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Old 01-08-2013, 12:21 AM   #11
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Smart move. We originally had a deal for a husky Wdh w/ friction sway control. Talked to dealer, agreed to pay an extra hundred for Reese dual cam after I was advised to do so. Glad I made the change. Good luck and enjoy the New tt.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:17 AM   #12
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We are picking up our 1st RV a ROO 2013 Model 23IKSS this Friday. The dealer sold us a WDH Husky model 31422 $491.00, Install sway control $185.00 and brake controler 204.50.

I have a 2010 Ford F150 Lariat with tow package. It has a class IV hitch, upgraded radiator and aux trans oil cooler and build in sway control.

It seems to me I'm being over charged on these items and they may not be the best one on the market for the money. I admit I'm not real knowledgeable on these things as I never had to use them before. So I'm seeking advise from people that have.

Thanks for your advise.

Bill
This is classic dealer behavior. After beating them up to get the truck for the best price you can, you let your guard down and they take that opportunity to load up the sale with high profit "extras." Better tires, high markup dealer installed items (like paint hardeners, "free oil changes" etc), and high priced extended warranties are the norm to jack up the profit margin after the sale.

This sneaky tactic typically happens in the "finance office" where they talk in "dollars per month" rather than total cost to you. By rolling it into the loan (if you get one) they can rape you good without you realizing you will be paying over 1,000 bucks for that "paint hardener" treatment that costs the dealer 50 dollars.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:31 AM   #13
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In the morning I'm going to cancel the WD hitch from the dealer, delay pick up of the TT this Friday and order the Equalizer hitch and Prodigy 2 Brake Controller from RVW and have the dealer install them when I pick up the TT on the 18th. I purchased the truck used this summer and it has the standard tow package. The OEM brake controller is included with the Max. tow package.

Thanks for all your advise guys.
Hey,is the same dealer who was going to sell you the Huskey going to install the E hitch & brake control? How much for this install? Especially since you didnt BUY from HIM! Youroo!!
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:13 AM   #14
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Installing the Equalizer is not all that hard.
The hard part is installing and torquing the ball.

I guarantee the dealer will not have the required socket and will charge you for buying it (about 75 bucks) and he will keep it. http://www.hitchsource.com/equalizer...t-p-28951.html


U-Haul will have the socket and the tools to do the installation. They most likely will be half what your truck dealer will charge you.

As to the rest, if you can use a screwdriver without drawing blood, do it yourself.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:00 PM   #15
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Installing the Equalizer is not all that hard.
The hard part is installing and torquing the ball.

I guarantee the dealer will not have the required socket and will charge you for buying it (about 75 bucks) and he will keep it. Equalizer 1-7/8" Thin Wall Socket - By Equal-i-zer


U-Haul will have the socket and the tools to do the installation. They most likely will be half what your truck dealer will charge you.

As to the rest, if you can use a screwdriver without drawing blood, do it yourself.
Well the dealer will have the socket because they sell the Equalizer for $750. I just purchased it for only $446.99, ball $26 and Prodigy 2 Brake Controller for $99.99. Dealer wants $300 to install everything. And since it would not be safe to drive the camper home (50 miles, heavy traffic) without it, I will have to pay them the $300 install cost. I'm still coming out for about the same cost as before but with much better equipment. Thanks everyone for your advise.

Bill & Judy
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:36 PM   #16
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Well the dealer will have the socket because they sell the Equalizer for $750. I just purchased it for only $446.99, ball $26 and Prodigy 2 Brake Controller for $99.99. Dealer wants $300 to install everything. And since it would not be safe to drive the camper home (50 miles, heavy traffic) without it, I will have to pay them the $300 install cost. I'm still coming out for about the same cost as before but with much better equipment. Thanks everyone for your advise.

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I found the socket to fit the Equalizer hitch on Amazon for $30.00 plus shipping. It is made by Sunex and worked like a charm. Just a little FYI for anyone that needs one.
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Well the dealer will have the socket because they sell the Equalizer for $750. I just purchased it for only $446.99, ball $26 and Prodigy 2 Brake Controller for $99.99. Dealer wants $300 to install everything. And since it would not be safe to drive the camper home (50 miles, heavy traffic) without it, I will have to pay them the $300 install cost. I'm still coming out for about the same cost as before but with much better equipment. Thanks everyone for your advise.

Bill & Judy
Sorry Bill,

My dealer did not sell Equilizer. I had the impression you got the hitch online and your dealer was not a vendor of that system.

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Sorry Bill,

My dealer did not sell Equilizer. I had the impression you got the hitch online and your dealer was not a vendor of that system.

Lou
I did get the Equalizer hitch online from RVW. My dealer sells it for 750 and I got it for 446 from RVW.
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