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Old 05-26-2016, 05:07 PM   #11
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Ripping you off on that and way overkill anyway. What else are they ripping you off on? Hearing that from a dealer I'd start looking for another.

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Old 05-26-2016, 05:11 PM   #12
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Old 05-26-2016, 05:42 PM   #13
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I'm more concerned about the dealership trying to con you into buying you something you don't need. That amount of "shady" would send me packing or, if I'd already done the business, I'd never be back. Sears tried to do that to me once. Had a car in for an alignment. Wheel bearing was loose. How much will you charge me to fix it? $280 ?? OK, just drop it off the rack and I'll go fix it and bring it back. I can do it for about $40 in half an hour. They refused to let me have the car until THEY fixed it (couldn't let me drive an unsafe car off their property)....until I threatened to call the police. Backed it into the mall parking lot, had my wife come get me, came back and fixed it right there, and took it somewhere else...never went back.
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Old 05-26-2016, 07:28 PM   #14
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I just purchased a R-Pod 179, scheduled to pick it up tomorrow. My towing vehicle is a 1998 Toyota T100. The dealership says their insurance won't let me tow it away without a weight distribution hitch. And they say the only system that will work for this towing vehicle and trailer is the Blue Ox Sway Pro. The cost for this is $1000 installed. I don't have a basis for evaluating this, but it seems a hefty price for a light trailer with 285-pound hitch weight. Is the dealership giving me the straight story here?
Tell them you want to kill the deal. THAT will tighten their sphincters!
They have NO way to tell you what hitch system you need. And once purchased, it is on you, not them!
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Old 05-26-2016, 07:54 PM   #15
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Something like this would be more than adequate. WD hitch along with the sway control works great on my 15RB behind my F150. Husky 37498 Left Handed Adjustable Sway Control Kit: Automotive
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:06 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Ejs4029 View Post
The Blue Ox System Sway Pro can be purchased for $599 online so they are charging you an additional $401 for setup and taxes if any from the looks of it.
There charging a lot more then 401 to install . i'll bet they get the Blue Ox
for around 275 to 325. that,s closer to 700 profit for them
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:47 PM   #17
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If you don't have a friend that has a vehicle to borrow or tow it, maybe you can borrow their wdh. I did that when I dragged home my first htt. I have the Blue Ox now but am not sure you need sway control. Maybe a cheap wdh (most places are around $200 for Harbor Freight).
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Old 05-26-2016, 10:04 PM   #18
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If you were close I have a new 1000/10,000 you could use. Do not buy a cheap WDH. Get on CL or other ad site. You should be able to find an Equalizer 4 point with sway used for around $300 +/-. If I ever get around to it that is where I'll price mine on an ad.
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Old 05-27-2016, 01:01 AM   #19
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Talking I can here your shorts ripping!

Me thinks they be rippin' you off. As soon as you buy insurance (you wouldn't leave the lot without it, would you?) they should not be concerned as they aren't covering it anymore, are they?
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Old 05-27-2016, 02:02 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by bikendan View Post
Dealer is ripping you off.
You can get a 4pt Equal-i-zer WDH for around $450 with free shipping, from RVW.
The E2 is even cheaper and would be fine for your Rpod.
For that trailer with modest sized truck a WDH would probably still be an asset, but ETrailer or even the local Harbor Freight will have a very adequate EzLift Elite knock off for $200 or $225. You can start learning right now how fend for yourself,. With the help of this great group, and start out by getting your own hitch and learning --- on line, YouTube etc, --- how to set it up. You will feel more in Control and be less vulnerable to dealer bull and scare tactics for your effort.

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