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Old 10-30-2015, 08:56 PM   #11
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That's a pretty good price, if 302K is MSRP, that would be a little over 33% off.


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Old 11-03-2015, 02:30 PM   #12
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Looking at a new 2016 Berkshire 40bh with upgraded 380h motor. Dealer says I'm getting a steal at $201000 at 3.99% with 10% down. Is this a steal, average or bad price?

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We bought from MHSRV in Alvarado, TX but we were able to order the exact color interior and exterior that we wanted. No "public" foot traffic or test drives on our unit before we owned it. Sometimes that makes a big difference in the overall health of your unit, especially things like slides and dash board knobs.
They gave us a good price on the unit and our trade as compared to other dealers. I also thought the loaner car they gave us to use, and the covered parking for 4 days while doing our PDI was nice. (Especially since we picked up our new unit during those awful rain storms in Texas!).
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R&K,
Congrats on your new Berkshire! Hope you have many fun, memorable and trouble free trips with it!!
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Thank you Tom and Margaret! We are impressed with the Berkshire quality AND the fantastic group of FR owners that comes with it!!
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Welcome to the Berkshire family! I bought my 390BH-60 from MHSRV. I felt very comfortable with the entire experience. Best of luck to you!


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Congratulations Rick and Karen! Now go and enjoy your new baby. For me, this forum is what made my decision to go with Forest River. And their support is what will keep me coming back. Welcome!


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We bought from MHSRV in Alvarado, TX but we were able to order the exact color interior and exterior that we wanted. No "public" foot traffic or test drives on our unit before we owned it. Sometimes that makes a big difference in the overall health of your unit, especially things like slides and dash board knobs.
They gave us a good price on the unit and our trade as compared to other dealers. I also thought the loaner car they gave us to use, and the covered parking for 4 days while doing our PDI was nice. (Especially since we picked up our new unit during those awful rain storms in Texas!).
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I visited MHSRV last week. They had a rig that I liked but I felt they tried to take advantage of me on my trade in. The salesman wanted to give me $108k for my 2012 390fl telling me that I overpaid when I bought it. After doing a Google search for my unit, I found out they sold a 390fl for $9k above what I paid.



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MHSRV is a wholesaler so you aren't going to get the highest price for your trade-in.
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I visited MHSRV last week. They had a rig that I liked but I felt they tried to take advantage of me on my trade in. The salesman wanted to give me $108k for my 2012 390fl telling me that I overpaid when I bought it. After doing a Google search for my unit, I found out they sold a 390fl for $9k above what I paid.



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$108K for a 2012 is a pretty good price! Yes the dealership is going to re-sell your unit for a higher price than they gave you. If the dealerships couldn't make a profit off of selling your unit, they wouldn't take trade ins.
We all know RV's depreciate, none of us bought them as an investment! But to get what you want in the way of a new unit, sometimes you have to just take the best deal and move on. MHSRV offered us $14K MORE for our trade than a local dealership did. We figured it was worth the drive to TX.
Shop some other dealerships and see what they quote you for a trade in amount. Then you will have some comparison numbers to work with.
Mitch Bennett was our salesman at MHSRV, he said if we send him a buyer he would take $500.00 off the price of the RV they wanted to buy. Call and ask him, tell him 11157 Stevenson sent you. What have you got to lose?
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Old 11-05-2015, 12:09 PM   #20
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Karen,

Thank you for sharing your experience with MHSRV.

I'll be turning 50 in a very short time, so I've been around long enough to understand that businesses must make money to stay in business.
I also understand when the facts don't match on what someone tells me.
A salesman at MHSRV told me I should have came to him when I bought my 390FL because he could have sold it to me for around $120k.
Since I know I did a thorough search comparing everyone's price for the unit I wanted, I knew no one at that time had one listed online for around $120k.
After he told me this, I once more googled the 2012 390FL and saw 2 listings from MHSRV, one at $139k and one at $159k. Both had been sold within a month around the same time I bought mine.
Maybe this is not the standard way of doing business there, but it's what I experienced.
Btw, I've decided to keep my 390FL.



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