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DallasSteve

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I'm shopping for an RV. I don't want to get specific about what I'm looking for right now because I don't want someone else to take it. I came across a unit I like on Camping World. It's a good floorplan for me, and it's about 10% cheaper than the best price I see for that model on RV Trader. It's a model from a major manufacturer; one of the best known names in the business. It's new, so condition is not really a variable comparing to other dealers. The Camping World ad has a button that says "Make An Offer". I'm considering pressing that button. Has anyone here made an offer on a unit they have never seen in person? How does their Make An Offer process work? It's across the country so I can't drive over to look at it, but at that price I'd probably fly across country to buy it or I would prefer to pay them to ship it to their location close to me. Will they do that if I pay up front to have it shipped?

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Some suggestions,,,, search the exact same make and model on RV Trader.com
Use the advanced search function. You can then do an apples to apples check.
Get prices on the same unit from some independent dealers.
Check with CW and the independents on what add ons they apply.
$1500 for shipping
$750 for dealer prep
$499 for walkthrough or PDI
$399 for documentation
these are all real numbers used by some dealers. Compare the real cost after adding in the horsehockey fees, and then watch the price movements.
Many independents price their units straight up, no fees or add ons.
CW may have offered a good price, but dont let smoke and mirrors blind you.

Also look hard at the financing, IF they require you to use their financing to get a certain price,,,,, ask why. and check with your bank.

* This post was edited 12/21/19 04:31pm by wanderingaimlessly *

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Make sure any offer you make is contingent on you seeing it IN PERSON and inspecting it.


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Good advice above - all of it.
Frankly for me it just wouldn't be worth taking achance and dealing with CW.
You can go to just about any dealership and simply make an offer. That's how I've bought all mine.


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ScottG wrote:

Good advice above - all of it.
Frankly for me it just wouldn't be worth taking achance and dealing with CW.
You can go to just about any dealership and simply make an offer. That's how I've bought all mine.


This! Before doing business with any company do a search and see how your'e treated AFTER the sale; meaning warranty issues. This will tell a lot. (research this site too).

I saved $5,000 just by driving a little farther. I can do most maintenance myself so warranty wasn't a concern.

Good luck; and did I say research the company!?

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Posted: 12/21/19 04:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Offer half and let them counter.


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your a senior member, don,t you read the horror stories on here about dealing with cw?

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time2roll’s suggestion...Offer half and wait for the counter offer...2x. Deal only on the “out to door price.”


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midnightsadie wrote:

your a senior member, don,t you read the horror stories on here about dealing with cw?

I would not avoid CW just based on the name. There are a lot more CW's vs. other names.
There are good CW's and bad CW's. Just like there are good non CW's and bad non CW's


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These are real numbers for the add-on costs when I found a TT that I liked at Camping World:
$1000 delivery fee
$500 dealer prep
$1000 added to price if I did not finance with them
$100 for a full lp tank-no tank came with the TT
$200 for a battery and battery box
the salesperson said that there was a fee for the pre-delivery inspection with a technician but would not say how much

I bought at a local independent dealer for over $7000 less than CW on a similar (came manufacturer) TT. NO ADDED COSTS. JUST THE PRICE ON THE DOOR. I had a issue with mu furnace and the independent dealer fixed it that day. They then hooked up their lp tank and ran the furnace overnight to make sure the furnace was properly repaired. No charge. Done now.


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