things
Shipping $1700
Dealer Prep $700
PDI $350
Documentation $399

Several local mom and pop dealers had similar prices to CW, but didn't add all the horse hockey fees at the last minute.
Most that offer straight up pricing say so on their websites, check them.
Check around, you may find that another dealer is actually a better deal.

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I suggest you NOT buy the RV at Camping World. Their prices may be competitive, but their after sale service reputation is dismal.

Buy your supplies at CW, but buy your camper at a RV dealer.

My experience and opinion.

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My suggestion is to peruse RVTrader.com. Search for the model you want. I'm sure you will find it much cheaper. Consider the trip to go get it your first vacation in it!

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wanderingaimlessly wrote:

Have camping world give you their real price for a starter.
The affiliate store here list decent pricing, but then, on a $20,000 unit added a few things
Shipping $1700
Dealer Prep $700
PDI $350
Documentation $399

Several local mom and pop dealers had similar prices to CW, but didn't add all the horse hockey fees at the last minute.
Most that offer straight up pricing say so on their websites, check them.
Check around, you may find that another dealer is actually a better deal.



Would they actually charge shipping, If I'm buying it off the lot?

They did mention dealer prep & when I asked about what that means they said going over it to check everything & install the batteries & fill the propane.

Would they allow me to just show upp with my own batteries & fill my own propane?
Or is it better to let them do it all so you have that covered in the warranty?
Like I could see getting my own propane after leaving & then it don't work right vs double checking everything before I leave the lot?

What is PDI?

& they charge $400.00 to shuffle paper work? Documentation?

Oh & lets not forget the Insurance.

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PDI is the Pre Delivery Inspection, and yes CW charges for that.
Yes they charge for doing the paperwork (Documentation)
Shipping or delivery is their cost getting it TO their lot.

The numbers I listed were what a CW affiliate location quoted me on a travel trailer.

A CW camper will usually cost $3000.00 more than what they tell you. But they will put it all in the final paperwork which is part of the financing package.

Every dealer has all the same cost, some just choose to conceal how they bill it out.
When you shop, compare final out the door cost, not their partial price profile.

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One thing to remember is some RV's will come out almost a year early. Like a 2018 may have been made mid 2017 and called 2018. With that being said depending when it was made it may have sat out on a lot in the weather for a year with no maintenance. Just a thought.....


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....and, considering the demand for a new RV, finding a previous year's model may be impossible unless the floorplan is real wonky.


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SidecarFlip wrote:

....and, considering the demand for a new RV, finding a previous year's model may be impossible unless the floorplan is real wonky.


Ok, I'll keep that in mind.

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Got a flier a few days ago from the RV dealership where we purchased our last TT (about 5 years ago now). (Walnut Ridge RV near New Castle, Indiana).

On page three of the flier:

Walnut Ridge Family RV sales
Zero-Fee
Guarantee

NO Doc Fees
No Destination Fees
No Prep Fees
No Costly surprises

Family owned RV Dealer: $0 Fees
VS
Coorporate RV Dealer: $1,500 - $2,000 or more

Walnut Ridge
Family RV Sales
No Hidden Fees.

I suppose that's another reason why they have such a fantastic reputation!


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