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BurbMan

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Posted: 08/08/20 07:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

midnightsadie wrote:

X2 barter till it hurts, they can knock off 25/30 % in the blink of a eye. only deal on out the door price. when your happy buy.


Pre-COVID that was true. Now the entire world has decided that the RV is the perfect socially-distanced vacation, dealer inventory is at an all time low and factories can't keep up.

I see that RV.usa has this model listed with an MSRP of $28k, so that's one data point. There are dealers on the web that have these in stock, and there is always somebody willing to give you a lower price. The question is how much time/effort/travel are you willing to invest chasing a lower price?

Also keep in mind that many RV dealers will only do warranty work on units that they sell. Unlike automotive brands, RV manufacturers won't force a dealer to provide warranty work on a unit just because they sell that brand, they allow a dealer to only perform warranty work work on the units sold at that dealership. There were a few online "virtual" dealers with no overhead that were undercutting local dealers on price, so the manufacturers allowed this as a way for the local dealers to "fight back".


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Posted: 08/08/20 07:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BurbMan wrote:

midnightsadie wrote:

X2 barter till it hurts, they can knock off 25/30 % in the blink of a eye. only deal on out the door price. when your happy buy.


Pre-COVID that was true. Now the entire world has decided that the RV is the perfect socially-distanced vacation, dealer inventory is at an all time low and factories can't keep up.

I see that RV.usa has this model listed with an MSRP of $28k, so that's one data point. There are dealers on the web that have these in stock, and there is always somebody willing to give you a lower price. The question is how much time/effort/travel are you willing to invest chasing a lower price?

Also keep in mind that many RV dealers will only do warranty work on units that they sell. Unlike automotive brands, RV manufacturers won't force a dealer to provide warranty work on a unit just because they sell that brand, they allow a dealer to only perform warranty work work on the units sold at that dealership. There were a few online "virtual" dealers with no overhead that were undercutting local dealers on price, so the manufacturers allowed this as a way for the local dealers to "fight back".

And add in the fact the factories were shut down for a few months.


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thank you. I already have the sheet that shows a "MAP Subtotal" (MSRP and Packages???) and a Grand Total Inc Freight (with a delta of ($2,275). I already have a "sale" price in hand (email) for just over $3K less than the MAP.

I know times are different, but is the 25-30% off people mention as the "out the door price" inclusive of taxes? of is it 25-30% off MSRP?

Thank you.

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I’ll bet the batteries they offer won’t be that good.


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Raife wrote:

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Good luck with the negotiations.

Before you get down to discussing price, do a thorough walk-through if you can. Identify the condition of the unit. Even a new one may have issues. You'll want to know about those and ensure they will be resolved before you take delivery.

As other have mentioned, try to get the best price possible as the first step. While times may be different, the 25% off MSRP has been done by others. RV show prices have often been in that ballpark.

Watch out for fees. There are some dealers that add on many extras. You shouldn't have to pay for things like a delivery walk-through.

Once you get to the lowest possible price, see if you can get items included. Some dealers will say that parts is a separate department and they won't add anything. Others may give you a gift card to go shopping for what you need. Consider if you want upgraded water and sewer hoses, a Maxxair vent installed, a surge protector from Progressive Industries or Hughes, any power adapters/dog bones, checks & blocks, a hitch lock, etc.
Find an RV essentials checklist online and consider what you'll need. If you can get any of it included in the deal, it's a bonus.

Happy shopping.


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SDcampowneroperator wrote:

Saw no to extended warranty, put that where the sun doesnt shine. Absolutely refuse to pay for 'documentation fees' Stand your ground on out the door price.
A wdh hitch is a good bargaing point, forget the nickle and dime incidentals like hoses


Just zero-in on a total out the door price, because you WILL pay a doc fee, even if the dealer has to back them out of the total price on his paperwork. Everybody pays doc fees, because the dealer knows that not charging (at least on paper) a doc fee to even one buyer could quickly result in a class action law suit.


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